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Posted Nov 3, 2006
There is a saying that goes close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Well it certainly doesn't count in college football games. A loss is always a loss in the record book. The Georgia Bulldogs are not the only team suffering from close games as you will see.
As you all know
again last week by 7 points. It was the 5th straight game that Georgia and Florida has played a game decided by 7 or less points.
It was also the 34th time in series history that a Georgia/Florida game has been decided by 7 or less points.
game has been decided by 7 or less points in 47 meetings.
game has been decided by 7 or less points in 40 meetings.
This season marked just the 17th time that Georgia and
played in a contest decided by 7 or less points.
Georgia has actually played 4 SEC games this year decided by 7 or less points.
Last season Georgia also played in 4 SEC games decided by 7 or less points.
There has been 31 SEC head-to-head games this season and 17 have been decided by 7 points or less.
Even closer is that of the 31 games, 9 of them have been decided by 3 or less.
To the good people of CBS... of the 9 SEC head-to-head games they have shown this season... 5 of those have been decided by 4 or less points.
Those 9 games represent 29% of the SEC head-to-head games. Last year only 20.4% of the SEC head-to-head games decided by 3 or less points. Since 2000, the highest percentage has been 30.6% which happened in 2001.
The 29.0% is also the highest percentage of any major conference. The ACC is 2nd with 24.1%. The Big Ten and the Big 12 are at 17.2%.
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