STAT WATCH: Georgia offense hot from start with 7 TDs in row

by | Sep 6, 2022 | Sports

So much of the talk about Georgia last year focused on a defense that produced five NFL first-round draft picks.The Bulldogs’ defense showed no sign of dropping off against No. 11 Oregon, but it was the offense that was front and center statistically in a 49-3 win Sunday. The No. 3 and defending national champion Bulldogs became the second team in 15 seasons to score a touchdown on its first seven possessions against a ranked opponent.The seven TD drives ranged from six to 12 plays, the first six under the direction of quarterback Stetson Bennett. Backup Carson Beck was in the game for the seventh. The streak ended when they went three-and-out on their first full series of the fourth quarter.Last year Ohio State reached the end zone on its first seven drives, all in the first half, against then-No. 9 Michigan State.BLOCK THAT KICKFBS kickers have been pretty much automatic on extra points, having converted 571 of 580 this season. Of the nine misses, three were blocked — none bigger than Shyheim Brown’s deflection of Damian Ramos’ try on the final play of Florida State’s 24-23 win over LSU on Sunday.In the past 20 years, according to Sportradar, no previous one-point game …

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