What was supposed to be a rebuilding year for LSU due to the mass exodus of defensive talent transplanted to the NFL has instead become another season contending with aspirations of a national championship win, but this time it's thanks to a powerful offense led by quarterback Zach Mettenberger.
The No. 6 Tigers will certainly be put to the test this weekend against a top-ten opponent and SEC rival: the Georgia Bulldogs. LSU-Georgia is lining up to be the marquee matchup this weekend in college football, featuring the two quarterbacks in the SEC with the highest passer efficiency ratings: Mettenberger and UGA's Aaron Murray.
Here's how the two quarterbacks compare:
Mettenberger is completing nearly 65 of his passes, Murray a remarkable 72.
The two quarterbacks yardage totals are nearly identical: Murray has 1040 yards versus Mettenberger's 1026.
Mettenberger has the edge in touchdown-to-interception ratio: 10 touchdowns versus 1 interception for LSU's offensive leader; compared to...