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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Can Smith Get the Crompton Treatment?

Stat of the day, courtesy of the keen insight of Mr. Tyler Estep:

Passing Yards
Passing Attempts
Georgia Tech
898 75 113
Vanderbilt 880 173 114

OK, so none of us figured that Georgia's secondary could make Johnathan Crompton look good last week, and he looked like a Heisman contender. So anything's possible.

But Larry Smith and the Commodores have 18 fewer passing yards this season than Georgia Tech, despite 98 more passing attempts. That's beyond Crompton. (In fact, can we start using the phrase "beyond Crompton" on a more regular basis? Ugh, the ratings for "Cougar Town" are beyond Crompton. Or, holy cow, the calories in this Hardees burger are beyond Crompton.)

So, the common sense theory is that Georgia's D gets a little break this week -- and maybe even another in a few weeks, considering Florida's passing attack has been far from stellar.

But here are Larry Smith's numbers for the season:

Opponent YardsComp%
W Carolina
153 55.6 1 0
LSU 88 45.8 0 1
Miss St
124 37.5 0 1
Rice 268 56.1 0 1
Ole Miss
69 37.0 1 1
Army 144 45.8 0 2

If Georgia's DBs make Smith look better than Rice did, that Florida game is going to get ugly.


orangemakesmepuke said...

david i wouldnt be surprised as a matter of fact if that doesnt happen ill be surprised we dont have an sec defense we surely dont have a georgia defense ,our offense is not good and makes the D look worse i have to believe we beat vandy but i think it will be a shootout

Ubiquitous GA Alum said...

Beyond Crompton is catchy, but I like Jump the Crompton ...

the anonymous suckup said...

Thanks, Ubiq. I laughed out loud at that one!

Anonymous said...

If you can't hit a receiver who is standing all alone in a cow pasture 6 out of 10 times then you really are a terrible quarterback.

I would be willing to bet that the Vanderbilt quarterback has bigger numbers against us than he had against Rice.

Bend but don't break Baby!