By the Numbers: More on why Georgia is rolling this season

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Nick Chubb has almost equaled one big-play stat from last season.

Each week after Georgia plays we take a deeper dive into the stats to illustrate what happened, the takeaways for the season and look ahead to the next opponent. This week we review a bit more from Georgia’s 31-3 rout of Mississippi State and give a quick statistical preview of Tennessee.

LEADING NUMBERS

172.03

QB rating for Georgia’s Jake Fromm, ranking second in the SEC behind Shea Paterson of Ole Miss.

26.8

Terry Godwin’s yards-per-catch average this season, the best in the SEC.

76

Pass attempts by Georgia this season, the second-fewest in the SEC, trailing only Alabama.

7

Nick Chubb runs of 20 yards or longer this season, tied for the most in the SEC. Last year, Chubb had eight.

7.9

Points per game for Dan Mullen’s Mississippi State teams in eight games against a Kirby Smart defense, including seven at Alabama.

274.6

Yards per game for Mullen’s Mississippi State teams in those eight games.

8-0

Smart’s record vs. Mullen in those games.

379.2 and 29.2

Yards and points per game for Jim Chaney’s offenses in five games against Todd Grantham’s defenses.

21

Three-and-outs forced by Georgia’s defense this season. (7 vs. Notre Dame, 5 each vs. Samford and App State and 4 vs. Mississippi State.)

15

Three-and-outs by Georgia’s offense. (7 vs. Notre Dame, 3 vs. Mississippi State, 1 vs. Samford and 4 vs. App State. )

31

Most points against an SEC team by Georgia in the Kirby Smart-Jim Chaney era: Saturday vs. Mississippi State and last season against Tennessee.

24

Rushing yards for MSU tailback Aeris Williams – 122 less than he had last week vs. LSU.

130

Combined passing (83) and rushing (47) yards for Nick Fitzgerald vs. Georgia – 136 less than he had last week vs. LSU.

20

Touches the past two weeks for freshman D’Andre Swift, after Kirby Smart said post-Notre Dame they had to get Swift the ball more.

33.3

Mississippi State’s red zone percentage, with just one field goal to show for three trips inside the 20.

311

Dominick Sanders’ career interception return yardage, leaving him four short of record-holder Jake Scott.

14

Rodrigo Blankenship’s streak of kickoff touchbacks, dating to the final kickoff at Notre Dame.

-4

Punt return yardage this year for Georgia opponents.

3

Years it had been since Georgia scored on its first offensive play of the game: Hutson Mason hit Chris Conley for a 35-yard touchdown against Charleston Southern in 2014.

203 and 201

Georgia’s rushing yardage and passing yardage. When told Georgia couldn’t have been more balanced statistically than that, Kirby Smart deadpanned: “Well, we could have.”

GEORGIA’S PLACE IN SEC STAT RANKINGS

4

Total defense (yards allowed), trailing Auburn, Alabama and Mississippi State (in that order).

3

Rushing defense, trailing Alabama and Kentucky.

6

Passing defense, trailing Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Auburn, Tennessee and Arkansas.

3

Scoring defense, trailing Alabama and Auburn.

8

Total offense.

4

Rushing offense.

14

Passing offense.

2

Pass efficiency rating, trailing only Ole Miss.

6

Scoring offense.

TENNESSEE SEC STAT RANKINGS

10

Total defense.

14

Rushing defense.

4

Passing defense.

9

Total offense.

9

Rushing offense.

4

Passing offense.

8

Scoring offense.

MORE ABOUT TENNESSEE

2

Sacks allowed by the Volunteers this season.

450

Rushing yards for Tennessee RB John Kelly, the most in the SEC.

4.5

Yards-per-play Tennessee managed on Saturday vs. UMass – Georgia averaged 7.5 vs. Mississippi State.

3.5

Tennessee’s yards-per-rush against UMass.

128.2

QB rating for Tennessee’s Quentin Dormady, ranking 12th in the SEC.

 

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