In the past, the battle on Georgia’s home turf has ended in an LSU victory. In the SEC Championship Game in 2011, LSU stomped all over the Bulldogs, 42-10.
But this year, the teams are very similar. They have heavy-duty defenses that can destroy anything in their path. LSU linebacker DJ Welter has been in the spotlight lately for missing tackles, but on Saturday, he’ll have to focus on Georgia’s Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall.
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger will definitely be feeling the heat in his first road game of the season. This will be Mettenberger’s toughest game but he might have a different reason to be nervous. Mettenberger used to play for the Bulldogs, but was kicked off the team in 2010.
But, all emotions aside, this game could be a bulldog takeover. Even though Georgia’s defense is young, they’re talented. On offense, quarterback Aaron Murray will need to utilize a player like Arthur Lynch, who is arguably the best tight end in the SEC.
The Bulldogs really need this win. If Georgia can utilize their skills properly and show off its underrated O-line, the Bulldogs just may be able to cage the Tigers.
Amanda Borges is a contributor to RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter!