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Friday, October 16, 2009

Food For Thought: More Fun With Numbers

Dave McMahon comes up with a handful of intriguing stats each week for Georgiadogs.com, and this week he has a couple that I find particularly interesting.

First, did you realize that Georgia is on a pace to not only set a record for fewest sacks allowed under Mark Richt, but they're likely going to demolish the mark. Georgia has allowed just five sacks all season. The low point for a full year under Richt is 15, which the Dawgs accomplished in both 2001 and 2007.

Even more thought-provoking, however is Dave's breakdown of all-purpose yardage by class:

Seniors: 220
Juniors: 151
Sophomores: 1,645
Freshmen: 817

So freshmen and sophomores are responsible for 87 percent of all the yardage Georgia has gained this season.

That's probably not entirely surprising considering the turnover on offense at the skill positions, but it's also probably a good reminder of why the offense has been so inconsistent. Freshmen and sophomores tend to make a lot more mistakes than juniors and seniors.

Dave has a bunch of other interesting nuggets, so be sure to check them out.

3 comments:

Hobnail_Boot said...

Thank God for AJ Green.

MikeInValdosta said...

Proof the statistics mean nothing.

This is neither evidence of strong offensive line play or qb decision making.

This is just another reason to drink, heavily.

Dave, consider yourself lucky to be a orange henmen,

Phil said...

We are much lower in the sack department because the offense is never on the field. Besides, I am sure the opposing defenses will forgo a sack or two if we throw it directly to their DB's and fumble snaps for them...