Georgia’s in the driver’s seat on the road to Atlanta, so it’s time to return to the traditional format.
You should remember the drill. Below are a set of statistical parameters that have been met by every Mark Richt-coached Georgia squad that’s made it to the SECCG. So let’s see how this year’s team fares in comparison to its predecessors (all stats via cfbstats.com):
- Hold opponents under 18 points per game. As a team, Georgia is yielding 22.3 ppg.
- Finish at least +8 in turnover margin. Georgia’s turnover margin is +3.
- Average better than 380 yards per game on offense. Georgia’s offense is averaging 460 ypg.
- Finish in the top five in total defensive yardage. Georgia’s defense ranks eighth in total defense.
- Finish in the top three in first downs. Georgia is fifth in first downs.
- Finish no worse than third in passing yardage. Georgia is fourth in passing yardage.
- Finish no worse than third in sacks. Georgia is tenth in sacks.
Considering how they got where they are, those stats are none too surprising. The good news is that if they do have their mojo back, the Dawgs won’t see another strong defense the rest of the regular season (Ole Miss is the best of the bunch, at 48th in total defense). No opposing team’s offense is as highly ranked as Georgia’s, either. And check out Auburn’s standing in total offense.