If Goldilocks were a college football fan, she’d love the Georgia Bulldogs, statistically speaking, at least.
Check out the ranking summary from the NCAA stats site:
|119 teams ranked in Division Football Bowl Subdivision|
|12 teams ranked in Southeastern Conference|
|Passing Offense||73||209.10||Texas Tech||480.64||8||Kentucky||268.70|
|Total Offense||68||383.40||Texas Tech||542.82||7||LSU||455.30|
|Rushing Defense||33||126.90||Oregon St.||62.10||5||LSU||66.00|
|Pass Efficiency Defense||55||122.80||LSU||92.62||9||LSU||92.62|
|Scoring Defense||32||22.20||Ohio St.||11.36||4||LSU||16.70|
|Punt Returns||16||13.82||Kansas St.||22.06||3||Alabama||17.45|
|Pass Defense||27||201.50||Rutgers||153.20||8||South Carolina||163.27|
|Tackles For Loss||43||6.60||Georgia Tech||9.50||4||LSU||7.10|
Get it? Not too hot, not too cold…
Georgia doesn’t lead the SEC in a single statistical category, but is only in the bottom fourth of the conference in one category (pass efficiency defense). Nationally, it’s the same story: the punting game is in the top 15% of the country, and the worst statistical showing is 73rd (passing offense).
You’d hope that Goldie would take note of that national ranking in sacks allowed, though. It’s probably churlish of me to point this out, but LSU currently ranks 79th in that category. I’m certainly appreciative of Les Miles wanting to go in another direction at offensive line coach after last season. I imagine Mark Richt is even more so.
One response to “Tale of the tape”
The only scary thing is that are weakness is, as you noted, pass defense and we play the conference’s best pass team this week.