SDS will break down all 10 SEC bowl games from a numbers perspective, and here is a look at this year’s Gator Bowl featuring Georgia and Nebraska.
Neither Nebraska’s offensive nor defensive numbers jump out at anyone, and this game pits two teams with negative turnover margins, with Georgia at -6 and Nebraska at an astounding -12. Both the Bulldogs and Cornhuskers get after the quarterback and have combined for 66 sacks in 2013.
With Josh Harvey-Clemons and Sheldon Dawson out in Georgia’s secondary, it may not hurt that bad. The Huskers haven’t been a prolific passing team, and they may not be able to take advantage of the missing personnel. However, JHC does hurt in the running game, because he is a strong tackler against the run.
|Scoring Offense||38.2 PPG||32.6 PPG|
|Rushing Offense||176.08||221.67 YPG|
|Passing Offense||313.8 YPG||199.5 YPG|
|Total Offense||489.8 YPG||421.2 YPG|
|Scoring Defense||29.4 PPG||25.3 PPG|
|Rushing Defense||148.5 YPG||161.08 YPG|
|Passing Defense||232.8 YPG||205.8 YPG|
|Total Defense||381.3 YPG||366.9 YPG|
|3rd Down Offense||62/147 (42.18%)||69/173 (39.88%)|
|3rd Down Defense||73/182 (40.11%)||51/168 (30.36%)|
|Red Zone Offense||88.06% (45 TDs, 14 FGs)||87.5% (32 TDs, 10 FGs)|
|Red Zone Defense||84.78% (27 TDs, 12 FGs)||92.11% (25 TDs, 10 FGs)|
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