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Classic SEC match-up: LSU's offense vs. Georgia's defense

Dec. 6, 2019 2:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — LSU is perfectly comfortable in an offensive shootout, both teams racing up and down the field, throwing caution to the wind and lighting up the scoreboard with big play after big play. Georgia would prefer a defensive quagmire, where every yard in a struggle, the sort of knock-'em-back...

Football championship sidelines Louisiana inaugural ball

Dec. 5, 2019 5:23 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won't have an inaugural ball to celebrate the start of his second term in office, a disruption to tradition caused by college football's national championship game. The Democratic governor will be sworn in for his second term, along with other...

Column: Coach O turns out to be the perfect choice for LSU

Dec. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — He comes at you with that raspy Cajun timbre, his words delivered from deep in the throat in rapid-fire succession, often requiring subtitles for those not raised in the backwaters of southern Louisiana. Ed Orgeron's portly, weathered face reveals every line and wrinkle of a man who would...

Utah, Oklahoma, Baylor need LSU to win SEC championship game

Dec. 5, 2019 3:47 PM EST

LSU will have plenty of fans on the campuses of Oklahoma, Baylor and perhaps Utah this week. If No. 4 Georgia (No. 4 CFP) upsets the top-ranked Tigers (No. 2 CFP) in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday in Atlanta, both are expected to make the four-team College Football Playoff field. That...

Offense vs Defense: No. 1 LSU vs No. 4 Georgia for SEC title

Dec. 5, 2019 2:39 PM EST

No. 1 LSU (12-0, 8-0 SEC, No. 2 CFP) vs. No. 4 Georgia (11-1, 7-1, No. 4) in Atlanta, Saturday at 4 p.m. EST (CBS). Line: LSU by 7. Series record: LSU leads 17-13-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Georgia needs to knock off the unbeaten Tigers to earn a berth in the four-team College Football Playoff. If the Bulldogs lose,...

College Football Picks: Searching for upsets to scramble CFP

Dec. 4, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Championship weekend rarely produces the type of upsets that throw the national championship race into turmoil. Heading into this year’s slate of conference title games, a case could be made that No. 1 LSU (No. 2 CFP), No. 2 Ohio State (No. 1 CFP) and No. 3 Clemson (No. 3 CFP) have all done enough already...

Herrien, Simmons in SEC title game spotlight for No. 4 Dogs

Dec. 4, 2019 2:28 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tyler Simmons' role as the senior leader of No. 4 Georgia's wide receivers has never been more important. The Bulldogs have lost top receiver Lawrence Cager following ankle surgery. The depth at the position took another blow when freshman George Pickens, who shares the team lead in...

Ohio St, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP position; Utah, OU next

Dec. 3, 2019 8:45 PM EST

Ohio State will go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia. Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor are on deck, and that could turn out to be the great debate by Saturday night. Utah was fifth, Oklahoma sixth and...

No. 1 LSU sees hope for maligned defense in SEC title game

Dec. 3, 2019 5:10 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU safety Jacoby Stevens and his defensive teammates sound determined to disprove the notion that they represent the top-ranked Tigers’ greatest liability as college football’s postseason arrives. Their most recent showing in a 50-7 victory over Texas A&M last...

All-America Watch: Championship weekend’s best matchups

Dec. 3, 2019 4:30 PM EST

Only the best of the best get to play this weekend in college football. Championship weekend crowns the winner of 10 Bowl Subdivision conferences and matches up some big-time players. A look at some of the potential All-Americans who will be matching up in major college football’s biggest trophy games. The...