More Nuggets
Leonard Pope
Dawg Post
Posted Sep 17, 2006

Georgia is looking good so far. You can't get much better than 3-0. Sure there are some things you would like to change, but overall things are going well. Here are some additional numbers that you may or may not know. Hopefully you will find them useful. Enjoy...

I am starting this one, like I did the last one... Through 3 games... our running game, like we expected has been divided by the main 3 backs. This is how they been divided...

Thomas Brown -- 36 rushes, 121 yards, 3.4 yards per attempt, 1 TD... 5 receptions, 46 yards, 0 TD... 41 total touches, 1 TD

Danny Ware -- 23 rushes, 159 yards, 6.9 yards per attempt, 2 TD... 3 receptions, 80 yards, 0 TD... 26 touches, 2 TD

Kregg Lumpkin -- 23 rushes, 116 yards, 5.0 yards per attempt, 2 TD... 1 reception, 12 yards, 0 TD... 24 touches, 2 TD

Remember last year, these 3 combined for 18 receptions... through 3 games, they have 9.


Pass distribution is as follows (33 receptions)

To the WR... 19 receptions... 57.6 %

To the TE... 4 receptions... 12.1 %

To the RB... 10 receptions... 30.3 %

Thanks to Leonard Pope... last season, the tight end position caught 26.4 % of the total receptions.


The Bulldogs 3-0 start should not be a surprise. They have started 3-0 in 8 out of the last 10 seasons. The only ones they did not start 3-0 is in 2001, Mark Richt's first season and the year before, 2000.

Florida has started 3-0, 6 times in the last 10 years. Auburn 5 times, Tennessee 4 times and Georgia Tech just twice.


The biggest thing that Georgia fans are talking about now is that they have had back-to-back shutouts. Most people know that the last time Georgia did that was in 1980.

But when was the last time they had back-to-back-to-back shutouts?

Back in 1971... Georgia shut out Vanderbilt, Kentucky and South Carolina in 3 straight games.

The time before that was even more impressive. Back in 1945, Georgia shut out Florida, Auburn and Georgia Tech in 3 straight games.

In 1942, Georgia had 6 shutouts, including 2 back-to-back games, but never 3 in a row.

In the Erk Russell era (1964-1980), Georgia had back-to-back shutouts in 1964, 1969, 1971 and in 1980.


Another big thing is the play of Brandon Coutu... The junior kicker is now 4-for-7 in kicking field goals 50 yards or longer.

The kicker who most fans compare all kickers to is Kevin Butler. Butler was 10-for-17 from 50 yards out while at Georgia.


Georgia's next opponent is Colorado. Georgia is currently 10-7 vs opponents in the Big XII. The most success comes against Baylor who Georgia is 4-0 including a 15-3 win in Ray Goff's first game as head coach in 1989. Georgia is also 3-0 vs Texas Tech including a 15-12 win in Jim Donnan's first win as Georgia's head coach.

Other big wins vs Big XII schools include the win vs Missouri in the 1960 Orange Bowl and the 1984 Cotton Bowl win over Texas...

What time is it in Texas?

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