Dawg stat watch, Week 12

Without any further ado, let’s jump straight to the numbers (via cfbstats.com).

  1. Hold opponents under 18 points per game.  As a team, Georgia is yielding 18.4 ppg.
  2. Finish at least +8 in turnover margin.  Georgia’s turnover margin is +7.
  3. Average better than 380 yards per game on offense.  Georgia’s offense is averaging 471.4 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 ninth in sacks.

As expected, playing a triple-option offense didn’t do the Dawgs any statistical favors on the defensive side of the ball.

I think at this point, there’s a conclusion to be drawn about this 2012 squad compared to its predecessors who played in Atlanta and that is that the offense is playing a bigger role in Georgia’s success this season than in previous years when it played for a conference title.  It’s not hugely so – the defensive scoring and yardage numbers are steadily moving into traditional territory – but it’s there.

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8 responses to “Dawg stat watch, Week 12

  1. Brandon

    Our offense carried the team early in the season, the defense has really jelled late, post suspensions/rust, etc. I’d be interested to see a first half of the season defensive breakdown vs. second half of the season when its all said and done.

  2. gastr1

    This team has been excellent in the red zone on both sides of the ball, and I don’t recall ever feeling that way about a Richt team.

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  4. Xon

    Not giving you any homework obviously, but I wonder if changing Stat 6 to passing efficiency instead of passing yardage would make it all work out (i.e., UGA is clearly in the top 3 in passing eff this year).

  5. The Lone Stranger

    The Sack numbers have thrown me some this season, but then again these lower stats could be the result of decisions/styles of the offenses the Dawgs have battled. And it appears The Grantham has largely kept the safeties back, UF game excluded.