Georgia’s 44-20 victory over Texas A & M in Monday’s Independence Bowl reigned down the curtain on an 8-5 campaign – one that included the most losses in one season since the advent of the Mark Richt era in 2001. With some help from the UGA media guide, I’ve updated some totals and it looks like the Dawgs are still in quite capable hands. Here’s how Richt stacks up against the competition as of Dec. 29, 2009.
WINNINGEST ACTIVE D-1 HEAD COACHES
W-L Pct. Bowls
(1) Urban Meyer : 95-18 (.841) 5-1
(2) Pete Carroll : 97-19 (.836) 7-2
(3) Bob Stoops : 116-29 (.800) 4-7
(4) Mark Richt : 90-27 (.769) 7-2
OTHER POINTS TO PONDER:
· UGA is now 38-4 all time under Richt against non-conference opponents. The non-conference losses include: Boston College (’01), West Virginia (’05), Georgia Tech (’08) and Oklahoma State (’09).
· With the win over Texas A & M, UGA (90-27) moves past Florida (89-28) as the second winningest program in the SEC since 2001, behind only LSU (91-25).
· With a blocked punt and FG vs. A & M, the Dawgs run their blocks total for the season to five: 2 FG, 2 punts, 1 PAT. In the Mark Richt era, UGA has 32 total blocks since 2001 (18 punts, 11 FG, 3 PAT). The Dawgs have turned those blocks into 114 points.
UGA is now 26-16-3 all-time in bowls. The Dawgs have played in 18 different bowls, with victories in 14 different bowls. The Bulldogs are now 2-0 in the Independence Bowl and 2-3 all-time versus Texas A & M.
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