This is how you D.

Matt Hinton, on Georgia’s (so far) special defensive season:

Available Yards is a simple statistic tracked by efficiency guru Brian Fremeau that compares yards gained/allowed on a given possession (including penalties) against the total number of yards available on that possession. For example, if an offense takes over at its own 20-yard line and drives 80 yards for a touchdown, it’s accounted for 100% of the available yards; if it gains 40 yards it’s accounted for 50%, etc. (The average for the current season is just below 50%.) Added up over the course of a game or a season, it can another layer of context to the conventional box-score stats, which in Georgia’s case means one more layer of consistent domination:

You get the idea: This defense is special, and not just adjusting for inflation in an era when offensive production is on the rise. Just straight-up special in any era.

Yeah, but Georgia ain’t played anyone, Matt.


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18 responses to “This is how you D.

  1. Bulldawg Bill

    The worst sex is good.
    The worst win is good.

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  2. originaluglydawg

    Wonder how they factor in offensive penalties that extend the yards available.
    If before the first snap, the offense gets a five yard penalty, does that extend the yards available for the sake of this statistic?
    Asking for Arkansas’ and Florida’s offenses last week.


  3. Biggen

    Speed is out according to Rowe. We can’t catch a break in the injury department. Gotta get to the off week and heal up.


  4. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    Best writer at SDS. That’s not saying much considering the site is populated by the worst of the worst Floriduh homers, but Hinton is pretty balanced.


  5. Whiskey Dawg

    After every Georgia game it doesn’t look like we’ve played anyone.

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    • Down Island Way

      UGA football ain’t playing NOBODY (#AUBURN SUCKS!) this Saturday either, just passing through the schedule collecting “W”‘s, signing UGA fan collectables and giving college football what the real view of UGA football really is about…

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  6. Bulldawg Bill

    Since we’re that good, relatively speaking, we haven’t!

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    Scuse me being That Guy, but remember that the Rams Fearsome Foursome lost to Green Bay, the Vikings famous D line lost to Kansas City, and the 13-1 Colts lost to Joe Willie and the jets.
    Does that date me or what! But ponder it anyway.