Stats that matter: Tech vs. Wake Forest

A look at a few statistical categories of importance for Saturday’s 7 p.m. game between Georgia Tech and Wake Forest in Winston-Salem (NCAA ranks in parenthesis):

Category……………………………….Georgia Tech………. Wake Forest

Rushing offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320.5 (4) . . . . . . .238.5 (15)

Passing offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80.0 (119) . . . . . .130.8 (110)

Total offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400.5 (50) . . . . . . .369.3 (65)

Scoring offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31.0 (48) . . . . . . .32.75 (41)

Rushing defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155.2 (69) . . . . . . .175.8 (89)

The Deacons have given up more than 500 yards in their past two games

Pass defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212.5 (69) . . . . . .291.5 (117)

Total defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367.8 (71) . . . . . .467.25 (112)

Scoring defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26.8 (80) . . . . . . .40.0 (113)

Net punting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28.0 (116) . . . . . . .35.9 (66)

Punt returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.4 (107) . . . . . . . . ..17.7 (8)

Tech is averaging 10 yards less than last season

Kickoff returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..20.5 (74) . . . . . . . .22.0 (55)

Turnover margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..00 (T-52) . . . . . . . ..00 (T-52)

Sacks allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.0 (T-23) . . . . . . . .2.8 (T-95)

This is a surprising number for the Deacons, considering how often they run the ball

5 comments Add your comment

macrotech

September 30th, 2010
11:24 am

Go Tech!!! This is our turn around game….feelin a little sorry for those Deacons….just a LITTLE!

joeygt

September 30th, 2010
11:49 am

you heard it here gt crushed wake 45-7

Vegas Jackette

September 30th, 2010
12:10 pm

I think we learned from the Kansas game that stats DON’T matter, play each game as if your hair is on fire like CPJ said.

marvin dooner

September 30th, 2010
4:15 pm

The jaackets will pose a big problem for any team on our schedule with our relentless running game that Coach Johnson devised. Just you wait and see. The stats don’t mean squat Tech is better! Nesbitt for Heisman!! Coach Johnson for COY> GO TECH!!!! RAHRAH!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

wesleywhatwhat

September 30th, 2010
5:09 pm

“marvin doucher” – u have a promising career in cheerleading, son.