The weekly morning-after look at Georgia’s stat rankings, noteworthy numbers, and other tidbits. As you might imagine, things tilt toward the desultory side in this edition:
THE BIG PICTURE
Number of years since Georgia lost to a team that finished with a losing record. That was in 2010, when Georgia fell at Colorado. The remaining schedule for Vanderbilt (3-4): Tennessee State, at Auburn, at Missouri, Ole Miss, Tennessee.
Number of years since Georgia last four of five games – which will be the case if it loses to Florida. In 2010, Georgia lost four in a row to begin the season 1-4.
Alabama losses in Kirby Smart’s final two seasons at Alabama. He’s now lost that many in his first seven games as Georgia’s head coach.
Alabama’s record the year before Nick Saban and Kirby Smart arrived. In their first season at Alabama, they went 7-6. Smart took over a Georgia team that went 10-3 last season.
Georgia losses to Vanderbilt in a four-year span. The last time that happened: 1991-94.
MORE FROM SATURDAY
Vanderbilt’s total offensive yardage on Saturday.
Vanderbilt’s return yardage (124 on kickoffs and 27 on punts)
The “hidden yardage” as Kirby Smart put it: Vanderbilt had 378 yardage on its eight punts. Georgia had just 228 on its six punts.
Vanderbilt punts that went more than 50 yards.
Total yardage of Vanderbilt’s two scoring drives: 2 yards for a touchdown after the opening kickoff return, and 7 yards before a field goal, after the kickoff-then-punt sequence at the start of the second half.
THE RUNNING GAME
Nick Chubb games of less than 100 rushing yards in games that he started in 2014-15. (The one was last year’s Tennessee game, when he was hurt.)
Nick Chubb games of less than 100 rushing yards this year.
Nick Chubb and Sony Michel’s combined rushing yards against Vanderbilt. That’s their least combined rushing yardage over the past two seasons for a game in which they both played.
Rushing yards for Brian Herrien, his least other than the Missouri game, when he didn’t play.
SPECIAL TEAMS, NEED WE SAY MORE
Georgia’s national rank (out of 128 teams) in kickoff coverage. Opponents are ranking 26.25 per return. Note: Only one team, California, has given up two kickoff return touchdowns this season, but Georgia was four yards away from being the second.
Georgia’s national rank in opponents’ punting: Opposing punters are averaging 44.28 yards per punt.
Georgia’s national rank in punt returns, averaging 7.5 yards per return.
Georgia’s national rank in punt coverage, with opponents averaging 7.14 yards per return.
Georgia’s kickoff returns national rank, averaging 21.69 per return.
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE …
Jacob Eason passing yards on Saturday, his most this season.
Different Georgia receivers who caught a pass on Saturday, eight of them catching at least two passes.
Jonathan Ledbetter’s tackles, one of them solo, in his season debut.
GEORGIA’S UPDATED SEC RANKS
Total offense, at 402.9 yards per game.
Rushing offense, at 195.6 rushing yards per game.
Passing offense, at 207.3 passing yards per game.
Total defense, at 339.7 yards per game allowed.
Rushing defense, at 111.1 rushing yards per game allowed.
Passing defense, at 228.6 passing yards per game allowed.
THIS AND THAT
Penalties called on Georgia this season, the second-most in the SEC after Florida. (In terms of penalty yardage, Georgia actually has the fifth-least.)
Georgia sacks this season, eight of them in the past two games. The Bulldogs are now tied for the sixth-most in the SEC.
Sacks allowed by Georgia this season, tied for the most in the SEC.
Jacob Eason’s SEC rank in pass efficiency rating. He has 9 touchdown passes, five interceptions, is averaging 195.1 passing yards per game and a completion percentage of 54.3.
Tackles for David Marshall, who returned to action and started his second game of the season.
Tackles for Chuks Amaechi, who made his first start of the season.
Days until Georgia opens basketball season.
Source: Dawg Nation