LSU vs Georgia report: Tigers create Case for No. 1 in SEC Title Game.
ATLANTA – No. 2 LSU did a lot on Saturday night inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In addition to ensuring that he won the SEC championship game to secure his first league crown since 2011, undefeated the 2019 season and a spot in the College Football Playoff, the Tigers wanted to make a statement to those who He was removed from the number. Ranking 1st they held for a large part of the season.
Gave a statement.
LSU ran through No. 4 Georgia 37-10 on Saturday night, holding the SEC East champions with three points through three quarters to take advantage of the increasingly aggressively injured Bulldogs. The Dogs added a late touchdown, but were unable to stop a consistent Tigers offense that is as dominant as any national.
Starr quarterback Joe Burrow was superb, completing 38 of 28 passes for 349 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed for 41 yards more than any Georgia player and caught his batting pass before turning his way to bat first. The Heisman Trophy front-runner had his own “Heisman Moment”, late in the third quarter when he pulled out of the Georgia Blitz, pushing even more, rolled to his right and gave Justin Jefferson 71 yards for Georgia 9 – Found on the yard line. That drive ended with a 4-yard touchdown strike from Terrace Marshall.
Georgia’s offense struggled all night. Quarterback Jake Fromm continued his deficit by completing just 20-of-42 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions with LSU freshman cornerback Derek Stingley. The quarter-opening opening from the left edge was delayed after returning from an ankle injury for the first time. Then, with a score of 27–3 in the third quarter, he telegraphed a pass, which Stingley jumped on and set up the Tigers ’final touchdown of the frame.
Whether or not LSU finishes the No. 1 team in the country in the final College Football Playoff rankings on Sunday. According to CBS Sports’s Bowl Expert Jerry Palm, though, despite losing, Florida is expected to stay ahead of Florida, as it is not the top spot on the SEC team. He would put the Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl, in the face of a Big Bowl 12-runner-up boiler.
Here are the biggest takeaways from the Tigers’ victory.
It’s not just Boro: LSU’s outside arms – Jefferson and Jarme Chase – are two of the nation’s best receivers. But can we give a little love to a little man? Yes, Clyde Edwards-Helaire has little to play back … but he packs a meanie.
The 5-foot-8 (who might be generous) junior from Baton Rouge ran for 57 yards, caught seven passes for 61 yards and was the unsung hero for the Tigers on Saturday – like he has been all season. It was his first year as the true No. 1 running back, and the 209-pounder took personally that he had doubts.
He runs like a bowling ball and provides the balance for the best offense in the country.
Defense Peaking: LSU’s defense has been porous for most of the season, but things have changed of late. It gave up only 2.86 yards per play for the Bulldogs on Saturday, which comes on the heels of a 2.82 Tigers gave to Texas A&M last week and 4.28 from the time they gained Arkansas the week before Was allowed.
Stingley was the star on Saturday, going two through the night and playing lockdown coverage on Georgia’s receivers.
He needs to play at that level going forward because it is likely that all of LSU’s potential college football playoff opponents will be able to broadcast it.
It took a while, but Dave Aranda’s security was found to be more strict when it mattered most. It is now leaping into the CFP with enough confidence to fill Death Valley.
Kirby needs to look in the smart mirror: it’s not working. Not even a little bit. Sure, Georgia has three straight SEC East titles and has played in the SEC championship game with a CFP berth on the line all those seasons, but all of this will be Georgia’s team until its head coach changes things – fast.
Every time Georgia has played fast on offense this year, it has clicked. It happened late in the first part of the win over Notre Dame, at the same time the win at Auburn and the start of the second quarter against LSU on Saturday. It only did four plays, though. An LSU injury slowed things down and the Bulldogs offense took off. What looked like a promising drive ending with a field goal. The tempo did not reappear until it was too late.
Georgia needs to be LSU. Talent in the roster and high school rank compared to the nation’s best. Smart needs to find his Joe Brady – the passing game coordinator who revolutionized LSU’s offense. If he does, Fromm can perform this task at an elite level.
In four years, it seems that Smart is not ready to do this.
LSU claims its claim to be No. 1: The selection committee has some decisions to make before determining the field, and LSU gave a lot to think about during their deliberations.
The offense gained 481 yards and averaged 6.5 yards per game. It sliced and dropped Georgia throughout the day, and Smart’s Bulldogs had no answer.
The Tigers take on every battle their team has had since meeting the opener in the season. He has done this despite a brutal schedule that includes Alabama, Auburn and Florida in addition to Georgia. They all have the possibility of a top-12 win as the final rankings arrive on Sunday.
LSU checks every box, and we’ll find out tomorrow if it tops the list and is moving to the postsen.
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