Okay, it’s on now.
I’m still convinced the SECCG comes down to the play on the line of scrimmage. If Georgia’s o-line can create space for its backs to run and the d-line can hold its own without requiring additional help, we’ll have ourselves a game. If not…
Put it this way: if the score stays in the twenties, I like Georgia’s chances, but if it climbs into the thirties, definitely not so much.
I think the intangibles favor Georgia, to an extent. Having your back against the wall can be an excellent motivator, but if the game starts slipping away, it won’t help. Same thing with the crowd, which by most accounts I’ve seen should be favoring the local boys. But this is a battle tested LSU squad that’s already gone in to Baton Rouge and scored a big win, so I’m not sure all that counts for too much.
The one intangible I do like is that this team has been in this position before and played well. The one I don’t like is the tendency to fade in the fourth quarter. Smart needs to get over that hump today.
One other big deal — Georgia simply cannot turn the ball over against LSU. It’s going to be hard enough keeping up with that dynamic offense; giving away a couple of possessions will be deadly for its chances. There’s nothing more I’d like to be able to say after today that in games when Fromm didn’t throw a pick, Georgia went 12 for 12.
Have at it in the comments. See y’all on the other side.