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 and for even more statistical insights you can follow me on twitter @dave_mc_stats.

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Football ---

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
1985 Georgia won 24-3
1983 Georgia won 10-9
1982 Georgia won 44-0
1975 Georgia won 10-7

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.



2005 vs Boise State6 turnovers forced
2008 vs Hawaii (2007 season)6
2012 vs Florida6
2002 vs Georgia Tech5

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)
2005: Quentin Moses - 2 awards (vs Mississippi State and Vanderbilt)
2006: Charles Johnson - 2 awards (vs South Carolina and Ole Miss)
2012: Jarvis Jones - 2 awards in first 8 games (vs Missouri and Florida)

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:

Against Florida7 career sacks
Against Kentucky
Against Auburn2
Against Mississippi State2
Against Missouri2
Against Buffalo
Against Ole Miss1
Against South Carolina1
Against Tennessee1
Against Vanderbilt1
Against Georgia Tech1

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:

Ole Miss2Michigan State1
Tennessee2Arizona State1
Auburn2Coastal Carolina1
South Carolina1New Mexico State1
Vanderbilt1Idaho State1

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.

Herschel Walker198015 TD rushes
Knowshon Moreno2007 (redshirt)14
Todd Gurley201210

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:

2011 vs Boise State51 yards
2012 vs Florida45
2011 vs Auburn25
2011 vs Coastal Carolina7
2011 vs Mississippi State6

The 45-yard touchdown from Aaron Murray to Malcolm Mitchell was the 4th longest TD pass against Florida in the Mark Richt era. Here are the top-5 in that category:

2007Matthew Stafford to Mohamed Massaquoi84 yards
2010Aaron Murray to Tavarres King63
2007Matthew Stafford to Mikey Henderson53
2012Aaron Murray to Malcolm Mitchell45
2004David Greene to Leonard Pope35

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.

1st place:1999, 2005
2nd place:2007, 2011
3rd place:2009
5th place:2001
6th place:2006
8th place:2008

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.

Fran Tarkenton32 career TD rushes
Matthew Stafford6
Zeke Bratkowski5
Matt Robinson4
Quincy Carter3
Larry Rakestraw2
Johnny Rauch1

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.

Champ Bailey200610 interceptions
Champ Bailey20058
Terry Hoage19888
Jake Scott19748
Jake Scott19717
Jake Scott19787
Tim Jennings20126
Jake Scott19756

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.

Hope Spivey24 perfect 10sCory Fritzinger7
Kim Arnold21Chelsa Byrd6
Karin Lichey21Heather Stepp6
Leah Brown17Lori Strong6
Courtney Kupets8Kristi Lichey5

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:

Janet Harris20.2 career points per game
Tina Price18.3
Tasha Humphrey18.0
Katrina McClain17.6
Kelly Miller16.6
Coco Miller16.4
Saudia Roundtree15.7

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.

David Greene52 career starts
Clint Boling50
Cordy Glenn50
Ben Jones49
Daniel Inman48
Kevin Breedlove47
Jon Stinchcomb46
Lindsay Scott46
Larry Brown46

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