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Note Worthy - Extra Hidden Stats

•• If you look back during the last five times the Bulldogs have lost to the Commodores, a true freshman was starting at quarterback or played a significant amount of time for the Bulldogs in three of them. It wasn’t the passing game that was an issue this time. The running game suffered the most.

•• Georgia had just 75 yards rushing last week (compared to 326 the week before). The Bulldogs are 3-14 over the last ten seasons in which they failed as a team to reach 100 yards on the ground. What are the three they won? Those would be the 2009 Capital One Bowl against Michigan State, the 2009 clash against Arizona State and the 2012 meeting with Kentucky.

•• The Dawgs have averaged less than three yards per attempt twice this season -compared to just two times in the previous three seasons.

•• Nick Chubb is now 120 yards rushing away from 3,000 in his career and 137 away from fourth place on Georgia’s all-time list. Sony Michel is 71 yards away from 2,000 in his career.

•• The passing game had some bright spots though. Against South Carolina, Jacob Eason threw for 29 yards but he followed that up last week by setting a career-high with 346 against Vandy. He has two 300-yard passing games so far this season. During Eric Zeier’s true freshman season, he had just one and Matthew Stafford didn’t have any during that campaign. Eason has 1,366 yards passing this season. He needs 383 more to tie Stafford for fifth place on the all-time yards passing list among Georgia freshmen (true and redshirt).

Dawg fans shouldn’t expect 383 yards of passing against Florida next week, but they shouldn’t expect just 75 yards of rushing either.

•• Isaac Nauta, Riley Ridley and Javon Wims were just a few players that stepped it up last week in the receiving game. Speaking of receiving, here is a breakdown on how the team stacks up right now.

Georgia Receiving this season
Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions

by Running Backs

26

194

1

by Tight Ends

22

277

2

by Wide Receivers

73

980

6

•• The defense did a good job overall. There were some scratch your head moments, but in general Dawg fans should have been impressed. Georgia allowed just 171 total yards in the game. Over the last 20 seasons, the Bulldogs are 51-1 when allowing 235 yards or less.

•• Lorenzo Carter had two sacks against Vanderbilt. The last time Georgia had a player have two or more sacks in a game was against Vanderbilt last season when Jordan Jenkins did it. Carter had two and a half sacks against Kentucky in his first career start back in 2014.

•• Vanderbilt had 12 possessions in the game. Check out their how fared against Georgia’s defense.

Vanderbilt Drives vs. Georgia
Drives

Negative Yards

3

0-9 yards

5

10-19 yards

1

20-29 yards

1

30 or more yards

2

•• Unfortunately for Georgia, on two of the drives in which Vanderbilt only gained single digit yardage, those drive resulted in ten Commodore points.

•• Georgia controlled the clock throughout the game. For the second straight week the Dawgs had over 35 minutes in the time of possession category. In six of seven games this season, Georgia has won the time of possession battle. The Bulldogs led in that category just four times last season. Now if they can just turn the time into points.

•• By the way, I also checked out how the six previous head coaches started their Georgia career through seven games. Kirby Smart is right in the middle of the pack. I am not saying this is a good thing nor a bad thing, but in case you are curious.

Records by Previous 6 UGA Head Coaches through 7 Games
Season First Seven Games Rest of Season

Mark Richt

2001

5-2

3-2

Jim Donnan

1996

3-4

2-2

Ray Goff

1989

4-3

2-3

Vince Dooley

1964

4-2-1

3-1

Johnny Griffith

1961

3-4

0-3

Wally Butts

1939

3-4

2-2

•• Mark Richt finished 8-4 in his first season, but won the SEC Championship in season number two. It took Vince Dooley until season three before winning the conference and Wally Butts it was season number four.

•• One last thing the last time Georgia lost to Vanderbilt was in 2013. The week after the loss the Bulldogs were off and then the following week Georgia defeated Florida.