Matt Hinton’s preview of the Georgia-Auburn game is both exhaustive and excellent. I won’t go into much detail, since you ought to read it in its entirety, but there are a few tidbits worth bringing to your attention.
- Based on a comparison of the two teams national rankings in a variety of statistics, I can see why Georgia should be favored. When Auburn’s on offense, it doesn’t get a single nod of advantage, while when the situation is reversed, it’s a fairly close match between the two.
- If you’re wondering what game has the potential to be the year’s quickest to play, “The Bulldogs run more often (on 72.7 percent of all offensive snaps) than any other Power 5 offense except the triple-option attack at Georgia Tech”.
- This is pretty remarkable: “An incredible 31 of Nizialek’s 33 punts have either resulted in a fair catch or come down inside the 20-yard line, where they typically roll dead; only six have been returned, for a grand total of nine yards.”
Cutting to the chase, he’s predicting Georgia wins by nine. Now, go read it.