Another Friday brings forth another blitz of stats and numbers. Georgia’s defense continued to dominate. Dawgs went into the game allowing a rush success rate of 26% to a team which has a rush rate of 70%. Pair that with 110 DBs of elite DGDs in the stands and you get a second consecutive shutout and 3.6 yards per rush. Tennessee played the worst rush defense in SEC and turned into 450 yards of rushing offense and 63% rush success rate. Alabama had advantages in most areas over Ole Miss, and efficiency and talent led of a Tide victory and cover. Without further adieu, here is the blitz.
Raw Numbers have UGA as the Number 3 overall team in net yards per play behind Coastal Carolina and Ohio State. These are not opponent adjusted, but UGA will have a second opponent in a row that has a very high net YPP rate. Auburn padded stats early in year and has questions on both sides of ball, but still shouldn't be overlooked. They are ninth in country.
Only two teams are above 50% in offensive success rate with a logjam of teams just under and hovering around 49%. Georgia is truly in a league of their own defensively.
Auburn is absolutely vulnerable against the pass. Look for Monken to try and exploit that. Bennett has shown enough arm to attack man coverage and is 3 of 4 of passes longer than 30 yards.
After Saturday run heavy gameplay, UGA is now running it on 61% of plays. This is more of an indicator of small sample size than a shift in offense. UGA will be more balanced at Jordan-Hare on Saturday especially considering Auburn in 13th in SEC in pass success rate allowed.