30.

John Pennington thinks the math is pretty simple for Saturday night’s game.

… If you’re looking for a magic number in Saturday’s game, pay attention to the number 30.

Under Richt, Georgia is 53-7 when they score 30 points in a game.  They’re just 6-14 when they give up 30.

On the other side of the field, Georgia Tech is a wicked 19-0 under Johnson when they put up 30 points.  But they’re just 5-5 when they allow 30.

Seems pretty simple, doesn’t it?  First team to 30 wins.

As a reminder, Georgia is currently averaging 33.5 points per game, good for 26th nationally.  Tech is scoring at a 61st-ranked 27.0 points per game clip.

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19 responses to “30.

  1. I know it’s a rivalry game – so we’re supposed to “throw out the record books”

    …but, seriously, UGA is going to hang 50 on Tech.

    This game will not be close. And, it’s gonna kinda suck in the 4th quarter because of it. You guys might as well plan on getting some yard work done in the 4th quarter.

    • This game will not be close. And, it’s gonna kinda suck in the 4th quarter because of it.

      From my perspective, I’m not sure that’s possible.

      • Russ

        Agreed. I’m from the Schembechler (sp?) school, where we score late to go up by 30, and then go for two, because “we can’t go for three”. I never get tired of a beat-down of the maggots.

        • Russ

          Oh, and then on-side kick after our run-it-up score.

          My favorite memory from Ray Goff (there aren’t many as a coach, lots as a player) is when he was “dead man walking” and we played Tech. With the game well in hand, he obviously was trying to run it up/rub it in. Caused a little ruckus, too. Still, I loved the attitude.

    • Biggus Rickus

      I’m not that optimistic, but I could see it going something like the Kentucky game, only with Tech scoring fewer points due to their horrible passing game. Say a 41-24 final.

    • Sanford222View

      I tend to avoid yard work after 10:00 pm so I guess I will have to try and deal with a boring 4th quarter if it plays out that way.

    • Will (the other one)

      I had a ton of fun in the 4th quarter in 2002…

  2. AthensHomerDawg

    We are all assuming that Murray, rested and recouped from the Auburn game is up to his usual performance?

    • Russ

      Yeah, once the adrenaline kicks in, he’ll be fine. Richt said he played nearly the entire Auburn game with the chest injury (the one that’ really bothering him now), so I think given 2 weeks of treatment/rest, he’ll be good to go. If not, I have confidence in Mason as well. We’ll squash the bugs.

  3. the Coondawg

    We can’t score enough on those bastages! I hate them with every breath I take. We could score on the 1st play of every drive and it wouldn’t be enough for me. 51-7 was not even close to how bad I want to destroy them.

  4. Dboy

    Don’t count your baby bulldawg pups till they’ve hatched by predicting hanging 50 on GT. I’ve seen too many of these game be close when one team clearly outclasses the other. This year, they are pretty close to even, and bad.

    • the Coondawg

      I wasn’t predicting a 50 spot…just sayin it wouldn’t be enough for me. a 100 wouldn’t be enough.

  5. Bulldog Joe

    Last time these two played between the hedges, the number was 45.

    I do not believe 30 will do it this year, either.

  6. Macallanlover

    I only hate GT this week of the year, the other 51 weeks they are irrelevant to me. Guess I would hate them those other weeks if I thought about them. Sure, their fans are annoying all year but many mid-majors don’t really understand their role in CFB…..plus, there are so few of them.

  7. Brandon

    All 7 of those losses when we score 30 have come since BVG left I would point out, specifically they are the 2005 Auburn game, the 2005 West Virginia game, the 2006 Tennessee game, the 2008 Alabama game, the 2008 GT game, the 2010 Florida game and the 2010 Auburn game. When you score 30 you should win, the offense/offensive coordinator should never be blamed for a loss when they put up 30 points. NEVER. Just like a defense/defensive coordinator should never be blamed for a loss if they hold the opponent to two touchdowns or less (really I’ll cut slack up to 20). I think our perspective of these seasons would be a hell of a lot different if we had won those seven games in which we scored 30 plus but it wasn’t enough. Again I POUND my thesis, we have taken a step back in recent years primarily because of shitty defense.

    • Brandon

      And the corallary is: Richt should not be fired, Bobo should not be fired, Van Hallager should not be fired, we should continue to fire defensive coordinators until we find a good one again, I know Grantham inherited a mess and we have shown improvement this year but if we don’t improve as much from this year to next as we have from last year to this year his ass should be fired.