PJ's GT is 6-14 vs FBS teams that have more than 1 prep week
Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:33 AM
I've been keeping a running tally of Paul Johnson's GT versus FBS teams that had more than one consecutive week to prepare. It is as follows:
PJ's GT is: 6-14 (.300) against FBS teams that had more than one consecutive week to prepare for the option but, 27-11 (.711) vs FBS that only have 1 week to prepare.
By comparison, from 2004-2007 GT was 28-20 (0.583) vs. FBS teams that had 1 week to prepare, and 8-10 (0.444) vs FBS teams that had more than 1 week to prepare.
PJ's GT is: 1-4 (.200) in bowl games- when BOTH teams have a month to prepare.
The data indicates that PJ's rarely-seen option offense is tough to prepare for in 1 week, but pretty easy to defeat, when the opponent is given more time to prepare.
Details follow: 2008: 1-2. Beat UGA. Lost to UNC & spanked by LSU. 2009: 0-2. Lost to Miami & Iowa (GT's 2 lowest yardage totals of the season.) 2010: 1-4. Beat suspension-decimated UNC. Lost to NCSU, VT, UGA, Air Force. 2011: 1-2. Beat NCSU (2 extra days). Lost to UVA (2 wks. 296 yds lowest of season. & VT, 12 days & Utah.) 2012: Lost to VT in opener. Lost to MTSU (2weeks), Beat UNC & Duke. Lost to UGA (who played option-team, Ga Southern the prior week). Beat USC in bowl.
Details for 2004-2007: 2004: Beat UMD, Duke, UConn, Syr. Lost to Miami, VT, UGA. 2005: Beat Aub, UNC. Lost to NCSU, Utah. 2006: Beat UMD. Lost to ND, Clem, UGA, WVU. 2007: Beat ND. Lost to Fesno.