Saturday, October 3, 2009
Halftime analysis: LSU 6, Georgia 0
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
ATHENS, Ga. -- Both of these defenses have given up some points and some yards this season. But not Saturday. No. 4-ranked LSU leads Georgia 6-0 at the half in a game that’s been dominated by the defenses.
Here’s a quick halftime analysis:
Turning point: With the ball just inside the Georgia 10, LSU decided to go for it on fourth down and less than a yard. But Georgia got great penetration up the middle and stuffed LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson for no gain. The Tigers, who could have gone ahead by two scores, came away with no points late in the second quarter.
Stat of the half: the Bulldogs were held to just 49 total yards and one first down in the first half. Their deepest penetration was the LSU 47-yard line.
What Georgia needs to do: Find some offense. The Bulldogs have been as inept offensively as they have all season. You’re not going to beat anybody going 1-of-6 on third down.
What LSU needs to do: Finishing drives would be a start. The Tigers have been brutal on third-and-short and fourth-and-short. Jefferson also threw an interception in the end zone in the first quarter that cost the Tigers points.