Back in the day, there was a recurring feature at the blog called Dawg Stat Watch. It was an attempt on my part to track certain performance levels of the team during the Richt era that appeared to be consistent measures of the years when Georgia won the East. I wound up having to abandon the DSW, because conference expansion and the rise of spread offenses throughout the conference made many of the old standards obsolete.
I’m not here to resurrect it now, but I do want to share what I think is a useful set of spreadsheets.
Click on those lists and you’ll be impressed with the way Georgia is excelling across the board. Even more impressively is that the Dawgs are doing it without being particularly dominant in field position differential (Alabama’s net number verges on the obscene). Much of that can be chalked up to that ‘Bama is +12 in turnover margin, while Georgia is +1. I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself here, but if it turns out those are the two teams that face off in Atlanta, if you’re looking for an area where Georgia has to avoid disaster in order to have a chance, that’s a big one.
In the meantime, we’re just through week six. Sift through what’s there and enjoy.