The LSU Tigers traveled to Athens to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the highlight game of Week 5 of the college football schedule, and boy did the two teams deliver. It was a back-and-forth game that went down to the final minute with LSU’s Zach Mettenberger having a chance to come up big and lead the Tigers to a huge road win against his former team.
Unfortunately, things didn’t work out.
Mettenberger had the ball with just over two minutes remaining, but a huge sack from Leonard Floyd, a tipped ball and two high throws brought a disappointing end to the game for LSU.
Both teams saw big games from their quarterbacks, but in the end it was a clutch touchdown from Aaron Murray to Justin Scott-Wesley that went 25-yards for the go ahead score to give the Bulldogs the 44-41 win.
Georgia’s offense was hit hard with the injury bug after running back Todd Gurley was forced to leave the game, but Keith Marshall stepped up and carried the load while Murray was able to pick apart the Tigers secondary.
Mettenberger finished the game with 372 yards through the air and three interceptions, while Murray tossed for 298 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
It’s not always that games live up to the expectations, but the two SEC powerhouses delivered in a huge way and it was a treat for all of the fans that got to enjoy the instant classic.
With the win, Georgia is able to vault themselves back in the national title picture as LSU will now need things to go their way for the remainder of the season and get some help if they hope to find a place in the national title game.