The LSU Tigers are living dangerously. They're severely flawed. But they're 5-0, ranked fourth in the country and just gained a gigantic boost of confidence heading into next week's showdown with No. 1 Florida.
After struggling offensively for three-plus quarters at Georgia, after seeing the game nearly slip away from them on a phenomenal
The game's epic finish (the lead changed hands three times in the final three minutes) will undoubtedly be marred by controversy. Officials called a seemingly unwarranted excessive celebration flag on Green following his go-ahead score, moving Georgia's ensuing kickoff back 15 yards. The Dawgs couldn't bring down
The Tigers were averaging just 2.7 yards per carry on the afternoon, but Scott gained five yards on his first attempt, then dashed to the end zone with 54 seconds left. A subsequent
Prior to those dramatic final minutes, this was a painful game to watch. Georgia (3-2) came in ranked 74th nationally in total offense and LSU 105th, and both teams looked it -- heading into the final minutes, the score stood 7-6 Georgia. Picking up where it left off in last week's escape at Mississippi State, the Tigers' offensive line struggled mightily (especially with an apparent flu bug taking down three guards during the game) as the Dawgs sacked
The whole time, one couldn't help thinking:
LSU will have a lot going it for it next weekend in Death Valley -- a raucous home crowd and, most notably, the possibility
Georgia, meanwhile, has another month before its Jacksonville date with Florida, and the Dawgs have plenty of work to do before then. Green continues to make a case he's the most dangerous receiver in the country, but Georgia managed just 44 yards rushing on the day and committed more costly penalties.
Obviously, if Tebow isn't healthy, all bets are off next week in Baton Rouge. As it stands today, however, the defending champs have no business losing to either team we saw today.