SEC Championship Game: Georgia vs. LSU Live Coverage

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Connor O'Gara |1 year ago

SEC Champions are good

Matt Hinton |1 year ago

Down year for the SEC West?

LSU was going to be a massive underdog in Atlanta in any case, but getting blown off the tracks by a lame-duck, last-place A&M outfit with nothing to play for cast the Tigers’ run through the SEC West in a much dimmer light. Is it possible that the sport’s deepest, most revered division just wasn’t that good?

LSU won it with a pedestrian +16 scoring margin in conference play, and that’s including a 25-point win over Ole Miss. The only other West team that finished in the black was Alabama, which played 5 games (including an overtime loss at LSU) decided in the final minute. The West collectively posted a rare losing record (6-8) vs. the East in cross-division play. 

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Connor O'Gara |1 year ago

Stetson Bennett has been incredible against AP Top 25 teams the last 2 seasons

Here’s the game log:

  • 2021 vs. No. 8 Arkansas: 7-for-11, 72 yards (6.5 YPA), 0 TDs, 0 INTs
  • 2021 at No. 18 Auburn: 14-for-21, 231 yards (11 YPA), 2 TDs, 0 INTs
  • 2021 vs. No. 11 Kentucky: 14-for-20, 250 yards (12.5 YPA), 3 TDs, 0 INTs
  • 2021 vs. No. 4 Alabama (SEC Championship): 29-for-48, 340 yards (7.1 YPA), 3 TDs, 2 INTs
  • 2021 vs. No. 2 Michigan (Playoff semifinal): 20-for-30, 313 yards (10.4 YPA), 3 TDs, 0 INTs
  • 2021 vs. No. 1 Alabama (national championship): 17-for-26, 224 yards (8.6 YPA), 2 TDs, 0 INTs
  • 2022 vs. No. 11 Oregon (in Atlanta): 25-for-31, 368 yards (11.9 YPA), 2 TDs, 0 INTs
  • 2022 vs. No. 2 Tennessee: 17-for-25, 257 yards (10.3 YPA), 2 TDs, 0 INTs
  • Average vs. ranked teams: 17.9-for-26.5, 257 yards (9.7 YPA), 2.1 TDs, 0.3 INTs

That’s right. The Tennessee game was essentially the typical performance you’d see from Bennett against a ranked for these past 2 years. Go figure that last year’s SEC Championship was the only time that he threw an interception in 8 starts vs. ranked foes these past 2 seasons. I’d actually argue he was mostly good in that game, too.

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Kevin Duffey |1 year ago

Kirby's SEC Championship Game history

Georgia remains a heavy favorite against LSU…

Kevin Duffey |1 year ago

CFB Twitter reacts to Ohio State's likely entrance into the CFP after Trojans loss

The USC Trojans lost to Utah in the Pac-12 Championship Game. This likely puts the Trojans out, and… Ohio State in? Of course, the world was quick to react to the possibility that a team like Ohio State benefits from staying home rather than having to play as conference championship game as the Trojans had to. But this is the structure we have. The 12-team playoff is coming…

Connor O'Gara |1 year ago

What's at stake for Georgia today?

Yes, I believe UGA already has a Playoff berth locked up. The selection committee put the Dawgs at No. 1 even after Michigan trounced Ohio State in Columbus. Why? Well, the Dawgs have 4 decisive wins against teams currently ranked in the Playoff Top 25 while Michigan only has 2. That matters.

This game matters a lot to Georgia. It should. There’s a No. 1 seed on the line. Win on Saturday and the Dawgs will have all but locked up a semifinal game back at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Picture the fan disparity between Georgia and USC for a game played in Atlanta. Would it be 90-10? UGA fans wouldn’t even need to stay in a hotel.

Of course, that’s not on the mind of Smart and the Dawgs. More important is what last year’s squad experienced in this game. Georgia got trucked in the second half by Alabama. Remember, the Dawgs only have 1 SEC title since the SEC began its run of dominance in 2006, and it was the 2017 squad … who then got beat by Alabama in the title game.

There’s pride in that, and there’s also pride in going 13-0. That’s something that’s never been done in Georgia history. To think that the Dawgs could do that after losing 15 (!) players to the NFL Draft is truly absurd. That’s not something that we’re talking about as it relates to this specific game because Smart’s team is now plenty experienced, but it does speak to just how invincible the Dawgs appear to be right now.

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Bob Wankel |1 year ago

The latest SEC Championship Game odds: Georgia -17.5

Georgia has had some of the best SEC Championship odds going back from the preseason odds all the way, consistently, through the 2022 regular season. LSU, on the other hand, had the 9th best odds to win the SEC Championship going back to the preseason odds of +6000 or more at most sportsbooks.

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Kevin Duffey |1 year ago

The history of Georgia vs. LSU (including SEC Championship Games)

LSU and Georgia have squared off 32 times in its history dating back to 1928 when LSU knocked off Georgia by a score of 13-12 in Athens, Ga. Interestingly, the two teams have met four times in the SEC Championship Game. In fact, 4 of the last 9 times LSU and Georgia have played were in the SEC Championship Game. And, of course, the last time the two squads met was in the 2019 SEC Championship Game in which Joe Burrow was en route to the record-setting, national championship season for the Tigers.

Let’s take a brief look at the recent SEC Championship Game matchups between Georgia and LSU.

The 2019 SEC Championship Game

2019 sec championship

Simply put, when the Tigers rolled into Atlanta to face Georgia in the 2019 SEC Championship, the Tigers were somewhat unstoppable. LSU was only favored by 7, but it was fairly evident that the 2019 season belonged to LSU and the Tigers. Quarterback Joe Burrow was, of course, a major part of this.

LSU’s offense was unstoppable. Burrow threw for 349 yards and 4 TD on 28/38 passing.

Final score: LSU 37, Georgia 10

The Tigers would go on to win the national championship.

The 2011 SEC Championship Game

The undefeated LSU Tigers, led by Les Miles, squared off against the 10-2 Georgia Bulldogs in the 2011 SEC Championship. The no. 1 ranked LSU Tigers easily took care of business, winning the game by a score of 42-10. LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu was named the MVP of the game.

Final score: LSU 42, Georgia 10

LSU would go on to play Alabama in the national championship and lose by a score of 21-0.

The 2005 SEC Championship Game

The 2005 SEC Championship saw Georgia knock off the favored LSU Tigers. Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley led the team with 2 passing touchdowns on a mere 6/12 and 112 pass yards performance. LSU’s JaMarcus Russell struggled on 11/19 passing with 1 INT. Russell left the game in the third quarter with an injury which led to Matt Flynn seeing action at the quarterback position for LSU.

Final score: Georgia 34, LSU 14

The 2003 SEC Championship Game

LSU and Georgia met in the Georgia Dome on December 6, 2003 in the conference championship game following the 2003 regular season. At this time, Nick Saban was the head coach at LSU and Mark Richt was early in his career as the Georgia Bulldogs head coach. Nick Saban had his team rolling, and of course, the Tigers would go on to win the national championship, beating Oklahoma in the BCS national championship game.

Final score: Georgia 13, LSU 34

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