College Football TV Schedule: Auburn vs Georgia Channel, Live Stream and Odds

No. 7 Auburn travels to Athens to face No. 4 Georgia in Saturday's second matchup featuring two SEC heavyweights ranked in the AP Top 25 poll.

Both teams are looking to improve to 2-0, after the Tigers defeated Kentucky 29-13, while the Bulldogs won 37-10 on the road against Arkansas.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

  • Kickoff time—Georgia hosts Auburn at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 3.
  • TV channel—ESPN
  • Live stream—ESPN's digital platforms, fuboTV and SlingTV.
  • Odds—Georgia is a 6.5-point favorite with William Hill and 22/25 to cover the spread, while the over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 34. In moneyline terms, the Bulldogs are a 2/5 favorite and the Tigers are a 21/10 underdog.
  • Series history—Georgia leads the all-time series 60-56-8 and has won its last three games against Auburn.

The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry headlines Week 5 of the college football season as two SEC programs with title aspirations collide in Athens, with Georgia hosting Auburn in the first top-10 showdown of the campaign.

The Tigers hit the ground running last week, defeating Kentucky 29-13 as Bo Nix passed for 233 yards and three touchdowns, while Seth Williams had six receptions for 112 yards and two touchdowns.

The Bulldogs, meanwhile, recovered from a scoreless first quarter to win 37-10 on the road against Arkansas.

With Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman opting out for the season because of coronavirus-related concerns and USC transfer JT Daniels still not medically cleared after returning from an ACL injury, Georgia turned to redshirt freshman D'Wan Mathis—who missed last season after undergoing emergency brain surgery—in its season opener.

Mathis threw for only 55 yards with one interception and was sacked twice before being replaced by Stetson Bennett, who threw for 211 yards with two touchdowns on 20-for-29 passing.

With Daniels now medically cleared, the Bulldogs have three quarterbacks available for Saturday, but Georgia head coach Kirby Smart hinted he would not name his starting quarterback until Friday at the earliest.

"It's a lot more important how we play around him and how we support him because whoever's able to do that the best and get the most out of the people around them is going to be the guy who moves the ball and produces," he was quoted as saying by ESPN.

"At the end of the day, that's what we want to do. If that's one guy, two guys, we're not putting ourselves in a pigeonhole, saying, 'We can only have one quarterback.' We've got to develop all of our quarterbacks."

Georgia's quarterback conundrum could be made harder to solve by an Auburn defense that recorded eight tackles for loss and forced three turnovers against Kentucky, limiting the Wildcats to a paltry 3.6 yards per run.

Unlike Smart, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn has no question marks at quarterback. Bo Nix passed for 233 yards and three touchdowns and generally looked more assertive than at any point during his freshman season.

Last season, Auburn faced Oregon, Texas A&M, Florida and LSU away from home and a first win against Gerogia since 2017 would be a major statement of intent ahead of a run of games that sees the Tigers take on Arkansas, South Carolina and Ole Miss over the next three weeks.

Games against Georgia have normally been a feature of the final month of the regular season but Malzahn was adamant neither the reshuffled calendar nor the unusual 10-game, conference-only schedule this season would be an issue for the Tigers.

"It's not going to be a shock to our system," he told ESPN Radio. "I think the grind of it will be for some of the teams in our league."

Bo Nix, Auburn Tigers
Bo Nix #10 of the Auburn Tigers is tackled by Quay Walker #25 of the Georgia Bulldogs in the second half at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Auburn, Alabama. The Bulldogs host the Tigers in Week 5 of the college football season on Saturday. Kevin C. Cox/Getty

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