Numbers Watch...

Dave McMahon, Staff
GA Varsity

Once again Georgia had another great week in terms of the scoreboard and in the "stat-world." The team and its players did a little bit of everything from accomplishing rare feats to climbing charts. Here is a deeper look at the numbers as we look back to Vanderbilt and ahead to Missouri:

Georgia is now 6-0 for the 11th time in school history. Of the previous ten 6-0 starts, the Bulldogs wound up winning Game 7 nine times:

Georgia - Previous 6-0 Records to Start Season

7th Opponent

Result

2005

Arkansas

Won 23-20

2002

Vanderbilt

Won 48-17

1982

Kentucky

Won 27-14

1980

Kentucky

Won 27-0

1971

Kentucky

Won 34-0

1946

Florida

Won 33-14

1942

Alabama

Won 21-10

1933

Yale

Won 7-0

1931

Tulane

Lost 20-7

1927

Clemson

Won 32-0

Georgia has scored 40 or more points in three of six games this season, whereas the highest the Bulldogs scored in a single game last season was 35 points (vs. Louisiana-Lafayette), and a high of 31 points in a conference game (vs. Tennessee).

The Dawgs are +150 in scoring margin this season as they have scored 210 points while allowing just 60. In 2016, Georgia was actually in jeopardy of allowing more points than it scored, as it had only a +7 scoring margin:

Georgia - Scoring Margin by Quarter (last 2 seasons)

2016

2017

First Quarter

+5

+52

Second Quarter

-5

+29

Third Quarter

+3

+76

Fourth Quarter

+4

-7

Total

+7

+150

The 60 points allowed this season are the second fewest in the FBS. Only Penn State has allowed fewer with 54. So, yes, the Dawgs have even yielded less than Alabama (62). Last season through six games, Georgia had allowed 168 points. The fewest the Bulldogs have allowed in a season in which they played 12 or more games is 198 (2004).

The big factor last week was rushing, as Georgia rushed for 423 yards. The total was the sixth highest for a single game in school history:

Georgia - Most Yards Rushing in a Game

Opponent

Rush Yards

1974

South Carolina

502

1976

Auburn

470

1987

Vanderbilt

454

1976

Florida

432

1975

Georgia Tech

431

2017

Vanderbilt

423

Against Vanderbilt, both Nick Chubb and Sony Michel rushed for over 100 yards. Notably, nine times in the 2000s Georgia has had two players reach the century mark in rushing in the same game:

Georgia - Two Players with 100+ Rush Yards In Same Game in 2000s

Player One

Player Two

2004 vs. Vanderbilt

Danny Ware (127 yards)

Thomas Brown (122)

2009 vs. Georgia Tech

Washaun Ealey (183)

Caleb King (166)

2011 vs. Auburn

Isaiah Crowell (132)

Carlton Thomas (127)

2012 vs. Florida Atlantic

Todd Gurley (111)

Keith Marshall (104)

2012 vs. Tennessee

Keith Marshall (164)

Todd Gurley (130)

2012 vs. Auburn

Todd Gurley (116)

Keith Marshall (105)

2014 vs. Auburn

Nick Chubb (144)

Todd Gurley (138)

2016 vs. South Carolina

Sony Michel (133)

Nick Chubb (121)

2017 vs. Vanderbilt

Sony Michel (150)

Nick Chubb (138)

Chubb also had two touchdown runs, giving him 37 career rushing touchdowns, placing him second all time at Georgia behind Herschel Walker’s 49. He also became the second Georgia player to total 4,000 career rushing yards (also with Walker). Chubb's 4,042 career yards rushing are the seventh most in SEC history:

SEC - Most Career Yards Rushing

Team

Seasons

Career Yards Rushing

Herschel Walker

Georgia

1980-82

5,259

Darren McFadden

Arkansas

2005-07

4,590

Kevin Faulk

LSU

1995-98

4,557

Bo Jackson

Auburn

1982-85

4,303

Errict Rhett

Florida

1990-93

4,163

Dalton Hilliard

LSU

1982-85

4,050

Nick Chubb

Georgia

2014-present

4,042

Charles Alexander

LSU

1975-78

4,038

Michel’s 150 rushing yards were the fourth most he has ever tallied in a single game. He now has gained 2,817 career rushing yards, ranking sixth all time at Georgia:

Georgia - Most Career Yards Rushing

Seasons

Career Yards Rushing

Herschel Walker

1980-82

5,259

Nick Chubb

2014-present

4,042

Todd Gurley

2012-14

3,424

Garrison Hearst

1990-92

3,232

Lars Tate

1984-87

3,017

Sony Michel

2014-present

2,817

I can’t forget Elijah Holyfield, who scored his first career collegiate touchdown, and D’Andre Swift, who had his first receiving touchdown.

Speaking of receiving, Terry Godwin now has five touchdown receptions on the season, which ranks tied for first in the SEC, yet only 12 total receptions. Others in the conference who also have five touchdown receptions--Christian Kirk of Texas A&M and Jonathan Nance of Arkansas--have respectively made 27 and 23 catches this season.

As most of you know, Jake Fromm hasn’t thrown the football a lot this season (but remember, the Bulldogs are 6-0), but he has passed for 10 touchdowns in only 95 attempts. Of qualifying players, Fromm is third among FBS quarterbacks in highest touchdown percentage:

Highest TD Pct thrown by FBS Quarterback this season

Team

TD Passes / Attempts

Percentage

McKenzie Milton

UCF

13 TD in 101 attempts

12.9

Baker Mayfield

Oklahoma

15 TD in 134 attempts

11.2

Jake Fromm

Georgia

10 TD in 95 attempts

10.5

Georgia is 5-1 all time against Missouri with their first meeting occurring in the 1960 Orange Bowl, and their most recent being the thrilling 28-27 comeback win last season. The last time the two met in Athens was in 2015, whereby Georgia prevailed, 9-6. As is this season's meeting, the thrilling game in 2015 was Homecoming for the Bulldogs. Beginning in 1922, Georgia has a 75-18-2 all-time record on Homecoming. Here is how the Dawgs' last five head coaches have fared in Homecoming games:

Last 5 Georgia Head Coaches - Record in Homecoming Games

Seasons

Record 

Vince Dooley

1964-88

23-2

Ray Goff

1989-95

6-1

Jim Donnan

1996-00

5-0

Mark Richt

2001-15

14-1

Kirby Smart ***

2016-present

0-1

*** 4-0 Record in Homecoming Games as a Player

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