Georgia can clinch the SEC East championship with a victory Saturday at Auburn.
The Bulldogs hold a half-game lead (one in the loss column) over Florida, but a UGA win Saturday would mean that the worst scenario for Georgia is to finish the season in a two-way tie with Florida. The tiebreaker would go to the Bulldogs because of their victory against the Gators on Nov. 2.
Georgia and Auburn perform well in the run game, both on offense and defense. In nine games apiece, Auburn has recorded 23 rushing touchdowns, and Georgia hasn’t allowed a rushing touchdown. The Bulldogs have allowed 74.6 yards per game (fourth in the nation), and the Tigers have allowed 112.7, 21st best. Auburn has rushed for 1,974 yards rushing (219.3 per game, 19th in the nation), and Georgia has gained 1,943 yards rushing (215.9, 24th).
Georgia ranks second in the nation in scoring defense (behind Ohio State) at 10.1 points per game, and Auburn ranks 13th, at 17.4.
Auburn’s losses this season are to No. 11 Florida (24-13 on Oct. 5) and No. 1 LSU (23-20 on Oct. 26). Georgia’s loss is to unranked South Carolina in double overtime (20-17 on Oct. 12).
Here is some important information regarding how to follow the action:
Date: Saturday, Nov. 16
Before the game: “Bulldogs Game Day” airs from 10-11 a.m. on WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News. Channel 2 sports director Zach Klein and Heather Catlin host the show each Saturday.
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Ala.
Records: No. 4 Georgia 8-1, 5-1 SEC; No. 12 Auburn 7-2, 4-2
Television: CBS will televise the game. Brad Nessler will handle play-by-play, with Gary Danielson as the analyst and Jamie Erdahl the sideline reporter.
Local radio: The game will be broadcast on the Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network, heard in metro Atlanta on WSB radio (750 AM/95.5 FM). Scott Howard is handling play-by-play. Eric Zeier is the analyst, and Chuck Dowdle is the sideline reporter.
National radio: The game will be broadcast on the Touchdown Radio Network. Brett Dolan will handle the play-by-play, with Gino Toretta as the analyst.
Satellite radio: You can listen on Sirius XM Radio Channel 134/191.
Online: GTV on georgiadogs.com.
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