By the Numbers

Brandon Sudge, Staff
GA Varsity

0 : Mississippi State did not return any of Georgia’s punts or kickoffs.

.33 : Georgia’s stress on red-zone defense worked this week. The unit held Mississippi State to one score on three trips inside-the-20

1 : Georgia’s defensive reserves kept Mississippi State out of the end zone with a stop at the 1-yard line.

1 : For the first time under Kirby Smart, Georgia starts 4-0.

2 : Georgia collected its first two interceptions of the season, both off of Nick Fitzgerald.

2 : Georgia’s starting defense did not allow a touchdown by MSU. It has only allowed two opponent touchdowns in four games this season.

2 : Georgia’s offense was balanced with a difference of only two yards -- 203 yards rushing to 201 yards passing.

2 : In addition to an interception and seven tackles, DeAndre Baker collected two important pass break-ups.

2 : Georgia is ranked No. 2 in the nation in fewest punt return yards allowed (-4). Bulldogs were ranked No. 51 last year.

3 : Georgia safety J.R. Reed had three pass breaks-ups

4 : Georgia jumped four spots to No. 7 in the Associated Press poll after Saturday’s win. Mississippi State remains ranked at No. 24.

4 : Georgia’s defense ended four of Mississippi State’s drives with a three and out.

6 : In his return to Sanford Stadium, former Georgia safety Jonathan Abram collected six tackles for Mississippi State.

7 : Quarterback Jake Fromm completed nine passes to seven different Georgia players.

8 : Fromm completed his first eight passes; with his first incompletion coming in the third quarter. He threw that ball away on purpose.

8 : Terry Godwin has recorded eight receptions on the year; four of which have been for touchdowns.

8 : The Bulldogs have the No. 8 best scoring defense in the nation.

9 : Georgia is No. 9 in the nation in highest touchback percentage on kickoffs. Bulldogs were 65th last year.

10 : Reed led the team in tackles after he recorded 10 on Saturday.

11.5 : The points per game allowed by Georgia’s defense through four games. Last season through four games, Georgia allowed 30.0 points per game.

12-0 Georgia’s record when Nick Chubb has two touchdown rushes in a game.

13 : Rodrigo Blankenship was perfect on touchbacks once more -- a 6-for-6 tally in the SEC opener. Blankenship has booted 13 consecutive kickoffs for touchbacks in the last two games..

13 : Dominick Sanders’ 13th interception of his career tied him for 5th in the UGA record books with a number of former Georgia athletes -- including Smart.

15 : Georgia’s offensive line is 15th best in the nation in fewest sacks allowed.

16 : Despite having the ball for nearly three more minutes than its opposition, Georgia ran 16 fewer plays.

16 : Georgia is ranked No. 16 in the nation for fewest kick return yards allowed. Bulldogs were ranked 94th last year.

28 : Georgia’s “Wild Dawg” formation finally paid off as Nick Chubb scampered for a 28-yard score.

41 : Fromm found tight end Isaac Nauta for a 41-yard touchdown score.

47 and 83: Saturday marked the first time that Fitzgerald (83 passing yards, 47 rushing) had been held below 100 yards in both passing and rushing since Mississippi State lost to South Alabama to open 2016.

49 : Blankenship tied his career-long kick with a 49-yard field goal in the victory.

59 : Georgia revealed an offensive wrinkle on the game’s first play as a flea flicker from Fromm to Godwin went for a 59-yard score.

69 : D’Andre Swift continues to get more action. The true freshman collected 69 yards on 10 carries. It was a career-high and now has 196 on the season which is second on the team.


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