LSU-Georgia pre-game notes

No. 11-ranked LSU brings a 5-1 overall mark and a 3-1 league record into the game after rallying from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat South Carolina, 24-17, last week.

Ninth-ranked Georgia bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 24-14 win over Vanderbilt last week to up its record to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in conference action.


Saturday's game will mark the first contest between the teams since the 2005 SEC Championship Game when the Bulldogs rolled to a 34-14 win over the Tigers.


LSU hasn't faced Georgia in Tiger Stadium since 2003 when the Tigers upset the Dawgs, 17-10.


LSU and Georgia have combined to win five of the last seven SEC titles going back to the 2001 season.


Since 2003, LSU and Georgia have won more games than any other team in the SEC with the Tigers winning 61 games and the Bulldogs, 57.


The Georgia game also starts a five-game homestand for the Tigers, which is the longest for the school since the start of the 1970 season when LSU opened the year with five consecutive home games.


LSU goes into the game averaging 31.2 points and 398.8 yards (178.3 rushing, 220.5 passing) per game.


Defensively, the Tigers are allowing 21.5 points and 295.3 yards (96.7 rushing, 198.7 passing) per game.


LSU running back Charles Scott continues to rank among the league leaders with 105.2 yards per game. In six games, Scott has rushed for 631 yards and eight touchdowns - which ranks second in the league.


Starting quarterback Jarrett Lee has completed 84 of 141 passes for 1,041 yards and 8 TDs, while his backup Andrew Hatch has rushed for two scores and thrown for a pair of TDs.


Wide receiver Brandon LaFell continues to lead the SEC in receiving with 5.5 catches per game and he's third in the league in yards with 77.0 a contest. In six games, LaFell has caught 33 passes for 462 yards and 3 TDs.


Defensively, Harry Coleman is first on the team with 33 tackles, while Tyson Jackson leads the team and ranks second in the SEC with 4.5 sacks.


With a pair of sacks vs. South Carolina, Tyson Jackson ran his career total to 18.5, which ranks eighth in school history.


This year, Jackson has 4.5 sacks to his credit to rank second in the SEC. Jackson has now recorded four sacks in LSU's last two games - 2 vs. both Florida and South Carolina.


With is win over South Carolina, LSU is now 7-0 under Les Miles in games following a loss.


LSU is now 25-0 under Les Miles when rushing for 100 or more yards and holding the opponent to less than 100 rushing yards.


LSU goes into the Georgia game with a 21-2 overall mark and a 10-2 SEC record under Les Miles in games played in Tiger Stadium.


Georgia is putting up 31.7 points per game and the Bulldogs lead the SEC in both total offense (429.6) and passing offense (260.1).


Georgia is also No. 1 in the league in rushing defense, allowing just 61 yards a game.


Georgia has the SEC’s best record during the last seven seasons as well as the last 12 seasons. The Bulldogs are 70-16 (.814) the last seven seasons and 113-33 (.774) during the last 12 years.


LSU is 69-17 (.812) over the last seven seasons.


Matthew Stafford is tops in the conference in passing yards a game with 242.4. He’s completed 124-of-203 passes for 1,697 yards with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions.


Knowshon Moreno leads Georgia in rushing and is second in the conference with 762 yards and 11 touchdowns on 128 carries.


Knowshon Moreno is trying to become only the second Bulldog in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons. Herschel Walker did it all three years of his career (1980-82).


True freshman A.J. Green averages 81.9 yards a game receiving which is best in the SEC. He has 36 catches for 573 yards and four scores on the season.


Sophomore linebacker Rennie Curran leads the team in tackles (55), including a career-high 14 (10 solo) in a loss to #8 Alabama.


Mark Richt is 78-20 in eight seasons at Georgia.

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