5 college football games to watch in week five of the 2013 season

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24 2013 2:13 p.m. MDT

No. 1: No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Georgia Next List » 5 of 5 « Prev
Game info: Saturday, 1:30 p.m., TV: CBS

The stakes: It's a big week in the SEC this week, with a second matchup of ranked division favorites going head to head.

While a loss to LSU may not severely hurt the Bulldogs' chances of earning the SEC East division title, Georgia (2-1) needs the victory Saturday to stay in the national title hunt after dropping its season opener at Clemson.

The Bulldogs feature a top-ranked offense, averaging 574.0 yards and 40.3 points per game this season. LSU (4-0) also has a powerful offense, led by quarterback Zach Mettenberger, a Georgia transfer who has thrown for 1,026 yards, 10 touchdowns and one interception this season.

LSU already has impressive victories over TCU (37-27) and Auburn (35-21) this season. A win Saturday would keep the Tigers in line to play Alabama for SEC West supremacy in November, though LSU still has games against Florida and Ole Miss before then.

“It’s got to be some type of record to start off with three top 10 teams in the first four games, but it’s been fun to play this type of game, in these atmospheres, against these teams," Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray told the Atlanta Journal-Constitition. "Everyone’s like ‘that must stink,’ but I think it’s fun. I think everyone on this team thinks it’s fun."
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