Dawg stat watch, Week 11

Well, they’re in.  So whatever comes of this season goes into the stat watch.  Here’s where things stand now (stats via cfbstats.com, natch):

  1. Hold opponents under 18 points per game.  As a team, Georgia is yielding 18.8 ppg.
  2. Finish at least +8 in turnover margin.  Georgia’s turnover margin is +6.
  3. Average better than 380 yards per game on offense.  Georgia’s offense is averaging 471.1 ypg.
  4. Finish in the top five in total defensive yardage.  Georgia’s defense ranks sixth in total defense.
  5. Finish in the top three in first downs.  Georgia is fourth in first downs.
  6. Finish no worse than third in passing yardage.  Georgia is fourth in passing yardage.
  7. Finish no worse than third in sacks.  Georgia is seventh in sacks.

Auburn proved to be good for what ailed them, stat wise.  But looking at the conference stats, it’s going to be hard for Georgia to hit those last two metrics – the three teams in front of them all throw the ball well and the Dawgs aren’t playing pass-happy squads the next two weeks, which will limit sack opportunities.  If that’s how things play out, we’ll revisit this in the offseason.  There’s no question expansion has impacted this.

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9 responses to “Dawg stat watch, Week 11

  1. JasonC

    IMO Jarvis doesn’t get the sack record because of you last point.

  2. Irwin R Fletcher

    Quick ?

    I heard all of the stats about UGA starting the season with games over 40 points as a record, etc. etc.

    This team is averaging 36.9 ppg while only allowing 18.8ppg. My assumption is that in both points per game and point differential, this would be one of the best, if not the best, season a UGA team has ever had.

    • The984

      Our most points in a season were 450 in 2002, an average of 32.1 ppg. Our highest ppg under Richt was in 2007 (424 in 13, 32.6 ppg). Our highest ppg ever was in 1946 under Wally Butts (392 in 11, 35.6 ppg).

      I can’t easily get point differential for every season, but it’s not the lowest. We’re looking at a +18.1 differential based on your numbers. In 1920, Stegeman’s team scored 250 points and allowed only 17 points over 9 games, good for 27.8 ppg scored, 1.9 ppg allowed, and a differential of +25.9 ppg. The 1942 team scored +25 ppg also.

      Richt’s 2002 team had a +17 ppg differential, so if your numbers hold true, we’ll see Richt’s best season scoring-wise (by roughly 70 points) and differential-wise. If scoring stays the same per game, our D will be right at 2007 in terms of total points allowed.

      • NRBQ

        That 1920 team was something. Seven shutouts in 9 games. Including 37-0 vs. S.C., 56-0 vs. UF, and 55-0 over Clempson.

        The only blemish was a 0-0 tie at Virginia.

        A couple years ago, I found a program from that Charlottesville game at an estate sale. Imagine my shock when it sold for nearly $800.

        • Irwin R Fletcher

          ‘Preciate the knowledge.

          Well…still more games to be played. It will be interesting to see where these guys end up. It’s a lot of fun to be a Georgia fan right now. Oh…and I’m of course sweating GA Southern and GA Tech.

          Did you know that there are only two schools to score more than 20 points against Bama in the last two seasons? GA Southern and Texas A&M.

          • 79dawg

            Yes, but the media types will conveniently leave that fact out after the weekend after we get Dawgraded again….

  3. Matt

    Proliferation of pass happy spread attacks has also impacted the benchmarking of several metrics. It’s a very different SEC today than it was in 2002.

    • Cojones

      So you are saying that comparing stats from today’s games aren’t that relevant or need a factor imposed on the math?

    • Macallanlover

      Fair to say the stats need to be revisited like the Senator said. Playing two TO teams in one season alone begs for some moderation. The new offensive schemes pressure the comparisons with past statistical records, look at how badly Murray is going to blow away all the UGA passing records.