For the fifth consecutive season, Georgia will play in a game in which both teams are ranked in the top five.

The Bulldogs played in five such games over the past four seasons, two in the College Football Playoff and two in the SEC Championship game. UGA was 1-4 in those games. The Bulldogs’ next chance to improve on their record comes Saturday night.

This time the foe is Clemson, and it marks the first time in the history of this once-passionate rivalry that each team is ranked in the top five when the teams play each other. Georgia has played a ranked Clemson team seven times. The outcomes:

Sept. 6, 1982: No. 6 Georgia 13, No. 16 Clemson 7 (Athens)

Sept. 22, 1984: No. 20 Georgia 26, No. 2 Clemson 23 (Athens)

Sept. 19, 1987: No. 8 Clemson 21, No. 18 Georgia 20 (Clemson, S.C.)

Oct. 6, 1990: No. 16 Clemson 34, Georgia 3 (Clemson, S.C.)

Oct. 5, 1991: Georgia 27, No. 6 Clemson 12 (Athens)

Aug. 31, 2013: No. 8 Clemson 38, No. 5 Georgia 35 (Clemson, S.C.)

Aug. 30, 2014: No. 12 Georgia 45, No. 16 Clemson 21 (Athens)

(It should be noted that Georgia and Clemson stopped playing annually after the 1987 season. They met in 1990, 1991, 1994 and 1995 and then played each other only four times from 1996-2020.)

Here is some important information regarding how to follow the action Saturday:

Date: Saturday, Sept. 4

Before the game:Bulldogs Game Day” airs at 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: 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

Records: No. 5 Georgia, 0-0, 0-0 SEC; No. 3 Clemson, 0-0, 0-0.

Television: ABC will televise the game (Channel 2 Action News in the Atlanta TV market). Chris Fowler will handle play-by-play, with Kirk Herbstreit as the analyst and Holly Rowe as the sideline reporter.

Local radio: The game will be broadcast on the Georgia Bulldogs IMG Sports Network, heard in metro Atlanta on WSB 750/95.5. Scott Howard is handling play-by-play. Eric Zeier is the analyst, and D.J. Shockley is the sideline reporter.

National radio: Sean Kelley will handle play-by-play, with Barrett Jones as the analyst and Ian Fitzsimmons as the sideline reporter on ESPN Radio.

Satellite radio: You can listen on SiriusXM Radio 84/84/84 (Georgia broadcast) and 80/80/80 (national broadcast).

Online: GeorgiaDogs.com (audio only) and ACC Network-Plus.

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