The 2nd ranked Georgia Bulldogs are preparing for their toughest test yet as they travel to Baton Rouge to face the LSU Tigers Saturday afternoon in Death Valley. Will the environment be loud? Of course. Will the crowd be raucous? Of course. Head Coach Kirby Smart played in that environment twenty years ago for the ‘Dawgs. Also, he traveled there several times as the former Alabama Defensive Coordinator. However, he isn’t dismissive of their game day experience.

“They have an incredible environment,” Smart said Monday. “Their fanbase is really second to none in their atmosphere they create from the time you pull in on the buses to play in the stadium. It’s an awesome opportunity for our team to play on a national stage. It’s an opportunity for a lot of our guys to play in a venue that a lot of Georgia players never got a chance to play in and some in the future won’t get an opportunity to play in.”

Georgia is coming off of a 41-13 win against Vanderbilt on Homecoming. In that game, quarterback Jake Fromm completed 17 of 23 passes for 276 yards and three touchdown passes. This Saturday, it is imperative the offensive line protects Fromm.

Running backs Elijah Holyfield and Brian Herrien each ran for touchdowns last Saturday. However, LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron is worried about D’Andre Swift. He believes Swift reminds him of former Bayou Bengals standout, Derrius Guice.

“Able to change direction — he reminds me of Guice in a lot of ways,” Orgeron explained. “He’s five-nine, 215, he runs inside, they run what we call the down play, he runs on the inside leg of the center behind a good offensive line. He’s going. He can change direction east and west just like that and he can run you right over. And can catch the ball. And plus he has a lot of backup. He can stay fresh. Those guys come in, you just can’t tell the difference. It looks like they have about five or six backs that can play in the NFL. Very, very impressive.”

Georgia (6-0, 4-0) faces LSU (5-1, 2-1) at Tiger Stadium with kickoff at 3:30 PM Saturday afternoon.

Photo by: University of Georgia Athletics

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