LSU vs. Georgia: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Bulldogs

Brian JonesContributor ISeptember 28, 2013

Sep 7, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) scrambles before throwing an 85-yard touchdown pass in the second half against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Sanford Stadium. Georgia won 41-30. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Final: Georgia 44,  LSU 41

In a battle for SEC supremacy, the Georgia Bulldogs took down the LSU Tigers, 44-41. 

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Here are the grades Georgia's win against LSU.


Final Analysis for the Bulldogs

Pass Offense

Aaron Murray threw for four touchdowns against one of the top passing defenses in the country. He was poised in the pocked and made some big-time throws in very key situations.

He looked like a player that wants to win the SEC and BCS titles.


Run Offense

Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley were outstanding on the ground. Marshall rushed for 96 yards on 20 carries, while Gurley ran for 73 yards on eight carries. The offensive line did a great job giving the duo holes to run through.


Pass Defense

Zach Mettenberger threw for over 350 yards because the secondary had issues in coverage, which led to Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry being wide open all game long.

You could tell that the secondary is very young and inexperienced.


Run Defense

The one thing the Bulldogs wanted to do in this game was stop the run, and they did just that, as they allowed fewer than 100 yards on the ground. Jeremy Hill was never able to get anything going for LSU.


Special Teams

The special teams did not give up any big plays, Marshall Morgan nailed two field goals, and they even created one turnover.

It was a very good game for the special teams.



Mark Richt did a very good job getting the Bulldogs ready for another Top 10 team. Richt and his team never gave up and fought until the very end.

Sep 28, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Keith Marshall (4) runs past LSU Tigers safety Micah Eugene (34) during the second quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


1st-Half Analysis for the Bulldogs

Pass Offense

Aaron Murray completed his first six passes, but when the Tigers settled down on defense, Murray was not as sharp as he could have been.

Regardless, Murray did throw for 163 yards and two touchdowns.


Run Offense

The reason Murray was able to throw two touchdown passes is that the run game for the Bulldogs has been flawless. The offensive line opened gaping holes for Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley, and the Bulldogs rushed for nearly 150 yards.


Pass Defense

The secondary and linebackers had issues covering the LSU skill players in the first half, as Zach Mettenberger threw for two touchdowns.

Damian Swann and Shaq Wiggins have been beat a few times already.


Run Defense

The run defense has been strong, as it has limited LSU running back Jeremy Hill to fewer than three yards per carry. Ramik Wilson and Leonard Floyd smothered Hill the entire first half.


Special Teams

Marshall Morgan made his only field-goal attempt, and the kick coverage did not let Odell Beckham go wild.

So far it’s been a solid game for the special teams.



Mark Richt did a great job preparing the guys for a game of this magnitude. The Bulldogs got off to a fast start and never backed down when LSU fought back.