For the primary time of the 2020 season, the “Faculty GameDay” recreation of the week will characteristic groups from exterior the ACC.
After checking in with Miami for two consecutive weeks, “GameDay” will head to Athens, Ga. for the top-10 matchup between Georgia and Auburn, the present’s first ranked matchup of the season. The fourth-ranked Bulldogs and seventh-ranked Tigers will each look to enhance to 2-Zero after hard-fought Week Four wins.
Auburn rode the arm of Bo Nix (16 of 27 passing, 233 yards, three touchdowns) in a 29-13 win over No. 23 Kentucky. But that rating belies what was a defensive battle for many of the recreation: The Tigers led 15-13 within the fourth quarter earlier than Nix threw his second and third landing passes to Seth Williams (Four yards) and Eli Range (21 yards).
Georgia’s quarterback scenario is much less concrete. The Bulldogs went with D’Wan Mathis within the first begin of the season towards unranked Arkansas and first-year coach Sam Pittman; on the finish of 1 half, he accomplished eight of 17 passes for 55 yards and an interception in a good 7-5 recreation. However backup quarterback Stetson Bennett supplied the spark Georgia wanted within the second half, finishing 20 of 29 passes for 211 yards and two scores in a 37-10 win.
Coach Kirby Good will now have to decide on between Mathis, Bennett or JT Daniels, the USC switch who on Monday was lastly cleared to play after a knee harm. Both means, it guarantees to be an intriguing quarterback battle — and rivalry matchup — in this SEC-styled “GameDay” matchup.
Here is every little thing it is advisable to learn about “Faculty GameDay” because it visits the “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.”
Where is ‘Faculty GameDay’ location for Week 5?
- Location: Athens, Ga.
- Matchup: No. 7 Auburn at No. Four Georgia
Saturday’s episode of “GameDay” will likely be solely the second to characteristic Auburn vs. Georgia. Regardless of being the “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry,” the one prior “GameDay” matchup between these groups got here in 2004, when No. 5 Georgia misplaced 24-6 at No. Three Auburn.
This would be the fifth all-time go to to Athens, Ga., the place the Bulldogs are 2-2. Some potential excellent news for Georgia: Auburn is 1-6 all-time when the street workforce on “GameDay” — that features 4 straight losses by a median of 9 half factors.
‘Faculty GameDay’ schedule on ESPN
- TV channel: ESPN
- Begin time: 9 a.m. ET
The “Faculty GameDay” crew of Rece Davis, Desmond Howard, Kirk Herbstreit and David Pollack will preview Week 5’s school soccer motion dwell from Athens, Ga. Lee Corso, whose well being is at larger danger ought to he contract COVID-19, has to this level arrange a remote office in his home. The sport will likely be broadcast on ESPN, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
“GameDay” will probably select one in all two choices for Week 6: Clemson, S.C. for No. eight Miami at No. 1 Clemson, or Dallas for No. 9 Texas at No. 18 Oklahoma.
|Week||Matchup||Location||Guest Picker||Corso’s Headgear||Consequence|
|2||No. 1 Clemson at Wake Forest||Winston-Salem, N.C.||Chris Paul||Clemson||37-13|
|3||No. 17 Miami at No. 18 Louisville||Louisville, Ky.||Invoice Murray||Miami||47-34|
|4||Florida State at No. 12 Miami||Coral Gables, Fla.||Stugotz||Miami||52-10|
|5||No. 7 Auburn at No. Four Georgia||Athens, Ga.||Omari Hardwick||Georgia||TBD|
Who is the guest picker on ‘Faculty GameDay’ for Week 5?
“GameDay” introduced on “Energy’ actor Omari Hardwick, who performs James “Ghost” St. Patrick within the Starz TV collection. Hardwick, a Decatur, Ga., native earned a letter as a Georgia soccer participant in 1995 and was a school teammate of present coach Kirby Good.