09/28/2013 10:02 AM
I also post some picks from around the internet to include these great picks from Phil Steele
No. 6 LSU Tigers at No. 9 Georgia Bulldogs
Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
This marks the first meeting between these teams since the 2011 SEC title game, which LSU won 42-10 en route to an appearance in the BCS national championship game, which it lost to Alabama. While the final score indicated a blowout, keep in mind that Georgia dominated early -- holding LSU to zero first downs in the first half -- until former Tiger Tyrann Mathieu's 62-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter changed the momentum.
The Tigers come in a perfect 4-0, fresh off last week's 35-21 win over Auburn. After serving an early-season suspension, running back Jeremy Hill looks like he is back to last season's form as he ran for a career-high 183 yards and three touchdowns in Week 4.
After their season-opening loss to Clemson, the Bulldogs have picked up back-to-back victories, including an all-important win over SEC East rival South Carolina, which put them in the driver's seat for a third straight SEC championship game appearance.
Both teams have been impressive. LSU is outgaining opponents by 170 yards per game, and Georgia is outgaining foes by 185 yards per game. The difference is that the Bulldogs have played two top-15 teams while LSU has yet to play a legit top-20 team. This one figures to go down to the wire, and I like the fact that Aaron Murray finally got the monkey off his back a few weeks ago by playing well in a win over a top-15 opponent.
Pick: Georgia 33, LSU 30