Kentucky is 5-1. The same program that won two games each of the past two years.
The numbers are straightforward, but given UK's recent history they warrant mentioning, if not deeper analysis.
And the Wildcats are agonizingly close -- a missed call and three overtimes close -- to having six wins and no losses.
Still the Wildcats are 2-1 in league play and tied for the lead in the loss column in the Southeastern Conference East division.
After Saturday's win, UK is now just one win away from being bowl eligible.
And yet the architect of UK's emergence as a competitive team in the nation's best football conference is not getting ahead of himself.
"It feels good, it does," head coach Mark Stoops said after his team's fifth win of the season. "I'm proud of team and how hard they worked. It's not just those six weeks. It's everything that they've done since we've been here to put ourselves in position."
The Wildcats did not play their best in Saturday's win. Just as they didn't do the week before in a perception-changing win over South Carolina. Or the week before that vs. Vanderbilt.
That the Wildcats have been able to win when not at their best is the sign of a team turning the corner. In other words, Stoops' team has found ways to win.
"I think we're seeing us win some games even when we're not playing our best," Stoops said. "It's not like we're out there playing above what we can do. We really feel like we can play a lot better, and that's the good news."
Defense reversing turnover deficiency
UK is in the midst of a severe turnaround in just about every aspect of the game when compared with last year.
The defense is no exception, and perhaps the greatest example of that is illustrated in the turnover battle.
The Wildcats forced three turnovers on Saturday, and have taken the ball away from opponents 16 times this year, tied for eighth nationally.
UK had 15 takeaways all of last year.
Even Stoops, who is beginning to reassert at UK -- just as he did at Florida State -- his credentials as one of the best defensive minds in the nation, did not foresee such a quick turnaround it terms of his team's ability to win the turnover battle.
When asked if he would have believed at the start of the year that his team would tied for fourth nationally in balls intercepted (11), Stoops answered honestly.
"No, I don't think I would have believed that," Stoops said. "I'll give you, it wasn't that. Got to be honest there, I don't know if we'd have been (fourth). I'd be lying if I told you that the other day.
UK ranks second in the SEC behind Ole Miss in balls intercepted, a far cry from the three it picked last year -- which ranked tied for dead last (119th).
Offensive numbers tell a skewed story
Much was made about the return of the Air Raid offense under offensive coordinator Neal Brown when Stoops began naming a coaching staff in late 2012.
Plenty of sirens have rung out in Commonwealth Stadium, especially in 2014, upon the scoring of UK touchdowns.
After a 48-point performance vs. ULM, UK has scored at least 45 points three times on the year, its most 45+ point games in a season since 2010.
But Brown's unit was not immune from criticism after a third straight performance which he himself called "inconsistent."
The Wildcats earned a field goal on their first offensive possession on the strength of a long kick return by Stanley "Boom" Williams, but were forced to punt, threw an interception, missed a field goal and had to punt on their ensuing four series.
Still UK finished with 48 points. The scoreline was indicative of a game in which UK scored two defensive touchdowns.
But the story wasn't all doom and gloom for the UK offense, despite some worrying metrics.
For example Brown, like many hurry-up offensive coordinators shoots for his teams to get in around 80 snaps per game. UK fell more than 20 plays short of that on Saturday, but upon deeper examination the numbers didn't tell the whole story.
"It was a weird game," Brown said. "Our returners did a really good job, we scored two defensive touchdowns so I think the stats are skewed. I don't think we necessarily played as bad as the stats say because defense took two possessions."
Despite losing some opportunities to let his offense go to work, Brown was taking a team-first attitude when it comes to defensive scores.
"I'm all for that," Brown said. "If they want to score two touchdowns I'll trade 15 plays for two touchdowns every time. The stats are a little skewed in I think our number of plays and our time of possession just because of the way the game played out. It was a weird game."
College football in 2014: anything can happen?
The world of college football might as well be turned on its head.
Yes the sport that is as popular as it is largely because of how unpredictable it is. But in a season that now has two Mississippi teams ranked inside the AP top three in mid-October, with top-ranked Mississippi State notably ahead of an undefeated and defending national champion Florida State, anything can happen.
So it bears mentioning again that Kentucky is tied for first place in the SEC East.
UK's next game is Saturday against LSU in Tiger Stadium.