This is surely the game of the week for week five and there will be no shortage of fireworks for the Georgia Bulldogs and LSU Tigers in this big-time week five SEC matchup. The Bulldogs are 2-1 on the season and will look to continue their torrid early-season schedule and become one of the top teams in the SEC. This game will have some serious BCS implications.
On the other side of the field, LSU has been better than expected through four weeks, sitting at 4-0 and having a much-improved offense from a year ago. Les Miles has one of the best teams in the nation year after year, but this might be his best squad in a while.
Aaron Murray has begun his early-season Heisman campaign with a bang as he has passed for 1,040 yards and seven touchdowns in three games while playing against the Clemson Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks. In the backfield, there is a guy that goes by the name Todd Gurley and he has also been spectacular for the Bulldogs this season with 377 yards and four touchdowns while averaging six yards per carry. Let’s just say this offense is potent.
The LSU Tigers are led by their own Heisman-hopeful quarterback in Zach Mettenberger who has been impressive so far this season with 1,026 yards and 10 touchdowns as opposed to just one interception through four games. He is on pace to have his best season as a collegiate starting quarterback and he has this offense as one of the best in the SEC. Throwing the ball to Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry has to be helping his numbers a bit as they have combined for 753 yards and 10 touchdowns on the year.
Defensively, the LSU Tigers are one of the top units in college football. They allow nearly 20 points per game, with just two tough opponents, but they have been one of the best since Miles took over as head coach. Georgia hasn’t been very solid defensively this season, allowing 29.7 points per game — it will be interesting to see if Mettenberger can take advantage of that.
The LSU Tigers will travel to Georgia to take on the Bulldogs at 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Sept. 28. The game will be aired on CBS.
PREDICTION: LSU 31, Georgia 35