Brian Fremeau tracks points per drive in all its permutations.
Points Per Drive data are a function of all offensive possessions in FBS vs. FBS games, excluding first-half clock kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores. Teams are ranked by net points scored per drive (NPD), the difference between points scored per offensive drive (OPD) and points allowed per opponent offensive drive (DPD). Points per long drive for the offense (OLD) and opponent offenses (DLD) are calculated on possessions that begin inside the offense’s own 20-yard line. Points per remaining drive for the offense (ORD) and opponent offenses (DRD) are calculated on possessions that begin within 80 yards of the end zone. Points per value drive for the offense (OVD) and opponent offenses (DVD) are calculated on possessions that begin on the offense’s own side of midfield and reach at least the opponent’s 30-yard line.
Georgia currently ranks fifth this season in overall points per drive. What’s really impressive about its showing is the consistency. Across nine categories, the rankings range from 2nd to 21st. Even Alabama has a bigger spread than that.
In case you’re wondering, Georgia finished 65th in PPD in 2016.