LSU Tigers on top as they defeat the Georgia Bulldogs at the SEC championship game

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This year's game took place in downtown Atlanta at the Mercedes Benz stadium. Photo Credit: Creative Commons

To the dismay of Georgia fans everywhere, the Bulldogs fell to the LSU Tigers Saturday at the Mercedes Benz Stadium. With a final score of 10-37, the Tigers clenched the SEC Championship. Many Georgia fans had already left the stadium by the time the game ended, resulting in backlash criticizing the fairweather fans.

The game was a highly anticipated one, pairing Georgia’s stellar defense with LSU’s famous offense. Before meeting in Atlanta, Georgia’s record was 11-1 and LSU’s was 12-0. Now, LSU will move on to the Peach Bowl versus Oklahoma, while Georgia will play Baylor in the Sugar Bowl. 

Many players were injured during the intense game. Three much-needed Georgia players, Dominick Blaylock, Walter Grant, and Kearis Jackson, left the game with injuries. Jake Fromm, Georgia quarterback, entered the medical tent for awhile with an ankle injury, but returned to the game later with a brace. There were a few injuries for the Tigers, but nothing too devastating.

George Pickens, Georgia freshman, entered the game in the second half, after being suspended for a half for fighting in the previous week’s game against Georgia Tech. The team suffered without him, a fact emphasized when Pickens scored the only Georgia touchdown of the game soon after coming into the game. 

Fromm and the offense could not reach the levels of coordination fans are so used to seeing and unfortunately, this cost the Dawgs the game. The LSU offense dominated the Georgia offense and ultimately, this led to a pretty lukewarm game. Whether you’re an LSU fan, Georgia fan, or an I-just-don’t-care fan, the SEC Championship was not the game anyone expected.