Auburn is looking to reverse its recent road woes in one of the most historic matchups in college football — the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry vs. Georgia.
The Tigers (7-2, 5-1 SEC) are on a six-game winning streak this season, but they’re also on a four-game losing streak in Sanford Stadium heading into the Saturday matchup against Georgia (5-4, 3-4 SEC).
Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs have been inconsistent this season, and they would love nothing more to give their head coach his first signature SEC win. For Auburn, a win will ensure the Iron Bowl in two weeks will be for the SEC West title and a trip to to Atlanta for the conference championship.
Here’s all the information you need to know for the latest edition of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.
Auburn vs. Georgia game time, details
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Sanford Stadium; Athens, Ga.
Weather: 62 and sunny
The line: Auburn is a 10-point favorite
What TV channel is Auburn vs. Georgia on?
The game will be broadcasted on CBS.
How can I watch Auburn vs. Georgia online?
The game will be broadcasted on the SEC on CBS online streaming site.
Who is calling the game?
Play-by-play by Verne Lundquist, analysis by Gary Danielson and sideline reporting by Allie LaForce.
Auburn vs. Georgia keys to the game
Establish the ground game — no matter who is running: Auburn is the No. 1 rushing offense in the SEC for a reason. It’s the Tigers’ identity, and it will continue to be as long as Malzahn is in charge. Kamryn Pettway (quad) surged to the top 10 in rushing nationally, and he’s understandably become the forefront of the offense lately, but that shouldn’t stop Auburn from doing what it does best.
Eliminate third-down coverage miscues: Georgia only converts 38.52 percent of its third-down attempts. The Tigers need to get rid of some of the pass coverage issues that have shown up at inconvenient times the last couple weeks — especially with a young quarterback and unimposing receivers on the other side.
Give Sean White some downfield chances: Georgia hasn’t had major issues in pass coverage this season, but there have been times the Bulldogs have been susceptible to downfield passes in 1-on-1 situations. The Tigers will get a chance to open things up the following week against Alabama A&M, but Saturday will be the final chance against SEC competition to polish the downfield air attack before the Iron Bowl.