What happened and what mattered in the LSU 36-16 win over Georgia?
LSU 36, Georgia 16
Of course this was a big deal … for LSU. For Georgia, this might not matter. Yeah, this loss stinks, and this does take out the idea that it can lose the SEC Championship and still get into the College Football Playoff, but it’s still in if it wins out. Now the Dawgs get two weeks off before dealing with Florida and going to Kentucky. Win those games, and then it’ll take a win over Auburn to seal the SEC East. To make this easier, win out, and get into the College Football Playoff.
And now it’s GAME ON for LSU. Now, there’s no game that this team can’t win, and that might even include the home date against Alabama. Don’t let down against Mississippi State next week, get the two weeks off, and then it’s fun time. With this defense and this offensive line, the Tigers are absolutely the truth.
After the Florida loss, Joe Burrow more than bounced back. He’ll never be deadly accurate, but he completed 15-of-30 passes for 200 yards and ran for 66 yards and two scores. He was under pressure, but he didn’t make the big mistakes.
The LSU offensive front was far more physical when it had to be. Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran 19 times for 145 yards, Nick Brossette ran for 64 yards and a score, and the Tigers controlled the tempo the entire game. But this will be remembered for the swarming performance by the LSU D. Devin White dominated with 13 tackles, and the team came up with three sacks with constant pressure on Jake Fromm.
The Georgia offense had one great drive where its offensive line kicked it in, leading to an Elijah Holyfield touchdown run. However, Fromm completed just 16-of-34 passes for 209 yards and a score with two picks. He’s going to get blamed for having a bad game, but he never had a moment to breathe.