What LSU Media Is Saying About Georgia Football Prior To Saturday's Game

What LSU Media Is Saying About Georgia Football Prior To Saturday's Game

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What LSU Media Is Saying About Georgia Football Prior To Saturday's Game


Georgia (6-0, 4-0) is set to take on LSU (5-1, 2-1) this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET in Baton Rouge.

After suffering a loss last weekend to Florida, LSU can kiss an undefeated season goodbye. But that does not mean the Tigers lose their SEC Championship and College Football Playoff aspirations…unless they lose to the Bulldogs this weekend.

LSU will be fighting for their lives against No. 2 ranked Georgia, and Ed Orgeron knows his team has no choice but to win.

But on the other sideline there’s Kirby Smart, who probably wants a win as well, and is 19-2 since the start of last season.

If you’ve been browsing the interwebs this week, you know what the Georgia media is saying about LSU: Death Valley is scary, the Tigers have impressive wins, Jake Fromm in a hostile environment is something to watch, LSU needs to win, etc.

But what about the LSU media 600 miles away in Baton Rouge?

We perused some LSU sites looking to see what they are saying about UGA and this weekend’s game.

They think Georgia is good, but they are not sure just how good. The strength of the Dawgs’ schedule has been brought up on numerous LSU sites as well, stating that Georgia’s quality of wins are not enough to give them a true identity.

Jim Engster of Tiger Rag:

Georgia enters this week’s game in Baton Rouge with a 6-0 record and ranked No. 2 in the country, but the six victims of Kirby Smart’s crew have been Austin Peay, South Carolina, Middle Tennessee, Missouri, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, not exactly murderer’s row.

Sony Shipp at 247Sports’ LSU page made a similar comment, and he’s not wrong. It’s hard to determine just how good this Georgia team is when you consider the opponents it has played. But at the end of the day, you play who is on your schedule.

Sony Shipp at Geaux 247:

Do we really know how good Georgia is other than a 6-0 start and that ranking?

The key to containing Georgia’s offense starts at the run game where the Bulldogs lead the SEC with 245 yards a game.

Georgia’s defense is good, but it remains to be seen if it as stout as the one LSU played on Saturday at Florida.

LSU lost in the trenches to Florida on both sides of the ball, so Sam Spiegelman of Rivals looked to the line as the main factor for Saturday’s game.

The good news for LSU is that Georgia’s offensive line, which has not been particularly stellar this season, is a bit shaken up at the moment. Starting right guard Ben Cleveland is still out with a broken leg. It remains to be seen if starting left guard Solomon Kindley will be able to play after suffering an MCL sprain. Starting center Lamont Gaillard hurt his hand after having it sandwiched between two helmets on Saturday, but the x-rays returned negative and he was able to return.

There’s some youngsters on the Georgia O-Line that will be playing in their most hostile environment to date, so it will be interesting to see who can win in the trenches when Georgia has the ball.

Sam Spiegelman of LSU Rivals 

LSU failed to register a sack in the loss to Florida last weekend. The defense will look to rebound, but has its work cut out against a Georgia offensive line that Orgeron gushed over.

LSU is coming off a loss to a Florida team that has a really good defense. And they proved it on Saturday vs the Tigers.

Unfortunately for LSU, Georgia’s defense may be even better than the one that just allowed 19 points and forced three turnovers against them.

Sheldon Mickles of The Advocate, Louisiana’s daily newspaper, points out the talented Georgia defense as a big factor in the upcoming game.

Sheldon Mickles of The Advocate

It’s out of the frying pan and into the fire for LSU after facing Florida’s strong defense. Like their potent offense, Georgia has some bite on this side of the ball. The Bulldogs rank second nationally in allowing 13 points per game and seventh in yardage with a 283.2 average.

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