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Georgia plays host to Georgia Tech at noon on Saturday with plenty on the line.

On the beat: Georgia football vs. Georgia Tech statistical profile

ATHENS — The “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” rivalry that is the Georgia-Georgia Tech football game has several facets, most obviously the Yellow Jackets’ vaunted triple option offense.

The No. 5-ranked Bulldogs (10-1) have a pretty special offense, too, and Georgia Tech (7-4) can’t afford to fall behind in the game at noon Saturday in Sanford Stadium (TV: SEC Network; Radio: WSB 95.5 FM, 750 AM).

Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney has delivered on the play calls to the tune of an eye-popping 50.4-percent conversion rate on third downs — even with the Bulldogs’ backs struggling in short yardage.

Here’s a look at how the rivals compare statistically:

TOTAL OFFENSE

1. Oklahoma, 576.1 yards per game

13. Georgia, 483.9

41. Georgia Tech, 437.5

SCORING OFFENSE

1. Oklahoma, 49.5

15. Georgia, 39.6

20. Georgia Tech, 36.9

RUSHING OFFENSE

1. Georgia Tech, 353.7

10. Georgia, 257.5

PASSING OFFENSE

1. Washington State, 400.5 yards per game

71. Georgia, 226.4

126. Georgia Tech, 83.7

THIRD DOWN CONVERSION%

1. Army, .571

5. Georgia, .504

15. Georgia Tech, .474

TOTAL DEFENSE

1. Michigan, 234.8 yards per game

13. Georgia, 311.2

42. Georgia Tech, 360.5

SCORING DEFENSE

1. Clemson, 12.1 points per game

12. Georgia, 16.8

70. Georgia Tech, 27.5

RUSHING DEFENSE

1. Michigan State, 78.9 yards per game

27. Georgia, 128.5

40. Georgia Tech, 137.5

PASSING DEFENSE

1. Michigan, 123.2 yards per game

19. Georgia, 182.7

58. Georgia Tech, 223.0

THIRD DOWN CONVERSION% DEFENSE

1. UAB, .250

18. Georgia, .324

T-127. Georgia Tech, .500

NET PUNTING

1. Cincinnati, 44.08 yards net per punt

4. Georgia Tech, 42.70

50. Georgia, 38.10

KICKOFF RETURN

1. Utah State, 29.96 yards per return

15. Georgia, 24.71

44. Georgia Tech, 21.55

PUNT RETURN

1. Western Michigan, 21.44 yards per return

8. Georgia, 17.00

85. Georgia Tech, 7.00

KICK RETURN DEFENSE

1. Eastern Michigan, 14.83 yards per return

112. Georgia 23.67

128. Georgia Tech, 26.49

PUNT RETURN DEFENSE

1. Alabama, (-) 2.50 per return

13. Georgia Tech defense, 3.67

T-49. Georgia, 7.00

QUARTERBACK SACKS

1. Northern Illinois, 3.83 per game

T-105. Georgia, 1,55 per game

T-112. Georgia Tech 1.45 per game

QB SACKS ALLOWED

1. Army, 0.18 per game

11. Georgia Tech, 1.09 per  game

T-28. Georgia, 1.45 per game

TACKLES-FOR-LOSS

1. Miami, Fla., 10.2 per game

124. Georgia Tech, 4.1

125. Georgia 3.9

TACKLES-FOR-LOSS ALLOWED

1. Army 3.00 per game

T-12. Georgia, 4.36 per game

T-24. Georgia Tech, 5.00 per game

TURNOVER MARGIN

1. Georgia Southern, Plus 1.91 per game

T-14. Georgia Tech, 0.73 per game

T-37. Georgia, 0.36

TIME OF POSSESSION

1. Army, 39 per game

5. Georgia Tech, 34:12

30. Georgia, 31:48