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Not in the Game Notes

Once again the Georgia Tech is the last game on Georgia's regular season
schedule. The last time the Yellow Jackets did not end the season for Georgia
(not counting conference championships nor bowls) was in 2001 because of 9/11.
The prior time was in 1952 when Georgia faced Miami on December 5th. Twice the
Dawgs and the Jackets faced off in the first game of the season. In 1893 (first
overall meeting) Tech won 28-6 and in 1900, Georgia won 12-0. There are so many
stats and nuggets of information I can say about this rivalry that I broke it up
in two parts (make sure
you check the other one out) and of course if you want even more information
like this you can follow me on Twitter,
@dave_mc_stats.
If you break the series down by decade, the Dawgs have handled most of them. If
Georgia wins on Saturday they will have at least guaranteed a tie for this
decade.
1890s: Georgia (3-1)
1900s: Georgia Tech (5-2-1)
1910s: Georgia (4-2-1)
1920s: Georgia Tech (3-2)
1930s: Georgia (5-2-3)
1940s: Georgia (6-2)
1950s: Georgia Tech (7-3)
1960s: Georgia (6-4)
1970s: Georgia (7-3)
1980s: Georgia (7-3)
1990s: Georgia (7-3)
2000s: Georgia (8-2)
2010s: Georgia (4-1)
Most wins by head coach over Georgia Tech
Vince Dooley: 19 wins
Mark Richt: 12 wins
Wally Butts: 10 wins
Georgia and Georgia Tech have faced each other three times in overtime including
the last two matchups. Georgia also faced Georgia Southern last week in an
overtime game. Georgia is 7-5 overall when extra time is needed. This made me
wonder, which Georgia players have scored the most overtime touchdowns in a
career.
Robert Edwards: 3 rushing
Todd Gurley: 2 rushing
Torin Kirtsey: 1 rushing
Kregg Lumpkin: 1 rushing
Sony Michel: 1 rushing
Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass to Mikey Henderson in the win
against Alabama for Georgia's only touchdown pass in overtime games. This pass
happened just seconds
Sony MichelClick after Mike Patrick wondered what is Britney Spears is doing with her life. Here to view this Link.'s overtime run was just 25 of his 132 yards rushing he had in that
game. The 132 yards was his fourth highest of his career. Here are his top five.
165 yards rushing: 2015 vs. Kentucky
155 yards rushing: 2014 vs. Troy
145 yards rushing: 2015 at Tennessee
132 yards rushing: 2015 vs. Georgia Southern
87 yards rushing: 2015 vs. Missouri
Michel needs just 73 yards rushing to reach the 1,000 mark. He is currently at
927 which is the fifth highest by a Georgia sophomore. It is a pretty impressive
list.
Herschel Walker (1981) 1,891 yards rushing (most by Georgia player in single
season)
Knowshon Moreno (2008) 1,400
Todd Gurley (2013) 989
Garrison Hearst (1991) 968
Sony Michel (2015) 923
Walker and Hearst's numbers do not count the bowl game (bowl stats did not start
Michel's high school teammate Isaiah McKenzieClick counting until 2002).Here to view this Link. also scored. The Human Joystick
scored on a 23-yard run in the first quarter. It was his second career rushing
touchdown (they came in last two games)
McKenzie is the only player in the FBS this season with multiple touchdown
rushes and multiple touchdowns on punt returns. The last SEC player to do this
Malcolm MitchellClick feat in a season was Brandon James of the Gators back in 2008.Here to view this Link. is continuing to climb the charts. Mitchell is currently tied
for third with A.J. Green with 166 career receptions. He needs 17 more
for second and 39 for first (I don't think he will get there in this game). I
would put the chart in this article, but that stat are in Georgia's official notes and
these are things not found in those notes. So how about this… Mitchell is now part of
a group of Dawgs that have had 50 or more receptions in a single season. Here is
that list.
Brice Hunter (1993) 76 receptions
Terrence Edwards (2002) 59 receptions
Brice Hunter (1994) 59 receptions
Mohamed Massaquoi (2008) 58 receptions
A.J. Green (2010) 57 receptions
A.J. Green (2009) 56 receptions
Hines Ward (1997) 55 receptions
A.J. Green (2009) 53 receptions
Reggie Brown (2004) 53 receptions
Terrence Edwards (2000) 53 receptions
Terrence Edwards (1999) 53 receptions
Hines Ward (1996) 52 receptions
Andre Hastings (1992) 52 receptions
While Mitchell has 50 receptions, the next highest Bulldog, Terry GodwinClick Malcolm Mitchell (2015) 50 receptionsHere to view this Link. has 23
(he had his first career touchdown last week). The 27 receptions is tied for the
third largest separation between the top two receivers in the conference. Here
are the top four:
Ole Miss - Laquon Treadwell (72) Quincy Adeboyejo (35): 37 receptions
South Carolina - Pharoh Cooper (62) Jerrell Adams (28): 34 receptions
Georgia - Malcolm Mitchell (50) Terry Godwin (23): 27 receptions
Texas A&M - Christian Kirk (67) Ricky Seals-Jones (40): 27 receptions
On the season, Georgia has allowed just eight touchdown passes and has caught
nine interceptions (yes, a lot matters on what offenses you play). Under Mark
Richt, the eight touchdown passes allowed is tied for the lowest allowed in a
season (2005). Counting this
season, Georgia has had more picks than touchdown passes allowed
nine times.  Here are seasons under Richt in
which the defense has had more interceptions that touchdown passes allowed.
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2015: 8 TD passes allowed, 9 interceptions
2014: 13 TD passes allowed, 16 interceptions
2011: 12 TD passes allowed, 20 interceptions
2010: 15 TD passes allowed, 16 interceptions
2007: 12 TD passes allowed, 15 interceptions
2006: 11 TD passes allowed, 19 interceptions
2005: 8 TD passes allowed, 16 interceptions
2003: 12 TD passes allowed, 17 interceptions
2002: 14 TD passes allowed, 16 interceptions
Only Northwestern, Michigan and Wisconsin have allowed fewer touchdown passes
Marshall MorganClick this season.Here to view this Link. is currently tied for fourth in Georgia history for most field goals made. He is
tied with Kanon Parkman and the only reason I mention that is that I remember
Parkman's game-winning field goal against Georgia Tech… good times. Anyway,
Morgan has 61 and he has 15 this season and the other day I looked at his stats
over the last two seasons.
2014: 16-for-21 overall
8-for-9 (18-29 yards)
4-for-5 (30-39 yards)
3-for-6 (40-49 yards)
1-for-1 (50+ yards)
2015: 15-for-21 overall
8-for-9 (18-29 yards)
4-for-6 (30-39 yards)
3-for-6 (40-49 yards)
0 attempts (50+ yards)