Staff Picks for the 2019 SEC Championship: Dawgs vs. Tigers

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Staff Picks for the 2019 SEC Championship: Dawgs vs. Tigers

The regular season is done and it is conference championship weekend. Eastern Division champs, the No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs, face off against the Western Division champs, the No. 2 LSU Tigers for the 2019 Southeastern Conference title. The Bulldawg Illustrated staff have your score predictions for the Dawgs vs. Tigers.

Hamilton Culpepper: Tigers 38 – Dawgs 10

“Georgia falls short to one of the best teams in college football 38-10. Gonna be a tough one… Go Dawgs!!!”

Jeff Dantzler: Dawgs 29 – Tigers 28

“Georgia 29-28…”

Rebecca Gemes: Dawgs 31 – Tigers 28

“LSU hasn’t seen a defensive line like ours, and we’ll put more pressure on Joe Burrow than he’s had before. And I’m calling 6 of those points again for #89 Charlie Woerner! 31-28, dawgs!”

Josh Hancher: Dawgs 38 – Tigers 28

“Everyone is picking a close one. Even with the Bayou Bengals offensive firepower, the Bulldogs can hold them under 30. But the question is can UGA’s offense get to 30? Darn straight. UGA gets on schedule with early runs and gets to dictate ‘Kirby ball’ late in the game. UGA 38 LSU 28”

Vance Leavy and Cheri Leavy
Vance Leavy and Cheri Leavy

Cheri Leavy: Dawgs 31 – Tigers 28

“GEORGIA 31, LSU 28… I am rolling with Murray’s score and an exciting ending with Rodrigo Blankenship’s winning field goal sending the Red and Black surging into the CFP.  Our defense shines again and causes problems for Burrow. Fromm leads the offense to stay poised so the dawgs have a complete game on all facets – defense, offense, and special teams.”

Vance Leavy: Dawgs 30 – Tigers 20

“Going with a golf analogy for this one… LSU’s dismantling of Texas A&M last week resembled a PGA golfer going low with a 62 or 63. Normally said, the golfer comes back to reality the next time out with a 72 or worse. Let the Tiger bogey train commence and watch our tenacious defense prove their unit is the best in the nation. Finally, look for the Dawgs’ offense to rise to the occasion and shock the world. Swift runs wild and Fromm threads the needle all night long. Georgia 30, LSU 20.”

Caroline Kinney: Dawgs 24 – Tigers 21

“It’s going to be a beast of a game between the Dawgs and the Tigers at the Benz. To quote the original Junkyard Dawg, Erk Russell, “If you don’t have the best of everything, you make the best of everything you have.”
Dawgs win with a Hot Rod field goal, 24-21.”

Lance McCurley: Dawgs 31 – Tigers 24

“I think Kirby will have his team ready to eat. Georgia wins 31-24 in an absolute war.”

Bob Miller: Dawgs 30 – Tigers 28

“Only one team has held LSU to below 30 points this season, Auburn in a 23-20 loss in Baton Rouge back on October 26th. But the Bayou Bengals still racked up over 500 yards of offense. Can Georgia do better on a neutral field? I think the Bulldog defense is up to the challenge, but this game will require a team effort on defense, offense, and special teams if UGA is to add another conference trophy to the case. I like Eric Stokes’ confidence, though. Gimme’ the Dawgs 30-28 on a “Hot Rod” game-winning FG.”

Matthew Pasek: Tigers 30 – Dawgs 20

“Make no mistake about it, the pressure is on Georgia’s shoulders Saturday.  LSU is in the Playoffs win or lose; so, the Bayou Bengals can play loose and free. Saturday is going to be all about the UGA offense.  If they get off to a fast start and give the defense believes that they will put points on the board, the Dawgs can win. However, this year LSU is simply the better team.  LSU 30 – Georgia 20.”

Greg Poole: Dawgs 20 – Tigers 17

“20-17 Dawgs on top. Why? Because I’m guessing this is a best-case scenario and it is taking all of my diminished power to remain positive in the face of the collective doom and gloom in the fanbase and beyond.”

Murray Poole and Kirby Smart
Murray Poole and Kirby Smart

Murray Poole: Dawgs 31 – Tigers 28

“Check the numbers. The LSU defense has given up 38, 38, 28, 20, 41, 37 and 20 in seven of its games, admittedly some of those scores by the opposition transpiring after the Tigers had put the game out of reach. Georgia and Jake Fromm have always played well in this facility and I’ve got to think the highly-motivated Bulldogs can get to 30 points on the Mercedes-Benz scoreboard. And with Georgia’s No. 2-ranked defense again putting up an inspired effort and somehow holding Burrow, Edwards-Helaire and the Tigers to less than that number, I’m saying the Bulldogs will be celebrating between 8 and 9 p.m. Saturday evening. Make it Dawgs 31, Bayou Bengals 28 with Rodrigo Blankenship’s winning field goal sending the Red and Black surging into the CFP. GEORGIA 31, LSU 28 .”

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