A Closer Look at the UGA Defense

Last week I took a look at the UGA Defense.  A reader suggested I make this a weekly feature, just so we can keep up with how the defense is progressing and not having to try and remember the intricate details of early games later in the season.


The UGA scoring defense ranks 6th in the Conference with 20.6 ppg.  Ehh.


But that defense is calculated using the following method:


(35+45+0+14+10)/5 , which equals 20.8.


But really, the defense shouldn’t be held accountable for 28 points against South Carolina, 7 points versus Ole Miss, and 7 points versus Mississippi State as those points came off the offense or special teams, when Coach Grantham’s unit was not even on the field, or such ridiculous field position (on their own 5 yard line perhaps, against the best running back in America).


So the scoring defense formula should be calculated by using the following method:


(35+17+0+7+3)/5, which equals 12.4, which puts UGA right up there with LSU.


The defense has given up 8 TDs on the season.  Special teams and the offense have given up 6 TDs on the season.  Think about that for a minute.


And that has been without Christian Robinson and Alec Ogletree for the majority of the season.   This is by far the best defense we have had since 2006, and certainly the best secondary since 2005.


And most of the defense should come back for 2012.


Go Dawgs.




2 Responses to “A Closer Look at the UGA Defense”

  1. 1 Red Blackman October 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Preaching to the choir, broseph.

    If’n you don’t mind, let me hit a solo…..

    #2 in the nation in defensive third down efficiency.

    #5 in first downs allowed.

    #4 in passes intercepted.

    #4 in passing defense.

    #7 in total defense

  2. 2 Jim October 3, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Excellent points. I have never understood why points scored against a team off special teams (punt return or kickoff returns for touchdowns), or fumbles returned for touchdowns, pick 6 for touchdowns, is added into the points given up by the defense. There is a big difference in giving up 20 points a game and 12 points a game.

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