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The SEC Championship Game will feature the league's top defense (Georgia) against the league's top offense (LSU).

By the numbers: How SEC Championship Game combatants Georgia and LSU stack up

ATHENS — Georgia, with only one player among the 22 selected to the preseason All-SEC first- and second-team defenses, has recorded a statistical grand slam.

The No. 4-ranked Bulldogs (11-1) led the SEC in total defense, scoring defense, rushing defense and pass efficiency defense at the conclusion of the regular season.

Not that there’s any time for celebration.

Georgia plays No. 2 LSU (12-0) and Heisman Trophy front runner Joe Burrow at 4 p.m. next Saturday in the SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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The Tigers lead the SEC in total offense and scoring offense, and Burrow has set the league’s single-season passing yardage record.

Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning and LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady were among the 15 semifinalists for the Broyles Award, which goes to the top FBS assistant coach.

Tigers’ QB Joe Burrow is a finalist for the Maxwell Award and the Davey O’Brien Quarterback Award, and Ja’Marr Chase is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award.

UGA safety J.R. Reed — the Bulldogs’ player named preseason first-team All-SEC — is a finalist for the Thorpe Award and Nagurski Award. LSU’s Grant Delpit is also a Thorpe finalist.

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Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship is a Lou Groza Award finalist.

Here’s a look at how the teams compare in major statistical categories, including the national leaders:

Total Offense

1. Oklahoma 564.3 yards

2. LSU 560.5

55. Georgia 420.6

Total Defense

1. Ohio State 232.3 yards

4. Georgia 257.0

35. LSU 345.9

Scoring Offense

1 Ohio State 49.9 points

2. LSU 48.7

40. Georgia 32.9

Scoring Defense

1. Clemson 10.10

2. Georgia 10.40

31. LSU 22.10

Pass Efficiency Offense

1. Air Force 203.73 rating

4. LSU 196.95

36. Georgia 147.73

Pass Efficiency Defense

1. Clemson 89.42

3. Georgia 106.73

21. LSU 114.96

Rushing Offense

1. Navy 360.8 yards

33. Georgia 200.0

57. LSU 170.5

Rushing Defense

1. Utah 56.3

2. Georgia 71.0

28. LSU 124.5

Third Down Pct. Offense

1. Ohio State 58.3 percent

8. LSU 50.0

33. Georgia 43.7

Third Down Pct. Defense

1. Wisconsin 25.7

T-6. Georgia 28.0

12. LSU 30.7

Turnover Margin

1. Florida Atlantic 1.58 per game (Plus 19 on season)

T-24. LSU 0.50 (Plus 6)

T-49. Georgia 0.17 (Plus 2)

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