Saturday, November 19, 2011

This Stat Wins Ball Games And Todd Grantham Know This

What has been the biggest catalyst in UGA's 8 game winning streak? Is it Isaiah Crowell's emergence at running back? That has certainly helped. Is it the defensive line becoming dominant in the running game? Sure is a nice luxury. But the biggest reason is turnover margin.

Georgia is second in the SEC with a plus-9 in turnover margin. The defense has 13 INTs and recovered 10 fumbles, with the offense committing 14 turnovers. “We start every practice with ball disruption,” DC Todd Grantham said. “Everything from securing a fumble, getting it out of a runner, a receiver or a quarterback.”

The team that wins the turnover margin by one has an 80% chance to win, DC Todd Grantham said. Plus-2 means victory nearly 90% of the time. Grantham meticulously studied numbers and percentages during his 11-year stint in the NFL. “In pro ball you don't have to recruit,” he said. “You have to do something.”

From CBS Sports

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