The game of football is decided on the field, nit in the stat book. But the stats will tell you a lot about what goes on between the lines. That's why we preview every Georgia Bulldog football game by the numbers to help find the trends and factoids that will help decide today's game. You can go here for another slant on the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.
41.3: Points scored per game by the Georgia offense in 2014, a figure which led the SEC. That will be a tough number to replicate in 2015.
20.7: Number of points allowed per game by Jeremy Pruitt's defense in 2014. Improving on that number will be a tall order, but it's doable. But if the 'Dawgs pull that off it would go a long way toward helping the team achieve its goal of returning to the SEC Championship Game (and beyond).
31: Number of consecutive games in which UL-M receiver Rashon Ceaser has had a catch. It's one of the longest such streaks in college football. The Warhawks will not be trying to run into the teeth of the Georgia defense. They're just not built for it. One thing to watch for this afternoon will be whether the Bulldog defense can get pressure from the front four to disrupt the timing and QB sight-lines in the short to intermediate passing game. If they can, UL-M is in some serious trouble.
2: Length of the Warhawks' current win streak over Wake Forest (2013 and 2014).You'll recall they also beat Alabama in 2007 and Arkansas in 2012. In short, there's every reason to believe that this group will not be awed by the atmosphere in Sanford Stadium.
31: Number of consecutive games in which UL-M receiver Rashon Ceaser has had a catch. It's one of the longest such streaks in college football.
294.8: Average weight of the UL-M starting offensive line. Not small for a Sun Belt squad.
292.2: Average weight of the Georgia starting offensive line. Size isn't everything. But the line of scrimmage will be one place where it will be interesting to see what kind of changes new strength and conditioning boss Mark Hocke has been able to make in his short tenure in Athens.
27: Nick Chubb's number. No list of numbers that will help decide this game would be complete without that one. Until later . . .