The Big 12 will headline this week’s edition of Saturday Night Football presented by Capital One, but today’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot broadcast will focus on another matchup.
College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will air from 9 a.m. to noon ET on ESPN from Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia. The broadcast team of anchor Rece Davis and analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, Chris “The Bear” Fallica, and Lee Corso will preview tonight’s showdown between No. 4 Georgia and No. 7 Auburn.
Coverage of the Southeastern Conference showdown is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN’s weekly College Football Primetime showcase.
GEORGIA WEEK 1
The Bulldogs and Tigers are each 1-0 coming into tonight’s game. Georgia comes into tonight’s game on the momentum of last week’s 37-10 win over another of its SEC foes, the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Bulldogs struggled in the first half in terms of its O-line, scoring only 5 points versus the Razorbacks’ sole touchdown in the first quarter.
Things turned around in the second half as Georgia’s defense held Arkansas to only a field goal. Meanwhile Georgia’s offensive line racked up 32 points over the course of the third and fourth quarters.
Even with its first-half struggle, Georgia still outperformed Arkansas through most of the game, putting up 266 passing yards, 121 rushing yards and 359 total yards. Arkansas by comparison had 203 passing yards, 77 rushing yards and 267 total yards.
Georgia QB Stetson was 20-29 and had two tochdowns in the process. Arkansas’ Feleipe Franks meanwhile was 19-36. He had one touchdown and threw two interceptions.
Penalties abounded for both teams throughout the game. Georgia racked up 12 penalties for a total of 108 yards while Arkansas incurred 10 for 53 yards. Even despite its penalty load and play in the first half, the Bulldogs still managed to get things togeher in the second half and pull off the win.
AUBURN WEEK 1
The Auburn Tigers come in to tonight’s game on the heels of a 29-13 win over Kentucky in week 1. The teams were evenly matched throughout the game in terms of points per quarter although Kentucky dominated the game on both sides of the ball.
Kentucky racked up 145 net rushing yards versus Auburn’s 91 and pulled in 3.6 yards per rush while Auburn had 3.0 per yard. Kentucky totaled 239 net passing yards to Auburn’s 233. This is one of the rare areas in which Auburn came out on top, totaling 8.6 yards per pass versus 6.3.
In relation, Auburn totaled 5.7 yards per play overall while Kentucky totaled 4.9 yards per play.
Penalties hurt the Tigers, too. The team was charged with seven penalties for a total of 55 yards lost while Kentucky had four for 40 yards lost.
While tonight’s College Football Primetime broadcast will be a big game, it is just one of the games that ESPN’s networks have on tap throughout the day. The day’s schedule is noted below.
|Fri, Oct 2||7 p.m.||Campbell at Wake Forest|
Mike Morgan, Eric Mac Lain, Lauren Sisler
|9 p.m.||Louisiana Tech at No. 22 BYU|
Dave Flemming, Andre Ware, Stormy Buonantony
|Sat, Oct 3||Noon||Baylor at West Virginia|
Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Rocky Boiman
|South Carolina at No. 3 Florida|
TV: Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Marty Smith
Radio: Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones
|Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina|
Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Taylor Davis
|East Carolina at Georgia State|
Mike Couzens, Dustin Fox
|Missouri at No. 21 Tennessee|
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
|NC State at No. 24 Pittsburgh|
Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Eric Wood
|1 p.m.||North Alabama at Liberty||ESPN3|
|3 p.m.||Houston Baptist at Eastern Kentucky||ESPN3|
|3:30 p.m.||No. 12 North Carolina at Boston College|
Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Paul Carcaterra
|No. 17 Oklahoma State at Kansas|
Dave Pasch, Mike Golic, Sr., Quint Kessenich
|No. 25 Memphis at SMU|
Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill, Kris Budden
|South Florida at No. 15 Cincinnati|
David Saltzman, Keith Moreland
|Central Arkansas at North Dakota State||ESPN+|
|4 p.m.||Charlotte at Florida Atlantic|
Mike Corey, Jay Walker
|Ole Miss at Kentucky|
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Taylor McGregor
|Virginia Tech at Duke|
Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Tiffany Blackmon
|Jacksonville State at Florida State||ESPN3|
|5 p.m.||Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee||ESPN3|
|7 p.m.||Georgia Southern at Louisiana-Monroe||ESPN+|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 18 Oklahoma at Iowa State|
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay, Molly McGrath
|No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia|
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Allison Williams
|Tulsa at No. 11 UCF|
Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, Lericia Harris
|No. 20 LSU at Vanderbilt|
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
|Arkansas at No. 16 Mississippi State|
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Tera Talmadge
|SEC Network Alternate|
|8 p.m.||Virginia at No. 1 Clemson|
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
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