SEC Championship Preview: LSU vs. Georgia

Georgia vs LSU

LSU meets Georgia on Saturday in Atlanta for the SEC Championship game. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

LSU

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/4 vs. Florida State 7:30 PM ET ABC L 23 – 24
9/10 vs. Southern University 7:30 PM ET SECN W 65 – 17
9/17 vs. Mississippi State 6:00 PM ET ESPN W 31 – 16
9/24 vs. New Mexico 7:30 PM ET ESP+ W 38 – 0
10/1 at Auburn 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 21 – 17
10/8 vs. Tennessee 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 13 – 40
10/15 at Florida 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 45 – 35
10/22 vs. Ole Miss 3:30 PM ET CBS W 45 – 20
11/5 vs. Alabama 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 32 – 31
11/12 at Arkansas 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 13 – 10
11/19 vs. UAB 9:00 PM ET ESPN2 W 41 – 10
11/26 at Texas A&M 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 23 – 38
12/3 vs. Georgia 4:00 PM ET CBS

Georgia

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Oregon 3:30 PM ET ABC W 49 – 3
9/10 vs. Samford 4:00 PM ET SECN W 33 – 0
9/17 at South Carolina 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 48 – 7
9/24 vs. Kent State 12:00 PM ET ESP+ W 39 – 22
10/1 at Missouri 7:30 PM ET SECN W 26 – 22
10/8 vs. Auburn 3:30 PM ET CBS W 42 – 10
10/15 vs. Vanderbilt 3:30 PM ET SECN W 55 – 0
10/29 vs. Florida 3:30 PM ET CBS/PAR+ W 42 – 20
11/5 vs. Tennessee 3:30 PM ET CBS W 27 – 13
11/12 at Mississippi State 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 45 – 19
11/19 at Kentucky 3:30 PM ET CBS W 16 – 6
11/26 vs. Georgia Tech 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 37 – 14
12/3 vs. LSU 4:00 PM ET CBS

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating LSU Georgia
ESPN FPI 12 1
Sagarin 15 1
Massey Composite 13 1
PiRate Ratings 13 1

KEY STATS (PER GAME)

State LSU Georgia
Scoring Offense 32.5 38.2
Scoring Defense 21.5 11.3
Total Offense 433.8 488.8
Rushing Offense 192.2 203.0
Passing Offense 241.6 285.8
Team Passing Efficiency 141.6 152.7
Total Defense 347.7 270.7
Rushing Defense 144.0 79.5
Passing Yards Allowed 203.7 191.2
Team Passing Efficiency Defense 121.3 106.7
Turnover Margin 0.08 -0.25
3rd Down Conversion Pct 0.487 0.514
4th Down Conversion Pct 0.500 0.846
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense 0.396 0.264
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense 0.391 0.379
Red Zone Offense 0.891 0.970
Red Zone Defense 0.775 0.640
Net Punting 38.9 39.5
Punt Returns 2.9 12.2
Kickoff Returns 19.7 18.9
First Downs Offense 295 294
First Downs Defense 221 176
Fewest Penalties Per Game 6.3 4.5
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game 55.3 47.1

PLAYERS TO WATCH

LSU

QB Jayden Daniels, LB Micah Baskerville, WR Kayshon Boutte, DL Ali Gaye, LB Mike Jones Jr., DL BJ Ojulari, DL Jaquelin Roy, DL Maason Smith, WR Jack Bech, DB Jay Ward, P Jay Bramblett.

Georgia

QB Stetson Bennett, TE Brock Bowers, DL Jalen Carter, LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, OL Warren Ericson, TE Arik Gilbert, WR Kearis Jackson, OL Broderick Jones, C Sedrick Van Pran, TE Darnell Washington, PK Jack Podlesny.

INJURIES

LSU

[CB] Sevyn Banks (Spine) – Out
[S] Matthew Langlois (Leg) – Out
[CB] Jarrick Bernard-Converse (Concussion) – Questionable
[RB] Josh Williams (Knee) – Probable
[QB] Jayden Daniels (Ankle) – Questionable
[RB] Armoni Goodwin (Knee) – Out
[WR] Chris Hilton Jr. (Shoulder) – Out
[CB] Raydarious Jones (Suspension) – Out
[DT] Maason Smith (Knee) – Out

Georgia

[OL] Earnest Greene III (Leg) – Out
[TE] Arik Gilbert (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[LB] Nolan Smith (Pectoral) – Out
[DB] Dan Jackson (Foot) – Out
[LB] C.J. Washington (Neck) – Out
[OL] Drew Bobo (Shoulder) – Out
[RB] Andrew Paul (Knee) – Out

Source: statfox.com

LSU vs. Georgia Football Series History

LSU leads 18-13-1

COMMENTS

Georgia should beat LSU but watch out for the Tigers. If they could beat Alabama then should also be able to beat Georgia. I think Georgia wins in Atlanta, with basically a home-game atmosphere.

PREDICTION

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Georgia 34, LSU 21

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 1:00 PM ET (4:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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