Our weekly look at notable stats and what they mean.
Georgia’s point differential this season. (+12 in wins over North Carolina, Nicholls State and Missouri, -31 at Ole Miss.)
Points by Ole Miss, the most Georgia has given up since the 45-42 loss to South Carolina in 2011, and the last team and quarterback to put up more against Georgia was Auburn and Cam Newton, in 2010.
Average seconds it took Ole Miss’ offense to score its five touchdowns and one field goal on Saturday. That doesn’t include the pick-six, and if you include that the average Ole Miss scoring drive took 82 seconds.
Sacks allowed by Georgia this season, tied for the second-most in the SEC with Auburn, ahead of only Kentucky. Georgia thus also ranks 109th nationally in sacks allowed.
Sacks allowed by Georgia last season.
Tackles-for-loss allowed by Georgia this season, which is sixth-most in the SEC. (Georgia allowed 76 TFL’s last season.)
Sacks by Georgia this season, second-least in the SEC, ahead of only Vanderbilt.
Georgia’s longest pass completion of the game. It was by punter Marshall Long. Jacob Eason’s longest completion was 19 yards.
Nick Chubb’s rushing yards in the season opener against North Carolina
Nick Chubb’s rushing yards in the next three games.
Missed field goals this season for Georgia – the most in the nation at the FBS level, tied with Wyoming. (Which has made five, two more than Georgia has made.)
Georgia’s field goal percentage (3-for-8), which ranks last in the SEC. In fact the Bulldogs are the only team this year to make less than half of their field goal attempts.
Total yards for Isaiah McKenzie, a season-low: 13 yards receiving, an 8-yard punt return and one yard rushing.
Georgia time of possession on Saturday, as it once again “won” time of possession.
Touches for Isaiah McKenzie on Saturday, a season-low.
Combined rushing yards for Brian Herrien (78) and Elijah Holyfield (27) on Saturday, almost all against Ole Miss second-teamers.
CATCHING UP WITH JACOB EASON
Jacob Eason’s efficiency rating, which ranks seventh in the SEC – one spot behind Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs.
4 or 5, maybe more
Drops by Georgia receivers. We’ll tell for sure when we do the Second Glance.
Jacob Eason interceptions in three starts so far.
Greyson Lambert’s interceptions in 12 starts last season. (But yes, he was a fourth-year junior, while Eason is a freshman.)
The average return by the intercepting player on Eason’s three interceptions. The returns of 52, 91 and 27 have resulted in a combined 17 points for the other team.
GEORGIA’S STAT RANKINGS
Total offense rank in SEC, at 413 yards per game.
Rushing offense in SEC, at 196.8 rushing yards per game.
Passing offense in SEC, at 216.3 passing yards per game.
Total defense rank in SEC, yielding 383 yards per game.
Rushing defense in SEC, yielding 139.8 yards per game.
Passing defense in SEC, yielding 243.3 yards per game.
National rank in field goal percentage, ahead of only eight other FBS programs, none of whom have tried more than five field goals.
A BIT ABOUT TENNESSEE
Sacks by Tennessee this season.
Sacks allowed by Tennessee.
Rushing offense in SEC, gaining 186.5 per game.
Passing offense in SEC, at 201.3 per game.
Rushing defense in SEC, yielding 141 yards per game.
Passing defense in SEC, yielding 212 yards per game.
THIS AND THAT
Nicholls State lost at South Alabama on Saturday by that score. South Alabama is the team that upset Mississippi State on opening weekend. South Alabama and Incarnate Word (an FCS team) both managed to score more on Nicholls State than Georgia did.
Georgia’s winning streak against Ole Miss entering the game.
The previous largest margin of defeat by Georgia against Ole Miss (a 28-12 loss in 1990.)
Offensive snaps for defensive linemen Julian Rochester and John Atkins, who were on the line for a fourth-down run by Chubb in the first half. It was converted.
Career starts for freshman defensive lineman David Marshall, who made his first start on Saturday.
Years since Georgia had executed a successful fake punt. Collin Barber ran for a 5-yard gain at Clemson in 2013.