Pete Fiutak raises a statistical point about Saturday’s game that may be worth keeping an eye on:
As great as the Auburn defense has been at times, it hasn’t been great at stopping teams on third downs. It’s 6-0 when keeping teams from converting 40% of their third down tries, and 0-3 when allowing more.
Georgia has connected on its third down tries at a 54+% clip in four of the last five games, and the only time it didn’t was in the loss to LSU.
Along those lines, third down conversion percentage is an area where the Dawgs have a significant advantage over Auburn. That’s got to be something of an anchor dragging Malzahn’s offense as it faces a defense that’s played solid bend but don’t break football all season long.