Latest SEC Football Championship Game News

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...

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...

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...

SEC contrast: LSU’s Burrow, Georgia’s Fromm strengths differ

Dec. 2, 2019 5:13 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Joe Burrow and Jake Fromm bring contrasting strengths to Saturday’s Southeastern Conference championship game. Burrow has been a nightmare matchup for defenses with the ball in his hands for No. 1 LSU. Fromm, often described as a game manager, wins by making the best decisions to...

LSU fans invited to grab a grassy gift ahead of championship

Dec. 2, 2019 7:10 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University fans will have a chance to take home an unusual souvenir as the football team heads to the SEC championship -- free slabs of Tiger Stadium sod. LSU Athletics announced that fans can claim their grassy gifts on Monday at the bullpen lot at Alex Box Stadium...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Examining ‘Bama’s drop from top 5

Dec. 2, 2019 2:11 AM EST

The Associated Press college football poll is a subjective and mostly backward-looking assessment, especially late in the season. Voters sprinkle in some speculative forecasting when trying to order the plethora of teams that have never played. Would Team A beat Team B? But mostly, a ranking is a reward for...