2005 SEC Champs: By the numbers


Posted Dec 4, 2005


ATLANTA - Michael A. Lough takes a look at the numbers as Georgia wins the 2005 SEC Title.

Georgia didn't committ a turnover, befitting the nation's No. 9 team in turnover margin, the second time this year the Bulldogs never gave it back (Kentucky).

1

The score of the last SEC Championship meeting was 34-13 in LSU's favor, the Tigers managing one more point this time than the Bulldogs did in that one.

2

LSU's previous season-low in points was 16 in the 16-13 win over Alabama, two points less than Saturday.

2.1

The Bulldog defense allowed only 2.1 yards per rush for the Tigers.

3

Only three times this season has LSU trailed at halftime, the Tigers coming back to win both: 10-7 to Arizona State and 10-0 to Alabama. LSU beat ASU 35-31 and Alabama 16-13 in overtime.

4

Four teams have led by at least 14 points or more in the SEC Championship game: Georgia in 2002, LSU in 2003, Auburn in 2004, and Georgia in 2005. All four won the game: Georgia 30-3 over Arkansas, LSU 34-13 over Georgia, Auburn 38-28 over LSU, and Georgia 34-14 over LSU.

5

Georgia's five sacks were a season high, the Bulldogs getting QB dumps from Will Thompson (two), Jeffrey Owens, Marcus Howard, and Tim Jennings.

7:19

LSU's only first-quarter scoring drive was a long one, and the Tigers only had the ball for 10 minutes and 25 seconds the rest of the half.

9-5

The East has the upper hand on the West in the SEC championship game.

11

Georgia's 11 tackles-for-loss is an SEC Championship game record, breaking the Bulldogs' mark of 10 in 2002.

12

The number of SEC titles won by Georgia after Saturday, two coming from Mark Richt in four years.

16

The Tigers were held 16 points below their season scoring average of 30 points.

51

Brandon Coutu's 51-yard field goal tied the Championship game record, shared by Georgia's Billy Bennett (2003) and Tennessee's Alex Walls (2001)

480

The teams combined for 480 yards, 293 below their combined average.

73,717

Saturday's attendance.


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