The highly anticipated SEC championship game will kickoff around 4 p.m. ET on Saturday in Atlanta. The heavily favored #2 LSU Tigers will take on the #4 Georgia Bulldogs. Rumor has it, the stadium will be 70% dawg fans, which was expected. Despite that, people are already writing off Georgia in 2019.
According to the doubters, Georgia might as well not show up against LSU. No one is picking them to win. Matter of fact, everyone is calling for a blowout. So Can Georgia pull off the upset? Absolutely. If you think this will not be a heavyweight fight, buckle up and enjoy the ride.
This isn’t the first time Georgia has been an underdog. This was also the case the last 2 SEC titles. Georgia beat a red hot Auburn team 28-7 in 2017 and lost a 35-28 heart-breaker to Bama last season. So UGA has played “underdawg” well.
Vegas is also showing some support for Georgia. While some can look at +7 as a major spread, Vegas clearly doesn’t see this as a blowout.
Georgia also has a defense that can slow down the LSU attack. Auburn held LSU to under 30 points and that was a three point game. Georgia may not have an explosive offense but their defense is one of the very best in the country.
Another major sticking point is the LSU defense. While Joe Burrow is moving the offense up and down the field, the defense does their very best to keep the game close. LSU gave up 38 to Vandy and 37 to Ole Miss. Jake Fromm and the offense haven’t been clicking and injuries are piling up. Even so, the Bulldogs offense has enough talent and the steady hand of Jake Fromm to put up points against a lackluster LSU defense. Georgia also has the experience over LSU as they come in to their third straight title game. Don’t let the country wavier your belief in an upset. Vegas and the numbers may not be as exciting to look at as the LSU offense, but they don’t lie.
With a win against LSU, Georgia would essentially lock down the 4th seed. Once they make it into the CFP, anything could happen.
Sports analyst and sports writer from Southwest Georgia. Lover of the dawgs.