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Georgia 31, Vanderbilt 14: A long, choppy, sloppy game

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Georgia 31, Vanderbilt 14

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Basics Georgia Vanderbilt Nat'l Avg
Total Plays 66 89
Close Rate (non-garbage time) 76.1%
Avg Starting FP 24.5 31.1 29.7
Possessions 12 15
Scoring Opportunities*
5 9
Points Per Opportunity 3.40 1.44 4.80
Leverage Rate** 61.5% 56.1% 68.3%
Close S&P*** 0.641 0.421 0.584
* A scoring opportunity occurs when an offense gets a first down inside the opponent's 40 (or scores from outside the 40).
** Leverage Rate = Standard Downs / (Standard Downs + Passing Downs)
*** When using IsoPPP, the S&P formula is (0.8*Success Rate) + (0.2*IsoPPP)
EqPts (what's this?) Georgia Vanderbilt
Total 38.2 36.3
Rushing 25.6 10.9
Passing 12.6 25.4
Success Rate (what's this?) Georgia Vanderbilt Nat'l Avg
All (close) 40.4% 24.2% 41.3%
Rushing (close) 40.0% 15.6% 42.5%
Passing (close) 40.9% 32.4% 40.1%
Standard Downs 43.8% 24.3% 46.8%
Passing Downs 35.0% 24.1% 29.6%
IsoPPP (what's this?) Georgia Vanderbilt Nat'l Avg
All (close) 1.59 1.14 1.27
Rushing (close) 1.89 1.79 1.06
Passing (close) 1.19 0.84 1.49
Standard Downs 1.54 0.87 1.10
Passing Downs 1.70 1.48 1.83
Line Stats Georgia Vanderbilt Nat'l Avg
Line Yards/Carry (what's this?) 3.34 2.36 2.80
Std. Downs Sack Rt. 0.0% 5.3% 5.1%
Pass. Downs Sack Rt. 5.9% 13.3% 6.6%
Turnovers Georgia Vanderbilt
Turnovers 1 3
Turnover Points (what's this?) 5.9 20.2
Turnover Margin Georgia +2
Exp. TO Margin Georgia +0.22
TO Luck (Margin vs. Exp. Margin) Georgia +1.78
TO Points Margin Georgia +14.4 points
Situational Georgia Vanderbilt
Q1 S&P 1.337 0.345
Q2 S&P 0.659 0.462
Q3 S&P 0.602 0.000
Q4 S&P 0.526 0.731
1st Down S&P 0.605 0.559
2nd Down S&P 0.661 0.426
3rd Down S&P 0.575 0.521
Projected Scoring Margin: Georgia by 16.2
Actual Scoring Margin: Georgia by 17

It's pretty hard to pull off 89 snaps with a 24 percent success rate, but kudos to Vanderbilt for figuring out a way. So many possessions in this game were quick for reasons good or bad -- three of Georgia's five scores took 75 seconds or less (partially because two were returns), and four failed drives occupied under 2 minutes; VU on the other hand, was punting within two minutes on five occasions, scored once in 49 seconds, and threw picks three times within 90 seconds.

The result was a long, choppy game that Georgia controlled ... and that Georgia completely put away until late. There were 80 rushes, and it still lasted nearly four hours.

Georgia, I just need to see a little bit from your passing game to be sold on you. Nick Chubb's Nick Chubb, and the defense is looking great. But Greyson Lambert (11-for-21 with no completions of even 20 yards) still scares the hell out of me.