The No. 1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs take on the No. 10 ranked Auburn Tigers. Below find game time, TV channel and online information for the game, which will come one at the conclusion of the Florida-South Carolina game.
What time is the Georgia-Auburn football game?
Time: The Georgia-Auburn game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: The Georgia-Auburn game is set to be played in Jordan-Hare Stadium, in Auburn, Ala.
Odds: Georgia is a -2.5 favorite over Auburn.
What TV channel is Georgia-Auburn football on?
The Georgia-Auburn game will kickoff on CBS at 3:30 pm ET.
Can I watch Georgia-Auburn football online?
Yes, you can watch the Georgia-Auburn game on CBS SPORTS APP.
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This year the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry has ramifications well beyond the Southeastern Conference. This year it’s one of the biggest games of the season.
The No. 1 Bulldogs and No. 10 Tigers both have College Football Playoff aspirations, although Georgia’s path is a lot more clear. According to FiveThirtyEight’s model, Georgia will have a 70 percent to make the CFP if it beats Auburn. Those chances drop to 42 percent with a loss on the Plains. To put it another way, a win over Auburn leaves open the possibility Georgia can qualify for the CFP even with a loss in the SEC Championship Game.
The situation is more dire for Auburn. It’s pretty much do or die. The Tigers are a long shot to make the CFP. But with Georgia and Alabama still on the schedule — plus another game with Georgia in the SEC Championship should it win out in the regular season — Auburn has enough quality opponents left on its schedule to become the first two-loss team to qualify for the CFP if it can win out.
On paper, Auburn is as good a matchup for the Dawgs as any team they’ve faced this season. Georgia is favored, but barely, rolling into Auburn as a 2 1/2-point road favorite. Both teams have the talent and toughness to win this game and it could go either way. Georgia may be a slight favorite, but a hostile Jordan-Hare Stadium packed full of Tigers fans who know how much is at stake will make for a rowdy atmosphere and a dangerous Auburn team.
Although this has all the making of a tight game, most college football media members whose picks I aggregated picked Georgia to win. Nine out of 12 (including two analytics), in fact, picked Georgia to win the game.
“Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm will make some clutch throws against Auburn’s defensive backs and Tigers coach Gus Malzahn’s play-calling issues will creep up in the second half to cost the Tigers a shot at the SEC West, SEC title and a berth in the College Football Playoff,” Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports wrote.
Alex Scarborough of ESPN picked Georgia because he believes Auburn will find it difficult to move the ball on a staunch Bulldogs defense.
“Some of the jet sweeps and horizontal running that worked against A&M just aren’t going to fly against Georgia,” he wrote. “That front seven is too good and too athletic. Besides, I don’t see Auburn having the difference-makers at receiver to keep the defense honest. I think this is a low-scoring game in which Auburn’s offense has trouble moving the ball consistently and Georgia does just enough to pull out a tough road win.”
As Bill Connelly of SB Nation — whose analytical concoction S&P+ is predicting a Georgia victory — noted, Auburn’s success or failure making big pass plays could be the key to the game. Missouri is Georgia’s only opponent to score more than 20 points against the Bulldogs, and it averaged 16.9 yards per completion and had two touchdown passes of 63 yards in a loss. But opponents that aren’t Mizzou are averaging only 8.7 yards per completion against the Dawgs. Auburn must closer to the Missouri end of that spectrum to beat Georgia.
[I]n Darius Slayton, Will Hastings, and Nate Craig-Myers (combined: 80 targets, 40 catches, 956 yards), he’s got a nice trio of deep threats. It is imperative that [Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham uses] them.
In the 13 losses since the start of 2015, Auburn has averaged 9.4 or fewer yards per completion six times. Granted, the opponent has had a role to play in that, either via great secondary, effective pass rush, or both. But some risk will probably be required for the Tigers to pull off a huge rivalry win. When a Malzahn offense goes into a shell, wins don’t tend to follow.
Below are picks from select college football media members. All these picks are straight up, but some of these media members did include picks against the spread. Check the links included for that info as well as some score predictions.
|Sam Khan Jr.||ESPN||UGA||Joe Tansey||Bleacher Report||UGA|
|Alex Scarborough||ESPN||UGA||Mitch Light||Athlon Sports||UGA|
|Paul Myerberg||USA Today||AUB||Tom Fornelli||CBS Sports||UGA|
|Dan Wolken||USA Today||AUB||Zac Al-Khateeb||Sporting News||UGA|
|Andy Staples||Sports Illustrated||UGA||S&P+||SB Nation||UGA|
|Bruce Feldman||Sports Illustrated||UGA||FPI||ESPN||AUB|
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