Undefeated and second-ranked Georgia walked into a raucous cage Tiger fans call Death Valley on Saturday afternoon. The 2017 national runners-up left with a their first loss, an emphatic 36-16 beat down by an inspired 13th-ranked LSU football team.
In front of a sold-out Tiger Stadium, LSU (6-1, 3-1 SEC) recorded its third AP Top-2 victory in stadium history – 1997 versus No. 1 Florida and 1961 versus No. 2 Ole Miss.
After suffering its first loss on the road to then-No. 22 Florida last Saturday, LSU whipped Georgia to the tune of 475 yards – 275 on the ground and 200 through the air. The Tigers were plus-four in turnover margin, converted 4-of-4 fourth downs (for the first time since 2007 game vs. Florida) and possessed the ball for nearly 34 minutes.