I wasn't surprised.
Georgia Rushing Stats
|Inside own 20||25||102||4.08||3|
|Own 21 To 39||49||390||7.96||15|
|Own 40 To Opp 40||60||442||7.37||16|
|Opp 39 To 21||35||197||5.63||11|
|Opp 20 To 1 (RZ)||33||121||3.67||8|
Georgia Passing Stats
|Inside own 20||14||100||223.00||7|
|Own 21 To 39||37||70.3||209.24||20|
|Own 40 To Opp 40||32||53.1||103.01||10|
|Opp 39 To 21||32||59.4||185.68||14|
|Opp 20 To 1 (RZ)||19||73.7||213.34||6|
-Bulldogs focus on late first downs, Marc Weiszer (ABH)
-The Dawgs, the Falcons and endgame mistakes, Michael Elkon (SBN Atlanta)
ED NOTE: In response to a comment, I did some quick calculations on the 4th quarter offense:
BU- 95 yards, 14 pts (Murray finished a TD drive at start of 4th Q)
Mizzu-42 yards, 17 pts (two very short TD drives, last Georgia drive was -21 yards thanks to penalties)
FAU- 74 yards, 7 pt (Murray didn't play 4th quarter)
Vandy- 34 yards, 0 points (Murray did not play 4th quarter)
Tenn- 16 yards, 0 points
If we are using Mizzou as a guide on how to finish strong, we need the defense to come up with turnovers...which is what we had to have for Tennessee.
We've scored 24 4th quarter points with our starters in. 17 of those came on drives of fifteen (TOD), five (fumble recovery) and one yard (Int).
By my count, that is a shade under 10% of our total offensive yardage and just over 15% of our scoring offense. Some of that can be attributed to the big leads, no doubt. My concern remains that we will be in a position to have to burn 4 minutes with a less than a score lead and not be able to do so.