College football will get to enjoy its first top-10 matchup of the 2020 season on Saturday in the form of “The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.”
No. 4 Georgia will host incoming, seventh-ranked Auburn in a game that stands to be as impactful — if not more — than any in the SEC and College Football Playoff landscape this season. In this 10-game, conference-only campaign, every loss is amplified; and for a rivalry as vicious as Georgia-Auburn, that’s saying something.
For Auburn, the path to victory likely lies with sophomore Bo Nix, who completed 30 of 50 passes (!) in this game as a freshman last season, yet only threw for 245 yards and a touchdown. Nix will look to improve on that against a Bulldogs defense that gave up 203 yards against Arkansas in Week 4. And while the gunslinger can still polish his game a little further, he showed enough in a 29-13 win over Kentucky to suggest he can lead this team to victories this year.
Georgia, meanwhile, has a potential quarterback controversy on its hands. The Bulldogs went with D’Wan Mathis as its starter against Arkansas in its season-opener, but went into halftime with a 7-5 deficit to the Razorbacks. Junior Stetson Bennett took over in the second half, completing 20 of 29 passes for 211 yards and two scores; normally that would seem enough for coach Kirby Smart to name him the starter in Game 2; but the team on Monday cleared USC transfer JT Daniels to return from a knee injury that has kept him out to this point.
Regardless of who takes over under center for Georgia, look for him — and Auburn’s Nix — to face a stout defense. The Tigers and Bulldogs gave up 13 and 10 points, respectively, in their Week 4 openers.
With that, here’s everything you need to know to watch Georgia vs. Auburn on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channels and more.
What channel is Georgia vs. Auburn on today?
Georgia vs. Auburn will be broadcast live on ESPN starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will serve as the play-by-play caller and analyst, respectively, with Maria Taylor reporting along the sidelines.
Georgia vs. Auburn start time
Georgia vs. Auburn is on ESPN; that is the second of three times the Tigers will be featured on the ABC family of networks through Oct. 17; the last will come on Oct. 17 at South Carolina. For the Bulldogs, it is the second of two scheduled appearances.
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