Kentucky Football Passes For Only 15 Yards. How Short Is 15 Yards, Anyway?

On Saturday afternoon, Kentucky only needed 15 passing yards to defeat Tennessee. Given that quarterback Matt Roark tucked the ball and ran for another 124, the comparisons to Timothy Tebow are inevitable, but let's pause for a moment and consider how short a 15-yard distance really is:

- People have fallen off cliffs higher than that and survived.

- At their current estimated rates, entire continents could take as little as 100 years to drift further than 45 feet.

- I could have fit Kentucky's entire passing attack inside of my apartment. See, my apartment is sort of long and thin dimensionally. The one catch is that they would have to advance through my bedroom door, which... okay, sticking a fork in this one right now because it's implausible for several reasons, but if their passing game needs a place to crash or something, I can help.

- Kentucky's passing attack could fit inside a standard-length boxcar.

- At this rate, Kentucky's passing game could travel from New York to Los Angeles in approximately 120 years.

- 45 feet is about... uhh... about this far, I reckon.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.