The LSU Tigers wanted come out with a mindset of revenge from last week’s loss and they did. The Tigers took the Georgia Bulldogs by surprise by running over them, 36-16, improving their record to 6-1. The Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season, which could possibly hurt their chances to make it into the College Football Playoff down the line.
LSU offense came to ball and as I said in the preview article, the running backs (at least one of them) had to get to the century mark, and one did. Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 145 yards on 19 carries. Joe Burrow stepped up and led his team completing 15 of his 30 passes for 200 yards. He rushed for 66 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns. Justin Jeffries led the receivers for 108 yards on six receptions.
Georgia’s defense couldn’t quite control the LSU offense. They gave up 475 yards total, with 275 coming on the ground.
Georgia’s offense had a hard time getting things started against the LSU defense. Their rushing yards totaled 113 yards. D’Andre Swift was the leading rusher with 12 carries for 72 yards. Quarterback Jake Fromm went 16 of 34 for 209 yards, with touchdown and two interceptions. Riley Ridley led receivers with three receptions for 75 yards with one touchdown.
Georgia has a bye next week and time to regroup from this devastating loss. LSU continues their tough journey against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.