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ATHENS, Ga. — In its third game against a top-10 team, the No. 9 Georgia football team won a 44-41 shootout with No. 6 LSU in front of a sellout crowd of 92,746 and a nationally televised CBS audience at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 28. Georgia improves to 3-1 on the year and 2-0 in the Southeastern Conference, while LSU falls to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the SEC.
Aaron Murray went 20-for-34 for 298 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to the win. Chris Conley was his top target, picking up 112 yards and a touchdown on five catches. Justin Scott-Wesley added 55 yards and a touchdown on four catches. Michael Bennett finished with 38 yards and two touchdowns. Keith Marshall led Georgia’s ground game, rushing for 96 yards on 20 carries. Todd Gurley finished with eight carries for 73 yards, while J.J. Green added 18 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Marshall Morgan connected on four extra points and was 2-for-2 in field goals, including a career-best 55-yarder.
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger made plays throughout the game but couldn’t advance past his 35 on the final drive after suffering a sack for the fourth time on the afternoon. Coming back to where he started his college career, Mettenberger out-did Murray on the stat sheet, completing 23-of-37 passes for a career-best 372 yards and three touchdowns.
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