Dawg stat watch, Week 9

Georgia’s in the driver’s seat on the road to Atlanta, so it’s time to return to the traditional format.

You should remember the drill.  Below are a set of statistical parameters that have been met by every Mark Richt-coached Georgia squad that’s made it to the SECCG.  So let’s see how this year’s team fares in comparison to its predecessors (all stats via cfbstats.com):

  1. Hold opponents under 18 points per game.  As a team, Georgia is yielding 22.3 ppg.
  2. Finish at least +8 in turnover margin.  Georgia’s turnover margin is +3.
  3. Average better than 380 yards per game on offense.  Georgia’s offense is averaging 460 ypg.
  4. Finish in the top five in total defensive yardage.  Georgia’s defense ranks eighth in total defense.
  5. Finish in the top three in first downs.  Georgia is fifth in first downs.
  6. Finish no worse than third in passing yardage.  Georgia is fourth in passing yardage.
  7. Finish no worse than third in sacks.  Georgia is tenth in sacks.

Considering how they got where they are, those stats are none too surprising.  The good news is that if they do have their mojo back, the Dawgs won’t see another strong defense the rest of the regular season (Ole Miss is the best of the bunch, at 48th in total defense).  No opposing team’s offense is as highly ranked as Georgia’s, either.  And check out Auburn’s standing in total offense.

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17 responses to “Dawg stat watch, Week 9

  1. The other Doug

    Have they set a date/time for the Petrino announcement at Auburn?

  2. NC Dawg

    Well, that takes care of overconfidence…

  3. Biggus Rickus

    This is what I don’t get about everyone ranking Kentucky last behind Auburn. They’re slightly less awful by traditional statistics with more or less the same record. I know Auburn has them beat in F+ by a bit, but that is because of their defensive numbers, which I expect to take a pretty big hit this week when the metrics are updated.

  4. stoopnagle

    Just yesterday touched base with a friend to tag along to Auburn.

  5. stoopnagle

    When UT wins out, do they keep SOD?

    • AthensHomerDawg

      Might have to …. they are broke.

      • Scorpio Jones, III

        The moving vans are circling…even the traditional Big Urnge media is beginning to nip at Dooley’s heels….they may be broke, but I think they will make a change if they can get somebody demonstrably better….and that there is the challenge.

        • AthensHomerDawg

          Well you may be right. This is the final year that the Hillbillies will be
          coming out of pocket for all those firings before Dooley in a lot of sports. I think they may still owe the prior AD. Still 9.3 million to SOD and staff is gonna smart. UT has been a dumpster fire for awhile. Or a mattress fire. Whatever. Hart remains unimpressive. I don’t think FSU was enamored with him. SO what if he was at Alabama . SO what if SOD coached with Saban… and Sal as well. I once went on a date with the homecoming queen…. doesn’t make me a stud. Marrying my wife did though. ;-) Georgia struggled finding a coach after Dooley. Remember Glen Mason and being left at the alter. Gee whiz we tried to hire Glen Mason and got dumped. No wonder everyone is edgy about firing Richt. Except any dumb azz “sports” blogs that try and make a showing through poor mouthin’ the man. But I digress. SOD is gonna take a hit on that house of his. With his pay out I don’t think his bride will be forced back into delivering babies to make ends meet. Barbara will write a book. It all ends well for the Dooleys. For UT it won’t end well. Even when SOD is gone its a couple of years to pick up the pieces and even then will UT ever be back like it was…. “back in the day” ? I don’t think so. They are done….. stick a fork in them. Tissues anyone???? I have extras that I am not using.

  6. William

    Would caution that whereas Ole Miss doesn’t have as stingy a defense, their offense is legit. We need to carry over that Defense and intensity we saw at Jacksonville in order to put this Rebel team in check.

  7. TL

    Also interesting on that offensive chart is looking at yards per play on offense. Georgia ranks 6th in that stat, first in the SEC, at 6.89 yards per play. Of course, we’re 93rd in the country in plays overall, which would indicate something if I were more statistically able…

  8. Russ

    Don’t overlook Ole Miss. Even the Georgiadogs.com website is overlooking them. The description for Inside Georgia Football for this week says “highlights of Georgia’s win over Ole Miss” even though it’s the Florida game. Bad mojo for sure……

  9. Uglydawg

    Ole Miss is exactly the kind of team that gives Georgia fits….esp. after a huge win. Georgia must hold the ball and have long, slow drives and them play all out defense again….If the Dawgs are still celebrating they will find out how Florida feels, only worse. GT and AU will also be trying to salvage their seasons with a win over Georgia…Better get the right hat on and keep it on.

    • You are so right. There is enough experience on the coaching side to make sure they are all focused on where we are headed and the only way to get there. Everyone get your hats, combs, lucky charms, panties and whatever laid out for Saturday.

  10. uga70

    I think we’ll be fine. We’ve played pretty well at home this year.

  11. If the Bloggers & the Commentators can not stop talking about the last game & look forward to the next gamr: Do you expect the Coaches & the Players to be concentrating on Ole Miss ?. That concerns me.
    Thw Dawgs are primed to be upset.
    I hope the team that played the Gators & not the one that played KY, shows up.