Today’s comes from Pete Fiutak.
Daniels averaged 10.6 yards per attempt last week – the offense failed to hit ten yards per try all year, and went 17 straight games as a program without getting there.
Georgia only averaged over ten yards per pass twice last season – against Murray State and Arkansas State, not Mississippi State.
The last time Georgia’s offense hit a double digit yards per pass attempt figure against an SEC defense was 2018 against Florida.
For some context, let me take you on a journey through the past. Here’s Georgia’s average yards per attempt over the past decade:
- 2020: 7.4
- 2019: 7.5
- 2018: 8.9
- 2017: 8.7
- 2016: 6.5
- 2015: 7.4
- 2014: 8.1
- 2013: 8.9
- 2012: 10.0
- 2011: 7.9
- 2010: 8.8
- 2009: 7.6
The number is a function of completion percentage and overall yardage. As a rule of thumb, successful offensive years in Athens correlate decently to average ypa being 8+. So, yeah, while I don’t expect Daniels to maintain that pace week in and week out — not that I’d have a problem if he did! — it’s certainly a harbinger of better days ahead on that side of the ball for the Dawgs.