Georgia – Houston: Facts and Figures

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Houston is one of only three teams (Southern Cal and Holy Cross) that Georgia has faced at least three times that the Dawgs have yet to defeat.

Houston head coach Dana Dimel has coached against Georgia in Athens once before. He lead Wyoming to a 16-9 loss in Athens in 1998.

The running game is Houston's biggest problem. The Cougars are ranked 93rd nationally in both rushing per game and rushing defense.

Georgia's 1967 game against Houston in the Astrodome was the first time that the Dawgs had ever played a football game indoors. Georgia has played indoor 8 times total going 2-6.

Houston's offense allowed five sacks in their only game this season. Georgia ranks 8th in the SEC with three sacks for –13 yards.

Houston's Orlando Iglesias ranks 3rd in the country with his 33 game consecutive reception streak. Georgia's Terrence Edwards ranks 8th with his 25 game streak.

Iglesias is also Houston's most experienced player. He has started 34 games in his career at Houston.

Kelly Robertson is the second inexperienced quarterback that Georgia has faced this season. Robertson's only career start came two weeks ago against Rice.

Houston managed only one first down rushing, which is not surprising considering their poor rushing total of 7 yards against Rice.

Georgia has yet to fail at converting a fourth down play. The Dawgs are 3 of 3 on the season.

Georgia's Musa Smith is the third ranked running back in the SEC and 19th in the country averaging 117 yards a game.

Georgia's Damien Gary and Terrence Edwards are ranked 3rd and 5th in the SEC respectively in receptions per game.

Billy Bennett's 45-yard field goal is second best thus far this season in the SEC.

Georgia's passing offense is ranked higher in the SEC than traditional passing teams Tennessee and Kentucky. The Dawgs are ranked 3rd behind only Ole Miss and Florida.

Jonathon Kilgo's net punting is fourth best in the country. He and the rest of the special team Dawgs are allowing –0.2 yards per punt return.


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