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Friday, December 2, 2011
Going deeper into the LSU-Georgia game

By Edward Aschoff

The fine folks at ESPN Stats & Info give us a closer look at LSU and Georgia before the SEC championship game.

There are a lot of interesting numbers to check out for both teams.

Tigers’ defense has good hands
Aaron Murray throws of 20-plus yards
LSU limits the big play
Fewest Plays Of 20-plus Yards Allowed, 2011

Alabama: 20
LSU: 27
South Carolina: 28
Texas: 29 Jefferson throwing a better ball
Tigers excel with pressure
Murray third-down passing
The Bulldogs are stingy
Highest percentage of opponents' plays that have gone for no gain or less, 2011

Georgia: 43.1
LSU: 42.1
Alabama: 42.0
Texas: 41.8
Virginia Tech: 41.2 Georgia needs Crowell for balance