Despite standing at 4-2, Georgia is ranked No.6 in my power rankings as I truly believe that the Bulldogs are one of the best teams in college football this season. After starting the season with two difficult losses to Boise State and South Carolina, the Bulldogs have won four straight, including double-digit wins over Mississippi State and Tennessee. Based on their statistics from the line of scrimmage, the Bulldogs are a ‘play on’ team for the remainder of the regular season.
Georgia Bulldogs’ Offense:
Georgia is averaging an impressive 32.2 points per game this season, including 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 5.7 yards per play to teams that combine to allow just 22 points per game, 6.1 yards per pass play and 5.0 yards per play to mediocre offensive squads. Moreover, the Bulldogs possess an explosive capability as they are averaging 12.6 yards per point against teams that combine to yield just 15.2 yards per point. Overall, Georgia is 2.2 yards per pass attempt and 0.7 yards per play better than average offensively this season, which is certainly worthy of the No. 6 ranking in my overall power ratings.
Georgia Bulldogs’ Defense:
After allowing 35 points to Boise State and 45 points to South Carolina, the Bulldogs’ defense has responded by limiting opponents to a combined 35 points over the last four weeks (8.75 points per game). Overall, Georgia has allowed 19.2 points per game this season, including 2.7 yards per rush attempt, 5.5 yards per pass attempt and 4.1 yards per play to teams that combine to average 3.9 yards per carry, 7.5 yards per pass play and 5.5 yards per play. Georgia’s defense continues to fly under-the-radar as the Bulldogs are an incredible 1.2 yards per rush play, 2.0 yards per pass play and 1.4 yards per play better than average from the line of scrimmage in 2011. These numbers also include the first two weeks of the season wherein Georgia yielded 80 points, which indicates how good this team has played over the last four games.
Georgia is one of the best (if not the best) 4-2 teams in college football. With one of the best coach in the game in Mark Richt, the Bulldogs remain a ‘play on’ team for the remainder of the 2011 campaign.