SEC Game Of The Week
#6 LSU Tigers vs. #9 Georgia Bulldogs 3:30 pm Athens, GA CBS
The LSU Tigers travel to Athens to take on the Georgia Bulldogs. LSU is unbeaten sitting at 4-0 and coming off of an impressive home victory over Auburn (35-21). Georgia struggled early in their game last week against North Texas. Tied at 21 early in the third quarter, the Bulldogs scored the game's last 24 points en route to a 45-21 victory.
The Bulldogs are 2-1 and can jump back into the national championship talk with a victory over LSU. The Tigers can add to their resume this weekend with a victory over Georgia. If the Tigers can win this game, they will have clear sailing until their November matchup with #1 Alabama.
-LSU has won 2 straight against the Bulldogs.
-UGA QB Aaron Murray has completed 72% of his passes with 7 TD's and 2 INT's on the season.
-UGA RB Todd Gurley has rushed for 377 yards and is averaging 6 yards per carry with 4 TD's.
-UGA offensive line playing well only giving up 6 sacks through 3 games.
-UGA is -1 in turnover margin on defense.
-UGA defense surrendering 245.3 passing yards per game and allowing 143.3 rushing yards per game.
-UGA ranked 9th in the nation averaging 360.7 passing yards per game and 213.3 rushing yards per game.
-UGA offense putting up 40.3 points per game and the defense is giving up 29.7 points per game.
-LSU averaging 43.3 points per game.
-LSU is very balanced averaging 259.3 passing yards per game and 220.8 rushing yards per game.
-LSU QB Zach Mettenberger is thriving in new OC Cam Cameron's system. Mettenberger has completed 64.8% of his passes with 10 TD's and 1 INT.
-LSU WR Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham have combines for 44 receptions for 753 yards and 10 TD's.
-LSU has a solid backfield with four good running backs-Jeremy Hill (8.3 yards per carry), Terrence Magee(7.6 yards per carry) , Alfred Blue (4.92 yards per carry) and Kenny Hilliard (3.74 yards per carry)
-LSU offensive line only yielding 4 sacks through 4 games (1per game).
-LSU defense is allowing 136.2 rushing yards per game and 173,8 passing yards per game.
-LSU has committed 33 penalties through 4 games (8.25 penalties) per game.
-LSU is +1 in turnover margin on the season.
-LSU defense only has 7 sacks on the season.
Check out the prediction for this game on Thursday!!!
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