Callin Baton Rouge: Reliving Georgias 2008 matchup with LSU

Callin\ Baton Rouge: Reliving Georgia\s 2008 matchup with LSU
Georgia vs. LSU: Who has the edge?
We have our nice business suits on, were rocking and rolling, were getting on a bus, were getting on a plane, so we definitely have that kind of (business) mindset when we travel, said Fromm, 18-2 since taking over as Georgia’s starting quarterback last season.

When we travel guys do a really good job of locking in and really focusing on whats going on and the job ahead.

Share Share Thursday Morning Dawg Bites tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images The University of Georgia Bulldogs will face the Louisiana State University Tigers Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm ET on CBS TV. You may already be aware of this event. You may also be aware that we dont face LSU on a normal basis. And we wont face them again for a while (excepting possible SEC Championship Games – of which I hope there are many). So while including a tangentially-related music selection this week, but departing from my modus operandi 1980s selections (cuz Im old, and RedCrake is not), I decided to pull from relatively recent archives for a personal favorite. Weve faced LSU a few times recently, but not in the last couple of years. Kinda like an ex, theyre somebody that we used to know:

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 The Bulldogs play the Tigers (5-1, 2-1 SEC) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in an SEC showdown in Baton Rouge (TV: CBS, Radio: WSB 750 AM, 95.5 FM).

Fromm said he has heard great things about the LSU environment at Tiger Stadium, but once the game kicks off the venue isnt a factor.

Ive heard its incredible, nothing short of an unbelievable football atmosphere, so Im excited for my opportunity to play in there, and excited for everybody else, Fromm said. It motivates some people to play better, but for me it doesnt matter if I play there or go play on a dirt field in the middle of nowhere, it doesnt matter to me.

LSUs Mike the Tiger exhibit is one of the unique parts of the Death Valley football setting. Fromm said hell give it a look without thinking twice about it after that.

Im sure the Tiger is pretty cool, I mean, Id like to see a Tiger, but thats just another thing, Fromm said. You just go out there and you still have to play a football game, the Tiger isnt going on to be on the field with us, so thats not going to be a factor in the game whatsoever … at least I hope not.

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Few would argue that No. 2 Georgias biggest test of the season awaits in Baton Rouge on Saturday. The Bulldogs are set to take on No. 13 LSU, a team that is battle-tested after facing three ranked opponents, two on the road and one at a neutral site.

The Bulldogs opened as the seven-point favorite according to VegasInsider.com and that line has ticked up to 7.5 points since. Kirby Smarts crew comes in having won every game by 14 points or more while averaging 42.8 points per game and just over 485 yards per contest.

LSU, against stiffer competition as noted, is putting up an average of 31.3 points per game and just over 392 yards. Based on those number, Georgia seems to have a clear advantage but the game isnt played on paper.

Below, Dawgs247 takes a closer look at each position on the field and compares the Bulldogs and Tigers. Instead of analyzing the match up, we are looking to determine which team is better in which areas.

Joe Burrow has steadied the LSU offense and provided a bit of a calming presence. That was much needed for a team that has really struggled in that area in recent years. Hes a rock-solid runner who can buy time in the pocket and manage the game as well as anyone. Despite being older than Jake Fromm, he has less experience. Fromm is about to start his 21st game and has shown this year and last that hes an excellent deep-ball thrower who compliments Georgias run-heavy attack well. Burrow is a good player but Fromms experience and ability to strike the big play, plus the Justin Fields factor, give this one to the Dawgs. Edge: Georgia


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