Georgia Football First Look: Ball State

Georgia football First Look Ball State

Georgia football hosts Ball State on Saturday in Athens. Here is your first look at the Ball State Cardinals.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

Ball State Season So Far

Date Opponent Time TV
2-Sep at Kentucky 12:00 PM ET L 14-44
9-Sep at Georgia 12:00 PM ET SECN
16-Sep vs. Indiana State 2:00 PM ET ESP+
23-Sep vs. Georgia Southern TBA
30-Sep at Western Michigan TBA
7-Oct at Eastern Michigan 3:30 PM ET
14-Oct vs. Toledo TBA
21-Oct vs. Central Michigan 3:30 PM ET
1-Nov at Bowling Green TBA
7-Nov at Northern Illinois TBA
18-Nov vs. Kent State TBA
25-Nov vs. Miami (OH) TBA

Statistical Comparison


Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Ball St.
Georgia
32
57
3
10
0.529
0.417
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Georgia
Ball St.
10
95
2
10
0.143
0.444
4th Down Conversion Pct Ball St.
Georgia
48
82
7
8
0.500
0.000
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Ball St.
Georgia
1
101
1
13
0.000
1.000
Blocked Kicks
Blocked Kicks Allowed Georgia
Ball St.
1
116
1
12
0
1
Blocked Punts
Blocked Punts Allowed Ball St.
Georgia
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage Ball St.
Georgia
30
59
1
10
0.733
0.650
Defensive TDs Georgia 1 1 1
Fewest Penalties Ball St.
Georgia
26
41
2
5
4
5
Fewest Penalties Per Game Ball St.
Georgia
27
44
2
5
4.00
5.00
Fewest Penalty Yards Ball St.
Georgia
19
47
1
6
26
42
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Ball St.
Georgia
20
48
1
6
26.00
42.00
First Downs Defense Georgia
Ball St.
34
43
7
2
15
17
First Downs Offense Georgia
Ball St.
26
93
4
7
28
18
Fumbles Lost Georgia
Ball St.
1
113
1
12
0
2
Fumbles Recovered
Kickoff Return Defense Georgia
Ball St.
20
122
2
12
7.00
58.50
Kickoff Returns Georgia 15 4 31
Net Punting Georgia
Ball St.
23
50
6
3
44.60
41.75
Passes Had Intercepted Georgia
Ball St.
1
1
1
1
0
0
Passes Intercepted Ball St.
Georgia
34
34
4
4
1
1
Passing Offense Georgia
Ball St.
9
70
2
2
400.0
223.0
Passing Yards Allowed Georgia
Ball St.
22
81
3
8
128.0
241.0
Passing Yards per Completion Georgia
Ball St.
17
90
2
7
15.38
10.14
Punt Return Defense Georgia
Ball St.
9
109
2
11
0.00
13.50
Punt Returns Georgia
Ball St.
34
64
10
5
9.50
3.00
Red Zone Defense Ball St.
Georgia
15
71
1
8
0.500
1.000
Red Zone Offense Georgia
Ball St.
1
90
1
8
1.000
0.667
Rushing Defense Ball St.
Georgia
61
75
4
11
116.0
132.0
Rushing Offense Georgia
Ball St.
58
109
6
11
159.0
72.0
Sacks Allowed Georgia
Ball St.
1
101
1
9
0.00
3.00
Scoring Defense Georgia
Ball St.
15
113
1
11
7.0
44.0
Scoring Offense Georgia
Ball St.
18
102
7
9
48.0
14.0
Tackles for Loss Allowed Georgia
Ball St.
31
106
4
11
4.00
8.00
Team Passing Efficiency Georgia
Ball St.
37
56
6
1
165.50
146.77
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Georgia
Ball St.
27
73
4
6
91.07
127.56
Team Sacks Ball St.
Georgia
71
71
7
11
1.00
1.00
Team Tackles for Loss Georgia
Ball St.
83
100
10
8
4.0
3.0
Time of Possession Ball St.
Georgia
5
62
2
4
38:02
30:25
Total Defense Georgia
Ball St.
36
75
7
5
260.0
357.0
Total Offense Georgia
Ball St.
12
99
2
7
559.0
295.0
Turnover Margin Georgia
Ball St.
23
75
6
6
1.00
-1.00
Turnovers Gained Ball St.
Georgia
48
48
4
8
1
1
Turnovers Lost Georgia
Ball St.
1
80
1
10
0
2
Winning Percentage Georgia
Ball St.
1
85
1
5
1.000
0.000

Ball State Injuries and Suspensions


Player POS Status
B. Hunt TE Doub Sat – Ankle
C. Davis RB Ques Sat – Knee
T. Woodard DL Ques Sat – Shoulder
V. Pemberton RB Ques Sat – Knee
T. Koziol TE Ques Sat – Head

Source: Covers.com

Challenges for Georgia

Ball State opened its 2023 season on Saturday, falling 44-14 at Kentucky. The Cardinals led 7-3 at the end of the first quarter but for the remainder of the game were dominated by a strong Kentucky defense and potent Wildcat offense. Quarterback Kadin Semonza completed 15 of 21 passes for 165 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. Running back Marquez Cooper ran for 36 yards on 15 carries to lead Ball State. Receiver Dane Key had five catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. Defensive back Jordan Riley led the Cardinals with five tackles, four of them solo stops. Ball State attempted one field goal that was blocked.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Ball St 3, Georgia 45

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 12:00 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network Network.

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