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Study Hall: Georgia 44, LSU 41

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Georgia 44, LSU 41

LSU Georgia LSU Georgia
Close % 100.0% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 45.2% 47.1% Success Rate 44.9% 58.3%
Leverage % 67.1% 68.6% PPP 0.43 0.73
S&P 0.878 1.313
TOTAL
EqPts 43.2 46.2 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 45.2% 51.4% Success Rate 45.8% 36.4%
Close PPP 0.59 0.66 PPP 0.93 0.51
Close S&P 1.044 1.175 S&P 1.384 0.873
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 9.8 17.9 Number 1 1
Close Success Rate 40.6% 47.2% Turnover Pts 4.6 4.5
Close PPP 0.31 0.50 Turnover Pts Margin -0.1 +0.1
Close S&P 0.714 0.969
Line Yards/carry 2.54 3.26 Q1 S&P 1.266 1.500
Q2 S&P 0.351 1.099
PASSING Q3 S&P 1.249 0.792
EqPts 33.4 28.4 Q4 S&P 1.128 1.175
Close Success Rate 48.8% 55.9%
Close PPP 0.81 0.83 1st Down S&P 0.662 1.417
Close S&P 1.302 1.393 2nd Down S&P 1.059 0.853
SD/PD Sack Rate 0.0% / 0.0% 15.0% / 4.8% 3rd Down S&P 1.877 0.950
Projected Pt. Margin: Georgia +3.1 | Actual Pt. Margin: Georgia +3

Zach Mettenberger was absurdly good on third downs and passing downs. Aaron Murray was absurdly good on first downs and standard downs.

I don't even know what else to say, at least without going about 2,000 words. This was just a joyful, fun, incredibly well-played football game. I wish they were all like this. LSU games are rarely beautiful, but this was beautiful.