The No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs began the season Saturday with a 45-0 victory against Austin Peay (an FCS school) at Sanford Stadium, in a game shortened by five minutes at the request of the visiting coach.
This weekend’s opponent should provide a much tougher obstacle, and yes, that’s an understatement.
The Bulldogs are going on the road for their first SEC game – and will face a team that also is ranked. The Gamecocks are at No. 24 in the media and coaches’ polls.
Here is some important information regarding how to follow the action:
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Sept. 8
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C.
Television: CBS will televise the game. Brad Nessler is handling play-by-play. Gary Danielson is the analyst, and Jamie Erdahl 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 (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 by ESPN radio. Bill Rosinski is handling play-by-play. David Norrie is the analyst, and Ian Fitzsimmons is the sideline reporter.
Satellite radio: You can listen on Sirius/XM Channel 94/192.
Here are five other things you may want to know:
» Georgia has won its past three games against South Carolina, one of them in Columbia.
» Georgia lost four of its previous five against South Carolina before this three-game win streak.
» The Bulldogs lead the series against the Gamecocks 50-18-2, but are 17-11 since a win in 1987.
» The Bulldogs are 18-9-2 at Williams-Brice Stadium, but are 8-6 there since the 1987 season.
» The Georgia-South Carolina game in 2016 was moved to a Sunday because of Hurricane Matthew. Georgia won 28-14 in Columbia.