On Saturday, the Georgia Bulldogs were named a 3 point favorite over the visiting LSU Tigers. Zach Mettenberger is making his first trip as an LSU Tiger into Sanford Stadium. According to CBS Sports, Aaron Murray said he couldn’t envision any other program running the gauntlet of games that Georgia has early in the season. The Bulldogs started the season with a loss at Clemson, then they followed up with a win over South Carolina. After beating a game North Texas team, Georgia has their sights on LSU. In case you didn’t know, that’s three top 10 teams in the first four games.
LSU vs. Georgia
When: Saturday, September 28, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Sanford Stadium
The bulldogs have played the toughest schedule by far in college football. If they win this one, they are a legitimate top 5 team. Even with the loss to Clemson, you could argue that they should be in the top three. Yet, everything hinges on Saturday’s match up with LSU. They'll have the home crowd riled up between the hedges. Could this be a preview of the sec championship?
LSU has been impressive behind Zach Mettenberger. Jeremy hill is coming on strong after an early suspension. Some say this is their best offense in years. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham on the outside have been fabulous at wide receiver. They have 44 catches and 10 touchdowns combined.
However, it may be the running game that puts LSU over the hump. They’ll need to ground and pound to quiet the Athens crowd.
Aaron Murray has another chance to prove his worth. Georgia is six in total offense and they do it a multitude of ways. With the running game going, Todd Gurley will be a huge factor in this one. He’s so impressive to watch for Georgia, you sometimes forget about the passing game. They’re only putting up 360 yards per game through the air.
The Verdict: Georgia's defense has to stand up to the physical nature on Saturday. LSU has the chance to prove just how far the offense has come. This should be a close one all the way through.