Georgia football has put together a defense that doesn’t come around all that often. We haven’t seen one of this level since 2011.
At this point, we all know this group is elite, and what they’re doing could very well make history. Their points allowed through eight games is astonishing at 53, which is roughly 6.6 a game.
Alabama’s 2011 squad was the last to do something like this, and they finished the season averaging 8.2 points a game. However, Georgia will have possibly two more games than them, so it’ll be even more impressive.
This unit was a Kirby Smart defense too, which makes it even better that he could break it.
There is still a way for the Dawgs to finish better than that, but they will have to be highly disciplined. By only giving up seven points on Saturday against the Gators helped against their cause.
Georgia has a maximum of seven games remaining, and to beat that scoring defense record, the Dawgs need to finish with 122 total points.
So the Dawgs will need to aim for 69 points through the final stretch of the season, but if they hit 70, they will tie the record.
Just for giggles, if the Dawgs continue to average 6.6 points, well — we will round up to seven points— through the next seven games, they will finish at 102 total points, putting them at 6.8 points a game.
Looking at the rest of the Dawgs schedule, they may make it happen.
The Missouri game should be easy to either hold them to zero or seven points. Tennessee is the only regular-season opponent of the four left that has the capabilities of scoring.
Right now, the Vols are averaging 37.38 points a game, and Alabama gave up 24 points to them. So Georgia will have to hunker down against them, but with this defense, they tend to punch opponents who have high-scoring offenses in the mouth, and they can’t get in the endzone.
Georgia Tech and Charleston Southern should both be games this defense can embarrass. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 30 points a game and are improving, but that defense is too powerful.
The games that worry me the most are the SEC Championship, semifinal, and possible national title game. Those three games will likely feature some of the best offenses who are used to scoring. Georgia will get tested, but while the Dawgs haven’t seen those kinds of offenses, they also haven’t seen a defense quite like that.
Georgia has the opportunity to leave their names in the history books in more than one way, but it would be cool to have the lowest scoring defense in decades.