No. 1 Georgia romps into playoff with 50-30 SEC win vs LSU

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Georgia romps LSU
Georgia players hoist the trophy after defeating LSU in the Southeastern Conference Championship football game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — With all sorts of turmoil behind them, No. 1 Georgia left no doubt about the top team heading into the College Football Playoff.

The Bulldogs dismantled No. 11 LSU 50-30 in the Southeastern Conference championship game, earning a return trip to Atlanta on New Year’s Eve for the Peach Bowl.

Stetson Bennett threw 4 TD passes

Stetson Bennett’s threw a season-high four touchdown passes. Christopher Smith gave Georgia an early spark with a heads-up play that turned a seemingly harmless blocked field goal into a 96-yard TD.

Georgia romps LSU

Georgia also turned a deflected pass off an LSU receiver’s helmet into an interception that set up a TD.