Oct. 19, 2012
by Dave McMahon
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...
Georgia is coming off an off week (not a bye week, I explained that in last week's article.) Here is how the Bulldogs have fared the week before and after off weeks the previous five seasons.
|Week Before||Week After|
|2007||def Vanderbilt||def Florida|
|2008||lost to Alabama||def Tennessee|
|2008||def Auburn||lost to Georgia Tech|
|2009||def Vanderbilt||lost to Florida|
|2010||lost to Auburn||def Georgia Tech|
|2011||def Vanderbilt||def Florida|
The game this weekend is in Lexington, Kentucky. In previous seasons that's been good for the Bulldogs. Of all the current opposing cities/towns in the conference, Lexington is a place where the Dawgs succeed the most. Here are the top opposing places in current SEC towns/cities where Georgia has had the most success.
|Lexington, Kentucky (Kentucky)||24 wins|
|Nashville, Tennessee (Vanderbilt)||24|
|Columbia, South Carolina (South Carolina)||19|
|Auburn, Alabama (Auburn)||14|
|Oxford, Mississippi (Ole Miss)||10|
|Knoxville, Tennessee (Tennessee)||9|
Aaron Murray is still top in some categories and climbing several others. The majority of them are found in this week's Georgia notes provided by the award-winning Georgia Sports Communications staff. One of the major ones he is climbing is career TD passes by a Georgia Bulldog. He is currently one behind David Greene (technically he is two behind... one of Greene's TD passes does not count statistically since he had one is the 2001 bowl game which was before bowl stats counted.) Anyway I broke down Murray's games played by his TD passes and what Georgia's record is in those games.
|0 TD passes||5 games||2-3 record|
|1 TD pass||4||1-3|
|2 TD passes||10||8-2|
|3 TD passes||10||7-3|
|4 TD passes||3||2-1|
|5 TD passes||1||1-0|
Georgia also has to have a good running game in order to be successful. This season, they may accomplish something they haven't done since the 2007 season. That was the last time the Dawgs had more rushing touchdowns in a season than passing touchdowns. Here is a breakdown every since and counting 2007.
|TD rushes||TD passes|
Defensively one of the stars for the Bulldogs has been linebacker Amarlo Herrera. Last season he played every game as a true freshman. This season, he's played in all of them as well. He also has13 career starts in that time. Here is a breakdown of last season's stats and this seasons.
The soccer team is on a three-game road trip as they wrap up their SEC regular season. The Bulldogs start their journey with a team they have had success against, and a team they have never played. First they square off against the other Bulldogs, Mississippi State. Then, they'll play the Aggies of Texas A&M. Here are the teams in which the Georgia Soccer team has the most wins against.
|Against South Carolina||13 wins|
|Against Georgia State||12|
|Against Mississippi State||11|
Two of the most successful teams in Georgia history have been the Men's and Women's Swimming teams. Coach Jack Bauerle is a huge reason why, and this season he is off to a great start as both teams defeated in-state rival Georgia Tech on Wednesday. Defeating the Yellow Jackets is nothing new for Bauerle, as he is a combed 28-0 against them. He has led the women to a 18-and-0 record vs Tech, and the men's team to a 7-and-0 record. He was also 3-and-0 as a competitor for the Bulldogs. Coach has not only made the Bulldogs a power in the SEC and NCAA, he has made them global. Twelve current or former Bulldog swimmers were members of their countries' Olympic teams this summer including five for the United States (thirteen if you count diving.) Six of those swimmers also competed this week in the meet against Georgia Tech. Allison Schmitt was the most successful. Fresh off winning five medals in London (three gold) she won two individual titles on Wednesday. Here are the swimmers that were Olympians and swam for Georgia this week.
(Brittany MacLean did not compete against Georgia Tech.)
Bulldogs in the NFL ---
Ben Watson caught his first touchdown pass of the season for the Cleveland Browns in their win against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. For his career he has 26 which is the most by a Georgia tight end in the NFL. Here are the top 5 in that category.
|Ben Watson||26 TD receptions|
Akeem Dent has become a valuable player on the Atlanta Falcons defense this season. Last season he played in all 16 games but only registered 1 tackle. This season he has 17 including 8 in the comeback win against the Oakland Raiders last Sunday. Here are the most tackles by a Bulldog in a NFL game this season.
|Will Witherspoon (Titans)||11 vs Chargers|
|Will Witherspoon (Titans)||9 vs Lions|
|Akeem Dent (Falcons)||8 vs Raiders|
|Dannell Ellerbe (Ravens)||8 vs Patriots|
|Charles Johnson (Panthers)||8 vs Falcons|
Kicker Blair Walsh is having a great season for the Minnesota Vikings. So far the rookie has connected 16-for-17 field goals including a perfect 3-for-3 in field goals 50 or more yards. Georgia has had some very successful kickers in the NFL, but which former Bulldog has the most in a NFL season? Here are the top-5 with some added for ties.
|John Kasay||1996||37 field goals|