Georgia is headed to the SEC Championship game, and Georgia Tech continues in developmental mode. With one weekend left in the regular season, it’s time again for “Clean Old-Fashioned Hate.”
The Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets will convene at noon Saturday on the surface of Grant Field to again display their hatred for each other, and the teams haven’t met with such seeming disparity since 1990. That was the year that Tech finished 11-0-1 and shared a national championship. Georgia finished the season 4-7. The Jackets defeated Georgia 40-23 in Athens that year.
This season also is reminiscent of 1980. That was Bill Curry’s first season at Tech, and the Jackets finished 1-9-1. That was Herschel Walker’s first season at Georgia, and the Bulldogs finished 12-0 to win the national championship. Georgia won 38-20 that day in Athens.
This year, No. 4 Georgia needs to win to keeps it hopes alive for a spot in the College Football Playoff. A Tech victory could trigger a party that won’t end until sometime next season, ending the Yellow Jackets’ first season for coach Geoff Collins with an upset unlike probably any other in program history.
Here is some important information regarding how to follow the action:
Date: Saturday, Nov. 30
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: Noon ET
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta
Records: No. 4 Georgia 10-1, Georgia Tech 3-8
Television: ABC will televise the game (locally on WSB Channel 2 Action News). Bob Wischusen will handle play-by-play, with Dan Orlovsky as the analyst and Allison Williams the sideline reporter.
Georgia 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.
Tech local radio: The game will be broadcast on the Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network, heard in metro Atlanta on The Fan 680/93.7. Andy Demetra is handling play-by-play. Sean Bedford is the analyst, and Wiley Ballard is the sideline reporter.
Georgia satellite radio: You can listen on Sirius XM Radio Channel 81/81.
Tech satellite radio: You can listen on Sirius XM Radio Channel 135/194.
Online: GTV on georgiadogs.com.
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