We know that final minus-16 was bad, but what you may not be aware of is the historical suckitude of that rate.
Since the 2000 season, 100 teams have finished a season with a per game turnover margin of minus-one or worse. Only nine of those finished with a winning record. And of those nine, only four were members of BCS conferences. And of those four, only Georgia finished with as many as eight wins.
But it’s even more staggering than that.
If you use a cutoff of Georgia’s minus-1.23 average from last season, then 49 teams have performed as badly or worse than last year’s Dawgs in that department in the last ten seasons. Besides Georgia, the number of teams on that list with winning records? Two: 2000 Miami (Oh.), 6-5 and 2003 Marshall, 8-4.
In other words, you’ve really got to work at pulling off that daily double, especially in a major conference.