Sunday, November 25, 2012

That Pesky Ol' Stat...

At the beginning of the season, I wrote a blog about the Georgia Defense's failure to stop opponents in the red-zone.  In fact, until the Missouri game, we hadn't stopped any opponent in our redzone since Florida in 2011.  That's horrible.

Well, folks....

Things are better.  Looking up our opponents' redzone scoring percentage today made me pretty happy.  Georgia ranks 13th nationally, and second in the SEC (AL #1 Naitonally, #1 SEC) with an opponents' scoring percentage of 71.05% (AL 60.87%).

The interesting part for me, though, is in the Opponent's TD percentage, where Georgia (15 Nationally, 4th SEC) LEADS Alabama (18th Nationally, 6th SEC) 47.37% - 47.83%.  Of course, we can see how small the difference is, but still, it's nice to know that from the standpoint of Redzone Touchdowns, our defense is on par with what is seen as the defensive standard in college football.

Naturally, these statistics are only hard-number statistics, and do not factor in anything like garbage-time points, quality of opponent, etc...but our defense is playing at a hell of a level right now, and it'll be interesting to see how they square off against the crowned-king of Bama.

Go Dawgs.

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