Arkansas Over/Under Revisited

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Posted Oct 24, 2005


ATHENS – Dean Legge takes a look at the critical numbers in Georgia’s win over Arkansas.

“32… That’s how many total yards Arkansas has given up this season in six returned punts. Georgia has also had only six punts returned, and have allowed even fewer total return yards – 20.”

Arkansas allowed Georgia more punt return yards than it had previously – 39. The Bulldogs also allowed more than their previous season total – 23.

“263… That’s how many yards per game the Razorbacks are averaging – the most in the SEC; sixth best this season. Arkansas, however, has not had a 100-yard rushing effort as a team against Georgia since before the 2000 game.”

The Hogs had no problem running the ball against Georgia – Arkansas pounded Georgia for 216 yards rushing; the most the Bulldogs have allowed all season long.

“20… That’s the lowest number of points Georgia has scored against Arkansas since 1993. In the ten games between the two schools, Arkansas has scored 20 or more points only three times; Georgia has done it seven times.”

Georgia put up 23 points, but they needed all of them as they allowed the Hogs to run their way to 20 points.

“5… That’s how many times this season D.J. Shockley has ended the season by completing a pass to at least eight players. The only time he didn’t – against South Carolina – he completed passes to four Bulldogs and one Gamecock.”

After leaving the game early with a knee injury, Shockley only completed six passes on ten attempts.

“2003… That’s the last time the Dawgs started a game without either Kedric Golston or Gerald Anderson as a starting defensive tackle. It occurred only because Georgia was playing Purdue and needed to get an extra defensive back – Demario Minter – onto the field for matchup reasons.”

Missing Golston and Anderson showed. Arkansas ran as will against the Bulldogs, but the worst injury of the day was Shockley’s.

“4… That’s how many more sacks Quentin Moses has than his teammate and fellow defensive end Charles Johnson. The pair has a competition to see who will get the most by the end of the season. Moses is currently leading the SEC in sacks – Johnson is 11th.”

Johnson had one sack to get closer to Moses, but Will Thompson had the biggest sacks of the day – two.

“3-5… That’s Arkansas’ record against teams ranked fourth in the nation. Arkansas has twice played a fourth-ranked Georgia team. In 1969, Arkansas beat Georgia 16-2 in the Sugar Bowl, and in 2002 the Hogs lost to Georgia 30-3 in the SEC Championship Game.”

The Hogs dropped to 3-6 against number four-ranked Georgia teams – barely.


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