Box score does not show how well the Georgia Bulldogs beat the Vanderbilt Commodores
Georgia’s No.2 against Vanderbilt wasn’t the most important game in college football on Saturday, but it got a lot of attention. The Bulldogs dominated in every way.
How bad was that? Georgia had 62 points. Vanderbilt had 77 total yards.
Scores are one thing. Box scores are just numbers. It was an easy level video game. Let’s take a look at the statistics of this game:
35: Georgian coach Kirby Smart’s team exploded to 35 points in the first quarter – the most by a Georgian team since 1996, according to statistics and information from ESPN.
The Bulldogs finished as 36-point favorites over the Commodores according to Caesars Sportsbook – and they managed to cover almost the entire game heading into the second quarter.
The 35-point lead after the first was the biggest lead in any Power 5 game since 2013 – when Florida State led NC State 35-0. Also, it’s the biggest lead for an SEC conference game since 2000.
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38-0: Vandy showed some resilience in the second, giving up just three points in the quarter. Unfortunately, he failed to put a few points on the board and entered the half-time facing a 38-0 deficit. Georgia’s halftime lead was the biggest over the SEC opponent on the road since 2010.
77: Vanderbilt’s offense, or lack thereof, was more striking than the score. The team racked up 77 offensive yards for the game and had just 54 yards in the first three quarters. As a result, Vandy became the first SEC team since the 2015 Arkansas Razorbacks to win under 60 yards in 45 minutes of action.
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No. 2 Georgia 55
Vanderbilt 0 pic.twitter.com/l9IOcKwtuH
– Bishop of Chad (@MrChadBishop) September 25, 2021
Despite the huge deficit, one Vanderbilt fan was not very impressed. The nobody shouted “overdone” to the team after the Bulldogs kicked a basket in the third.
1964: The 62-point loss is one of the most unbalanced wins in SEC history, and is tied for the third-biggest shutout win on the road for a conference game.
It was the school’s biggest shutout loss since 1964, when they were beaten by Tennessee 65-0.
Laundering losses seem all too common for the Commodores. Last season, they laid a chicken egg against Missouri 41-0.
8 and 4: Georgia scored touchdowns early and often while stopping Vanderbilt’s offense completely. The Bulldogs have twice as many touchdowns (8) as the Commodores have had in first downs (4) – talk about a full team performance.
ESPN statistics and information contributed to this report