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Sept. 28, 2012

by Dave McMahon
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A lot of talk before last week's game against Vanderbilt was about the incident after last season's game where there was a lot of talking (and some non-talking) after the game ended. Well after this season's game, the only action happened during the game and almost all of it was courtesy of the Georgia Bulldogs.

So for all you passionate fans, 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 check out the individual sport and game you are looking for on www.georgiadogs.com and for even more statistical insights you can follow me on twitter @dave_mc_stats.

And now for the extra stuff...

Football ---

The Bulldogs won both offensively and defensively as they defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 48 to 3. That 45-point margin of victory was the most in any SEC game in the Mark Richt era. Here are the highest margins in conference play since 2001.

2012 vs Vanderbilt48-345 points
2010 vs Vanderbilt43-043
2011 vs Auburn45-738
2004 at Kentucky62-1735
2005 vs Kentucky45-1332

It was also just the 4th time under Mark Richt that a Bulldog team held a SEC opponent without a touchdown. Here are those four games.

2004 vs Vanderbilt
2006 at South Carolina
2010 vs Vanderbilt
2012 vs Vanderbilt

This week's game is a big one (but aren't they all). This week the Tennessee Volunteers come to town. Mark Richt has had success against them, but not all head coaches at Georgia have. Here are the most wins by a Georgia Head Coach against the Vols (remember the Dawgs didn't play them a whole lot before the SEC was divided into two divisions).

Mark Richt7 wins vs Tennessee
Vince Dooley4
Kid Woodruff2

Georgia's offense has looked real sharp this season. They have been scoring at will this season and have scored at least 40 points in each of their first 4 games for the first time in school's history. In fact this is the 2nd most points Georgia has scored after 4 games in school's history. Here is the top-5.

1910:237 points
2012:190
1915:188
1913:185
1997:158

Of those 190 points, the Bulldogs have scored 64 of them in the 3rd quarter. The Dawgs seem to make adjustments quickly outscoring their opponents 64 to 10 in the 3rd. Entering this week there are 12 teams in the FBS that haven't scored 64 points all season long in all the quarters.

Aaron Murray is climbing the records more and more. One of the big ones is touchdown passes which he only needs three more to tie David Greene. One stat that he currently leads the all-time record book is completion percentage (but he has to be careful because that stat can go up AND down if you are not careful. Here are the top-5 quarterbacks all-time at Georgia in terms of completion percentage (number 6 is his offensive coordinator, Mike Bobo).

Aaron Murray60.8 career comp pct
Eric Zeier59.8
Hines Ward59.2
David Greene59.0
Fran Tarkenton58.7

All the running backs are doing their job this year, but leading the way right now is freshman Todd Gurley. Of all the freshman in the FBS this season, Gurley is averaging the 2nd most rush yards per game. Here is the top-3.

Tevin KingLouisiana Tech123.0 rush yards per game
Todd GurleyGeorgia101.5
Johnny ManzielTexas A&M87.3

In fact, Gurley has a grand total of 406 yards entering this week. Entering this week there were 15 FBS teams including one SEC team (Arkansas) that did not have that many as a whole team.

Tavarres King is another player for Georgia that is climbing up the career charts at Georgia. The senior currently stands in 9th place all-time for most career receiving yards and he only needs 79 more to reach the milestone of 2,000 yards. Here is Georgia's top-10 list as of now.

Terrence Edwards3,093Lindsay Scott2,098
Fred Gibson2,884Reggie Brown2,008
A.J. Green2,619Juan Daniels1,975
Brice Hunter2,373Tavarres King1,921
Mohamed Massaquoi2,282Andre Hastings1,876

Georgia is also the only team in the FBS that have three players that have over 250 receiving yards this season (Michael Bennett - 275, Tavarres King - 269, Marlon Brown - 264).

It is that big play capability that these Bulldogs seem to possess. In fact, Georgia leads all-time FBS teams with plays from scrimmage that go 20 or more yards. Here is the top-5 entering this week.

Georgia34
UCLA30
Nebraska29
Florida State26
North Carolina25
San Diego State25
Arizona State25

When the Georgia defense gets clicking it is hard to stop them, especially under Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham. Over the last two seasons, the Bulldog 'D' has forced more 3 and outs on its opponents than any other team from a BCS conference. Here is a list of the best teams in this category over the last two seasons combined.

Georgia82
Florida State77
Alabama74
UConn70
Illinois70

Jordan Jenkins was a monster last game notching his first 2 career sacks. The freshman is just 1 of 2 players on Georgia to have two sacks this year (Jarvis Jones being the other). Over the last 5 seasons, many Bulldogs have had 2 or more sacks in a game. Here are those players.

2012:Jarvis Jones (2 vs Missouri) Jordan Jenkins (2 vs Vanderbilt)
2011:Jarvis Jones (2 vs Mississippi State, 4 vs Florida, 2 vs Auburn, 2 ½ vs Kentucky)
Cornelius Washington (2 vs Mississippi State
2010:Justin Houston (2 vs South Carolina, 2 vs Kentucky)
2009:Justin Houston (2 vs LSU) Montez Robinson (2 vs Auburn)
2008:Jarius Wynn (2 vs Michigan State)

Bulldogs in the NFL ---

Speaking of sacks, former Georgia Bulldogs went crazy last week. Chris Clemons (who was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week), Justin Houston, Dannell Ellerbe, Geno Atkins and Richard Seymour all terrorized the quarterback and picked up a sack last week. Clemons and Houston went big-time crazy and you will see in this graphic. Here is the list of former Bulldogs that have 3 or more sacks in a game in the NFL (since 1982).

Chris Clemons2012 vs Packers4 sacks
Philip Daniels2005 vs Cowboys4
Mo Lewis1994 vs Oilers3
Charlie Clemons2001 vs Giants3
Charles Grant2004 vs Rams3
Chris Clemons2011 vs Rams3
Justin Houston2011 vs Bears3
Justin Houston2012 vs Saints3

Women's Golf ---

Emilie Burger picked up a victory at the Mason Rudolph Championship last week. She did so by scoring birdies on 3 of her final 4 holes. The senior from Hoschton was very consistent in the tournament by shooting even par 72 in all 3 rounds. This was the 2nd tournament that she won. In 2009 she won the Auburn Invitational. Two titles in very impressive, but she will need a few more to reach Georgia's record for most individual titles by a women's golfer.

Vicki Goetze7 titles
Shauna Estes7
Marta Silva Zamora6
Cindy Schreyer6
Reilley Rankin5

Volleyball ---

Last weekend, Georgia volleyball went 1-and-1 at home including a big 3-2 victory over Alabama. Georgia has had their fair share of 3-2 contests and this is how they have done over the last 5 seasons.

2012:1-0
2011:2-2
2010:2-6
2009:4-1
2008:4-3

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