Did You Know:
- UGA held Vandy 45.8 yards below their rushing average for the season. The Dores were averaging 158.9 yards rushing per game. Georgia held them to 114 yards rushing.
- Georgia gave up 40.7 more yards passing than Vandy had averaged. That sounds bad until you realize that they were only averaging 90.3 yards passing prior to this match-up.
- The Dawgs held Vandy more than 10 points below their average for the season (24.5). South Carolina's highly touted defense gave up 24 points to the 'Dores while Auburn's strong D gave up 14 just like we did. (AU's D is good. Unlike their wretched O).
- No Big Plays. UGA didn't surrender a play over 20 yards to Vanderbilt. Against Tennessee, the Dawgs gave up 4 plays over 25 yards (which accounted for around 52% of the entire Vol offensive yardage). In this game, the longest Vandy play was 18 yards.
- 2 ended in touchdowns
- 7 ended in punts
- 2 ended in downs or end of game
- 2 ended in turnovers
- Average # of plays / drive was only 4.5
- Only 4 drives lasted longer than 5 plays
- Vandy only had 1 sustained drive over 40 yards, and there were 2 pass interference calls (one was questionable) that kept that drive alive.
- Vandy's 2nd TD was a 26 yard / 4 play drive that was started by a UGA turnover.
The biggest legitimate defensive complains about our performance in this game would be:
- Pass Rush - We really didn't pressure Adams at all. However, there was no consequence in this game for that action. Why blitz when there's no punishment for not blitzing?
- Hands of Stone - The inability to catch passes thrown directly to the defenders. Over the past 2 games, we've probably dropped 8-10 interceptions.