UGA Football Live has been providing content on University of Georgia football via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and UGAWire.com since our first tweet in December 2012.
Today, with the help of the best fan base in America, we have grown to over 114,000 followers on Twitter and over 200,000 social media friends across all platforms. On a monthly basis, we generate an average of 15 million impressions, spreading Georgia football throughout the country and world. UGA Football Live is the largest, independent college football account in the country and ranks consistently in the Top 1% of the most influential Twitter accounts worldwide. In fact, on two separate occasions, our loyal followers and others boosted us to the daily No. 1 most influential account in the world.
Sports fans across the country are aware no one travels like DawgNation. Witness the takeover of iconic Notre Dame Stadium last season, dominating the Rose Bowl with Red & Black last January, consistently bringing 20,000 to 30,000 to SEC road games and making the Tech game in Atlanta feel like a home atmosphere. In addition, they may be the most knowledge and astute fans as well, witnessed by some cool statistics before the Kentucky game.
On Saturday, before the Georgia-Kentucky game, we sent out a tweet asking for final score predictions and comments. Over 37,000 people viewed the tweet and 1,105 delivered comments or predicted the score. Both Kera W from Atlanta and Statesboro’s Dawson Baker correctly projected the correct score, 34-17 in favor of Georgia.
One of the amazing stats we recovered from the data was how close the predictions were to the final outcome. The averages of all the predicted scores came out to 34-18, Georgia. Even more astounding, the median predicted score was right on the number, 34-17. Thirty-four points scored for Georgia was the single most popular number, with 158 people correctly predicting the Dawgs’ point total. DawgNation chose 31 as the second most likely outcome for UGA. Our followers know defensive football as well. An astonishing 32% of all respondents had the Bulldogs holding the Wildcats to 17 points. Sign these folks up as a Sports Book in Vegas.
We’ll see how well our followers do this weekend as Auburn visits Sanford Stadium in the 123rd renewal of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on ESPN