Statistically Speaking by Dave McMahon
Nov. 2, 2012
by Dave McMahon
Big, big, big, big win against those Florida Gators last week! Georgia has now beaten Florida two times in a row for the first time since the late 1980s. The Bulldogs now control their destiny in the SEC East. So that means no let up- hopefully the Dawgs will continue their success for the rest of their schedule keep putting up some intriguing numbers. 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...
The Georgia defense stepped it up last week against Florida. The Gators had scored over 30 or more points in 4 of their previous 5 games, but this year versus the Dawgs, Florida scored just 9. The last time Georgia held the Gators to single digits was in 1988 (Vince Dooley's last season as head coach.) But holding Florida to under 10 points is nothing unheard of. It happened in Georgia's first seven meetings between the two schools and 22 of their first 30 matchups. Here are the last 5 times it has happened.
1988 Georgia won 26-3
One of the major keys for the Dawgs' D was forcing turnovers. The Gators had only committed 4 turnovers in their first 7 games this season, but against the Bulldogs, Florida committed 6. It tied for most turnovers that Georgia has forced against any opponent under Mark Richt. The Dawgs have forced 5 or more turnovers 4 times during the Mark Richt era -here are those games.
Jarvis Jones racked up almost every defensive award once again. Some of those include: Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and SEC Defensive Player of the Week.
It was the 3rd overall time that Jones has won the SEC Defensive Player of the Week (and the 2nd time in his career against Florida). Besides the two games against the Gators, Jones also won that award this season against Missouri. He became the 4th different Bulldog to win the SEC Defensive Player of the Week at least twice in the same season under Mark Richt. Here are those four Dawgs:
2004: David Pollack - 3 awards (vs LSU, Arkansas and Georgia Tech)
As mentioned above, Jones dominated in the game against the Gators, just like he did last season. He now has 22 career sacks and is 7th all-time against on the Bulldogs career list. Of his 22 sacks, an impressive seven have come against Florida. Here are Jones' sacks against each team:
Another big play in the game was the interception at the end of the first half by Bacarri Rambo. It was Rambo's first interception of the season and the 14th of his career, which makes him tied for 2nd all-time with Jeff Hipp and Terry Hoage. He is now only two behind career-leader Jake Scott. If you break down his interceptions, you will see that Rambo has a pair against a trio of opponents, and that the Bulldogs' next opponent is one of them. Here are the opponents of Rambo's picks:
Offensively the Bulldogs came through at some important times- both Todd Gurley and Malcolm Mitchell scored touchdowns in the win. It was Gurley's 10th rushing touchdown this season, making him just the 3rd Bulldog freshmen to score at least that many in their first season. Here are the three.
Mitchell scored his first TD of the season last week. Here' a breakdown by distance in his receiving touchdowns this season and the four he had last season:
Aaron Murray went over the 2,000 pass yard mark for the season Saturday. He is now 1 of 3 Georgia quarterbacks that have thrown for at least 2,000 yards in a season in three different seasons (Eric Zeier and David Greene are the others.)
Men's Golf ---
Director of Golf Chris Haack received the news this week that he will be inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America's Hall of Fame later this year. This is Coach Haack's 17th season as the golf coach, and he has had nothing but success. In his first 16 seasons, the men's golf team has finished in the top-10 during NCAA's 8 times including two wins. Here are those top-10 finishes.
Bulldogs in the NFL ---
The professional Bulldogs made their mark again this week in the NFL. One of those players was Matthew Stafford. His touchdown pass to Titus Young with 20 seconds left helped the Detroit Lions to a victory over the Seattle Seahawks. He also ran for a touchdown in that game-his 3rd rushing touchdown of the season and 6th of his career. In his short career he is now in 2nd place for the most rushing touchdowns in a career by a former Bulldog true quarterback in the NFL. In the past players played a variety of roles in the backfield, so this is a list of just a list of true quarterbacks. Here is the list of those former Dawg quarterbacks and rushing touchdowns in the pros.
Another former Bulldog that had a big game was cornerback Tim Jennings. Jennings had two interceptions against the Carolina Panthers last Sunday including a 25-yard pick six. He now has a NFL-leading six interceptions this season. The most interceptions in a season by a former Bulldog are 10 by current Denver Bronco Champ Bailey. But Jennings is climbing the charts. Here is a list of the most interceptions caught by a former Bulldog in the NFL in a single season.
Bulldogs in the CFL ---
Terrence Edwards is having another terrific season stat-wise North of the Border. The Winnipeg Blue Bomber receiver is tied for 7th with 70 receptions and is 8th in the league with 1,049 yards. He had 60 yards in the last game, which moved him over the 1,000 yard mark. It was the 5th time in 8 CFL seasons that he has gone over that mark. That should come as no surprise since he is also the only Bulldog to reach 1,000 for the Red and Black in college when he recorded 1,004 receiving yards back in 2002.
Circle of Honor ---
Three former Bulldog greats will be inducted into Georgia's prestigious Circle of Honor. The ceremony is not until next April, but those honored were announced this week. They are former Gym Dog Karin Lichey, former Lady Bulldog basketball player Saudia Roundtree and former gridiron great Jon Stinchcomb.
Karin Lichey is still the only NCAA gymnast in history to score 4 perfect 10s in one collegiate meet when she accomplished that feat back in 1996 vs Kentucky. She also has 21 perfect 10s in her career - the 2nd most by any Gym Dog in history. Since we are dealing with 10s, here are the top-10 in that list.
Saudia Roundtree led the Georgia Women's Basketball team to a NCAA Championship game appearance back in 1996. She was the also the National Player of the Year winner. She is 1st and 3rd in single-season assists for Georgia, and is also in the top-10 for career points per game average. Here are the top women in that category:
Jon Stinchcomb is a successful Bulldog on and off the field. He along with his brother Matt have hosted numerous charitable events over the years. On the field, the younger Stinchcomb was part of the offensive line that helped Georgia win a SEC title back in 2002. That same season he was named All-America He also did something very few offensive linemen get to do as he scored a touchdown by recovering a fumble in the endzone against Auburn. Being in the right place is nothing new for Stinchcomb. He played in Super Bowl XLIV and was also named to the Pro Bowl. While at Georgia he started 46 games for the Dawgs, which currently stands tied for 7th place for non-kickers at the University of Georgia.
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