7. Georgia football sees third-down success on both sides of the ball
Georgia football found success on third down against Charleston Southern. Both the offense and defense did an excellent job at converting, scoring and getting the Bucs off the field.
Charleston Southern converted 4-of-20 third downs, and the Dawgs forced 10 3-and-outs on the day. It’s important to note they allowed one third-down conversion in the first half and three in the second. Georgia got them off the field over and over, which gave their offense plenty of chances to score.
The Bucs converted 20% of their third-down situations, which is the kind of number the Dawgs want every week. That low percentage is an elite number and shows just how much Georgia stopped them on Saturday.
As for the offense, we predicted the Dawgs would convert 50% of their third downs, and they got close but fell just short of that as they went 6-of-13 on the day. A 46% conversion rate isn’t terrible, but Georgia didn’t convert on third-down the entire second half.
After starting 6-of-8 in the opening half, it looked like the Dawgs were going to impress on this crucial down, but the Bucs did a good job stopping them later in the game.
However, among the six third-down conversions the Dawgs did have, two of them resulted in touchdowns. Georgia did more than enough to keep drives going, but they were able to score so quickly, having that rate under 50% wasn’t a big deal.