The final look at Georgia’s stats and rankings, at least after the regular season. Spoiler alert: Some bad history was made on Saturday, and Georgia’s offensive ranks are ugly. But it’s not all bad.
HISTORY AND SUCH
Years since Georgia lost to Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt in the same season (1961). Also, in 1985 Georgia did lose to Georgia Tech and tie Vanderbilt, both games being on the road.
Times in history that Georgia lost at home to Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt in the same season. This is the first time it’s ever happened, although some of that is a quirk in the schedules through the years.
Years since Georgia lost to Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Florida in the same season (1999).
Average win total for Georgia coaches in their first season: Mark Richt (8), Jim Donnan (5), Ray Goff (6), Vince Dooley (7), Johnny Griffith (3), Wally Butts (5), Joel Hunt (5), Harry Mehre (4), George Woodruff (5), H.J. Stegeman (8), W.A. Cunningham (7). … (The cut-off is 1910, as before that Georgia usually only played five-to-seven games a year.)
Average win total of teams the year before those coaches arrived: Richt (8 wins the year before he arrived), Donnan (6), Goff (9), Dooley (4), Griffith (6), Butts (5), Hunt (6), Mehre (9), Woodruff (5), Stegeman (4), Cunningham (1).
Georgia wins over ranked teams this year (No. 9 Auburn and No. 22 North Carolina, though the Tar Heels were out of the top 25 this year, and Auburn was No. 17 entering its loss to Alabama.)
Georgia losses this year to teams that finished the regular season unranked. (Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech, and Ole Miss was ranked when it beat Georgia, but hasn’t been in awhile. And Tennessee will likely fall out of the rankings today, while Florida will fall from No. 13 but probably remain ranked.)
GEORGIA’S FINAL NATIONAL REGULAR SEASON RANKINGS
Total offense, averaging 382.4 yards per game.
Rushing offense, averaging 186.5 yards per game.
Passing offense, averaging 195.9 yards per game.
Total defense, yielding 328 yards per game.
Rushing defense, yielding 141.1 yards per game.
Passing defense, yielding 186.9 yards per game.
Georgia’s red zone defense, second worst in the country, opponents scoring 94.6 percent of the time.
Georgia’s red zone offense, scoring 82.9 percent of the time.
Georgia’s turnovers gained, with 25. That’s the most in the SEC.
SOME INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS IN THE SEC
Jacob Eason’s SEC rank in passing yards per game (1888.8).
Eason’s SEC rank in pass efficiency (118.2). Last year Greyson Lambert finished ranked fifth with a pass efficiency rating of 141.5.
Nick Chubb’s SEC rank in rushing yards, with 988.
Sony Michel’s SEC rank, with 753 rushing yards.
Rodrigo Blankenship’s rank in field goal percentage (81.3, making 13 of 16 attempts.)
MORE FROM SATURDAY
Sony Michel and Nick Chubb’s combined rushing yardage, their most such total this season. (They combined for 254 yards at South Carolina.)
Games this season Georgia lost in which Isaiah McKenzie scored a touchdown. The Georgia Tech game was the first time this season.
Games this season Georgia lost when Kirby Smart didn’t wear a visor. So much for the good luck charm.
Georgia Tech yards per play in the third quarter.
Georgia Tech yards per play in the fourth quarter.
Tackles by Roquan Smith, a career high.
Interceptions by Jacob Eason, the first time this season he’s thrown multiple interceptions. (One of them was on the final Hail Mary. Both were in the fourth quarter.)
Sacks allowed by Georgia, the third time in the past four games the offensive line didn’t give up a sack, after giving up at least one in each of the first eight games.
Tackles-for-loss by Georgia safety Aaron Davis against Georgia Tech.
Touchdowns by Georgia Tech’s Marcus Marshall, whose older brother Keith Marshall had two career touchdowns against Georgia Tech, both in the 2012 game.
AND A BIT MORE
Georgia’s turnover margin this season.
Average points off turnovers this season for Georgia: 50 points scored off 25 turnovers.
Brian Herrien rushing yards through Georgia’s first six games.
Herrien’s rushing yards since then. He didn’t have any carries against Georgia Tech, and has had only 11 carries over the second half of the season.
Colorado State’s record this year, after the Rams routed San Diego State, 63-31, on Saturday night.