Some unexpected factoids, and some instructive as Georgia (tries to) move on from the devastating loss to Tennessee.
How much Tennessee was favored by most books for most of the week. So those who picked Tennessee to cover lost out because of the final 20 seconds: Tennessee was about to cover, then Georgia got seven, and Tennessee’s Hail Mary ended the game without an extra point.
Years since Georgia had two losses this early in the season. Georgia started 0-2 in 2011, then won the rest of its regular-season games.
Games Tennessee would have to lose in order for Georgia to finish ahead of it this season. Tennessee’s remaining conference schedule: At Texas A&M, Alabama, at South Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri, at Vanderbilt.
Nick Chubb carries against Tennessee in each of the past two years. Last year he carried for 2 yards and then tore his knee. This year he had a 3-yard gain on the first play of the second drive, then never came back in.
Chubb’s career rushing yards against Tennessee.
Other SEC or Power 5 teams that Chubb has rushed for at least 100 yards against: Missouri, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Auburn, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Louisville and North Carolina.
Georgia’s passing yards per game this year, tied for 71st nationally with … Colorado State.
Sacks allowed by Georgia this season, the second-most in the SEC. (Kentucky has given up 19).
Tackles-for-loss against Georgia this season, fourth-most in the SEC, ahead of only South Carolina (36), Kentucky (36) and Auburn (40).
Georgia’s turnover margin this season.
Turnovers forced by Georgia this season, the most in the SEC.
Points off those turnovers for Georgia. Ten of those came on Saturday: Three points after a first-quarter fumble, and a touchdown after Tennessee’s Jalen Hurd fumbled before the goal line resulting in a touchback.
Points by Georgia opponents off nine turnovers.
GEORGIA’S OFFENSIVE FACTOIDS
Brian Herrien’s yards per carry this season, the most of any tailback.
Average combined yards per carry for Sony Michel and Nick Chubb.
Brian Herrien’s rushing yards this season.
Isaiah McKenzie’s receptions the past two games.
McKenzie’s receptions during the first three games.
McKenzie rush attempts against Tennessee.
McKenzie rush attempts during the first four games.
GEORGIA’S SPECIAL TEAMS
Special-teams efficiency rank for Georgia, second-worst in the nation, according to ESPN.
National rank in both net punting, at 35.5 per punt, and net kickoff returns, allowing 23 yards per return.
National rank in average net kickoff return, at 21.2 yards per return.
National rank in average net punt return, at 10.2 yards per return.
Punt return yards by Tennessee’s Alvin Kamara, the longest being 20 yards.
Missed field goals for Georgia on Saturday, the first time that’s been the case. But Kirby Smart did pass on some makeable field goal attempts, including a 43-yarder.
GEORGIA’S UPDATED STAT RANKINGS
Total offense rank in the SEC, at 409 per game, also ranking 56th nationally.
SEC rushing offense rank for Georgia, at 193 yards per game, which is also 41st nationally.
SEC passing offense rank for Georgia, at 215.2 per game, which is tied for 71st nationally.
Total defense rank in the SEC, yielding 378 yards per game, which is also 70th nationally.
Passing defense rank in the SEC, yielding 240.6 yards per game, which is 78th nationally.
Rushing defense rank in the SEC, yielding 137.2 yards per game, which is 47th nationally.
KEY SOUTH CAROLINA NUMBERS
South Carolina’s SEC rank – dead last – in both total offense and rushing offense. The Gamecocks are rushing for just 104.8 yards per game, which is 119th in the country, and have a total offense of 302 yards per game, which is 115th nationally.
South Carolina’s passing offense rank in the SEC, at 197 per game, which is 88th nationally.
Total defense rank in the SEC, yielding 404 yards per game, which is tied for 80th nationally.
Passing defense rank in the SEC, yielding 201.8 yards per game, which is 35th nationally.
Rushing defense rank in the SEC, yielding 202 yards per game, which is tied for 99th nationally.
AND ONE MORE
The number of heads that were about to explode around the state of Georgia at the idea of Bobby Petrino and Todd Grantham competing for a national championship.