I'll do a full break down... but the Georgia run game averaged 5.1 ypa but .364 EPA and 53% success rate is how Georgia won the game. It wasn't pretty, but the Dawgs got it done on the road. Nothing is a given.
Georgia orchestrated a win after being down 10 at halftime. This win could be a harbinger of an incomplete team or it could be a win that Georgia rallies around... TBD.
Either way. I absolutely loved watching the Dawgs fight through it.
The defense held Missouri to 22 snaps in the second half. Georgia's offense ran 45 plays and averaged 7.0 yards in the second half. The Dawgs ran it 24 times with an average 6.4 yards per attempt, 62.5% rush success rate, and .526 EPA. They didn't have the short passing game success against the Tigers that they've had in the other 4 games, but they found a way to win a game by getting it done on the ground.
I had a question in the Dawgs Central forum wondering, with such a dominant metric analysis, why or how was the game so close.
Missouri won the explosive battle, which will win most games at a higher rate than winning the success rate battle. Missouri's 15 successful plays were really good. Although the stops were critical. Georgia held the Tigers to just 5 successful plays in the entire second half.
Here's a break down by quarter:
|YPP||Georgia on Offense|
|Success Rate||Georgia on Offense|
|YPP||Georgia on Defense|
|Success Rate||Georgia on Defense|
Quick Stat Crunch... get on @DawgsCentral_ for full stats tomorrow— Dawg Stats (@Dawg_Stats) October 2, 2022
PS. I think the O Line is hearing the criticism.
See the comment below for a detailed break down of the Missouri offensive drive chart.