A remarkable multi-year stat about Georgia's defense will get tested against LSU
Georgia had a remarkable stat for much of the season until it was spoiled by Auburn with a late touchdown from QB Bo Nix. The Bulldogs until then — and in two games since — had not allowed a rushing touchdown this season.
Kirby Smart and Dan Lanning have led a unit that leads the SEC, and second to Utah in the nation in overall rushing defense.
However, there’s another stat that is still alive, but against LSU’s high-powered passing attack could be in jeopardy. It was pointed out by Trent Smallwood of Rivals.
“The No. 1 cornerback for #UGA has not allowed a touchdown since 12/30/2016 against TCU. That is 41 straight games. Deandre Baker: 15 games in 2017, 13 games in 2018. Eric Stokes: 1 game in 2018, 12 games in 2019. That will be tested this weekend.”
LSU is No. 2 in the country in passing offense, with 45 touchdowns to seven interceptions as the Tigers put up 390 passing yards per game on average. Georgia’s passing defense is ranked No. 15 in America, and allows 186 yards per game, with 11 TDs and six interceptions.
Earlier this season, Georgia was tested against Notre Dame, Tennessee, Florida, Auburn and Texas A&M, as each passed for at least 245 yards.
Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson are LSU’s top targets, and they each have more than 1,000 yards receiving.