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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Mistakes sink off-balance Georgia

By David Ching

ATLANTA -- Georgia threw everything including the kitchen sink at top-ranked LSU early in Saturday's SEC championship game.

The net result of the Bulldogs' spate of early deception plays in the first quarter? An emotional edge, but only a nominal advantage on the scoreboard.

Georgia's inability to build off its early dominance left the door open for LSU to mount a comeback -- and the Tigers were more than successful in that attempt, scoring 42 unanswered points en route to a 42-10 victory that secured their spot in the BCS title game.

"I thought our guys knew what to do, and I thought we would have a chance to execute some of those plays," Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. "We weren't going to leave anything not called or not ran. This was our chance against a very good football team. They're an awesome team and awesome defensively, and playing against a team like that, you've got to hit on some of those."