LSU topples 2nd ranked Georgia in convincing fashion

October 14, 2018 - 6:21 am

By Jeff Palermo

LSU put together its first 60-minute dominating performance of the season and it came at the right time in a 36-16 upset victory over previously unbeaten and 2nd ranked Georgia.  A signature win for second-year head coach and Louisiana native Ed Orgeron. 

Georgia came into the game ranked 2nd in the SEC in scoring and leading the league in rushing. But the Tigers stifled the Bulldogs offense, limigng the Dawgs tom 322 total yards and just 1113 yards on the ground. They came into game averaging 43 points a game and 245 yards on the ground. 
Devin White led the defensive effort with 13 tackles. John Battle and Kristian Fulton each had interceptions and Jacoby Stevens had a key sack as the Bulldogs were trying to get back into the game in the quarter. 
Sophomore Georgia QB Jake Fromm struggled. There were some dropped passes to, but he was 16 of 34 for 194 yards, two interceptions and one touchdown that came in the 4th quarter, after the game was out of reach. 
LSU QB Joe Burrow missed on some deep passes, but he didn't turn the ball over and he also scored a couple of touchdowns on quarterback sneaks. He was 15-of-30 for 200 yards. Burrow also ripped off a 59-yard run late in the 4th quarter on a sweet fake hand off and then run around the right end. 
Justin Jefferson made a nice grab on a 50-yard catch to set up Burrow's second rushing TD. Jefferson finished with six catches for 108 yards. 
LSU's ground game was punishing as they finished with 262 yards on the ground. Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the way with 145 yards on 19 carries. Nick Brossette had 16 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown. His TD in the 4th quarter resulted in the band playing "Neck" which sent the fan base into a tizzy and the student section said what they normally say during that song. 
Cole Tracy also went 5-for-5 on field goals.  
The win moves LSU's record to 6-1 and with Alabama just three weeks away, the Tigers control their own destiny when it comes to winning the SEC West.  

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