Every week we take a deeper dive into the numbers, update Georgia’s stats and rankings, and look ahead to the next opponent. This week we review more from Georgia’s 42-14 win over Samford and look ahead to what suddenly is a very intriguing match-up with Mississippi State:
Three-and-outs forced by Georgia’s defense this season. (7 vs. Notre Dame, 5 each vs. Samford and Appalachian State.)
Three-and-outs by Georgia’s offense. (7 vs. Notre Dame, 1 vs. Samford and 4 vs. App State. )
Nick Chubb career 100-yard games.
Games Georgia had gone without reaching 40 points before Saturday night.
Touches for freshman D’Andre Swift, a week after Kirby Smart said they had to get Swift the ball more. Swift had 54 yards on 9 carries and a 10-yard catch.
Kickoffs by Rodrigo Blankenship on Saturday.
Touchbacks by Rodrigo Blankenship on Saturday.
Total yards for Georgia vs. Samford, with 419 coming in the first three quarters.
Total yards for Georgia in last year’s game against Nicholls State.
Terry Godwin touchdown catches on Saturday, the first time a Georgia receiver had two touchdown catches since Isaiah McKenzie last year at Missouri in the third game of the season.
Sacks this season for Lorenzo Carter, already within two from his total last season, which tied for the team lead.
Interceptions by Georgia this season. Georgia is the only SEC team without one, and one of only nine nationally.
Tackles by freshman ILB Monty Rice, mostly in the fourth quarter.
Freshmen or junior college transfers who have yet to play this season: Offensive linemen Isaiah Wilson, Netori Johnson and D’Marcus Hayes, outside linebacker Robert Beal, and defensive backs Tray Bishop, Latavious Brini and Eric Stokes.
Point scored by David Marvin, a graduate transfer from Wofford. Marvin kicked the extra point after Georgia’s final touchdown of the night.
Punts, place kicks or kickoffs by anybody other than Rodrigo Blankenship and Cameron Nizialek the first three games. Sophomore punter Marshall Long has yet to see action, and Marvin’s only action has been the extra point.
SO, ABOUT MISSISSIPPI STATE …
Combined passing (180) and rushing (88) yards by quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, who was 15-of-23 passing, with no interceptions, and also rushed 14 times.
Height and weight for Fitzgerald, a junior in his second year as the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback. Fitzgerald will be making a homecoming: He’s from Richmond Hill, Ga.
Rushing yards for MSU tailback Aeris Williams vs. LSU.
Yards per game given up by LSU’s defense in its first two games, vs. BYU and Chattanooga.
Mississippi State’s total yards vs. LSU.
Total yards for LSU against Todd Grantham’s Mississippi State defense. Tailback Derrius Guice was held to 76 yards, and quarterback Danny Etling was 13 for 29 for 137 yards and sacked twice.
Sacks allowed by Mississippi State in three games, the least in the SEC.
RIDICULOUSLY EARLY SEC STAT RANKINGS
Georgia total defense. (Mississippi State is third.)
Georgia total offense. (Mississippi State is second.)
Georgia rushing offense.
Mississippi State rushing defense.
Mississippi State rushing offense.
Georgia rushing defense.
Georgia passing offense.
Mississippi State passing defense.
Mississippi State passing offense.
Georgia passing defense.
AND FINALLY …
Rushing yards by Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush on Saturday at Boston College in a 49-20 Notre Dame win.
Wimbush rushing yards the prevoius week against Georgia. (Sack yardage included, but Wimbush only gained 32 yards rushing.)
Boston College total yards in Saturday’s game vs. Notre Dame, more than the 326 that Georgia had.
Unbeaten teams left in the SEC East: Georgia, Kentucky and Vanderbilt. The Commodores knocked off then-No. 18 Kansas State on Saturday.
2 hours and 59 minutes
Time it took to play the Georgia-Samford game. Hey, a college football that lasts under 3 hours? Turns out it’s possible.