BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — The LSU Tigers just keep on rolling, and that momentum carries them right into Atlanta this week as the Tigers take on the Georgia Bulldogs.
"It is exciting," said defensive end Markevious Mingo. "It's a goal we set forth, to be in Atlanta."
The SEC championship is at stake, with LSU favored to win. Beyond that is the BCS National championship in January, but LSU players said staying focused against a two-loss Georgia team is the immediate goal.
"We've never looked ahead," Mingo said, "stayed focused on the game in front of us, and prepare."
"We come with it on our minds to play for victory," said defensive tackle Michael Brocker, "and i feel we stay focused on our opponent."
The matchup will be like a home game for Georgia, playing in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. But with several key players suspended at times this year -- including starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson -- LSU players said this season has been one played under tough circumstances, and this will be no different.
"That showed we belong here," said safety Brandon Taylor. "If you can play through that, you can play through anything. It shows how determined you are and focused on your goal and won't let anything distract you from getting it."