Dawg Stat Watch, Week 13

And so we reach the end of another regular season – at least as far as pre-SECCG regular seasons go – and the final DSW is in the books.

Here’s how they wrapped things up:

  1. Hold opponents under 17 points per game.  As a team, Georgia is yielding 17.8 ppg.
  2. Finish at least +8 in turnover margin.  Georgia’s turnover margin is +10.
  3. Average better than 380 yards per game on offense.  Georgia’s offense is averaging 423.7 ypg.
  4. Finish in the top five in total defensive yardage.  Georgia’s defense ranks fourth in total defense.
  5. Finish in the top three in first downs.  Georgia is second in first downs.
  6. Finish no worse than third in passing yardage.  Georgia is second in passing yardage.
  7. Finish no worse than third in sacks.  Georgia is second in sacks.

They hit the target in every category but one, so next year’s DSW will see a slight change to defensive scoring.  It’s just nice there’s a reason to have to do that.

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10 responses to “Dawg Stat Watch, Week 13

  1. ScoutDawg

    All things considered a damn nice season.

  2. We knew Tech would get some yards. The great thing to me is watching the adjustments Grantham makes at halftime. It is such a relief to have confidence we are going to come out in the second half and shut people down. I wonder how much of that is adjustments and how much of it is due to the S&C? Probably some of both.

    • The Lone Stranger

      Seemed the Dawgs adjusted respectably save for that outside pitch play. Ultimately, though, that couldn’t overly hurt them since Tech had no one that could round the corner and get down the sideline.

  3. JasonC

    Senator, you need to readjust everything. From all the stuff I am reading and hearing, we really aren’t that good at all- a middling team at best.

  4. OKDawg

    I agree. After listening to Mark May, Kirk Herbstreit, and Craig James last night, I believe from this point forward your rubric should be based exclusively on LSU or Bama.

    I know, I know, Bama did not even win their division, but clearly they deserve a shot – right?

    Who is this Georgia team you speak of anyway?

  5. Dave

    Or you could put a big star by that 17.8 to note special teams and offensive pick sixes as the culprit. In reality, the defense probably measures pretty well in this category as well.

    • Paul

      +1. I know that you need to compare apples to apples, but instead of changing the rubric to fit an outlier, its more important to realize what caused the unexpected outcome.

      By my mental calculations, if we gave up 1 extra offensive/ST TD in SEC play this year (7 points total, 8 SEC games, .875ppg) than the average # of offensive/ST TDs of the previous SEC championship teams, then this team would get below the “true” defensive scoring metric (Actual PPG goal would be less than 17 since we’re backing out points not surrendered on D). Given our propensity for allowing non-defensive TDs this season, it doesn’t seem like a far stretch. Anyone got time to verify?

  6. Nakasa

    Senator,

    Would it be possible for you to do an LSU stat watch so we can see exactly how LSU stakcs up to Georgia in the key areas you’ve highlighted? I think that might be interesting.