ESPN College GameDay Makes Right Call Heading to LSU vs. Georgia in Week 5

Randy ChambersAnalyst ISeptember 22, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03:  Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers converses with head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs after their 42-10 win during the 2011 SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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College GameDay's next stop is a far cry from visiting FCS North Dakota State. The competition has increased, as Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler will take on a clash of two SEC titans.

The announcement was made via Twitter:

Oh, it doesn't get much better than this game right here. It was cute giving the Bison some national exposure last week, but the game against Delaware State resulted in a 51-0 blowout. Don't expect anything close to that when LSU travels to Sanford Stadium to play Georgia at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

This is a matchup between two Top 10 teams that are not only competing for an SEC title but also have realistic national championship hopes. Georgia has already proven itself in a close loss to Clemson and a solid victory over South Carolina, while LSU has manhandled four straight opponents, including a previously ranked TCU squad in the season opener.

These two teams are hungry for success and know what a marquee matchup like this could do for their crystal football aspirations. A win is certain to move one of these teams up a few notches in the polls and position one team quite nicely heading into the homestretch of the college football schedule.

As if championship implications weren't enough, college football fans will finally be able to enjoy a meeting when both of these teams have peaked. Five of the last six meetings have been decided by at least 14 points, including a 42-10 LSU beat down in the 2011 SEC Championship Game.

This year's battle seems to be a little more balanced, as neither squad heads into the game with a clear advantage.

It's also going to be interesting to see quarterbacks Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger go at it, as they were former teammates at Georgia. Mettenberger was kicked off the team in 2010 and has since improved his play under offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Murray is of course a potential Heisman candidate.

Other games that College GameDay likely considered include Wisconsin-Ohio State, Ole Miss-Alabama and Oklahoma-Notre Dame. Certainly an upgrade over last week's schedule, no game is as important as the LSU-Georgia matchup.

In the famous words of Bart Scott, "can't wait!"