Running the damn ball

This stat kind of snuck up on me.

That’s despite this season’s late game approach of leaving the offense open instead of manballing it in the fourth quarter, like last year.  Then again, maybe it’s because of the new late game approach.


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

26 responses to “Running the damn ball

  1. RangerRuss

    Reports of the demise of Georgia’s running game have been greatly exaggerated.

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  2. Biggen

    Bennett hasn’t been sacked that I can remember. Has Beck or BVG?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. akascuba

    There’s a stat I didn’t see coming.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. DawgStats

    Georgia ranks 1st in Power 5 rush success rate.

    Georgia rank 3rd in Power 5 Offensive Line Yards.

    Line Yards attempts to measure the number of running yards which are attributed to the offensive line. Yards are weighted as follows:
    losses – 120%
    0-4 yards from LOS – 100%
    5-10 yards from LOS – 50%
    11+ yards from LOW – 0+
    Georgia ranks 21st in Short Yardage Success Rate.

    Georgia ranks 2nd in Stuff Rate. .

    percentage of plays stopped at or behind LOS

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  5. MillyDawg

    That’s surprising. It sure feels like rushing yards are down due to the increased passing.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. charlottedawg

    Still can’t wrap my head around gaining 200+ yards against South Carolina and the leading rusher be Stetson with 36 yards

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  7. More data to suppress my inner Munson and reassure me that Kirby is on the mutha. There are so many offensive playmakers, that they have to spread the ball around. And Monken is doing just that. Plus, how much more fun is it to watch and evidently defend against when we’re not running every first and second down?

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  8. moe pritchett

    Ok then. That calms me soul boy’o

    Liked by 1 person

  9. olddawg22

    Keep remembering what Monken said earlier this year. He is paid to score! Don’t think he cares if it’s a run or a pass. What they have done this year is incredible, very much like last years defense. These flair passes are toss sweeps, the forward toss to running backs and receivers are running plays. He just wants his playmakers at full speed in the open field with one person to beat. Lanning said it after the Oregon game we had people in position to make plays they got beat.( usually only one player) defense couldn’t make the play because a. Our playmakers are great athletes b. They have room to maneuver and are moving with eyes downfield, thanks to great schemes and perfect throws from Stetson! Call some of those plays runs, it don’t matter when we score the first 6-7 times we get the ball!!

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  10. realitycheckhere

    Monken’s offenses have always had good running stats. Georgia’s running game looked much better against the chickens. That may be due to their run D but our blocking looked better. Back in Dooley’s day his offenses usually took a noticeable leap 3 or 4 games into the season as the line gelled. I think, or at least I hope, that is happening this year. It would make sense it might take a little longer given the amount of substitutions. I look for continued improvement over the course of the season. That has been Kirby’s history

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  11. W Cobb Dawg

    Grandkids don’t believe me when I tell them that back in the old days we’d take our smallest backup RB (Carlton Thomas, Tyson Browning, etc.) and run up the middle on 3rd and long.


  12. Looks like I chose the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

    I would have never expected this was the case. The “eye test” let me down!


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