JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – No, these won’t be pretty for Georgia.
THE UGLY STATS FROM JACKSONVILLE
Georgia points over the past two games, all on field goals.
Drives it’s been since Georgia last scored a touchdown. That includes 13 each against Florida and Missouri, and the final three of at Tennessee.
Rushing yards by Sony Michel. That’s the lowest total for Georgia’s leading rusher since the 2012 loss at South Carolina, when Ken Malcolme had 45 yards on five carries. (Starter Todd Gurley was held to 39 rushes on 13 carries in that game.)
Georgia’s total rushing yards on Saturday, the lowest in more than three seasons. (In the the 2012 Capital One Bowl loss Georgia only had 51 rushing yards.)
Faton Bauta’s interceptions on Saturday, which equaled Hutson Mason’s entire total from last year, when he started every game. It also doubled the amount of interceptions that Greyson Lambert had in his seven starts.
Florida points that resulted from Georgia turnovers: The fumble recovery in the end zone, the second Bauta interception, which resulted in the ball being at Georgia’s 5, and the third Bauta interception, which led to an 80-yard Florida drive. In Georgia’s first seven games it’s opponents had scored just 17 points off nine Bulldog turnovers.
Georgia’s turnover margin this year. Opponents have 37 points off Georgia’s 14 turnovers, and Georgia has 37 points off of 11 gained turnrovers.
UPDATED NATIONAL RANKS
Georgia’s rank in total offense (403.6 yards per game), which is eighth in the SEC.
Georgia’s rank in scoring, at 29.4 points per game, ninth in the SEC.
Passing offense, at 206.4 yards per game, ninth in the SEC.
Georgia’s rank in rushing offense (197.3 yards per game), which believe it or not is also third in the SEC, behind only LSU and Tennessee.
Georgia’s national rank in yards per rush attempt (5.56), second in the SEC after LSU.
Georgia’s rank in red zone touchdown percentage. The Bulldogs have put it in the end zone 46.4 percent of the time they’ve reached the opponent’s 20.
Georgia’s rank in total defense, yielding 307.9 yards per game, third in the SEC behind Alabama and Missouri.
Run defense rank, yielding 138 yards per game, eighth in the SEC.
Pass defense rank, yielding 183 yards per game, second in the SEC.
MORE SEASONAL STATS
Total yards for this season if Georgia keeps up the current pace. That accounts for the regular season and one bowl game. (Which doesn’t seem assured now.) That total would be the lowest total yardage for Georgia in one season since 2010, when it had 5,005, also in 13 games.
Georgia’s current rushing yards per game, which is on pace to be the lowest since the 2011 season, when it averaged 176.6 per game.
Georgia’s current passing yards per game, which is actually better than last year’s total of 199.9.
Sacks by Georgia this season, ranking 75th nationally. Last year the Bulldogs finished with 28 sacks.
Sacks allowed by Georgia, ranking 16th nationally. Last year the Bulldogs allowed 17 sacks.
Georgia’s average time of possession this year, which is 106th nationally.
AND SOME MISCELLEANEOUS
Brice Ramsey’s punting average this season, over six attempts. Collin Barber’s punting average is 40.6 over 34 attempts.
Catches by tight ends (Jeb Blazevich had 2 and Jay Rome had one), after basically disappearing from the offense for a month. Rome was also targeted on two other notable near-misses: The third-and-short in the second quarter that was thrown just behind him, and a pass in the end zone in the fourth quarter that Rome couldn’t hold onto.
Georgia’s average kickoff return yardage this year, ranking 123rd nationally, and second-worst in the SEC.