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LSU dominates Georgia, 36-16

October 13, 2018
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Joe Burrow accounted for 266 yards and two touchdowns, Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 145 yards and Cole Tracy kicked a record-tying five field goals as LSU whipped Georgia 36-16 in a Southeastern Conference game at Tiger Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

HOW THEY SCORED

First Quarter

LSU 3, Georgia 0

Score: Tracy 33-yard field goal. Time Remaining: 9:32. Drive: 65 yards in 9 plays. Time of Possession: 2:17. Key Play: On first-and-ten, Burrow completed a 37-yard pass to Terrace Marshall for a first down at Georgia’s 20.

Second Quarter

LSU 10, Georgia 0

Score: Burrow 1-yard run. Tracy kick. Time Remaining: 13:34. Drive: 84 yards in 12 plays. Time of Possession: 4:54. Key Play: On third-and-one, Edwards-Helaire ran 47 yards for a first down at Georgia’s 7.

LSU 13, Georgia 0

Score: Tracy 36-yard field goal. Time Remaining: 11:22. Drive: 53 yards in 5 plays. Time of Possession: 1:18. Key Play: On first-and-ten, Burrow completed a 50-yard pass to Justin Jefferson for a first down at Georgia’s 20.

LSU 16, Georgia 0

Score: Tracy 39-yard field goal. Time Remaining: 5:09. Drive: 50 yards in 15 plays. Time of Possession: 4:43. Key Play: On fourth-and-one, Edwards-Helaire ran 16 yards for a first down at Georgia’s 20.

Third Quarter

LSU 16, Georgia 3

Score: Rodrigo Blankenship 40-yard field goal. Time Remaining: 9:03. Drive: 52 yards in 12 plays. Time of Possession: 5:57. Key Play: On third-and-ten, Jake Fromm completed a 15-yard pass to Mecole Hardman for a first down at LSU’s 21.

LSU 19, Georgia 3

Score: Tracy 24-yard field goal. Time Remaining: 3:00. Drive: 17 yards in 8 plays. Time of Possession: 2:30. Key Play: Kristian Fulton intercepted a Fromm pass at Georgia’s 23.

LSU 19, Georgia 9

Score: Elijah Holyfield 10-yard run. Run failed. Time Remaining: :07. Drive: 75 yards in 7 plays. Time of Possession: 2:53. Key Play: On third-and-six, Fromm completed an 8-yard pass to D’Andre Swift for a first down at LSU’s 23.

Fourth Quarter

LSU 26, Georgia 9

Score: Burrow 1-yard run. Tracy kick. Time Remaining: 9:31. Drive: 86 yards in 6 plays. Time of Possession: 2:49. Key Play: On second-and-seven, Burrow completed a 36-yard pass to Jefferson for a first down at Georgia’s 18.

LSU 29, Georgia 9

Score: Tracy 30-yard field goal. Time Remaining: 7:20. Drive: 2 yards in 4 plays. Time of Possession: 2:01. Key Play: Avery Atkins recovered a fumble on a kickoff return by Hardman at Georgia’s 14.

LSU 29, Georgia 16

Score: Riley Ridley 27-yard pass from Fromm. Time Remaining: 6:00. Drive: 75 yards in 5 plays. Key Play: On third-and-one, Fromm completed a 35-yard pass to Ridley for a first down at LSU’s 27.

LSU 36, Georgia 16

Score: Nick Brossette 4-yard run. Tracy kick. Time Remaining: 4:14. Drive: 77 yards in 4 plays. Key Play: On first-and-ten, Burrow ran 59 yards for a first down at Georgia’s 4.

    

TURNING POINT OF THE GAME

After falling behind 3-0 in the first quarter, Georgia responded with what turned out to be its best drive of the day. The Bulldogs moved the ball to LSU’s 14 before having to settle for an apparent field goal attempt. But, Georgia coach Kirby Smart went for a fake. The Tigers were ready as Grant Delpit forced a fumble by Blankenship. Devin White recovered for LSU. The Tigers then went 84 yards in 12 plays for a touchdown. Edwards-Helaire’s 47-yard run was the key play of the possession. Burrow’s 1-yard run and subsequent extra point by Tracy gave LSU a double-digit lead which it held for the rest of the day.

         

LSU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

Burrow, who said he came to LSU to win the big games, certainly did his part Saturday against Georgia. Burrow guided the Tigers on eight scoring possessions – three touchdowns and five field goals. Burrow scored two touchdowns on 1-yard runs. He also completed passes of 37 yards to Marshall and 50 yards to Jefferson to set up field goals. Burrow also connected with Jefferson on a 36-yard completion to set up his second touchdown run. Burrow’s 59-yard run put LSU in scoring range for Brossette’s touchdown. Burrow completed 15 of 30 passes for 200 yards and rushed 13 times for 66 yards. The Tigers, who committed no turnovers, gained 475 yards.

      

LSU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

White made a game-high 13 tackles. He finished with one quarterback-hurry and ½ sack. White also recovered a fumble on Georgia’s failed field goal attempt in the first quarter. Then, White tackled Swift on his two-point conversion rush attempt. A two-pointer would have put the Tigers lead at eight points – making it a one-possession game.

 

KEY TEAM STATISTICS

Rushing yards: LSU 275, Georgia 113

Yards per rush: LSU 5.4, Georgia 3.8

Total offense: LSU 475, Georgia 322

Yards per play: LSU 5.9, Georgia 5.0

Punting average: LSU 41.0, Georgia 35.5

Time of Possession: LSU 33:41, Georgia 26:19

Fourth-down conversions: LSU 4-of-4, Georgia 0-of-1

Turnovers: LSU 0, Georgia 4

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS

LSU

Clyde Edwards-Helaire: 19 carries, 145 yards

Joe Burrow: 30 attempts, 15 completions, 200 yards

Justin Jefferson: 6 catches, 108 yards

Devin White: 13 tackles, 1 quarterback-hurry, ½ sack, 1 fumble recovery

Glen Logan: 5 tackles, 1½ tackles-for-loss, 1 sack

GEORGIA

D’Andre Swift: 12 carries, 72 yards

Jake Fromm: 34 attempts, 16 completions, 209 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions

Riley Ridley: 3 catches, 75 yards, 1 touchdown

Isaac Nauta: 3 catches, 47 yards

Jeremiah Holloman: 3 catches, 26 yards

Tyson Campbell: 11 tackles

Deandre Baker: 4 tackles, 2 pass breakups

 

NOTES

Chasen Hines replaced Adrian Magee at left guard after the first series. Hines, a true freshman, played the rest of the game at guard. . .Edwards-Helaire’s 145 rushing yards were a career-high. He had 136 rushing yards against Louisiana Tech earlier this season. Edwards-Helaire’s 47-yard run was a career-best. . .Burrow ran for two touchdowns in a game for the first time this season. . .Jefferson’s six receptions and 108 receiving yards were career-highs. . .Tracy’s five field goals tied the school record. Josh Jasper kicked five field goals against Mississippi State in 2010. Tracy scored 18 points on five field goals and three extra points. No Tigers kicker had scored more than 17 points in a game. Jasper scored 17 points against Mississippi State in 2010 and David Browndyke scored 17 points against Mississippi State in 1986. . .White had a season-high 13 tackles. . .Kary Vincent registered a career-high seven tackles. . .Georgia’s top two rushers – Swift and Holyfield combined for 128 yards on 19 carries. . .Mecole Hardman gained 64 yards on five touches – 27 yards on one punt return, 14 yards on one kickoff return, 23 yards on two pass receptions and no yards on one carry. Hardman also lost a fumble on his kickoff return. . .Bulldogs linebacker D’Andre Walker finished with only four tackles. He had one sack and one quarterback-hurry. . .The victory was the first for LSU against a No. 1 or No. 2-ranked team in seven seasons. The Tigers defeated No. 2 Alabama 9-6 in Tuscaloosa in 2011. . .LSU is 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the SEC. Georgia is 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the SEC. . .Former #LSU running back Jerry Stovall had his jersey retired at halftime. . .The paid attendance was 102,321.

 

FROM THE LOCKER ROOM

Coach Ed Orgeron’s comments: “We are trying to build a championship program. I hope this win gives us the confidence that we can play with anyone in the country. The defense got reminded of some things during the week and it worked. Early in the game, we were playing one defense and it wasn’t working. We changed to play another and it stopped them. We went from shading one way to shading the other way. I was pissed for not going for it against Florida. I decided to be more aggressive today. If we were a zone-read team, Joe (Burrow) could be good at it. We just don’t want him getting hurt.”

UP NEXT

LSU will play host to Mississippi State at Tiger Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Central. The game will be available on ESPN. The Bulldogs (4-2, 1-2) had an open date this week.

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