Stats That Matter: Georgia vs. Kent State 2022

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Stats That Matter: Georgia vs. Kent State 2022

A look back at what decided the game between Georgia and Kent State.

UGA beat Kent State with a performance that many Bulldog fans will question after coming in as 45-point favorites. Although many Dawg fans will focus on the negative moments from the game, facing adversity is something Coach Smart views as beneficial early in the season. Up to this point, the Dawgs have been flat out phenomenal, but before a stretch of seven straight SEC games it might not be a bad thing to have played starters into the fourth quarter of a game. Georgia should come out hungry and with a chip on their shoulder on Saturday versus Missouri.






Georgia accumulated 529 yards of total offense against the Golden Flashes. At first glance, this just goes to show how dominant the offense continues to be moving the ball down the field. However, Georgia struggled in the redzone where they settled for three field goals and coughed up the ball on a Ladd McConkey fumble. Stetson Bennett passed for 272 yards and a combination of runners tacked on another 257 yards rushing. The takeaway here is that Georgia continued to have success on the offensive side of the ball. They certainly need to eliminate the mistakes, but if Georgia continues to put up these numbers on offense, points will come.






Georgia turned the ball over three times against Kent State. Without a doubt, this seriously hampered the Dawgs’ ability to put Kent State away by limiting offensive production as well as putting our defense in tough positions to stop a dynamic Kent State offense. Ladd McConkey uncharacteristically fumbled the football twice, which led to Kent State points both times. The other turnover was a Stetson Bennett interception early in the game after trying to force a pass down the middle of the field that was well covered by Kent State defensive back, Montre Miller. This is the first time this season that UGA has lost the turnover battle during a game. Turnovers are certainly an issue that will be addressed during practice this week. Coach Smart and Coach Monken will expect flawless ball security come Saturday against the Tigers.


Brock Bowers accounted for two touchdowns against the Golden Flashes this past Saturday. With five touchdowns in his past two games, Bowers is once again demonstrating that he is the best tight end in the nation. Todd Monken utilized Bowers in the running game two times against Kent State and both occasions resulted in touchdowns, most notably on the second play from scrimmage where Bowers took an end-around 75 yards for a score. Bowers has demonstrated that he is the ultimate Swiss army knife for this UGA offense as he can impact the game by being lined up out wide and in the slot. On top of that, he can catch screens and rush the ball out of the backfield. It is yet to be determined how to stop the sophomore from Napa, California, but one thing is for sure, when you get 19 the football, good things happen.


Nine players caught passes from Stetson Bennett against the Golden Flashes. Stetson Bennett has done a phenomenal job of spreading the ball around and utilizing his playmakers. The Georgia offense was without AD Mitchell for a second-straight week. AD has essentially missed three weeks because he was injured early in the game against Sanford. Against Kent State, many young players stepped up in an uncomfortably close game. AD Mitchell should be back against Missouri, but it’s certainly gratifying to see young players like Dillion Bell and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint perform in his absence.





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