One reason the defense has been in more control of things than perhaps the yardage stats show is because of a pronounced improvement in the red zone. In 2011, Georgia’s defense was last in the SEC in opponent red zone conversion percentage. The defense allowed scores over 90% of the time it had to defend inside the 20. Georgia was also last in TD percentage. This year? Seventh in score percentage and second in TD percentage.
There’s good news on offense, too. Georgia leads the conference in TD percentage this year. The Dawgs have scored a conference tops 15 touchdowns in the red zone, out of 16 scores.