… Georgia’s offense in the red zone, that is.
I posted about the Dawgs leading the SEC in red zone efficiency a couple of weeks ago. With Georgia going 4 for 4 in the red zone against Florida, it’s upped that league leading percentage to an incredible 96.4. (The only miss in the red zone this year was at the end of the Oklahoma State game when Georgia was in its clock run mode.)
The Athens Banner-Herald has a nice article up on the subject, with plenty of comments from the players and Bobo about their newfound prowess in this area. Most credit a combination of avoiding penalties and staying focused on running the ball.
There’s also a stat worth noting in the article: Georgia scores touchdowns three out of every four times it gets inside the opponent’s red zone. That, too, leads the SEC. And it’s the best by a wide margin in the Richt era, as well.
Georgia’s percentage of touchdowns in the red zone is on pace to be the best in Richt’s seven seasons, ahead of the 63 percent showing last season. The Bulldogs were between 50 and 55 percent every year from 2001 to 2005.
It’s early in Bobo’s career as a play caller and coordinator. He’s made his share of mistakes. But he’s got his priorities in order…
“You’ve got to have greater focus because any mistake can cause you from getting points,” Bobo said. “That’s just been a focus this year – red zone and turnovers – and we’ve done a nice job of it.”
… and he’s done an admirable job emphasizing them.