Much of the discussion on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Tuesday was how Georgia fans are loading up buses to invade Baton Rouge and Tiger Stadium.
But Finebaum didn’t buy it, and neither did LSU beat writer Glenn Guilbeau, who said the additional Bulldog fans would likely tailgate before the game, but not make it in the stadium. Finebaum earlier in the show predicted about 8,000 Georgia fans would make it inside. The crowd size and breakdown has been a consistent talking point this week as LSU put out a press release Monday that it said it’s “expecting one of the largest game-day crowds ever on campus.”
Georgia last season made it a habit of invading opponents’ stadiums, most notably Notre Dame, but Finebaum said it wouldn’t be as easy at LSU.
While it’s not a night game, the 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS will still be a weapon for LSU, Guilbeau said, and he pointed out that Georgia hasn’t played there in 10 years so the players wouldn’t be as familiar with the surroundings as other more regular opposing stadiums.
Georgia opened as an 8.5-point favorite, according to offshore sportsbooks, but Guilbeau saw it as LSU winning on a last-second field goal.
The programs last met in 2013 in Athens, a 44-41 Georgia win. The last meeting in Baton Rouge came in 2008 when Georgia won 52-38.
Glenn Guilbeau just joined me, and he likes @LSUfootball this weekend vs Georgia: "I think it's one of those rare times when the stadium is a weapon for LSU. I think it'll be a close game…but i think LSU is gonna win on a Cole Tracy field goal." pic.twitter.com/orjG2gHYKj
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 9, 2018