How bad was it? Georgia had 62 points. Vanderbilt had 77 total yards.
Scores are one thing. Box scores are just numbers. This was a video-game-on-easy-level beatdown. Let’s go inside the stats of this game:
35: Georgia coach Kirby Smart’s squad exploded for 35 first-quarter points — the most by a Georgia team since 1996, according to ESPN Stats and information.
The Bulldogs closed as a 36-point favorite over the Commodores according to Caesars Sportsbook — and they managed to nearly cover the full game spread before the second quarter.
The 35-point lead after the first was the biggest lead for any Power 5 game since 2013 — when Florida State led NC State 35-0. Also, it’s the largest lead for an SEC conference matchup since 2000.
3 mins left in 1st Quarter pic.twitter.com/J6k5U0tmHS
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) September 25, 2021
38-0: Vandy showed some resilience in the second, only relinquishing three points during the quarter. Unfortunately, it failed to put some points on the board and entered the half facing a 38-0 deficit. Georgia’s lead at the half was the largest over SEC opponent on the road since 2010.
77: More eye-popping than the score was Vanderbilt’s offense — or lack thereof. The team accumulated 77 yards of offense for the game and only had 54 yards through the first three quarters. As a result, Vandy became the first SEC team since the 2015 Arkansas Razorbacks to gain less than 60 yards through 45 minutes of action.
End of the third quarter
No. 2 Georgia 55
Vanderbilt 0 pic.twitter.com/l9IOcKwtuH
— Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) September 25, 2021
Despite the huge deficit, one Vanderbilt fan wasn’t that impressed. The person yelled “overrated” at the team after the Bulldogs kicked a field goal in the third.
1964: The 62-point loss is one of the most lopsided wins in SEC history, and is tied for the third-largest road shutout victory for a conference game.
This was the school’s largest shutout loss since 1964 when they were routed by Tennessee 65-0.
Shutout losses seem all too common for the Commodores. Just last season, they laid a goose egg against Missouri 41-0.
8 and 4: Georgia scored touchdowns early and often while completely shutting down Vanderbilt’s offense. The Bulldogs scored twice as many touchdowns (8) than the Commodores had first downs (4) — talk about a complete team performance.
ESPN Stats and Information contributed to this report