You should be familiar with the drill, but in case you need refreshing, I’m tracking seven conference statistical results that correlated with the three season in which Georgia won the East.
- Hold opponents under 17 points per game.
- Finish at least +.67 per game in turnover margin.
- Average better than 380 yards per game on offense.
- Finish in the top five in total defensive yardage.
- Finish in the top three in first downs.
- Finish no worse than third in passing yardage.
- Finish at least third in sacks.
After game two, here’s where the conference tale of the tape stands for Georgia:
- Scoring defense: 12 ppg.
- Turnover margin: +1 pg.
- Total offense: 315 ypg.
- Total defense ranking: third.
- First downs ranking: twelfth.
- Passing yardage ranking: eighth.
- Sacks ranking: second.
Early on, it’s pretty obvious which side of the ball the issues lie on. Put it this way: having fewer first downs than Vanderbilt is a good sign that yours isn’t the most dynamic of offenses.