Georgia will get to make full use of those fancy new stadium lights at least one more time.
The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that the Bulldogs' home game against Missouri has been picked up by ESPN for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
That means UGA will be able to activate its new, multi-million dollar LED light system from the first quarter on. Georgia has been able to take full advantage only two other times this season, on Oct. 19 for a 7 p.m. kickoff against Kentucky and Sept. 21 with the 8 p.m. game against Notre Dame.
The Bulldogs (6-1, 3-1 SEC) are fortunate to pick up such a prime spot for the Missouri game. It was expected to be a much for meaningful contest before the Tigers (5-3, 2-2) dropped their last two games against Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
As it is, Georgia will be televised by ESPN for the fifth time this season. The Bulldogs are 3-1 this season and 49-34-1 all time on the network.
CBS has first dibs on weekly selections of SEC games. Not surprisingly, the network chose No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama for its Nov. 9 3:30 p.m. broadcast. Georgia-Florida is on CBS at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, as it is every year.
The television schedule for the other games of Nov. 9 are: Vanderbilt at Tennessee, noon, ESPN; Western Kentucky at Arkansas, noon, SEC Network; New Mexico State at Ole Miss, 4 p.m., SEC Network; and, Tennessee at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network.
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