WKU Week: Over/Under Revisited

ATHENS – Dean Legge takes a look inside the numbers of Georgia's match up with Western Kentucky.


"100 yards… Thomas Brown has not had a 100-yard game since the South Carolina game last season. Brown is expected to get the bulk of the carries Saturday."

Brown didn't get near the 100-yard mark Saturday. He had only 10 carries for 26 yards. Georgia only ran the ball 27 times but still managed to average more than five yards a carry. Brown's only kickoff return netted 32 yards. He also had three catches for 20 yards. Brown rounded out his busy day by being a gunner on punt return.

"200 yards… Joe Tereshinski had about 100 yards in the three games where he saw a lot of action. He'll need to average double that this season for the Dawgs to be effective. Less than a 200-yard day will get the message boards stirring."

Tereshinski didn't have 200 yards, and now the Bulldog Nation, and perhaps even more, the media is buzzing about Matthew Stafford. Tereshinski's wide receivers did him in, however, as they dropped no less than four very catchable balls – a curse which the Bulldog receivers still have not figured out. Stafford will likely get some time in Columbia this week, but Richt already named Tereshinski the starter for the game with Carolina. He will remain the starter if the Dawgs win – if the don't…

"35 points… That's how many points the Bulldogs are averaging against out-of-conference opponents in Athens."

Georgia's special teams made it easy for the Dawgs to get to 31 points before the halftime break. They made it look easy.

"143.85 yards… That's how many rushing yards these Bulldogs allowed last season. It has been the defense's goal so far this fall to get average that closer to the averages from 2001 to 2003."

Georgia's defense is still on a mission because of last season's loss to West Virginia in the Sugar Bowl. The Dawgs allowed only 67 yards on the ground, but most of those yards came against the Dawgs' inexperienced second and third units.

"More than two… if Georgia allows more than two sacks their offensive line has had a bad day… if the Georgia defense has allowed more than two scores they have had a bad day… if more than two Bulldog quarterbacks play Saturday Matthew Stafford might not redshirt."

Georgia's offensive line allowed only one sack for a seven-yard loss. The defense allowed only two score, but Seth Watts' holding call in the end zone resulted in a safety. A blown coverage was the reason for the only touchdown allowed on the day. As it turned out more than two quarterbacks played – Stafford had a good day.

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