Top 25 College Football Flashback (2018 Week 7) – LSU vs. Georgia

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Almost exactly 40 years ago, Georgia and LSU met each other in college football for the first time since the Eisenhower administration. LSU, ranked #11 and playing at home in Tiger Stadium, was a one-touchdown favorite over Vince Dooley’s Bulldogs.

Let’s just say the home fans ended up disappointed.


Trailing 17-7 after one half, Georgia struck back when Lindsay Scott returned the second half kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. LSU, who turned the ball over twice in the half, gave up 17 unanswered 3rd quarter points en route to a 24-17 upset loss.

Georgia’s two other touchdowns came on runs of 24 and 6 yards from Willie McClendon.

The Bulldogs ended the 1978 with a #11 rank and earned a berth in the 1978 Bluebonnet Bowl. LSU suffered two more losses and eventually fell out of the Top 25. They ended their campaign with a loss to Missouri in the 1978 Liberty Bowl.