Stats that should make you smile

51 D1 schools faced P5 opponents in Week One (and Zero).  Of those 51, Georgia is first in opponent’s plays from scrimmage of 20+ yards, fifth in offensive plays from scrimmage of 10+ yards and second in scoring defense.

I get that it’s Vanderbilt, peeps, but would you be happier if Georgia’d had a poorer showing?


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30 responses to “Stats that should make you smile

  1. Russ

    I’m happy with that. Now just spread a little of that offense around in the second half.


  2. Playing football against Vandy is like wrestling with a pig. You both get dirty, and the pig likes it.

    That’s not meant as a jab at Vanderbilt football.


  3. Blinding Whiff

    Swift did not use his “dead leg” move. Is he hurt ? Being cautious ? Told to go easy ? Not showing it until Notre Dame ?


  4. Before the game, a buddy asked me how many yards UGA would give up. I said I would put the over/under at 227, and we both took the under. They gave up 225. So, while it didn’t feel like complete domination, it was Kirby Smart football. The UGA python gets wrapped around you and once they get a comfortable lead, it chokes you to death. It’s not the flashy bloodletting that some teams employ, but it is just as effective. Vandy could not throw the ball, even though Riley Neal is a serviceable passer and Vandy has weapons at the skill positions. They had spurts of moderate success aided heavily by penalties, but they were never a threat. The game was decided with 8:01 left in the second quarter after Herrien scored to go up three TD’s.

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  5. spur21

    Vandy is a better football team than people think. I don’t think they are the bottom of the east by a fairly big margin.

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    • practicaldawg

      Agreed. After seeing the whole east play a game, Vandy honestly looks like one of the most fundamentally sound teams in the east. Do they have the same level of talent? Hell no. But they are coached well and don’t make a lot of unforced errors like the Vandy’s of old. They are plenty good enough to beat half the non-UGA east teams if those teams don’t show up. Especially if they find any kind of passing game.


    • Happy Dawg

      You are right
      Tennessee called dibs on the bottom of the East


  6. ApalachDawg

    Why all the hand wringing?
    We smokechecked an SEC east opponent in the first half of the first quarter.

    Remember how we normally  “struggled” against vandy or other lesser opponents…

    Imho the vandy result was the best possible outcome.

    Please outsiders (media, etc) keep saying that we don’t wow anyone and fromm is a game manager.
    To quote barnhart “if you have one more point on the football scoreboard when the clock is 00:00 then you will win the game”.

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    • Otto

      Agreed plenty of Vandy and Kentucky games where UGA struggled for over half the game. I am even happy with some mistakes as it gives the coaches room to push for improvement. All in all a W that was basically decided in the 2nd qtr as another poster observed.


    • illinidawg

      You’re new here huh?


    • Macallanlover

      It wan’t problematic, but not sure “best possible outcome” is going too far. Some SEC road experience for Bennett was on my wish list, and we were a couple of plays from getting to that point but we kept running into a wall on short yardage plays, Few other minor bitches, and we definitely minimized the opportunity but still a W, few injuries, and everyone is going to get some teaching points from it.


  7. HiAltDawg

    “I get that it’s Vanderbilt, peeps, but would you be happier if Georgia’d had a poorer showing?”

    Yes, they would.

    Trust me theses bitches and turds will piss, whine and moan claiming the ghost of Munson broke Kearis’s hand with Robert Edwards’s bad knee because we didn’t pay more money to McGarrity to get leadership lessons from Preacher Coach and the season is doomed. I mean you’ve seen their gutless act since you started this awesome blog.

    Hell, we coulda scored 70 and some bitch would lecture us about if we could watch the game on the railroad tracks in the middle of a REM concert circa 1977 the Dawgs would have scored 90 and now we might not win another game.

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  8. Silver Creek Dawg

    The fact that we played a road conference game in the opener versus other schools playing a FCS squad (U-Dub) and a Group of 5 school (tOSU) and we gave up fewer points than either suits me just fine.

    Only the crimson dreadnaught gave up fewer points than we did.



    After watching ND last night, Sanford stadium will explode on and off the field. GATA DAWGS!,

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  10. Tony Barnfart

    How many times do teams obliterate the vegas spread ? Probably not many. Would I have been happier if the score was 55-31…….hell no. I’d be freaked out that we gave up 31 to Vanderbilt.

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  11. Otto

    Just remember GT and Clemson match the description. I’ll take the stats.


  12. W Cobb Dawg

    Offenses improve after Chaney leaves.


  13. BA Baracus

    After watching weeks 0 & 1, Vandy looks like possibly the 2nd or 3rd best team in the east.


  14. Mayor

    We also don’t know exactly how good Vandy is yet. The Dores looked pretty good to me—a good RB, a more than competent QB, some decent receivers and a D that actually can tackle. I’m betting Vanderbilt is not the bottom team in the East this year and probably makes it to a bowl. So a 24 point win over them isn’t chopped liver.


  15. jt10mc (the other one)

    And this ain’t your daddy’s Vandy. I am willing to bet that Vandy is fighting for 2nd place this year in the East…now watch them go out and lay an egg at Purdue.