Georgia’s defense has played outstanding so far this season. Its scoring defense is at around 20 ppg, and if that holds, it would be the lowest since 2007.
The scoring defense is calculated like this:
(35+45+0+14+10+12+28+20+16)/9= exactly 20 ppg.
But that calculation takes into account 28 points against South Carolina, 7 against Ole Miss, 7 against Mississippi State, 7 against Vanderbilt and 7 against Florida that the Defense was not even on the field.
A more accurate calculation to find scoring defense would be:
(35+17+0+7+3+12+21+13+16)/9= approx. 13.77 ppg.
If the defense continues to give up around 13 points a game, Georgia is going to have a great season. 13 ppg is lower than any ppg average the defense gave up during the Van Gorder era. The 16 points scored by the NM State Aggies was the most that points scored soley on the defense since the Vanderbilt game, and Saturday was only the third time all season the opposing team did not get freebie points from speacial teams or offense. About 25% of the points scored against UGA this season the defense has not been accountable for. And let’s be honest, the point scored by the Aggies came against the reserves.
UGA’s defense has only given up 8 defensive touchdowns in its last 6 games. One came on a trick play and another came with two and a half minutes left in the Tennessee game. Another came from a trick play versus Vandy. Another came from blown coverage on 4th and 19 against Florida (thier only offensive TD). This may not have been the top teams in the SEC, but we have a been shutting down teams and they have been unable to move the ball on the UGA defense. What was so astoninshing is the 2nd half play of the defense. Teams have scored on big plays. Rarely has a team been able to drive the length of the field and score a TD against the UGA defense.
The UGA defense has playmakers all over the field. The talent on that side of the ball is the best its been in 7 years. Jarvis Jones is awesome.
What Georgia’s defense did to the Gators is comparable to what Alabama and LSU did.
And this has been without Alec Ogletree most of the time and Christian Robinson a significant amount of time. The second half of the Florida game, the UGA Defense had its full contingent for truly the first time all season. The result for Florida? 32 yards, 3 points and one first down.
I have been saying it for weeks here every Monday folks. The UGA defense is elite.