For as much as last year’s offense was a struggle, Georgia is on pace this year to have less total yards. It has 2,984 through eight games, needing 1,920 over the final four or five games to equal last year – which was the team’s lowest yardage total since 2009.
You read that right. Assuming Georgia goes bowling, it will have to average over ten yards better a game over the remainder of the season than it’s compiled so far to exceed last year’s per game rate. If the team whiffs on a bowl game, well… you don’t want to see the math on that.
The good news, if you want to call it such, is that here are the rankings in total defense for the opponents left in the regular season:
- Auburn: 31st
- Georgia Tech: 40th
- Louisiana – Lafayette: 50th
- Kentucky: 80th
No world beaters there. The bad news is that three of those four are holding opposing offenses to less yardage per game than Georgia’s offense needs to gain to better last year’s pace.