Nov. 29, 2013
by Dave McMahon
This battle between two in-state rivals dates back to 1893. These two schools are roughly 70 miles apart, but are a lot farther apart in terms when it comes to comparing almost everything with the teams and schools. There are a lot of disagreements when it comes to this game. Georgia Tech claims two extra games (both wins) during World War II when the Yellow Jackets used men from the naval officer's training program as players. Even with those losses, Georgia has a very successful record against the gang from North Avenue. The memories from this rivalry are endless. You might remember freshman Buck Belue finding Amp Arnold for the touchdown and in the two-point conversion in the great comeback in 1978. You might remember Mike Bobo finding Corey Allen in the closing seconds of 1997. You might remember Reggie Ball and his fourth down play in 2004. The game has had its share of bad calls and little bit of "extra stuff" on the fields, sidelines and even in the stands as well. No matter what fans of both schools remember a lot of Clean Old-Fashioned Hate.
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.
Before I move onto the matchup with Georgia Tech, I will have a quick look back at the Kentucky game. In this game, Georgia scored 59 points. It was tied for 3rd for the most points scored ever in a Bulldog game under Mark Richt. Two of the top four have come against the blue team from the Bluegrass State. Here are those top four.
|2011 vs New Mexico State||63 points|
|2004 vs Kentucky||62 points|
|2013 vs Kentucky||59 points|
|2011 vs Coastal Carolina||59 points|
Let's move onto this week's game...
I mentioned above that these two schools first met in 1893. Georgia Tech were Georgia's third ever opponent. Georgia actually started the season that year with Tech. The Yellow Jackets won 28-6. The only other time they started the season with Tech, Georgia won 12-0 in the turn of the 20th century in the year 1900. Overall the Bulldogs lead the series 63-37-5. Throughout the decades, Georgia has won the series with Georgia Tech majority of the time. Here is a breakdown by each decade.
|1890's||Georgia won series 3-1|
|1900's||Georgia Tech won series 5-2-1|
|1910's||Georgia won series 4-2-1|
|1920's||Georgia Tech won series 3-2|
|1930's||Georgia won series 5-2-3|
|1940's||Georgia won series 6-2 (Tech counts 2 more GT wins)|
|1950's||Georgia Tech won series 7-3|
|1960's||Georgia won series 6-4|
|1970's||Georgia won series 7-3|
|1980's||Georgia won series 7-3|
|1990's||Georgia won series 7-3|
|2000's||Georgia won series 8-2|
|2010's||Georgia won series 3-0|
Mark Richt has done very against Georgia Tech. He has 11 wins against the Yellow Jackets which are tied for the most against any school. Here are the schools where Richt has won the most against.
|Georgia Tech||11 wins|
|South Carolina||8 wins|
Winning at Bobby Dodd Stadium is something the Georgia has done quite well in seasons' past. Here is a list of the opposing stadiums where Georgia has had the most success against.
|Bobby Dodd Stadium (Georgia Tech)||28 wins|
|Vanderbilt Stadium (Vanderbilt)||24 wins|
|Williams-Brice Stadium (South Carolina)||17 wins|
|Commonwealth Stadium (Kentucky)||16 wins|
|Jordan Hare Stadium (Auburn)||15 wins|
It is very sad what happened to Aaron Murray in the win over Kentucky. Murray gave everything he could for Georgia and the Bulldog Nation. He will be a success in the future for sure. In this last game he posted up very good numbers as usual. He was 18-23 for 183 yards and four touchdowns. He will end his career with the most the pass yards, total yards, passing touchdowns and pass completions in the history of the SEC.
Like I mention he had four touchdown passes in the game. It was his 11th game with at least 4 touchdown passes in a game. He is 10-1 in those games. In 10 of those 11 games he has thrown 0 or 1 interceptions including this past one. Kentucky and South Carolina are the only schools where he has thrown for four or more scores against twice.
Of those four touchdown passes, three came in the first quarter. It was the 5th time where he has thrown three of more TD passes in one quarter. Here are all those times.
|2011 vs New Mexico State||5 TD passes in 2nd quarter|
|2010 vs Idaho State||3 TD passes in 2nd quarter|
|2010 vs Auburn||3 TD passes in 1st quarter|
|2012 vs Georgia Southern||3 TD passes in 3rd quarter|
|2013 vs Kentucky||3 TD passes in 1st quarter|
In the next few weeks look out for an all Aaron Murray Statistically Speaking article. There you will find everything you need to know about the senior record holder and his career at Georgia. Hutson Mason will be taking over for Aaron Murray as starter this weekend. It is unfair to count most of his career stats against Murray, but some of them I can, check out these numbers.
|TD pass Pct||8.2||6.1|
Running the ball again for Georgia was Todd Gurley, or should I say receiving the ball as well. In the four games since coming back from injury, the sophomore running back has caught 21 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns. He had five receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns in the last game by itself. Gurley is tied for 2nd for most receiving touchdowns by a running back in the FBS. Here are those leaders.
|Marion Grice||Arizona State||6 TD receptions|
|Dri Archer||Kent State||4|
|Tre Mason||Southern Cal||4|
Gurley is not in the top 10 in receptions and receiving yards by running backs in the FBS, but in the SEC he is right up there. Here are the top three in the conference in both categories.
|Mike Davis||South Carolina||30||Mike Davis||South Carolina||332|
|Ryan Timmons||Kentucky||28||Todd Gurley||Georgia||308|
|Todd Gurley||Georgia||26||Jaylen Walton||Ole Miss||304|
One last thing about Todd Gurley. He keeps climbing the charts for most career rush yards by a Georgia Bulldog. He has a very good chance of entering the top 10 this upcoming week and maybe even higher. Here are the players where he is around and the place and yards they hold.
|8th||Frank Sinkwich||2,271 rush yards|
|9th||Willie McClendon||2,228 rush yards|
|10th||Musa Smith||2,202 rush yards|
|11th||Todd Gurley||2,166 rush yards|
Gurley is the not the only Bulldog among the leaders in certain position categories in the SEC. Tight end Arthur Lynch caught two more touchdowns last week against Kentucky. He now has five this season and eight in his career. His five this season is the most by a SEC tight end. Here is that leaderboard.
|Arthur Lynch||Georgia||5 TD receptions|
|Evan Engram||Ole Miss||3 TD receptions|
|4 tied with||2 TD receptions|
Defensively Garrison Smith was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against the Wildcats. It was the 2nd time he has won this award this season. The senior had 7 tackles including 3 for loss. He also had 2 sacks and forced 2 fumbles. Here is a list of Bulldogs with more than 2 tackles for loss in one game for Georgia this season.
|Garrison Smith vs Kentucky||3 tackles for loss|
|Jordan Jenkins vs Vanderbilt||3 tackles for loss|
|Garrison Smith vs Florida||2 ½ tackles for loss|
Here are the players for the Dawgs with 2 or more sacks in a game this season.
|Garrison Smith vs Florida||2 ½ sacks|
|Garrison Smith vs Kentucky||2 sacks|
|Leonard Floyd vs North Texas||2 sacks|
|Ray Drew vs Tennessee||2 sacks|
|Ray Drew vs Missouri||2 sacks|
|Jordan Jenkins vs Vanderbilt||2 sacks|
WOMEN's BASKETBALL ---
Andy Landers and his team keep winning. After defeating South Carolina State on Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs improved to 6-0 on the season. One of the stars for Georgia in this past game was Tiaria Griffin. Griffin was one assist away notching the third triple-double in Lady Bulldogs history. Teresa Edwards in 1986 and Tracy Henderson in 1995 are the only two. Several of Andy Landers' players have come close since the beginning of the 1999-2000 season. Here are those so close moments.
|Kelly Miller||1999 vs Houston||23 pts, 11 reb, 8 ast|
|Tawana McDonald||2000 vs Houston||14 pts, 8 reb, 9 blk|
|Kelly Miller||2001 vs Liberty||16 pts, 9 reb, 9 ast|
|Alexis Kendrick||2006 vs Marist||11 pts, 9 reb, 8 ast|
|Ashley Houts||2010 vs Arkansas||16 pts, 8 reb, 9 ast|
|Jasmine James||2011 vs TCU||14 pts, 9 ast, 8 stl|
|Tiaria Griffin||2013 vs South Carolina State||16 pts, 10 reb, 9 ast|
Georgia faces George Washington on Friday and a to be determined opponent on Sunday at the Georgia State Invitational this week.
MEN's BASKETBALL ---
You can easily say that Charles Mann is not having a sophomore slump this season. You can say he is having a sophomore surge. Through five games, Mann is averaging 16.8 points per game while leading the team in assists and steals as well. He is shooting a very impressive 52 percent from the floor as well. This is a major improvement from last season, where he only shot 34.6 percent. He is in 5th place in the SEC is field goal percentage among guards. Here are the top five guard shooters in the conference.
|Trevor Relaford||Alabama||59.5 FG pct|
|Chris Denson||Auburn||56.0 FG pct|
|Retin Obasohan||Alabama||52.6 FG pct|
|Jordan Clarkson||Missouri||52.1 FG pct|
|Charles Mann||Georgia||52.0 FG pct|
Mark Fox and the team return home and square off against Appalachian State this Friday. Tipoff is 5:00 pm.
BULLDOGS ON THE PGA TOUR ---
After finishing 13th on the Web.com Tour money list last season, one of the newest PGA Tour members made the most of his new title by winning the 2013 Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational. Kisner finished the tournament at 13 under par. He is the third former Bulldog to win this month after victories by Chris Kirk and Harris English.
BULLDOGS IN THE NBA ---
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope continues his way through his rookie season with the Detroit Pistons. KCP, who now starts as shooting guard is averaging 7.9 points per game and even more as a starter. He is also playing sharp defense as well, pilfering 7 steals in the last 3 games. Last season for Georgia, he was 4th in the SEC averaging 2 steals per game. Here is a list of the former Bulldogs with the most steals in a season while playing in the NBA.
|Willie Anderson||1988-89 Spurs||150 steals|
|Dominique Wilkins||1985-86 Hawks||138 steals|
|Dominique Wilkins||1984-85 Hawks||135 steals|
|Vern Fleming||1985-86 Pacers||131 steals|
|Dominique Wilkins||1989-90 Hawks||126 steals|
BULLDOGS IN THE NFL ---
Knowshon Moreno reminded a lot of Bulldog fans last Sunday night of what he did between the hedges when he ran for a career-high 224 yards on 37 attempts against the New England Patriots. His previous high was 161 yards back in 2010 against the Chiefs. The 224 yards was the most by a former Bulldog in a NFL game. Here are the top five during the regular season in this category.
|Knowshon Moreno||Broncos||2013 vs Patriots||224 yards|
|Terrell Davis||Broncos||1997 vs Bengals||215 yards|
|Terrell Davis||Broncos||1998 vs Seahawks||208 yards|
|Terrell Davis||Broncos||1997 vs Bills||207 yards|
|Garrison Hearst||49ers||1998 vs Lions||198 yards|
Another Bulldog shining this season is rookie Alec Ogletree. The linebacker had 11 tackles to lead the Rams in a victory over the Bears. He has 75 tackles this season and is 39th in the NFL, but 3rd among rookies. Here is the top five in that first year list.
|Kiko Alonso||Bills||112 tackles|
|Paul Worrilow||Falcons||80 tackles|
|Alec Ogletree||Rams||75 tackles|
|John Cyprien||Jaguars||68 tackles|
|Tyrann Mathieu||Cardinals||65 tackles|