Gametime Announcement

Georgia vs. Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. — The SEC has announced an update for the Auburn-Georgia game.

CBS has elected to go with the 6-day option for the Nov. 12 set of games. The kickoff time for the Auburn-Georgia game will be announced after the Nov. 5 set of games.

Auburn could enter Athens on a tremendous roll if it takes care of business this Saturday against Vanderbilt. The Tigers extended their winning streak to five games in Week 9 with a 40-29 road victory over Ole Miss. Auburn is 5-0 since giving play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, who oversees the nation’s No. 3 rushing attack.

Georgia is coming off a rivalry disappointment against Florida. The Bulldogs dropped to .500 on the season with a 24-10 loss to the Gators in Jacksonville, Fla. First-year head coach Kirby Smart has dropped four of his last five games after starting his tenure at his alma mater with three straight wins.

But Georgia has dominated the series against Auburn over the last decade, winning eight of the last 10 meetings. Auburn hasn’t won in Athens since 2005. The two Auburn teams that beat Georgia in the last decade — 2010 and 2013 — both went on to win the SEC championship.

Auburn’s title hopes would stay intact with cross-divisional wins over Vanderbilt and Georgia over the next two weekends. While Auburn finishes the season with in-state rival Alabama, the Week 11 matchup between the Bulldogs and the Tigers is the SEC finale for Georgia.

Auburn has 37 players on its current roster that hail from the state of Georgia, including star defensive linemen Carl Lawson and Montravius Adams. The Tigers’ defensive line coach, Rodney Garner, coached at Georgia from 1996 to 2012. Georgia’s defensive line coach, Tracy Rocker, won the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award as a star defensive lineman at Auburn.

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