Georgia football caused more damage than initially thought
At first glance of Georgia football’s game stats from this Tennessee game, it seemed like the Dawgs tallied 29 havoc plays. Once the university updated the stats, it was much worse.
Georgia finished the game with 53 havoc plays, the most in one game all season. The Dawgs finished with nine tackles for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception, 27 quarterback hurries, and six pass breakups.
Those 27 hurries were the second-most of the season behind the Auburn game when Georgia recorded 29. It’s also worthy to note that the six pass breakups tied their Vandy game numbers for the most on the season, behind the Florida game that had five breakups.
Georgia recorded their most tackles for loss in one game with nine, beating out the Kentucky and Clemson game where they tallied eight.
On the season, Georgia has 63 tackles for loss, 34 sacks, 11 interceptions, 37 pass breakups, 168 quarterback hurries, seven forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, four blocked kicks and two safeties.
Havoc is what head coach Kirby Smart wanted out of his guys, and this defense gave it to him. So even though Tennessee got what they did against Georgia, the Dawgs got far more shots on them.
Looking at these havoc numbers on the season is impressive and something to note. Georgia is on a mission to wreak as much havoc as possible, and they destroyed the SEC East. When the Dawgs create these kinds of plays, they thrive. These stats also prove why sometimes deep-diving into what a defense does outweighs what yardage they give up to a team.