Stats that matter: Tech vs. Georgia

Georgia Tech (6-5) will take on Georgia (5-6) at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens. NCAA ranks are in parenthesis.

STATISTICAL COMPARISON

Category……………………..Georgia Tech…….Georgia

Rushing offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319.4 (1) . . . . . . . .147.1 (72)

Passing offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86.3 (119) . . . . . . .243.8 (41)

Tech’s passing offense just hasn’t been able to get off the ground this season and is now just one spot above the worst passing team in college football: Army, which is averaging 77.91 yards per game.

Total offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405.6 (42) . . . . . . .390.9 (54)

Tech is 17 yards off last year’s pace in this category, mostly because of the deficiencies in the passing attack.

Scoring offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27.0 (T-61) . . . . . . .33.5 (26)

The Bulldogs have scored more than 30 points in each of their past six games. Tech has broken 30 five times this season.

Rushing defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171.1 (81) . . . . . .125.4 (T-23)

The Yellow Jackets have allowed 100 yards and a rushing touchdown in every game this season, including 109 to Duke last week, which rushed for 4 yards the week before in a loss to Boston College.

Pass defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203.4 (41) . . . . . . .194.5 (31)

The Yellow Jackets have allowed one 100-yard receiver this season: Miami’s Leonard Hankerson, and he did that on three catches.

Total defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374.5 (66) . . . . . . .319.8 (21)

Tech allowed 360.3 yards per game last season.

Scoring defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24.7 (58) . . . . . . .22.1 (T-40)

Net punting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32.4 (115) . . . . . . . .41.0 (3)

Punt returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.2 (91) . . . . . . . . .10.9 (30)

Kickoff returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21.2 (73) . . . . . . . .21.4 (71)

Tech’s kickoff coverage has been solid this season, allowing 19 yards per return. That includes the 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Virginia Tech.

Turnover margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . (.00) (T-54) . . . . . . . (.73) (T-18)

Sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.5 (T-94) . . . . . . . .2.2 (T-44)

Georgia’s Justin Houston has 10 sacks this season. Tech’s pass protection hasn’t been solid, allowing 1.36 sacks per game.

Tackles for loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.9 (T-95) . . . . . . . .6.1 (T-49)

15 comments Add your comment

Dawgtards ruin this state

November 26th, 2010
10:56 am

thUGA = 17 arrests, GT = 0 arrests

Chris

November 26th, 2010
11:05 am

I smell an upset! And First!

Chris

November 26th, 2010
11:05 am

Correction, SECOND!

Al Grohs pot

November 26th, 2010
11:09 am

UGA 42-3 and congrats on your police record, Nerds.

mash a bug

November 26th, 2010
11:21 am

BIGGEST STAT OF THE ALL

GEORGIA …….. WINNER
TECH…………….. LOSER, NERD

mash a bug

November 26th, 2010
11:21 am

FROM YOUR FRIEND BUGSQUACHER……

Bamajacket

November 26th, 2010
11:22 am

Nice stats. Bottom line, UGA has performed slightly better than we have this year. We haven’t stopped anybody. They have a much better offense. It would take a miracle, or multiple miscues by GA for us to win. We could, but I doubt it. This Tech team has played with no heart all year. Do they find one now? I just don’t see it. That has been the biggest disappointment to me all year. They have made fewer silly mistakes. It would take a perfect game.

Biggest STAT of the year

November 26th, 2010
11:22 am

Georgia……… 29 arrest LOSER, REDNECKS and THUGS
Tech………….. 0 arrest Winner

Spike

November 26th, 2010
11:50 am

Do’t worry about having to order any new rings this year, pencilnecks.

roughrider

November 26th, 2010
12:19 pm

Why not hold the trash talking until after the game?

gt45

November 26th, 2010
12:46 pm

With all the enthusiasm you dawgies have about winning, what will happen if you lose? This looks to be our weakest team in quite some time, so for the good of your poor football team, you better. If not, the few drunks that stay to watch the game, will most assuredly be shouting everything at the team and coaches except, “We love you!”

THWG

November 26th, 2010
12:49 pm

georgia sucks ,tech sucks but techs defense blows and uga will tear them up

Spike

November 26th, 2010
1:14 pm

Is Tech weraing blue jerseys?

Tech blows

November 26th, 2010
11:57 pm

Georgia always beats Tech, tomorrow won’t be any different. I’m guessing Georgia is a little better than Duke.

Woof Woof

November 27th, 2010
12:32 pm

We gonna bet you’re buts like we do allways. Tech sucks just look at how bad they’re playing in the ACC and this is a wake call up from the SEC.