No. 2 Georgia faces toughest test yet at No. 13 LSU
No. 2 Georgia (6-0, 4-0 SEC) at No. 13 LSU (5-1, 2-1), 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Georgia by 7½.
Series record: LSU leads 16-13-1.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Georgia needs to win to remain in pole position to win the SEC East and build its case for a College Football Playoff berth. LSU wants to bounce back from an upset loss at Florida and maintain control of its own fate as it tries to challenge No. 1 Alabama for supremacy in the SEC West.
If LSU’s secondary wants to back up its “DBU” moniker, then it’ll need to frustrate Georgia QB Jake Fromm, who has complemented a strong run game by completing nearly 73 percent of his passes for 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns against just two interceptions.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Georgia: OLB D’Andre Walker is thriving as an edge rusher with four sacks and three forced fumbles.
LSU: S Grant Delpit has been effective blitzing and in coverage. He leads the Tigers with three interceptions, three sacks, four QB hurries and 6 ½ tackles for loss. His 37 tackles rank second on the team.
FACTS & FIGURES
The Bulldogs haven’t visited Death Valley since RB Knowshon Moreno, QB Mathew Stafford and WR A.J. Green helped Georgia put up 52 points in a two-TD triumph in 2008. Bulldogs LB Darryl Gamble also returned two interceptions for TDs. … These teams have played 10 previous times when both were ranked between 1987 and 2013 and have split those games evenly. … Georgia has won the past two meetings, defeating the Tigers 44-41 in Athens in 2013. … Georgia is scoring 42.8 points per game while its 13 points allowed per game ranks second nationally. … The Bulldogs have won every game this season by at least two TDs. … Under coach Ed Orgeron, LSU has yet to lose two straight, going 6-0 in games following a loss. Also under Orgeron, LSU is 14-0 when it has a 100-yard rusher. … LSU RB Nick Brossette is averaging 96 yards per game after rushing for 95 last week at Florida.