Slow Down Georgia's Rushing Attack
Todd Gurley is a man-child. He is college football's Marshawn Lynch, better known as "Beast Mode." Keith Marshall is the best backup running back in the SEC.
Like LSU's fullback J.C. Copeland, Georgia's Quayvon Hicks is a former defensive lineman who is a devastating lead blocker.
The trio of Gurley, Marshall and Hicks will be put to the test against LSU. The Tigers have a formidable front, led by defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Anthony "Freak" Johnson.
LSU's linebackers Kwon Alexander, Lamin Barrow and D.J. Welter all played well against Auburn, recording 32 combined tackles.
LSU allowed Auburn's Tre Mason to run for 132 yards last week. The Bayou Bengals showed some fatigue and poor fundamentals late. Backups will need to play big.
Michael Felder, in the above video, demonstrates what LSU needs to do to slow down "Gurshall." He believes the Tigers' front can cause enough disruption, thus ultimately being the deciding factor in LSU winning the game.
Win Special Teams
When the gap in talent between two teams is so close, special teams is usually the deciding factor.
Georgia ranks last in the SEC in kickoff coverage, mainly due to their poor outing against North Texas last week. Brelan Chancellor returned a kick 99 yards for a touchdown.
Georgia punter Collin Barber has an explosive leg, but he should be careful to not out-kick his coverage.
Odell Beckham Jr. is lethal in the return game. Beckham Jr. can break open a game if given any space on any return.
Les Miles is also known for fakes at any time in a big game.
LSU's kicker Colby Delahoussaye has yet to miss a field goal. But none of his kicks have been of great distance. Can he make 45-yarder with the game on the line in the fourth quarter?