Statistically Speaking by Dave McMahon

Nov. 17, 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 www.georgiadogs.com.

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FOOTBALL
Georgia had its day last week as they took down arch rival Auburn by the score of 45-7. In the series first 114 games, the point differential overall was just 38 points. During last Saturday's rout the point differential was 38 by itself. The 38 points was the 2nd largest Georgia victory over Auburn ever. Here are the top 5 in that category.

ScoreDifferentialGame Site
194641-041Columbus, GA
201145-738Athens, GA
194449-1336Columbus, GA
194535-035Columbus, GA
192534-034Columbus, GA


Georgia looked great in all aspects, including running the ball. Both Isaiah Crowell and Carlton Thomas ran for over 100 yards in the game and as a team the Bulldogs ran for a total of 304 yards. That output was tied for 3rd highest by a Mark Richt team. Here are the top 3.

2009at Georgia Tech339 yards
2007vs Ole Miss328 yards
2011vs Auburn304 yards
2009vs Tennessee Tech304 yards


Many of those runs led the Georgia first downs. In all, the Bulldogs had 30 first downs which, like the rush yard totals, was tied for 3rd most under Mark Richt. Here are those 3.

2002at Kentucky33 first downs
2002vs Vanderbilt31 first downs
2011vs Auburn30 first downs
2001vs Kentucky30 first downs


As most of you know, the more first downs you get, the more you are eating the clock. Georgia had the ball more than twice the amount of time that Auburn had. In the game, Georgia had a time of possession of 40 minutes and 55 seconds. It was the 2nd largest ever during a Mark Richt game. The 3rd highest also happened this season. Here are those 3.

2008vs Tennessee42:04
2011vs Auburn40:55
2011at Ole Miss38:36


Aaron Murray had another big game. One game after matching a team-record 5 touchdown passes, the sophomore from Tampa, Florida had 4 more. The fact that he only had 4 incompletions in the game made the 4 touchdowns even more impressive. For the season that made a total of 27 touchdown passes and more importantly it set a Georgia Bulldogs record, breaking Matthew Stafford's total of 25 back in 2008. Murray has been averaging close to 24 yards per touchdown pass this season. Here is his breakdown on the length of his TD passes this season.

1-10 yard TD pass6 times
11-20 yard TD pass8 times
21-30 yard TD pass5 times
31-40 yard TD pass4 times
41-50 yard TD pass2 times
51-60 yard TD pass1 time
61-70 yard TD pass0 times
71-80 yard TD pass1 time


On the season, 20 different Bulldogs have scored at least 1 touchdown. That is the 2nd most by any team in the FBS this season. The only team that has more is Southern Miss, and Georgia is up by 4 compared to any team in the conference. Here are the top 3 in FBS and in the SEC

Southern Miss21
Georgia20
Houston19
Mississippi State16
LSU16

If you look at the last 2 games, Georgia scored a total of 15 touchdowns. Of those 15, 14 different players were responsible. The only player to score 2 in this time frame was Michael Bennett. Here are the 14 different Bulldogs that have had a touchdown in the last 2 games.

Branden SmithKyle Karempelis
Brandon HartonRhett McGowan
Brandon BoykinTavarres King
Chris ConleyBruce Figgins
Orson CharlesBacarri Rambo
Aron WhiteMalcolm Mitchell
Michael Bennett (2)Isaiah Crowell


One of the players that scored against Auburn for Georgia was Bacarri Rambo. Rambo has 7 interceptions on the season and has 12 for his career. The 12 is the most by any Georgia player ever under Mark Richt. Of those 12 interceptions, 3 of them Rambo returned it to the house. This last pick resulted in the first defensive score all season for the Dawgs. But back to Rambo, here are his 3 career pick-sixes and the quarterback who threw them.

2009 at Tennessee (Jonathan Crompton)
2010 vs Idaho State (Russel Hill)
2011 vs Auburn (Clint Moseley)

Georgia sacked the Auburn quarterback 5 times in the last game. Of those 5, sophomore linebacker Jarvis Jones had 2 of them. On the season, Jones has a total of 10. Six times under Mark Richt players have had 10 sacks or more in a season. Here are those players and times.

David Pollack200214 sacks
David Pollack200412 ½ sacks
Quentin Moses200511 ½ sacks
Marcus Howard200710 ½ sacks
Justin Houston201010 sacks
Jarvis Jones201110 sacks


The 10 by Jarvis Jones is part of the 25 that the Bulldogs have as a team, which leads the SEC. The Bulldogs have led the SEC in sacks 3 previous times since the stat has been kept. Here are those 3 seasons and the sack amount.

200245 sacks
200437 sacks
200742 sacks


Speaking of being ranked (statistically speaking of course), Georgia is near the top in 2 major defensive categories in the nation. If you look at what they did the last few seasons, you can see it is a major, and I repeat, MAJOR improvement.

Total Yards Allowed Per Game

2009339.438th in FBS
2010328.523rd in FBS
2011273.34th in FBS


3rd Down Conversions Pct Allowed

200937.7 %47th in FBS
201041.9 %79th in FBS
201127.9 %2nd in FBS
MEN'S BASKETBALL
After Wednesday night's win over South Dakota State, Georgia improved to 3-0 on the season. It was the 5th time under Mark Fox that the Bulldogs have had at least a 3-game win streak during the season. The most was a 9-game win streak last season, but here are all the 3-game win streaks in the career of Mark Fox as Georgia's Top Dawg. Georgia plays Cal next Monday in Kansas City, Missouri.

2009-10 3 wins in a row (vs UNC-Asheville, Jacksonville State, St. Louis)
2009-10 3 wins in a row (vs Illinois, Florida Atlantic, Pepperdine)
2010-11 3 wins in a row (vs Mississippi Valley State, Colorado, St. Louis)
2010-11 9 wins in a row (vs Manhattan, UAB, Georgia Tech, Arkansas State, High Point, Mercer, Charleston Southern, Eastern Kentucky, Kentucky)
2011-12 3 wins in a row (vs Wofford, Bowling Green, South Dakota State)

Also in that last game, sophomore Donte' Williams led the Bulldogs in scoring with a career-high 17 points. In his previous 32 games, he had a total of 30 points combined. He was also a force on defense in the game as he blocked 4 shots. It was the 8th time a player blocked 4 shots in a game under Mark Fox. Here are the players to do this feat.

Trey Thompkins2 times
Travis Leslie2 times
Albert Jackson2 times
Jeremy Price1 time
Donte' Williams1 time
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
So far Andy Landers and his Lady Bulldogs are looking pretty good. They are 2-0 as I write this article, with double-digit wins over TCU and Georgia Southern. This Thursday they take on Charleston Southern and then on Sunday they battle the Women of Troy in a duel between two of the greatest Women's Basketball programs ever. In the season opener, Georgia had 21 steals against TCU which marked just the 6th time in the last 10 seasons, that they had at least 20 in a game. Here are those times.

11/11/2011vs TCU21 steals
12/7/2010vs Mercer21 steals
12/30/2009at Savannah State21 steals
1/19/2006vs Mississippi State21 steals
1 /4/2003vs Cal21 steals
1 /2 2003at South Florida22 steals


It is early, extremely early, but looking at the team's stats so far it looks like the team has some balanced scoring, at least so far. There are 3 Lady Bulldogs that are averaging at least 15 points per game. Last season, Jasmine James led the team in scoring averaging 12.3 points per game. Only 1 time in school's history has 3 Lady Bulldogs averaged at least 15 points per game for a season and that was during the 1996-97 season. That team won the SEC Championship and finished 6th overall. One of the leaders on the team was current Basketball of Operations La'Keshia Frett Meredith. Here are the 3 scorers on each team that averaged at least 15 points per game

1996-972011-2012
Kedra Holland-Corn17.2 ppgKhaalidah Miller16.5 ppg
La'Keshia Frett16.2 ppgAnne Marie Armstrong15.5 ppg
Tracy Henderson15.7 ppgJasmine James15.0 ppg
SOCCER
The soccer team had a huge win last week in the first round of the NCAA's as they blanked Kansas 2-0. This Friday, Steve Holeman's crew will battle Duke in Koskinen Stadium in the heart of Durham, North Carolina. Georgia has advanced past the 2nd round of the NCAA just once in their history, defeating Virginia in penalty kicks back in 1998. Also, Georgia has just 2 goals ever in 5 previous 2nd round matchups and both happened in that 1998 game. The two ladies that scored were Suzannah Weathersbee and Nikki Ornelaz.

Georgia has faced their 2nd round opponent, Duke, a total of 6 times and have a 2-4 record against the Blue Devils. In those 6 games, the Lady Bulldogs have scored a total of 4 goals. Those goals are courtesy of Amy Berbary's 2 goals and 1 apiece from Lauren Zacharski and Carolyn Cayard.
VOLLEYBALL
The volleyball season is winding down and Georgia had a big win against Mississippi State last Friday during their last home match of the season. Over the entire season, the Dawgs have averaged 854 fans a game at the Ramsey Center which the highest since moving into their current home back in 1995. With the win, Georgia finishes up with a record at home of 8-6. Since 1980 (year when Georgia started keeping detailed results with locations) the Bulldogs have had 27 winning home seasons compared to just 4 losing home seasons and one season with a .500 home season.
WOMEN'S SWIMMING
In 1995, the Georgia swim teams moved into the Gabrielsen Natatorium, one of the best if not the best swimming facility in college sports today. During that season, Jack Bauerle's ladies' team opened on the road with a win at North Carolina and then competed in their new place and got a win against Clemson and then followed that up with a home loss against Florida. Since then, the Lady Bulldogs have not lost a single home meet. It started with a win against Emory and this Wednesday they had another win against Emory. In all the have a total of 76 home wins in a row and they don't plan on stopping any time soon. The 76 home wins in a row matches the longest home win streak of any team in any sport at Georgia (men's tennis from 1968-72). As you read Emory was the team with both milestones and it's also Emory that has been the victim of the most losses in this streak. Here are teams that have lost the most to Georgia during this record streak.

Emory9 timesSouth Carolina6 times
North Carolina8 timesSMU6 times
Alabama7 timesTexas6 times
Florida6 times
BULLDOGS IN THE NFL
It seemed strange last week that two of the highest-profile SEC Quarterbacks in recent times threw for 71 passes combined in NFL game action. I am talking about Tim Tebow (whose school I can't remember) and Matthew Stafford. While Tebow had 8 pass attempts in his game, Stafford threw for 63 of his own. Since 2000, there has been only 7 quarterbacks that have thrown at least that many in a NFL game. Here are those times.

Vinny Testaverde (Jets)2000 at Ravens69 pass attempts
Jon Kitna (Bengals)2001 vs Ravens68 pass attempts
Brian Griese (Buccaneers)2008 at Bears67 pass attempts
Rich Gannon (Raiders)2002 at Steelers64 pass attempts
Elvis Grbac (Ravens)2001 at Bengals63 pass attempts
Chris Weinke (Panthers)2001 vs Cardinals63 pass attempts
Matthew Stafford (Lions)2011 at Bears63 pass attempts


Last week the Ageless Wonder, Saints kicker John Kasay (who played under Vince Dooley) connected on 4 field goals, including one in overtime, to defeat the Atlanta Falcons. He is now 6-for-7 all-time in field goals in overtime. His 6 overtime field goals is tied for 3rd on the active NFL list. Here are the top 5.

Jason HansonLions8
Adam VinatieriColts8
John KasaySaints6
Matt BryantFalcons6
Ryan LongwellVikings5

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