By: John Wickham
After a short reprieve the Georgia Bulldogs will a face a third Top-10 team in their first four games. So far against Top-10 teams they have lost to Clemson at Clemson, and beat South Carolina at home and on Saturday face the LSU Tigers at home.
The Bulldogs after beating South Carolina had a bye week and then a game against North Texas. The Bulldogs might have gotten caught looking ahead against the Mean Green because it was a close one in the 3rd quarter until Georgia was able to pull away.
Even after losing Malcolm Mitchell, the Bulldogs have a very dangerous receiving group. Michael Bennett, Chris Conley, and Rantavious Wooten lead the group but also have several underclassmen that are explosive in Reggie Davis and Justin Scott-Wesley both who have caught touchdowns of at least.
The LSU Tigers are led by their QB, former Bulldog, Zach Mettenberger. They have a couple of good RBs in Alfred Blue and Jeremy Hill. Both are big bruisers that deliver blows to defenders. Their receivers are very fast and very good. Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are the main threats out wide.
On defense the Tigers are led by their defensive line. Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson man the middle. Senior LB Lamin Barrow is the star at the next level. Senior S Craig Loston mans one safety spot with Jalen Mills and Jalen Collins manning the outside.
LSU on defense is strong up the middle and has great sideline to sideline speed. On offense they like to pound the ball with its RBs and big offensive line and then pass it deep off play-action to their receivers. Georgia will have its hands full but should be up to the challenge as they have been tested already. I expect a high-scoring game and with home-field advantage Georgia ends up on top.