Daily Archives: November 10, 2014

Another reason to be in Athens

Come to the home games and avoid the lousy broadcast crews.


Filed under Georgia Football

It’s all about focus.

Mark Richt’s already pooh-poohed the request for a blackout.  Now he’s pulling the curtains shut with the media.

I’m generally not a fan of closing off the media, but I get what Richt’s about here.  The fewer distractions this week, the better.

Maybe he should go ahead and confiscate all players’ scooters while he’s at it.


UPDATE:  And in case you’re wondering if a certain returning player will be among the selected…



Filed under Georgia Football

Well, that’s one way of looking at Saturday’s game.

If you’re looking for a contrarian analysis of the Georgia-Auburn game, Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee and Michael Felder think Auburn wins because of Auburn’s run defense.

The Tigers’ rushing defense is pretty good, ranked 29th nationally.  But it’s been sagging over the last month.

More than that, there’s only been one game so far this year in which an opposing defense has held Georgia’s running game under the defense’s average yards per rush on the season.  (And that game, South Carolina, was more a result of how lousy the Gamecocks’ defense has been in general (5.90 ypc), not the team shutting down Georgia’s running attack (5.71 ypc)).  That includes the games against Clemson’s 4th ranked rushing defense (8.00 ypc) and the 15th ranked Florida run defense (4.41 ypc).  So I’m not sure where the confidence in Auburn’s run defense is coming from.

I think Saturday is going to be a track meet.  Turnovers are likely to be the key; if not, it may very well turn out to be a case of last team with the ball wins.  But I don’t think either team will be slowing down the other’s running game.


Filed under Auburn's Cast of Thousands, Georgia Football

Efficiency is good. Real good.

The folks at SportSourceAnalytics paint an interesting statistical portrait of Georgia’s offense.

That’s about field position, a little bit of Isaiah McKenzie… oh, and one other thing.

Impressive.  How impressive?  Impressive enough to carry the defense.

And here’s one bonus stat, for kicks.

Bobo’s best season?  Or is it too soon to judge?


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

There’s no place like home.

This is a little encouraging.

Georgia has covered the number in four of the last five meetings in this series when played at Sanford Stadium.

The Bulldogs received a major performance from senior quarterback Hutson Mason, as he threw for a career-high four touchdown passes versus the Wildcats, while freshman running back Nick Chubb has tallied four consecutive 100-yard games on the ground.  It’s important to point out that Georgia has scored 62 points off 19 turnovers this year.

Sports bettors will likely back the Bulldogs due to the favorite being 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings of this Southeastern Conference rivalry.

Depending on the sportsbook, Georgia is anywhere from a 1 to 2.5 point favorite right now.


Filed under Auburn's Cast of Thousands, Georgia Football, What's Bet In Vegas Stays In Vegas

Injury shoe on the other foot?

While Georgia is getting back to full strength on offense, Auburn looks to have lost D’haquille Williams, one of its best receivers, for this Saturday’s game.

I have a hard time remembering what an injury advantage for Georgia feels like.


Filed under Auburn's Cast of Thousands, Georgia Football

Fabris Invitational results, Week 11

Another week, another tiebreaker.

Selection Name
Tie Breaker Game
1 txkap Adj 9-1 9   28-7**
1 rchandler7 Adj 9-1 9   34-17

Congrats to txkap.

We’re still waiting on our first perfect week.

As for the season, that’s tied up, too.

SEASON STANDINGS through Week 11
Selection Name
1 Valley Dawg 66-44 66
1 Turfman25 66-44 66
3 jtalbert2 65-45 65
4 Second String Secondary 64-46 64
4 BR Dawg 64-46 64
4 Scubadawg 64-46 64
7 3rd & Grantham 63-47 63

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SEC Power Poll, Week 11

An upset, a rebound and ‘Bama grinding out a win in overtime… interesting weekend in the conference.

  1. Mississippi State.  Little trouble with an overmatched cupcake.  That won’t be the case this coming Saturday.
  2. Alabama.  I don’t think 20 points and 359 yards of offense will get it done this week.
  3. Auburn.  If Gus’ rabbit’s foot has abandoned him, the final stretch could get a little rough.
  4. Mississippi.  Hope springs eternal, but Ole Miss needs a lot of help to crawl back into the West picture.
  5. Georgia.  Look, Ma, the good Georgia is back!
  6. LSU.  The defense keeps improving.  Unfortunately, the offense doesn’t.
  7. Missouri.  The Texas A&M game suddenly looks like a much bigger challenge.
  8. Texas A&M.  Never mind the win.  Just getting his team ready to play at Auburn after getting waxed by Alabama three short weeks ago was a helluva coaching job by Sumlin.
  9. Florida.  Woo hoo, a winning streak!
  10. Tennessee.  Games against a reeling Kentucky and bottom feeder Vanderbilt have the Vols looking like they have a legit shot at bowl eligibility.
  11. Kentucky.  Mark Stoops, with his last raise, now makes more than Mark Richt.  Quite the bang for the buck there on Saturday.
  12. South Carolina.  If Spurrier doesn’t steal a win at Florida or at Clemson, the ‘Cocks will be home for the holidays.
  13. Arkansas.  The Hogs finish out with LSU, Ole Miss and Missouri.  To reach a bowl game, they have to win two of those three.  Hard to see where that comes from.
  14. Vanderbilt.  What’s a bowl game?


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