Photos: No. 6 LSU loses to No. 9 Georgia 44-41

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) walks dejectedly off the field after his 4th down pass fell incomplete ending LSU's final drive during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (18) walks dejectedly off the field after the game in Athens, Ga., father the University of Georgia beat LSU 44-41. Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette accompanies head coach Les Miles off the field, at right.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A dejected LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) leaves the field after the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Georgia head coach Mark Richt raises his fist as he leaves the field after the second half in Athens, Ga. Georgia beat LSU, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Georgia running back Todd Gurley, right, greets Georgia guard Chris Burnette after Georgia's 44-41 win saturday in Athens, Ga. Gurley is in a walking boot after he injured his ankle on a 23-yard run in the second quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU tackle Vadal Alexander screams in frustration as he looks at the scoreboard, walking off the field after LSU's failed pass on fourth down inside a minute left in the game ended LSU's comeback hopes in Athens, Ga. Guard Trai Turner (56) is at right.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Georgia head coach Mark Richt hugs his wife after the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) walks off the field after his incomplete pass on fourth down ended LSU's comeback hopes Saturday in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray (11) pumps his fist after the wining touchdown pass to Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley (86) during the second half in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill walks off the field as Georgia safety Tray Matthews (28) and Georgia defensive back Quincy Mauger celebrate a fourth-down incompletion with 52 seconds left in Georgia's 44-41 win Saturday in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU coach Les Miles walks off the field at Sanford Stadium after Georgia held off the Tigers 44-41 on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The Georgia bench erupts after the 4th down incompletion during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) watches the last Georgia play from scrimmage, inside a minute to go in the game, after LSU's failed comeback drive late in the fourth quarter in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Georgia fullback Merritt Hall (43) celebrates the win, after the second half in Athens, Ga. Goergia beat LSU, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) makes a flying catch over the middle to the Georgia six yard line, defended by Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons (25) and safety Tray Matthews (28) during the second half in Athens, Ga. LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) scored shortly thereafter, but Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Georgia head coach Mark Richt has a word with an official during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) and LSU linebacker D.J. Welter (31) converge on Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley (86) as he catches the ball during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) is knocked out of bounds after the catch by Georgia linebacker Amarlo Herrera (52) during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) is upended by Georgia safety Tray Matthews (28) on the catch which set up an LSU touchdown during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) is tended to by medical staff during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGGeorgia running back J.J. Green runs away from LSU linebacker D.J. Welter during the second half of Saturday's game in Athens, Georgia.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles has a word with an official before LSU's 4th down play at the end of the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) can't catch the ball because of coverage by Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons (25) on the final drive during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) threads a pass between Georgia defensive end Sterling Bailey (58) and Georgia linebacker Ramik Wilson (51) on the drive that culminated in a Jeremy Hill touchdown, during the second half in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) makes a catch for good yardage over the middle, pursued by Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons (25) and safety Tray Matthews (28) during the second half in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Georgia running back Keith Marshall (4) pulls in a pass in front of the LSU bench during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Georgia safety Tray Matthews (28) breaks up a pass to LSU wide receiver Kadron Boone (86) during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry strolls into the end zone to score during the second half of Saturday's game in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) falls to his knees after scoring during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Terrence Magee (14) chases after a fumbled punt by LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) as Georgia long snapper Trent Frix (69) keeps Beckham down but Georgia recovered the fumble during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Georgia wide receiver Michael Bennett (82) catches a pass to score after LSU fumbled a punt return during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU tight end Travis Dickson (41) can't hold on to the pass as Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons (25) defends during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws to a receiver downfield as LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) looks to block during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) holds onto the ball for the reception while having his helmet knocked off by Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons (25) as Georgia safety Tray Matthews (28) helps during the second half in Athens, Georgia. The catch set up a touchdown. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) scores during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) takes the handoff from LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) as LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) and LSU center Elliott Porter (55) block during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill is taken down by Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons and linebacker Amarlo Herrera (52) as safety Tray Matthews (28) comes to help during the second half in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) is wrapped up by Georgia defensive end Ray Drew (47), Georgia linebacker Amarlo Herrera (52) and Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd (84) during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) lies on the field after being injured on the play as LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins (65) and LSU offensive lineman Trai Turner (56) check on him during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU place kicker Colby Delahoussaye (42) kicks a long field goal as LSU tight end DeSean Smith (89), LSU tight end Logan Stokes (84), LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins (65) and LSU offensive guard Fehoko Fanaika (69) block during the second half in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) is housed by LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) after scoring a rushing touchdown, during the second half in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) breaks away from Georgia cornerback Damian Swann (5) on a 39-yard scoring pass over the middle during the3:40 in the third quarter, in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons (25) separates LSU tight end Travis Dickson from the ball after an apparent catch deep in Georgia territory during the Bulldogs' 44-41 win Saturday in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry celbrates after his 39-yard touchdown pass during the Tigers' 44-41 loss to Georgia on Saturday in Athens, Ga. The catch came on third-and-9 with 3:40 left in the third quarter. Landry has made a first down on 27 of his 34 receptions, and 13 of those were on third downs.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles reacts during the second half in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Kadron Boone (86) has this reception stripped from his hands by Georgia safety Tray Matthews (28) during the second half in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU band members urge the Tigers on in the fourth quarter Sept. 28 in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) reacts after an LSU score during the second half in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Kadron Boone makes it past a diving Georgia cornerback Damian Swann, on a 48-yard touchdown pass to score LSU's first points Saturday in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) is brought down, after he intercepted a pass in the first quarter in Athens, Ga. LSU defensive end Jordan Allen (98) is at left, as Georgia offensive tackle Kolton Houston (75) and Georgia center David Andrews (61) make the stop.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson, left, blocks a pass by Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray during the first half of Saturday's game in Athens, Ga. Murray completed 20 of 34 passes for 298 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) tries to get a hold on Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) during the first half in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, far right, talks with the offense, as LSU head coach Les Miles looks on, during the first half in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is sacked behind the line by Georgia nose tackle Chris Mayes (93) during the first half in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley (31) and Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray (11) celebrate in midair, after Murray's one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU holder Seth Fruge (48) places the ball, as LSU place kicker Colby Delahoussaye (42) kicks a 49 yard field goal with 3:51 in the second quarter in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye and holder Seth Fruge watch the flight of Delahoussaye's 49-yard field goal with 3:51 left in the first half of Saturday's game in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU place kicker Colby Delahoussaye (42) is congratulated by LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) after he kicked a 49 yard field goal with 3:51 in the second quarter in Athens, Ga. LSU offensive guard Fehoko Fanaika (69) is lat left.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles reacts during the first half in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) flies past the outstretched arms of Georgia safety Tray Matthews (28) during the first half in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Sticker for the late coach Paul Dietzel on an LSU helmet, during the first half in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Georgia defensive end Garrison Smith (56) celebrates with Georgia nose tackle Chris Mayes on his sack of LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger during the first half of Georgia's 44-41 Saturday in Athens, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is sacked by Georgia nose tackle Chris Mayes (93) during the first half in Athens, Georgia.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray (11) and Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley (31) celebrate a touchdown late in the first half in Athens, Georgia.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Corey Thompson (12) breaks up a pass to Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley (86) in the end zone late in the first half in Athens, Georgia.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU Band members urge the Tigers on in the fourth quarter in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles walks off the field after the second half in Athens, Ga., after the University of Georgia beat LSU Saturday, 44-41.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger leads the nation with 35 completions on passes of 20 or more yards.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) breaks away from Georgia cornerback Damian Swann (5) on a 39-yard scoring pass over the middle during the3:40 in the third quarter, in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) sprints to the end zone with a 39-yard touchdown reception, during the second half in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. get set at the line of scrimmage before a play at Georgia on Sept. 28.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receivers Odell Deckham Jr. (3) and Jarvis Landry (80) during the second half in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) falls to his knees after scoring during the second half in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 44-41.