A little Georgia-South Carolina talk

I get that South Carolina has a couple of wins, including one over a conference opponent, but damned if it doesn’t look a lot like the Tennessee matchup from Georgia’s perspective.

Here’s Jake Rowe’s assessment of the two teams’ position groups:  seven in favor of Georgia and two pushes.  As he puts it, “(t)here’s a reason that one team is 5-0 and the other is 2-3.”

Some of the raw stats compiled against FBS teams are eye opening.  (Conference rank in parenthesis.)

The ‘Cocks red zone record is particularly putrid.  They’ve only been in the red zone 11 times in four games, have whiffed on three of those entirely and have only managed four touchdowns.

That’s pretty lopsided.  And based on stats to date, Boom can’t expect much out of Mr. Turnover Margin.  Georgia is +4 against FBS competition, good for second in the SEC, while South Carolina is minus-3 and thirteenth.

Even with all that, I’m not sure Georgia covers Saturday, simply because I don’t think Kirby takes any great pleasure in embarrassing his ol’ buddy.  Score aside, though, it’s hard to see how the Dawgs don’t control this game.

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18 responses to “A little Georgia-South Carolina talk

  1. Colton

    I believe you used Alabama’s Offensive Yards/play instead of Georgia. We are ranked 2nd at 7.75…If I’m reading this correctly.

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  2. So you are saying that up by three scores we won’t corner blitz Boom’s freshman QB late in the 4th quarter and hit him so hard his girlfriend dies?

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  3. Biggus Rickus

    I mean, the offense really only played well for one quarter last year, and they still won by 24 on the road. I think they cover.

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  4. Greg

    That is what the “so-called” experts think too. Could be interesting, I believe that they put up close to 500 total yards on offense against Bama. But that was at home. Would not be surprised if they played us close, closer than what the line is showing.

    But then again, I would not be surprised if this is the game we put it all together on both sides of the ball….we are due any time.

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  5. Bright Idea

    SC absolutely laid down in the 3rd quarter last year which is making this game somewhat nervy for me. Has Boom pumped that into their heads all week for a little extra juice? UGA is in a position where if they don’t cover they’ve lost in many eyes.

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  6. Otto

    Reads the same as later Boom coached FU teams, terrible offense

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  7. doofusdawg

    Would feel a lot better if #99 is able to play. Stopping the run and limiting play action to Edwards is our key to stopping them imo.

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    • Otto

      Agreed but if push comes to shove, I believe UGA can out score SCe.

      Glad UGA has a bye going into the WLOCP. We really need 99 healthy for Auburn and A&M.

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  8. Keys to winning the game:

    Do not try an onside kick.

    Dawgs win by 24 if they can handle this.

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  9. The talent gap between the programs is a gulf now. I don’t see how USuCk makes this a game.

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  10. Will (the other one)

    Doesn’t Sakerlina have some injuries at LB going into this as well? Not ideal against a team that’d happily pound it for 6-7 ypc if it’s there.

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  11. I’m too lazy to look it up but I think I’ve heard it mentioned that every team we play this season has a bye week before they play us. If true, it seems we are actually getting every team’s best shot this year.

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  12. Cojones

    Where is Travon Walker? Haven’t heard of him being present for practice this week. Will he play in the SC game? Anyone?

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