For the third time this season, “College GameDay” has chosen Tennessee to be a part of its featured matchup of the week.
This was the most obvious choice of the year, particularly in the week that saw theof the season, as the top-ranked Volunteers head to take on No. 3 Georgia in a massive game not only for the SEC, but also the CFP.
The Volunteers will play in their third ranked SEC meeting on “GameDay” this year, beating No. 20 Florida in Gainesville 38-33 and No. 3 Alabama 52-49 in Knoxville. If Saturday’s game between the Bulldogs and Vols is anything like those games, then it could be a game of the year candidate.
The table is set for a classic, as the matchup will feature Tennessee’s top-ranked offense (553 yards, 49.4 points per game) taking on the Bulldogs’ stellar defense (262.6 yards allowed per game, fourth in the country, and 10.5 points allowed per game, good for second).
Something’s gotta give, and it will be a blast to watch. With that, here’s what you need to know about the “College GameDay” visit to Sanford Stadium on Saturday:
Where is ‘College GameDay’ location for Week 10?
- Location: Athens, Ga.
- Time: 9 a.m. ET
- Matchup: No. 2 Tennessee at No. 1 Georgia
This will be Georgia’s 32nd appearance on “GameDay,” having gone 13-18 in the previous 31 appearances. That said, the Bulldogs are 6-1 as the hosting team — but 0-2 all time against Tennessee.
Tennessee, meanwhile, is making its 24th appearance. The Volunteers are 11-12 in their previous 13 meetings, including 2-0 this season. They are 2-0 vs. the Bulldogs all time and 4-4 as visitors in non-bowl games.
Saturday’s meeting is also historic for “GameDay,” as it represents the 25th all-time meeting between the top two teams in the AP poll — otherwise known as a “Game of the Century” — in the show’s history.
Georgia has never been a part of such a game on the show, though Tennessee has: The top-ranked Volunteers beat No. 2 Florida State 23-16 in the 1999 BCS championship game.
The No. 1 team is 13-11 in the 24 prior meetings.
‘College GameDay’ schedule on ESPN
Saturday, Nov. 5
- Start time: 9 a.m. ET
- TV channel: ESPN
- Streaming: ESPN+,
The “GameDay” crew will preview Georgia-Tennessee and the remaining action on Saturday live from Athens, Ga. The game itself will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and be broadcast by CBS.
The most attractive game of the Week 11 slate will be No. 6 Alabama at No. 11 Ole Miss in a game that could very well determine who wins the SEC West division. The Crimson Tide must still beat No. 15 LSU in Baton Rouge in Week 10, or else the Tigers will command the top spot in the division, having beaten the Rebels in Week 9.
Other options include No. 7 TCU at Texas and No. 17 North Carolina at No. 20 Wake Forest.
|Week||Matchup||Location||Guest Picker||Corso’s Headgear||Outcome|
|1||West Virginia at No. 17 Pitt (Thursday)||Pittsburgh||N/A||Panthers||Pitt 38,WVU 31|
|1||No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 2 Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||Jack Harlow||Buckeyes||Ohio State 21, Notre Dame 10|
|2||No. 1 Alabama at Texas||Austin, Texas||Glen Powell||Crimson Tide||Alabama 20, Texas 19|
|3||Troy at Appalachian State||Boone, N.C.||Luke Combs||Mountaineers||Appalachian State 32,Troy 28|
|4||No. 20 Florida at No. 11 Tennessee||Knoxville, Tenn.||Bianca Belair||Volunteers||Tennessee 38, Florida 33|
|5||No. 10 N.C. State at No. 5 Clemson||Clemson, S.C.||Christian Wilkins||Clemson 30, N.C. State 20|
|6||No. 17 TCU at No. 19 Kansas||Lawrence, Kan.||Rob Riggle||TCU 38,Kansas 31|
|7||No. 3 Alabama at No. 6 Tennessee||Knoxville, Tenn.||Peyton Manning||Volunteers||Tennessee 52, Alabama 49|
|8||No. 9 UCLA at No. 10 Oregon||Eugene, Ore.||Sabrina Ionescu||Ducks||Oregon 45, UCLA 30|
|9||Southern at Jackson State||Jackson, Miss.||Stephen A. Smith||N/A||Jackson State 35, Southern 0|
|10||No. 1 Tennessee at No. 3 Georgia||Athens, Ga.||Luke Bryan||TBD||TBD|
Who is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ for Week 10?
Country singer Luke Bryan, a Georgia native, is set to be the “GameDay” guest picker for the Week 10 meeting between the Bulldogs and Vols, and there won’t be much suspense about his pick for the headlining game.
Not even a question…!
— Luke Bryan (@lukebryan)