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Georgia photo by Perry McIntyre / Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship is stopped during a fake field-goal attempt during last year's 36-16 loss at LSU. The Bulldogs and Tigers will meet again Saturday at the Southeastern Conference championship game in Atlanta.

Georgia and LSU will meet for a fourth time for the Southeastern Conference football championship when the No. 4 Bulldogs (11-1) and No. 1 Tigers (12-0) collide Saturday afternoon at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The only other pairing to occur more frequently is Alabama-Florida, which met in the first three SEC title games (1992-94) and have squared off nine times overall.

Georgia and LSU met for the first time with the SEC title at stake in 2003, with Nick Saban's Tigers winning 34-13 on their way to that season's BCS national title. The Bulldogs exacted some revenge with a 34-14 win in 2005, but LSU broke the tie in 2011 with a 42-10 triumph.

There are four SEC title matchups that have occurred twice — Alabama-Georgia, Auburn-Tennessee, LSU-Tennessee and Florida-Arkansas. There are seven pairings that have taken place just once, with Auburn involved in four of those, having faced Florida, Georgia, Missouri and South Carolina in addition to its two dates against the Volunteers.

Georgia has a 3-4 record in SEC title games, while LSU is 4-1.

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6524. Follow him on Twitter @DavidSPaschall.

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