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.