Your Week 11 statistical snapshot

Via Dawgs247:

Total offense (yards per game)

No. 32 overall, No. 3 in the SEC: 448.4 yards per game

Last week: No. 26 overall, No. 3 in the SEC: 462.1 yards per game

2018 end of season ranking: No. 18 overall, No. 5 in SEC: 464.9 yards per game

2017 end of season ranking: No. 36 overall, No. 5 in SEC: 435.3 yards per game

2016 end of season ranking: No. 87 overall, 384.7 yards per game

Total defense (yards allowed per game)

No. 5 overall, No. 1 in the SEC: 260.3 yards allowed per game

Last week: No. 8 overall, No. 1 in the SEC: 268.1 yards allowed per game

2018 end of season ranking: No. 13 overall, No. 2 in the SEC: 314.3 yards allowed per game

2017 end of season ranking: No. 6 overall, No. 2 in SEC: 294.9 yards allowed per game

2016 end of season ranking: No. 16 overall, 327.5 yards allowed per game

Scoring offense

No. 36 overall, No. 4 in the SEC: 33.7 points per game

Last week: No. 31 overall, No. 3 in the SEC: 34.5 points per game

2018 end of season ranking: No. 14 overall, No. 2 in SEC: 37.9 points per game

2017 end of season ranking: No. 20 overall, No. 3 in SEC: 35.4 points per game

2016 end of season ranking: No. 102 overall, 24.5 points per game

Scoring defense

No. 2 overall, No. 1 in the SEC: 10.1 points allowed per game

Last week: No. 4 overall, No. 1 in the SEC: 11.4 points allowed per game

2018 end of season ranking: No. 15 overall, No. 5 in SEC: 19.2 points allowed per game

2017 end of season ranking: No. 6 overall, No. 2 in SEC: 16.4 points allowed per game

2016 end of season ranking: No. 35 overall, 24 points allowed per game

You can spiel me all you want about the quality of the opposition, but those numbers make a strong case for this being Georgia’s best defense under Smart.

It’s a championship-level defense.  The question is whether the offense is good enough to go along with it.


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16 responses to “Your Week 11 statistical snapshot

  1. RangerRuss

    Agreed, Senator. It seems the Dawgs Offense with their slug-it-out pace complements the D’s strengths. If the O could convert those field goals into TD’s this would certainly be a championship team.
    Captain Obvious out.


    • Alkaline

      Absolutely. All the FGs are very frustrating to watch. The stats say they’re producing yardage similar to the 2017 team at least, but they’ve got to stop settling.


  2. Charlottedawg

    Am I grasping at straws that I look at those numbers and think our offense isn’t too far off of 2017 and we can keep surviving and advancing no matter how ugly on the strength of our defense which may Kirby’s best ever?

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  3. Mick Jagger

    Such a flip flop of the pre-season narrative! Just win, baby!


  4. Macallanlover

    I see the numbers on defense, but feel they are tainted by not facing a quality passing attack, which means a combo of solid QB and receivers in a good scheme. I really respect the job we have done on defense against the rush, but shutter to think of us facing what LSU is doing offensively. Our coverage skills are just not where they need to be.

    I do think our offense is capable, just not being fully utilized. Hard to imagine at this point in the season how we would win a shootout with a top offensive team. Just not confident where this will end for this team. Good, but not enough to meet the expectations many had based on available talent. I think the OC decision was when we had our biggest miss, and there was no reason for that given the resources UGA has, and the perception of the program and its future.


    • Uglydawg

      Pretty much agree except I think UF and Trask do have a pretty potent passing attack. They couldn’t get it going against Dawgs…While the run defense has been great, the passing defense has had to play second fiddle to playing runfirst D. I just believe the offense has to come around and be explosive. It can. Will it? Sooner or later it should.(See JF’s words in “Quote of the Day”) If it’s later we’ll just have to accept thinking about what could have been.
      Timing is everything.
      Kirby is the fuse setter.
      This Saturday it’s time to S*#% or get off the pot.

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    • Mayor

      Agree about the OC hire Mac. We could have hired Art Briles as OC. Bobby Petrine was also available.


      • Macallanlover

        Not sure they would have been on my list but there are dozens of qualified candidates, many of whom are young guns who would have jumped at UGA’s situation both in terms of talent, and visibility. Or an experienced OC who would not be looking for the net job opening. We cannot dismiss how much this has to do with the “Kirby factor” of scheme control.


  5. Uglydawg

    Notice the “Quote of the Day” (on the right margin on my screen) and think about what Jake Fromm is saying. This is not a pumped up underclassman’s hopeful rhetoric but a seasoned QB’s (who’s seen a few things) excited belief. This offense has always had talent and potential..but it’s been a tough puzzle to put together.
    It’s seems as if JF (and the C staff) now see how the puzzle is piecing together and it’s a beautiful thing!
    If Georgia’s offense has been running at 50%, Auburn’s has been at 75%. What I mean by that is Georgia’s skill, beef and seasoned QB have a lot higher ceiling than does Auburn’s offense. If both teams play their very best, Georgia has more best. Georgia’s been sandbagging, if not by design then because of circumstances.
    Georgia’s offensive beast is bigger than Auburn’s.
    It’s up to Jake and the coaches to free the beast.
    We’ve seen flashes of it with Cager and Pickins starting to impact games. The running back corps is healthy. The TE’s are fresh and available. The outside run is available. Punt return is even a possibility.
    If Georgia opens it up, Auburn’s got a lot to defend and think about.
    Jake Fromm is telling us there’s going to be a break out.
    Also..what the Mizzou coach said about this team after the game.

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  6. Mayor

    The problem with Georgia’s O isn’t Fromm or the backs or the OL. The problem is the receivers or rather the lack of them. Aren’t you glad now that Kirby kicked JJ off the team? The guy was never charged with a crime and for all we know the allegations could have been sour grapes from a disgruntled former girlfriend but all you Georgia Way advocates can thump your chests about the team taking the moral high ground. I remember when Les Miles reinstated Jordan Jefferson because his case got reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. But not Georgia. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?


    • The Dawg abides

      You do know that he admitted to almost everything, don’t you? To the staff, Athletic Department, and the police. Even without charges being filed, after the admission UGA was left with no choice but dismissal in the current climate. I really hate that it happened and hope Holloman can redeem himself.

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      • Mayor

        Ruined his career. Now he’s at FIU playing for a third rate team in a second rate league and Georgia is out of guys who can catch a pass. Don’t give me that “ there’s nothing we could do” BS. Where is it written in the constitution that a first timer gets kicked off a team because he got in a fight with his girlfriend? Whatever happened to second chances? JJ gets kicked off the team for this BS and now Georgia has run out of receivers. The Georgia Way in spades. Karma can be such a bitch.


        • Debby Balcer

          JJ must not feel he got screwed he came to the WLOCP to root on the team. I hope what happened to him makes him learn how to treat women. It is not unusual for domestic violence charges to be dropped because the victim cares about the abuser. Kirby made the right call and the only call that could wake up JJ.


        • Normaltown Mike

          “because he got in a fight with his”

          Sniffing jocks has damaged your brain cells. Here are the salient details on your hero.

          “Jeremiah began to choke her, at which point, LJ walked in and pulled Jeremiah off her. After trying to hide behind LJ, the alleged victim then states that Jeremiah reached over and punched her in the face. The alleged victim says she was cut on her right eyebrow and suffered bruising and scratches to her neck and face. The police report states that the eyebrow scar was still visible during the June 2 meeting.

          After the alleged incident, the victim says she went to the hospital, where she received six stitches, telling doctors there that she suffered her injuries from falling in the shower”


          • Tlkdawg

            Exactly just a normal argument with your girl. What’s the problem there?

            –Sarcasm thick–


            • Mayor

              She told people first that she fell in the shower. Which is it? Lying then or lying now? I’m glad all you are gifted with infinite knowledge. I don’t know what happened because I wasn’t there. But I do know one thing: none of you were there either. If the Dawgs end up losing an SECCG or failing to make the 4 team playoff because we ran out of receivers I want each one of you to publicly say that it was worth it because Kirby did the “right thing.” In your eyes anyway.