You know, there is the possibility that I’m overestimating Barry Odom’s defensive prowess, at least when it comes to coaching against Georgia during the Smart era.
Last year, Georgia scored 30 on his defense (one score came via a pick-six), although Arkansas did a good job holding the Dawgs to 4.35 ypp.
Per cfbstats.com, here’s what Georgia’s offense did during Odom’s time at Mizzou:
- 2019: 27 points, 5.06 ypp
- 2018: 43 points, 7.06 ypp
- 2017: 53 points, 9.04 ypp
- 2016: 28 points, 4.40 ypp
I guess you could call that a mixed bag, although I bet if Georgia matched any of those performances tomorrow, including 2016, they’d win.
The average, in case you’re wondering, is 34.8 points and 5.98 ypp. And that’s with a throwaway season, a Coley season and however you want to refer to the ’20 season mixed in. Like I said, maybe I’m overestimating a little.