Head to head: Vanderbilt vs. Georgia

Next up for Vanderbilt is Georgia. VandyMania.com compares different critical team areas of Vanderbilt and Georgia and indicates which team has the edge.

Vanderbilt
AREA
Georgia
COMMENTS
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Vanderbilt rushing offense
vs.
Georgia rushing defense
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Even. Georgia, led by linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, is 43rd nationally in rushing defense giving up just 130 yards per game. However, Georgia gave up over 190 yards rushing last week at Tennessee so they aren't a granite wall. For comparison purposes Alabama's Terry Grant, who torched Vandy, rushed for a respectable 80 yards and Ole Miss' BenJarvus Green-Ellis had 108 yards in their games against the Bulldogs. Vanderbilt's rushing attack is ranked 69th nationally, producing about 142 yards a game on average.  
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Vanderbilt passing offense
vs.
Georgia passing defense
E  
Even. Georgia allows about 190 yards a game through the air while Vanderbilt gains about 183 per contest through the air. Vandy's Earl Bennett needs just 6 receptions to become the all-time SEC career leader in receptions.  
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Georgia rushing offense
vs.
Vanderbilt rushing defense
E  
Even. Vanderbilt has the No. 53 rated rushing defense nationally while the Bulldogs have the No. 53 rated rushing offense. The Georgia rushing attacks is led by runningback Knowshon Moreno average 77 yards rushing a game but was limited to just 30 yards rushing last week at Tennessee.  
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Georgia passing offense
vs.
Vanderbilt passing defense
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Even. Vanderbilt gives up just 159 yards a game through the air. Cornerback D.J. Moore has 3 interceptions on the season for the Commodores. Georgia, led by quarterback Matthew Stafford, averages 200 yards a game passing.  
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Special Teams
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Even. Both teams have solid special teams units. The field goal kicking is about equal. While Georgia does have an edge in the net punting area the Commodores have a better kickoff return unit. Other special teams areas are about equal.  
 
Coaching
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Georgia's Mark Richt has a 65-19 record as head coach at Georgia since his arrival in 2001. Vanderbilt's Bobby Johnson is 18-45 since coming to the Nashville school in 2002. Johnson's Commodore team defeated Georgia 24-22 in Athens during 2006 season.  

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