Looking at the numbers: Georgia vs. Nebraska


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.

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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.

Georgia Nebraska
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
TO Margin -6 -12
3rd Down Offense 62/147 (42.18%) 69/173 (39.88%)
3rd Down Defense 73/182 (40.11%) 51/168 (30.36%)
Sacks 32 34
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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