The LSU Tigers appeared to get caught last week looking ahead to #2 Georgia, and paid the price, when they were upset 27-19 by the Florida Gators at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.
Quarterback Joe Burrow was picked off twice by Florida as the junior signal caller completed 19-of-34 for 192 yards with no touchdowns.
No longer a battle of top five SEC teams, the Tigers and the Bulldogs still shapes up as a really interesting match-up as LSU looks to remain relevant and Georgia hopes to keep alive their drive for an unbeaten season.
The Tigers are ranked #13 in the nation in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll, ironically one place ahead of the Gators whose only loss is to the Kentucky Wildcats.
LSU has a quite brutal schedule as the loss to Florida is followed not only by the game against Georgia, but visits from Mississippi State and Alabama.
Arkansas, Rice and Texas A & M round out the schedule for the Tigers who know they really have to beat the Bulldogs to even entertain the idea of being relevant again in the national title race.
Florida also faces Georgia at the end of the month, but first will travel to Nashville to play the Commodores of Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Possibly importantly the Gators get a week off to prepare for the Bulldogs, although likewise Georgia gets a bye week after their game against LSU in Baton Rouge.
Meanwhile, Alabama are 1.41 for the NCAAF title, with Clemson 3.75 and Ohio State 26.00.
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