“Faculty GameDay” is breaking custom considerably with its Week 7 vacation spot, heading again to Athens, Ga. for the second time in three weeks to preview the one ranked, undefeated matchup of the day: No. 11 Kentucky at No. 1 Georgia.
Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Co. will preview their fourth recreation involving an SEC crew this season, and the third one involving Georgia. It additionally marks the primary time in historical past that the present has previewed the week’s motion from Sanford Stadium; “GameDay” did it earlier this season when then-No. 8 Arkansas visited between the hedges.
This was not a matchup many anticipated to be undefeated and ranked previous to the season. It was doable Georgia may lose to No. 3 Clemson to begin the season in Charlotte, N.C., and nobody may have predicted the Wildcats would begin 6-0 for the primary time since 1950. The Wildcats offense, led by quarterback Will Levis, has its work reduce out for it in opposition to the Bulldogs. In two prior “GameDay” matchups this yr, they’ve restricted opponents to a mere discipline objective.
Nonetheless, Saturday’s matchup marks an intriguing SEC East matchup that may straight impression the divisional race. The following-closest crew within the standings is Tennessee (4-2, 2-1 in SEC play). The winner of Saturday’s recreation will take a big lead within the standings, although the Bulldogs shall be closely favored; Kentucky has additionally misplaced three earlier conferences in opposition to them when each groups are ranked.
However then, nobody anticipated the Wildcats to beat No. 10 Florida and LSU in consecutive weeks, both. With that, this is all the things you’ll want to know as “Faculty GameDay” makes its solution to Athens, Ga.:
The place is ‘Faculty GameDay’ location for Week 7?
- Location: Athens, Ga.
- Matchup: No. 11 Kentucky at No. 1 Georgia
“GameDay” will make its seventh all-time go to to Athens, Ga. on Saturday, and its second in three weeks. That is the primary time ever that the present has made a go to to Sanford Stadium greater than as soon as in a season, and the primary time since Weeks 4 and 10 of the 2020 marketing campaign that it has visited the identical venue twice in a single yr. Alabama beat No. 2 Georgia and No. 22 Auburn in Tuscaloosa, Ala. in these matchups, respectively.
The Bulldogs are 4-2 all time in “Faculty GameDay” house video games following their 37-0 victory over then-No. 8 Arkansas in Week 5. Georgia is 3-1 when it’s the higher-ranked crew, as it’s in opposition to the Wildcats.
Kentucky has solely been featured on the present as soon as earlier than, in 2007, when No. 14 Florida beat No. 8 Kentucky 45-37 in Lexington.
‘Faculty GameDay’ schedule on ESPN
- TV channel: ESPN
- Begin time: 9 a.m. ET
Davis, Herbstreit, Howard and Pollack will preview Week 7 motion reside from Sanford Stadium beginning at 9 a.m. ET. The sport shall be broadcast on CBS, with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET.
Trying to Week 8, “GameDay” has only some video games that appear like possible locations. These embrace the Magnolia Bowl between LSU and No. 13 Ole Miss in Oxford; the Third Saturday in October between Tennessee and No. 5 Alabama in Tuscaloosa; and the USC-Notre Dame rivalry in South Bend.
|Week||Matchup||Location||Visitor Picker||Corso’s Headgear||Final result|
|0||Alcorn State vs. NCCU||Atlanta||Eddie George||Braves||NCCU 23, Alcorn State 14|
|1||No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson||Charlotte, N.C.||Kane Brown||Bulldogs||Georgia 10, Clemson 3|
|2||No. 10 Iowa at No. 9 Iowa State||Ames, Iowa||Ashton Kutcher||Hawkeyes||Iowa 27, Iowa State 17|
|3||No. 22 Auburn at No. 10 Penn State||College Park, Pa.||Saquon Barkley||Nittany Lions||Penn State 28, Auburn 20|
|4||No. 12 Notre Dame vs. No. 18 Wisconsin||Chicago||Danica Patrick||Preventing Irish||Notre Dame 41, Wisconsin 13|
|5||No. 8 Arkansas at No. 2 Georgia||Athens, Ga.||Harris English||Bulldogs||Georgia 37, Arkansas 0|
|6||No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Texas||Dallas||Mark Cuban||Longhorns||Oklahoma 55, Texas 48|
|7||No. 11 Kentucky at No. 2 Georgia||Athens, Ga.||Jeff Foxworthy||Bulldogs||TBD|
Who’s the visitor picker on ‘Faculty GameDay’ for Week 7?
“GameDay” on Friday introduced comic and famous Georgia fan Jeff Foxworthy as its superstar visitor picker for Week 7: