1 STREAKING TEAMS: This game matches two of the hottest teams in the country. LSU has won 13 consecutive games, dating to the Cotton Bowl, which is the longest streak in the country. Georgia has won 10 in a row after starting the season with losses to Boise State and South Carolina. Stifling defenses have been a common component in both streaks. The Tigers have not allowed more than one offensive touchdown to any of its previous eight SEC opponents. The Bulldogs have allowed just 12 touchdowns during their 10-game win streak.

2 FAST STARTERS: Both teams have made a habit of getting off to fast starts this season. LSU has outscored its opponents 82-19 in the first quarter, and Georgia has outscored its opponents 95-27 in the first quarter.

3 RUBBER MATCH: This is the third time LSU and Georgia have met in the SEC Championship Game, and they have split the first two meetings. The Tigers beat the Bulldogs 34-13 in the 2003 title game on their way to winning the BCS national title against Oklahoma. Georgia defeated LSU 34-14 to win the 2005 SEC title. The Bulldogs have won 12 SEC titles, and the Tigers have won 10.

Les East