After Nix and Auburn were able to make their way through LSU’s Death Valley, they are now looking to score points on the suffocating Georgia defense.
The Bulldogs, second (5-0, 3-0 in the Southeast Conference), fresh out of two consecutive shutouts in the league and virtually unscathed defensively this season, visit Nix and the No.18 Tigers on Saturday.
Auburn (4-1, 1-0) earned his first victory at LSU since 1999, thanks in large part to Nix’s ability to make plays on the move. Now they face the best defense in the country, a group that only allowed one insignificant touchdown at the end of a resounding victory over South Carolina.
The Bulldogs just fought off an upstart challenger, so-No. 8 Arkansas, 37-0. But a group that leads the nation by allowing just 4.6 points and 178.6 yards per game are used to facing teams aiming to be the first to win this game.
When is the Auburn-Georgia game?
The game between Georgia and Auburn is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. ET) on Saturday, October 9.
Will it be broadcast live?
The match will be broadcast live on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial. The most basic package is the “fubo standard” package, which includes over 100 channels for $ 64.99 per month. Like all cord cutting alternatives, there are plenty of options out there, especially for sports.
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Which TV channel will broadcast the match?
The Auburn-Georgia game will air on CBS.
BULLDOGS DISTRICT: Georgian quarterback Stetson Bennett, who replaced while JT Daniels left with a lat injury, made his first college start last season against the Tigers. Bennett led No.4 Georgia to a 27-6 victory over No.7 Auburn, passing for 240 yards and a touchdown. Georgia coach Kirby Smart has not indicated which quarterback will start on Saturday.
FAMILY FACES: Auburn’s offense has names quite familiar to Georgia fans. Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo is a former Bulldogs quarterback and offensive line coordinator and coach Will Friend is also a former Georgia assistant. Additionally, Auburn wide receiver Demetris Robertson was transferred from Athens during the offseason.
“We didn’t want to see D-Rob go,” said Smart. “I have always thought about D-Rob a lot. He had improved and the situation we find ourselves in now is because some guys decided to leave. This is why we are so skinny with wounds.
NOT NOVEMBER: This is only the second time since 1936 that the two teams have met outside of November. The Bulldogs won on October 3 of last year in Game 2 of a season cut short by the pandemic. Auburn has been pushing to avoid facing his two biggest rivals – and the current SEC powers – Georgia and Alabama to end every regular season.
“REAL” ROAD GAME: The Bulldogs have already played two games away from Athens, but the visit to Auburn will be different. It will be the first game this season that Georgia fans will be outnumbered. The Georgia Reds dominated the stands in their 62-0 victory at Vanderbilt on September 25. The opener against Clemson was played at a neutral venue in Charlotte, NC.
“We know our guys are getting ready for a really tough environment, where playing Auburn is probably one of the toughest places to play in the SEC,” Smart said.
SUPERMAN DREAM: Georgian center Sedrick Van Pran wanted to be Superman when he was little. In fact, he wanted to be the quarterback for Auburn Cam Newton, who used the nickname Superman, and he wanted to play in Newton’s stadium.
Van Pran said Newton was his favorite player when he grew up in New Orleans and dreamed of playing at Jordan-Hare Stadium. He said he showed that love as the starting quarterback for his flag football team.
“I was wearing the Superman socks and wanted to be like Cam Newton,” Van Pran said. “I’ve grown up since I was a little boy just wanting to be like him.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.