Fun with numbers

Yeah, before you go there, “if” is doing some heavy lifting here, but it still makes for some enjoyable math Dawg porn.

In four games last year, Daniels completed 80 of 119 passes for 1,231 yards, 10 touchdowns and just two interceptions. If you parlay those numbers over a full 12-game season, and assuming the level of play remains the same, you have a season where Daniels potentially could have a year that sees him complete 240 of 357 passes for 3,693 yards and 30 touchdowns.

That would easily make for the best season a Georgia quarterback’s had since Aaron Murray, in 2012, when he finished second nationally in passer rating.  Add in stats from a postseason, and you can probably change that to best season ever.  That would be nice.

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16 responses to “Fun with numbers

  1. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    The big IF there is something you posted recently that the competition in the games that he played in was not the same as the competition at the beginning of the season. Still, with a full spring practice with him and Monken and the receivers, backs and O-line all being on the same page…. um, I think I need to take a shower. 😉

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    • theotherdoug

      Excluding Clemson, the competition he faced in those 4 games is probably a good representation of the remaining 11 games for 2021. MSU and Cincy were solid on defense….

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  2. Greg

    Dawgs are 1 & 0 since the start of the new year. If this continues……we’ll be 15 & 0 FWIS!

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  3. I can see the 3000 yards, maybe 20-25 TDs.

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  4. Jon Godfrey

    I, with my prescient abilities, foresee much bigger numbers than that.

    4,200 yds, 42 TDs, 8 Ints

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  5. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    If Daniels just turns out to be as good as Murray, with the improvement at OL and WR since 2012 this could be the greatest offense in Georgia history. Couple that with Georgia’s consistently good D….the sky is the limit.

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  6. dawgphan34

    If he throws for 30TD does he even get a chance to improve his stats in the playoffs?

    Probably not.

    Daniels cant just be as good as he was for a full season. He has to be significantly better than he was at the end of last season for a whole season should UGA want to have a chance in the playoffs.

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  7. I don’t care how from game to game as long as we’re putting up 40 points per game. Our defense will be good enough to hold up in all scenarios if we’re scoring in the 40s. It doesn’t matter if it’s manball one week, Air Raid the next, and Georgia 2012 the week after.

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  8. TripleB

    I’m in! There’s only one game on the schedule where I would be stunned if he didn’t do well. Unfortunately, it’s the first week one.

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  9. RangerRuss

    Those numbers are achievable with room for the backups to tag on 10-15 TDs and 1,000 yards. CKS just gotta keep one foot on the gas and the other on the opponents neck. Light ’em up every game.

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  10. billionm16

    Murray’s 3,893 yards were over the course of 14 games. Daniels would have thrown for 4,308 yards if you take his average over 14 games.

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    • Maybe that’s why I posted this: “That would easily make for the best season a Georgia quarterback’s had since Aaron Murray, in 2012, when he finished second nationally in passer rating. Add in stats from a postseason, and you can probably change that to best season ever.”

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      • RangerRuss

        Senator, I view the future of Georgia football in a positive but realistic manner. I see no logical reason why the Dawgs can’t attain some measure of greatness. But, there’s like a monkey on my neck I can’t shake off…

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  11. snoopdawgydawg

    I haven’t posted in ages because I was stymied by the new log in process, but I figured out how and logged in because THIS is my kind of off-season optimism. If only JT has a season breaking every single season passing record of note, we’re well on the way to a national title.

    I mean, I basically tell my friends that that IS going to happen in such fashion every year, so why should this year be any different?

    Also, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that that kind of performance is not at some crazy level of optimism. Injuries notwithstanding, it seems like a 50-50 shot he’s within 15% of AM’s stats, and it seems like a 20% chance that he exceeds them with all his weapons and Monken calling the plays.

    I’ll say I never thought that possible with Fromm or the Mailman

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