Statistically Speaking by Dave McMahon

Oct. 7, 2011

Here are some more notes, nuggets and tidbits of information all things Georgia Bulldogs, statistically speaking of course. For the most complete information on a specific upcoming game please checkout the individual sport and game you are looking for on

And now for the extra stuff...
Mark Richt has 99 career wins as head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs. Two other head coaches have won over 100 games for the Dawgs: Vince Dooley (201) and Wallace Butts (140). With a victory over Tennessee this weekend, Coach Richt would reach 100 faster than any other Georgia football coach.
(this is Richt's 11th season and 136th career game)

  Opponent and Score Season Overall Game
Wallace Butts - 100th win: 1952 vs Auburn (13-7) 14th 151
Vince Dooley - 100th win: 1977 at South Carolina (15-13) 14th 149

(The Georgia Bulldogs 100th win came in 1921 during a 27-7 victory over Furman)

Georgia would become the 2nd team in the SEC to have 3 separate head coaches to each have at least 100 career wins for that school. Here is a breakdown of SEC schools with how many head coaches have won 100 career games for them.

3 Ole Miss 1
Georgia 2 LSU 1
Alabama 2 Auburn 1
Florida 1 Vanderbilt 1

(Arkansas has 1 but they were not in the SEC then... also Auburn has 1 as well, but they had 2 coaches with 99 including former Georgia player Pat Dye... Coach Dye had a chance to win 100 but with 3 games left, he tied Arkansas then he lost his last 2 games... one against the Dawgs and the other Alabama.)

Coach Richt is 6-4 all-time against the Tennessee Volunteers. He also has 3 wins in Knoxville. Both of these win totals are the most by any head coach in Georgia football history.

Most wins vs Tennessee Most wins in Knoxville
Mark Richt - 6 Mark Richt - 3
Vince Dooley - 4 Vince Dooley - 2
Kid Woodruff - 2 

As Georgia faces Tennessee, one storyline that will be said time after time will be Volunteer Head Coach Derek Dooley being the son of former Bulldog Head Coach Vince Dooley. The Dawgs have faced a Dooley twice before as an opposing team head coach and won both times. Last season, Georgia defeated Derek in his first season in Knoxville and in 1971, Vince defeated his brother Bill Dooley when he was the head coach of North Carolina in the Gator Bowl.

Once again, looking at the stat sheet from last week, I notice Isaiah Crowell went over 100 yards rushing. He was named SEC Freshman of the Week for the 3rd time which ties the most by a Bulldog in that category (see my article from 9/30 for complete list). But more importantly what I noticed was after 5 career games, Crowell actually has better stats than another freshman. Now there will never be another Herschel, but its still fun to look at this rushing comparison through first 5 games.

RushesYards Average Touchdowns 100-yd Games
Herschel Walker (1980) 88 463 5.3 5 2
Isaiah Crowell (2011) 99 515 5.2 2 3

(Now in game 6, Herschel had his highest career rush yard total when he had 283 against Vanderbilt.)

Also in an offensive comparison between a freshman and a super standout. Malcolm Mitchell has put together a fine season as well. He leads the Dawgs in receptions and is tied-for-4th in the SEC in that category. But here is what he is done compared to a recent great wide receiver for the Bulldogs. This is what both did receiving wise in their first 5 career games.

  Receptions Rec. Yards TD Receptions
A.J. Green (2008) 22 388 3
Malcolm Mitchell (2011) 22 312 3

One player on offense that is definitely not a freshman is tight end Orson Charles. One of my previous articles, I mentioned that he was climbing the charts on Georgia tight ends under Mark Richt. Now if you look at it updated you will see a name on top or near the top on all the lists.

Receptions Rec. Yards TD Receptions
Orson Charles (65) Orson Charles (1,052) Leonard Pope (10)
Leonard Pope (65) Leonard Pope (1,044) Orson Charles (9)
Benjamin Watson (65) Benjamin Watson (852) Aron White (7)

On defense, Michael Gilliard has certainly made a name for himself. Due to injuries, he found himself as a starting middle linebacker and he hasn't disappointed his team. Gilliard is tied for the lead on the team in tackles with 28 including 2 ½ for loss. He had just 15 tackles in his first 2 seasons (22 games) combined. In his last game against Mississippi State he had a career-high 9 tackles which is more than he had in his entire freshman season (7) or his entire sophomore season (8).

Also in the last game both Jarvis Jones and Cornelius Washington each totaled 2 sacks apiece. It was the first time those players have had at least 2 sacks in a game. Several players have done at least that in a game under Mark Richt, but several have done it in more than one game. Here is the list that have had at least 2 sacks in a game the most under Mark Richt.

David Pollack 9 games Charles Johnson 3 games
Quentin Moses 4 games Will Thompson 3 games
Justin Houston 3 games Thomas Davis 2 games
Marcus Howard 3 games    

The beginning of the article, we talked about milestone victories. Well, the Georgia soccer program will be going for one of its own. If Georgia defeats Mississippi State on Friday or Ole Miss on Sunday (both games at home) the Dawgs will collect win number 200 in its school's history. Georgia has been playing girls soccer since 1995 and has finished with a .500 record or better in 14 of their first 16 seasons. Here is a list of other sports at Georgia and when they got their 200th win in school's history.

Football: 1938 vs The Citadel
Men's Basketball: 1929 vs Florida
Women's Basketball: 1986 at Georgia Southern
Baseball: 1920 vs Pittsburgh
Volleyball: 1984 at Florida State
Men's Tennis: 1966 vs Florida (modern tennis records started in 1950)
Women's Tennis: 1986 at Ole Miss
Gymnastics: 1988 at SE Regional
Softball: 2002 at Georgia Tech

(some records were not kept early, so some numbers may be off)


Georgia had a big SEC win on Wednesday over Auburn and they look for another win this Friday as they travel to Starkville to play Mississippi State. Both of these teams this week, Georgia has had a lot of success against. Here are the top-5 teams that the Georgia volleyball teams have their most wins against.

South Carolina --- 43 wins
Ole Miss --- 37 wins
Mississippi State --- 36 wins
Auburn --- 32 wins
Clemson --- 28 wins


Georgia sophomore Campbell Johnson just won the title at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational this week. Johnson, who hails from California has been a Peach State punisher as of late. As of freshman, he was just 5-4 against teams from Georgia (one of the losses came against his teammate Hernus Pieters). This season so far he is a perfect 4-0. Here is a breakdown team-by-team in his career against teams from Georgia.

Against Georgia State 4-0
Against Armstrong Atlantic 3-1
Against Georgia Tech 2-2
Against Georgia 0-1

Former Georgia running back Kregg Lumpkin had a big game catching the ball for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win over the Indianapolis Colts during Monday Night Football. Lumpkin tied a career-high snagging 3 receptions for a career-high 25 yards (20 of those yards, were yards after the reception). The funny thing about the 3 receptions is that the one other time he had that many was his first career game in the NFL back in 2008 vs the Detroit Lions. The 15 games in between, he never had that many, but if you add them up those games you get a grand total of, you guessed it 3 receptions.

We go north of the border to find former Bulldog wide receiver Terrence Edwards. Georgia's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and TD receptions has had a pretty successful career in the Canadian Football League. Currently he is playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Here are his season stats so far and where he ranks among the leaders of the Great White North.

47 Receptions 14th
858 Receiving Yards 6th
8 TD Receptions T-2nd

(In case you are wondering it is 1,623 miles from Athens, Georgia to Winnipeg)


As I conclude this article... I take a look at this rivalry by looking at some important numbers and memories when the Bulldogs have faced the Volunteers.

401 Passing yards thrown by Eric Zeier in the 1994 game (1 of 7 400-yd pass gms for EZ)
161 Rushing yards run by Herschel Walker as a sophomore vs Tennessee
155 Rushing yards by Robert Edwards before he got hurt in 3rd quarter in 1995 game
100 Kickoff return yards for touchdown by Brandon Boykin in 2009 game
99 Kickoff return yards for touchdown by Thomas Brown in 2006 game
92 Yards during fumble return for TD by Sean Jones right before the half of 2003 game
90 Punt return for touchdown by Jake Scott in 1968 game
86 Punt return for touchdown by Mikey Henderson in 2006 game
84 Rushing yards in college debut of one Herschel Walker back in 1980
80 Rushing yards in a touchdown by Bruce Kemp in the 1968 game
69 Yards in drive during the go-ahead score in 2001 comeback
44 Biggest margin of victory by the Dawgs over the Vols (44-0 win in 1981)
16 Yards in first career touchdown run by Herschel Walker (my god, a freshman)
15.41 Price currently on e-bay for a pair of 1953 hobnailed boots
5-0 Score of first 2 games in this series, 1 loss and 1 win (I just think its a weird score)
6 Length of touchdown on the David Greene to Verron Haynes TD pass in 2001
5 Amount of seconds left after the Greene to Haynes pass
2 Amount of men, Herschel Walker ran over with his big thighs
1 Amount of hands tied behind Casey Clausen's back

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