Bill Connelly takes a look at how teams rank at running up the score. Georgia’s place on his list might surprise you.
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Lies, damn lies, and statistics.
The number of pass plays you run when ahead are not as important as who you have in the game.
Hutson Mason throwing an out pass to Alexander Ogletree in garbage time is not the same as Cam Newton running a draw or an end around.
Look at the points differential (S&P) to see who runs it up.
You will see Georgia actually scores less in garbage time than it does when the game is competitive.
In fact, if memory serves me correctly we did not score in the fourth quarter in blowout games against Idaho State, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee. The only blowout where we actually put points on the board in the fourth was U-Lala. Even then we only scored one touchdown. I think these rankings are bogus.
This doesn’t surprise me at all. Bobo has been running up the score in wins the last few years to pad his stats and give fuel to the apologists that he should be kept on as OC.
Did you notice the position of Central Florida on the chart? UGA coaching staff take note.
“It’s not like we’re saving ourselves,” quarterback Stetson Bennett said. “We’re going every play like we’re trying to do something. I don’t really know how to answer that. It’s not like we just flip a switch.”-- The Athletic, 11/13/22
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