SEC Championship: Live Updates from LSU vs Georgia

Brooks Austin

Atlanta, Ga. - The Georgia Bulldogs are set to take on the LSU Tigers here inside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the SEC Championship crown. 

The Tigers are arguably the nation's best team depending on which talking head's opinion you happen to value the most, thus the Bulldogs are 7.0 point underdogs. 

We will have all of the scoring updates, injury report updates and more from today's game. 

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First Quarter: 

LSU won the toss and deferred to the second half. Georgia is set to receive the opening kick. Kick goes out of the back of the endzone, Georgia will start at the 25-yard line. 

After taking a deep shot on 1st down, and a short gain on a pass to Swift Georgia faces their first 3rd & long on the opening possession. 

A facemask on LSU makes give Georgia a 1st down. The Bulldogs punt three plays later following three straight incompletions from Jake Fromm. The LSU offense takes over at their own 25-yard line. 

Tyrique Stevenson and Lewis Cine get he start for Georgia, the first of their respective careers. The Bulldogs give up a 24-yard gain on 3rd & 10, the Tigers are moving towards the redzone. 

(7-0) 9:09 - Joe Burrow scrambles around in the pocket for 8 seconds or so and hits Ja'Marr Chase for a 23-yard TD pass. 

Georgia gets the ball back at its own 25-yard line with Swift and Cook in the formation. After one first down, Georgia is forced to punt and it goes into the endzone, LSU will get the ball at eh 25-yard line. 

Georgia forces a 3 & out after a fumble by Edwards-Helaire is overturned via review. Blaylock fair catches the punt at the UGA 44-yard line. 

Fromm's pass is complete to Dominick Blaylock, Blaylock is injured on the play. 

(14-0) 1:44 - Joe Burrow has his second TD pass of the day and 46th on the season as he connects with Terrace Marshall Jr. on the 7-yard score. 

Second Quarter: 

(14-3) 11:28 - Georgia finally gets on the board thanks to a 39-yard field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship. 

Jake Fromm has left the game with an apparent ankle injury and is in the medical tent. 

After being evaluated, Fromm exited the medical tent with tape on his left ankle and proceeded to throw on the sidelines. He's expected to return. 

(17-3) 2:22 - Cade York hits a 41-yard field goal to extend to Tigers' lead. 

Jake Fromm throws an interception on the ensuing possession. 

LSU is in the midst of a 2-minute drill, and with 0:30 they have the ball at the 30-yard line. Georgia forces a 47-yard field goal attempt. Cade York pulls the kick to the left, Bulldogs' defense holds. 

Halftime

Third Quarter: 

LSU's opening drive of the second half is a long one, and it's extended thanks to a pass interference call resulting in an automatic first and goal. Georgia's defense holds and forces a field goal attempt. 

(20-3) 8:20 - LSU's opening drive of the half goes 16 plays, 65 yards and is good for three points. 

Georgia's next drive ends in another missed field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship. 

Joe Burrow hits Justin Jefferson on a 71-yard bomb, the longest play from scrimmage in SEC Championship history. 

(27-3) 2:18 - Two plays later, Joe Burrow throws his third TD pass to Terrace Edwards Jr. 

On the next Georgia possession, Derek Stingley Jr. intercepts Jake Fromm for the second time. 

(34-3) 0:45 - Three plays later, Joe Burrow hits Justin Jefferson for a TD. 

Fourth Quarter: 

(34-10) 11:41 - It's most likely a moot point, but George Pickens catches a TD pass from Jake Fromm. 13 play, 75-yard drive for the score. 

Injury Report: 

D'Andre Swift (Probable) - Swift is playing today, but in a limited role. Brian Herrien is getting the bulk of the snaps early. 

George Pickens (Probable) - This isn't an injury concern, but as everyone knows Pickens will be suspended for the first half and depending on the score of the game, could remain on the bench following two consecutive weeks on the suspension list. 

Lawrence Cager (OUT) - Cager underwent surgery to repair a severely sprained ankle last Friday and is expected to return anywhere from mid to late December depending on his response to the surgery.

Justin Shaffer (OUT) - Shaffer suffered a neck injury during the South Carolina game and has been in a neck brace since. There is no timetable set for his return.

Owen Condon (OUT) - The tackle was originally on the IR this season for a lower-body issue and was seen in a sling on his left shoulder yesterday in walkthroughs. 

D'wan Mathis (OUT) - Mathis underwent brain surgery this spring and his return to game action is undetermined, though he has returned to practice in a limited fashion.

Trey Blount (OUT) - Blount has been out for undisclosed reasons.

Defense:

Eric Stokes (Probable) - Stokes is battling an upper-body injury though he has been a participant in practice.

Tyson Campbell (Probable) - Campbell is still battling the same toe injury that's placed him on this list since the Notre Dame contest.

Devonte Wyatt (Probable) - Wyatt missed last week's contest against Georgia with a lower-body injury. Kirby Smart said earlier in the week that Wyatt is expected to play.

Tramel Walthour (Questionable) - Walthour dressed last weekend against Georgia Tech. He's battled a lower-body injury all season. 

Tyrique Stevenson (OUT)  has been carted off and will not return. He was injured at the beginning of the third quarter. 

Comments (6)
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Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

George Pickens is going to have to be the second coming of Randy Moss in this second half.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

We seem to be having trouble with footing on the turf. Cleat change at halftime?

Brooks Austin
Brooks Austin

Editor

Georgia has to get points on the board this drive.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

They made plays we didn't. Difference so far. Plenty of football 🏈 to play.

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Dropping 8 in coverage won't get it done. Stay aggressive. #KeepChoppinWood

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Editor

Opportunity is there for the Dawgs in the passing game. Gotta execute.


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