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Georgia Passing Offense
The Bulldogs are led in the passing game by star quarterback Aaron Murray. The sophomore QB averages 225 passing yards per game and has the highest passer rating in the SEC (155).
Much of his success surround accuracy and taking care of the football. Murray has 32 touchdown passes to just 10 interceptions on the season and completes over 61 percent of his throws. He has been on fire lately, throwing for four or more touchdown passes in three of Georgia's last four games.
He will be constantly pressured against a tough LSU defense, but has done well against solid defenses this season, including a 240-yard, four touchdown performance in a loss to South Carolina earlier this season.
Murray has a solid group of receivers to throw to, which has helped him produce such impressive stats. Two freshmen, Malcolm Mitchell—with 34 receptions for 582 yards and four touchdowns—and Michael Bennett, who has 31 catches for 316 yards and five touchdowns, have given a nice spark to the Bulldog receiving corps in 2011.
Murray can also find reliable and experienced targets in junior tight end Orson Charles and junior wide out Tavarres King. The two have combined for 12 touchdowns on the year.
LSU Passing Offense
Jordan Jefferson, suspended at the beggining of the season for a bar fight incident, has taken back the starting quarterback job from Jarrett Lee, who was having a solid season with 14 touchdown passes to just three interceptions on the year.
The coaches believe Jefferson brings a more dynamic skill set to the position and have decided to let him lead the Tigers to the finish line.
He has been effective in his recent play, as he has connected on 64 percent of his passes and thrown five touchdowns to just one interception. Not to mention the 253 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns he has produced.
His running ability will be a key this weekend, as the Georgia defense will have to defend against his arm and his legs.
When Jefferson throws, he has one of the best receivers in the conference to target in junior Rueben Randle. The talented wide-out has hauled in 48 passes for 889 yards and eight scores.
In addition to Randle, LSU has talented pass catchers in freshman Odell Beckham and junior Russell Sheppard.
It is an edge for Georgia in the passing game.
Georgia averages 243 passing yards a game this season, and LSU averages 171 pass yards per contest.
While the relentless LSU defense will hinder Georgia's passing efforts, the Bulldogs have the better quarterback and the better tight end and should slightly out-pass LSU on Saturday.