LSU is on their way to the BCS Championship game…win or lose today. At least that’s what I believe. Does that mean the Tigers are ripe to be upset today in the SEC Championship game? Nope.
Les Miles and crew are intent on finishing this season undefeated and while I say they’ll go the BCS Title game win or lose, why open the door to potentially being shutout.
Georgia, without any hope of a BCS Championship invite regardless of the final score today, are motivated by a Sugar Bowl invite and the pleasure of ruining the Tigers’ perfect season.
It’s going to be a pretty tough task. LSU have yet to flinch on the big stage this year, staring down seven ranked teams and most impressively, beating three programs that were ranked #2 or higher when they faced off. This includes last week’s dismantling of #3 ranked Arkansas 41-17.
Georgia is a solid team, on a 10-game winning streak. But perusing their schedule the last 10 games, I don’t see anything that prepares them for what they’ll face today. Auburn? Not even close. Georgia Tech? Please.
The Bulldogs lost to Boise State and South Carolina to start the season. I think those losses, despite coming almost three months ago, are indicative of where this team fits…good, but not capable of a big step up in class.
LSU is the biggest step up in class.
Pick: Look for the LSU defense and offense as well to wear the Bulldogs down as the game moves on. This Tiger D won’t have trouble with the Bulldog running game, or their play-action that comes off that running game. In fact, with trouble getting anything going on the ground, Georgia’s play-action will be neutered.
The play is on LSU -13.