(2) Tigers dominate (4) Bulldogs in 2019 SEC Championship
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The (2) LSU Tigers put on a dominant performance on Saturday. They rolled 37-10 over the (4) Georgia Bulldogs in the Southeastern Conference Football Championship game at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Tigers’ performance should be good enough for them to be the No. 1 ranked team in the College Football Playoff on Sunday. The final College Football Playoff ranking will be released at noon EST.
LSU was previously the No. 1 ranked team several weeks ago. However, the Committee claimed that Ohio State defense was better one week before they defeated Penn State and Michigan.
The Tigers are definitely a lock to be one of the four teams to be in the College Football Playoff. Depending on how Championship Saturday plays out, the Bulldogs may or may not get the invite.
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based team ended the regular season with a 13-0 record. The Athens, Georgia-based team fell to 11-2.
Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow — the favorite to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy — went 28 of 38 for 349 yards. He also had four touchdowns.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 15 carries for 57 yards. Justin Jefferson has seven receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown.
Bulldogs quarterback Justin Fromm went 20 of 42 for 225 yards. He had one touchdown pass and two interceptions.
Brian Herrien had eight carries for 24 yards. George Pickens — who only played in the second half after being suspended one game last week — had four receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown.
The Tigers outscored the Bulldogs 20-7 in the second half. Burrow hit Terrace Marshall Jr. for a four-yard touchdown reception.
Burrow also hit Jefferson for an eight-yard touchdown reception. Cade York made two field goals.
York first made a 28-yard field goal. He also made a 50-yard field goal.
Bulldogs’ Fromm hit Pickens for a two-yard touchdown reception.
LSU led 17-3 at halftime. Burrow hit Ja’Marr Chase for a 23-yard touchdown reception. He also connected with Marshall Jr. for a seven-yard touchdown reception.
York also made a 41-yard field goal.
Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship made a 39-yard field goal.