LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws a pass in the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs. Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

LSU Report Card: Zach Mettenberger Shines in Georgia Homecoming


On Saturday, LSU lost their first game of the season 44-41 to the Georgia Bulldogs. The defense was absolutely awful in the game, allowing six yards shy of 500 yards and giving up 44 points. The praised LSU ground game did not do much to help out either. LSU rushed for only 12 yards in the fist half and finished the game with a mere 77 yards on the ground. LSU was in the game until the very end though, and this is because LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger had the game of his life in his return trip to Athens.

Grade: A+

Mettenberger was absolutely incredible in the game. With the defense and running game struggling, he took things upon himself and almost led his team to victory. He finished the day with a career high 374 passing yards, to go along with his three touchdown strikes.

Mettenberger was on target all day finding his two main targets at will. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham both had over 100 yards receiving. Kadron Boone also made a big impact catching two touchdown passes.

Mettenberger has put together an incredible season and needs to start being mentioned in the Heisman discussion. He has thrived in Cam Cameron’s new offense, throwing for nearly 1,400 yards and 13 touchdown passes in 5 games.

Giving Metenberger an A+ was an easy decision. He was sensational in his return to Georgia. He made big plays throughout the game, and was absolutely uncanny in converting big third down conversions. LSU lost the game, but Mettenberger did all he could and almost led the Tigers to a victory.

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