A closer look: Mark Richt vs. Les Miles

Between them, they’ve won three SEC championships and have coached 18 seasons in the league.

Georgia’s Mark Richt and LSU’s Les Miles meet up in the SEC championship game on Saturday in Atlanta, and like it has so many times over the years, this game has national championship implications.

No. 1 LSU could lock up a berth in the Allstate BCS National Championship game with a win, although the Tigers would still be in good shape to finish in one of those top two spots in the final BCS standings even if they lost a close game.

No. 14 Georgia is trying to win its first SEC championship since 2005 and a berth in the Sugar Bowl.

Here’s a closer look at Richt and Miles from a statistical perspective. The numbers are from their tenures at their current schools. Richt holds a 2-1 edge in head-to-head meetings: