How Georgia And Auburn Stack Up: Statistical Breakdown

How Georgia And Auburn Stack Up: Statistical Breakdown

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How Georgia And Auburn Stack Up: Statistical Breakdown


In beating Kentucky 34-17 last weekend, Georgia (8-1, 6-1) locked up the East and earned a spot in the SEC Championship against Alabama. But first, both teams have to go through Auburn, which would love nothing more than to play the role of spoiler for its two biggest rivals.

Here’s a look at the statistical breakdown of the two teams for almost every major category. On paper, Georgia dominates this game, as the Dawgs lead by a wide margin in a good bit of areas.

The stats are provided by CFBStats.com.

Offensive Breakdown

Scoring Offense

  • Auburn ranks 75th in the nation in scoring offense at 28.3 points per game.
  • Georgia ranks 20th at 38.1 points per game.

Rushing Offense

  • Auburn ranks 82nd in the nation rushing at 155.22 yards per game on the ground.
  • Georgia, on the other hand, ranks 17th at 233.78 yards per game. Elijah Holyfield and D’Andre Swift lead the way for the Bulldogs. Last week, Georgia rushed for 331 yards against Kentucky.

Passing Offense

  • Neither team makes its living through the air, as both are run first offense.
  • Auburn ranks 80th in the nation at 222 yards per game.
  • Georgia checks in at 79th in the nation in passing, with Fields and Fromm combining for 222.4 yards per game.

Total Offense

  • In total yards, Auburn offense ranks at 91sr nationally, at 377.2 yards per game.
  • Georgia’s offense got back on track the past two weeks vs Florida and Kentucky and the Dawgs rank 29th in total offense, putting up 456.2 yards per game.

First Downs

  • Auburn ranks 101st at 19.3 first downs per game.
  • Georgia’s 23.2 first downs per game rank 37th in the nation.

Penalties

  • Auburn averages 6.9 penalties per game, resulting in 59.7 yards given up. That’s 79th nationally.
  • Georgia has been better, but not great. UGA ranks 57th nationally. At 5.8 per game, Georgia gives up 53.3 yards off penalties per game. 

Turnover Margin

  • Auburn ranks 53rd in turnover margin, with a +2 margin.
  • Georgia has forced 14 turnovers and given up 9, with a +5 turnover margin. Dawgs rank 23rd in this category.

Sacks allowed

  • Auburn ranks 64th with 19 allowed at 2.11 per game.
  • Georgia ranks 30th, with 13 total sacks allowed at 1.44 per game.

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