Marcus Spears calls Georgia toughest team to play in the SEC ahead of showdown with LSU
In the SEC West, LSU has two SEC games left and second-place Alabama has only one loss. Technically, the Tigers have not yet secured a spot in the SEC Championship Game, but considering LSU’s Week 13 opponent is Arkansas, it’s safe to assume that Ed Orgeron’s squad is going to Atlanta – barring an outbreak of norovirus in the Tigers locker room.
With that in mind, ESPN analyst Marcus Spears shared some early thoughts on the upcoming showdown between No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Georgia.
“Toughest team to play in the conference,” Spears said of Georgia on the SEC Network’s “Thinking Out Loud.” “I know people’s eyebrows are gonna raise like ‘Oh my god! Don’t do you see LSU putting up 50 points against Georgia?’ Georgia is the toughest team to play against in the SEC because of the quality of ball that they can play.
“Now they have they’ve had their moments this season where Jake Fromm had not been great. And people look at him throwing for 100 yards. Georgia literally is going in the game saying ‘we’re going to impose our will on you and see if you can sustain for four quarters.’ (Auburn) was the best front seven they probably play all year… You know what Georgia said? We’re still going to hand it off. We’re still giving our running backs an opportunity. We’re still going to rush for 100 yards.”
We can expect a lot more “strength vs. strength” breakdowns of the high-powered LSU offense against the stingy Georgia defense ahead of the Dec. 7 meeting in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.