Close counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and Georgia football games.
Nearly all of Georgia’s games this year have been close, more so than any other team in the Southeastern Conference and more so than any Georgia team in the last decade…
After their first 10 games in 2016, Georgia’s median outcome margin, whether it’s a win or a loss, is only 4.5 points. The other 13 schools in the SEC have a typical margin of at least a touchdown, with the games of teams such as Alabama and Arkansas typically being decided by at least 20 points.
Youthful inexperience combined with an early sense of overconfidence after the win in the opener is how you get some of that. A new staff figuring its way contributed to that, too.
The good thing is that you have to think playing in a bunch of pressure cooker games builds resiliency. The not-so-good thing is that this is still very much a legitimate concern this week.