Mission accomplished. Print the T-shirts. Raise the banner. Down a few shots.
LSU dominated from the opening kick, though it took a while for it to show up on the scoreboard. LSU built a 17-3 at the half, but honestly, it should have been a lot worse. LSU had three drives into Georgia territory in the second quarter, resulting in just three points.
On another night, that might have mattered. But LSU’s failure to put the game away in the second quarter only meant that LSU had to put the game away in the third.
And put it away they did. LSU scored 17 points in the third, turning a somewhat tense game from the standpoint of can LSU somehow blow this to a total domination.
By the time Justin Jefferson came down with the touchdown pass with 45 seconds left in the third, the party was on.
Joe Burrow didn’t just secure the SEC title, he won the Heisman tonight. Burrow threw for 349 yards on 28 of 38 passing. He had 4 touchdowns and no interceptions. Not a bad night at the office.
Derek Stingley also showed off the skills that made him such a phenomenon early this year. Georgia decided that they wanted to challenge him and… Stingley came down with two interceptions.
But honestly, this game is not about who did what, this is about the capstone on the greatest regular season of LSU history. LSU pushes their record to 13-0, something no LSU team has ever accomplished. There’s some playoff games to come, but to be honest, that’s a different season. This season is over, and it ends as the greatest year in LSU football’s long history.
This year was fun. This game was fun. So, go out and shoot off some fireworks, try to kiss that girl, or maybe mainline your momma’s gumbo. Celebrate however makes you happy. That’s what matters.
This isn’t about anyone but us. So let’s enjoy this moment for all that it means. Forget about playoffs or rankings and all of that nonsense. LSU is the undisputed SEC champions. The Tigers didn’t simply win the conference, they dominated it, and closed out the season by blowing out the #4 team in the country.
It feels good to be so good. Enjoy the moment, because moments end. Before this gets pushed to memory, drink the marrow out of this moment… the end of the greatest season in LSU history.
As a great man once said, Geaux Tigers.