Georgia football fans are celebrating UGA’s third-consecutive trip to the SEC championship game, and DawgNation is providing unparalleled coverage each day on video in a series called Road to Atlanta — presented by Kroger. Each day, host Brandon Adams will cover all the latest news and key storylines as the Bulldogs prepare for LSU. The latest edition of Road to Atlanta addresses LSU’s regular season finale with Texas A&M could provide an interesting comparison for UGA – which played the Aggies last Saturday.
LSU’s regular season finale provides interesting comparison for UGA
One week prior to its SEC championship showdown with Georgia, LSU will take on Texas A&M in its regular season finale Saturday night. The game will generate some curiosity among UGA fans anxious to find out how their favorite team matches up with the Tigers, given the fact UGA just played the Aggies a week ago.
The Bulldogs were seemingly close to building an insurmountable lead last week before stalling late and allowing Texas A&M to construct a near comeback. Will LSU be more dominant vs. the Aggies? And if so, is that a harbinger for the SEC championship game?
Those aren’t easy questions to answer, but it’s fair to point out the pregame chatter around LSU-Texas A&M is a lot different than it was before the Aggies travelled to UGA.
Texas A&M playing Georgia was treated as an oddity — given that the two teams just met for the first time in SEC play after the Aggies joined the league in 2012. The prevailing attitude surrounding Texas A&M’s trip to LSU is much more intense, and this edition of Road to Atlanta (video linked below) explains why.
There’s apparently lingering bad blood between LSU and the Aggies dating back to last season’s thrilling 74-72 marathon overtime thriller that was marred by postgame skirmishes.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron and quarterback Joe Burrow say they haven’t forgotten what happened last season, and are apparently using their feelings regarding the incidents as motivation. It’s likely another reason why UGA fans will be tuning in to see how the game plays out. It’s interesting to see the team UGA’s about to play competing against the team UGA just played, and it’s also entertaining to know the two programs UGA fans will be watching appear to have a healthy distaste for each other.
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