Get To Know Georgia's Playoff Opponent -- Statistical Comparisons

Get To Know Georgia's Playoff Opponent -- Statistical Comparisons

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Get To Know Georgia's Playoff Opponent -- Statistical Comparisons

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On Sunday, the College Football Playoff committee announced Georgia will take on Oklahoma in the College Football playoff.

UGA checked in at No. 3 in the rankings, therefore the Dawgs will play No. 2 Oklahoma in Pasadena on New Years day.

Clemson will take on Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and the winners of the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl will meet in Atlanta for the College Football Playoff Championship on January 8th.

This will be the first meeting between the two prestigious football programs, the Sooners and the Bulldogs. Oklahoma is the nation’s 5th winningest program of all-time; Georgia is the 13th.

Oklahoma is playing for a chance to win its 8th national championship in program history; Georgia is playing for a chance to win its 3rd.

More historical comparisons:

This season, the two schools finished with 12-1 records. Oklahoma lost to Iowa State 38-31 team on October 7th. Iowa State finished the season 7-5.

The Sooners do, however, have impressive wins over TCU (twice), Oklahoma State and Ohio State.

Oklahoma is led by Heisman frontrunner Baker Mayfield, who is 4th in the nation in passing yards (338 ypg).

Scoring offense:

Oklahoma, 4th in the nation: 44.9 ppg

Georgia, 23rd in the nation: 34.9 ppg

Rushing offense:

Oklahoma, 27th in the nation: 215 ypg

Georgia, 9th in the nation: 263 ypg

Passing offense:

Oklahoma, 3rd in the nation: 367 ypg

Georgia, 110th in the nation: 170 ypg

Total offense:

Oklahoma, 1st in the nation: 583 ypg

Georgia, 37th in the nation: 433 ypg

Scoring defense:

Georgia, 3rd in the nation: 13.2 ppg allowed

Oklahoma, 52nd in the nation: 25 ppg allowed

Rushing defense:

Georgia, 12th in the nation: 112 ypg allowed

Oklahoma, 40th in the nation: 140 ypg allowed

Passing defense:

Georgia, 2nd in the nation: 158 ypg allowed

Oklahoma, 87th in the nation: 240 ypg allowed

Total defense:

Georgia, 4th in the nation: 270 ypg allowed

Oklahoma, 57th in the nation: 384 ypg allowed

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