The No. 14 Georgia Bulldogs and No. 1 LSU Tigers will battle it out in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday, with the Tigers' offense overpowering the Bulldogs' tough defense.
The Bulldogs (10-2) are a talented team that lost its shot for a national title with tough season-opening loses to the Boise State Broncos and South Carolina Gamecocks, as their defense was blown up for 80 points.
Since then, the Bulldogs' defense has given up 11.7 points a game to lead Georgia to 10 straight wins and the SEC East title.
Beating the Tigers (12-0) would not only give the Bulldogs the SEC Championship but also a BCS bowl berth.
However, don't count on the Bulldogs' defense keeping up with the Tigers' offense.
LSU is ranked 13th in scoring (38.2 points a game) with weapons in junior wide receiver Rueben Randle and sophomore running backs Spencer Ware and Michael Ford.
These three Tigers will be key in overcoming the Bulldogs' rush and passing defenses.
Georgia is ranked fourth in rush defense, giving up 98.8 yards a game and only three yards a carry. Ware and Ford are bruising backs at 223 pounds and 215 pounds, respectively. They have combined for 1,408 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Against the Alabama Crimson Tide, who have a tougher defense that Georgia, Ware and Ford combined for 101 yards on 27 carries. They should help the Tigers' offense move the chains.
Randle is one of the SEC's top wide receivers. He has 48 catches for 889 yards and eight touchdowns. He is coming off a nine-catch, 134-yard performance against the Arkansas Razorbacks and will outrun Bulldogs starting cornerbacks Brandon Boykin and Sanders Commings.
The Tigers will also be the most skilled team the Bulldogs have faced all year. While Georgia beat ranked teams like the Auburn Tigers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, they lost to Boise State and South Carolina.
The Tigers have a more potent offense than South Carolina, and the Gamecocks, who average 30.1 points per game, posted 45 points and 395 yards on Georgia.
Expect the Tigers to post 30 or more points on the Bulldogs while LSU's suffocating defense holds Georgia's offense to under 20.
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