LSU/UGA Post-game Notes

LSU came from behind to defeat Georgia 20-13 on Saturday.

Boxscore

LSU now leads the series 15-12-1.

 

LSU’s last victory in Athens prior to today was in 1987.

 

The Tigers won the toss to start the game and deferred until the second half. Georgia chose to receive the ball.

 

Josh Jasper nailed the opening kickoff for a touchback for his first touchback of the year.

 

The Tiger defense forced a three and out on Georgia’s first two possessions of the game.

 

Jordan Jefferson threw his second interception of the season on a 3rd and 4 from the Georgia 9-yard line on LSU’s first possession.

 

LSU got down to a 3rd and goal situation on their first two drives and only came away with three points as Josh Jasper hit a 23-yard field goal with 3:51 to play in the first quarter to give LSU a 3-0 lead.

 

The first quarter ended with LSU holding a 3-0 lead.

 

LSU took a 6-0 lead on Josh Jasper’s 42-yard field goal with 10:56 to play in the second quarter.

 

At the end of the first half some game stats were:

 

LSU held the ball for 20:22 while Georgia had the ball for 9:18.

 

The Tigers had 236 total yards of offense compared to only 49 for Georgia.

 

Jordan Jefferson was 11-of-14 for 138 yards with an interception.

 

Charles Scott was LSU’s leading rusher as he carried the ball 11 times for 41 yards.

 

Terrance Toliver caught five passes for 68 yards to lead LSU.

 

Defensively, Patrick Peterson led LSU with three tackles and he broke up one pass.

 

LSU held Georgia to only 1-of-6 on third down while the Tigers were successful on 4-of-9 third down attempts.

 

Georgia had only one first down in the first half.

 

LSU received the ball to start the second half but went three and out.

 

Georgia missed a 32-yard field goal on their first possession of the second half. It was Blair Walsh’s first miss of the year.

 

LSU ran 6 plays in the third quarter and lost 11 yards.

 

Georgia took a 7-6 lead on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Joe Cox to Shaun Capas. The PAT was good and LSU trailed 7-6 with 14:15 left to play in the game.

 

Charles Scott scored his first touchdown of the year on a 2-yard run with 2:53 left in the game to give LSU a 12-7 lead. LSU missed a two-point conversion when Jordan Jefferson was sacked.

 

Georgia responded by going 79 yards on six plays with A.J. Green catching a 16-yard touchdown pass to put the Bulldogs up 13-12. The two-point conversion failed and Georgia led.

 

Following an unsportsman like conduct penalty for excessive celebration on Georgia, Trindon Holliday returned the kickoff to the Georgia 43-yard line. Another 5-yard penalty put the ball on the Georgia 48-yard line.

 

Charles Scott scored on a 33-yard touchdown run and Jordan Jefferson hit Brandon LaFell for the two-point conversion to put the Tigers up 20-13.

 

LSU linebacker Perry Riley intercepted a pass on third down to seal a 20-13 victory for LSU.

 

Next up for LSU is a showdown with No. 1 Florida next Saturday at 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.


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