The Georgia Bulldogs have won the SEC East title and will face Alabama for the SEC championship Dec. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. That much has been determined. What could get lost is that three games remain on Georgia’s schedule before the game against the Crimson Tide.
The first of the three comes against No. 24 Auburn. The Tigers are the fourth consecutive ranked team on Georgia’s schedule and the fifth this season.
The No. 5 Bulldogs (8-1, 6-1 SEC) will face the Tigers (6-3, 3-3) for the third time in 365 days. The first took place Nov. 11 last year, when Auburn won the regular-season meeting. The Tigers defeated No. 1 Georgia 40-17. In a rematch three weeks later, Georgia won 28-7 in the SEC Championship game.
Auburn may need to follow that November formula of success, which was a stout defensive line stopping Georgia’s run game. That day in Auburn the Bulldogs rushed for only 46 yards.
Here is some important information regarding how to follow the action Saturday:
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 hosts the show each Saturday.
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Nov. 10
Location: Sanford Stadium, Athens
Television: ESPN will televise the game. Sean McDonough is handling play-by-play. Todd Blackledge is are the analyst, and Holly Rowe is the sideline reporter.
Streaming: The game is available online on GTV at georgiadogs.com.
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: Westwood One will broadcast the game. Ryan Radtke is handling play-by-play, and Derek Rackley is the analyst.
Satellite radio: You can listen on SiriusXM Radio Channel 98/191.
Here are five other things you may want to know:
» This is the 123rd game in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. Georgia holds the series lead 58-56-8 and has won 10 of the past 13 games.
» Auburn is 18-14 in games played in Athens, but Georgia has won the past five games played at Sanford Stadium. Though the series began in 1982, the teams met in Auburn for the first time in 1960 and had played in Athens three times before 1959.
» The first Georgia-Auburn game was played Feb. 20, 1892 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. No, that was no error. The game was played in February. The game was Georgia’s second ever, coming three weeks after a victory against Mercer in Athens.
» The first 10 Georgia-Auburn games were played in Atlanta. The next four were held in Macon, the next two in Montgomery and the next two in Savannah. From 1916-58, 39 of the 40 games were played in Columbus. The exception was 1929 in Athens.
» Georgia has allowed an average of 16.4 points per game, good for 10th in the nation in scoring defense. Auburn has allowed 17.3 per game. The teams are almost even in passing yards per game, with Georgia leading slightly at 222.4 to 222.0. Auburn has struggled in the run game, though, averaging only 155.2 yards per game.
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