ESPN College GameDay announces it will be in Athens for Georgia football-Notre Dame game
For the first time since 2013, College GameDay will be coming to Athens.
The popular pregame show will be in Athens next week prior to the Georgia-Notre Dame game. The game between two of college football’s most recognizable programs is set for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS.
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 15, 2019
Athens last hosted College GameDay back in 2013, when the No. 9 Bulldogs took on No. 6 LSU. Georgia came away victorious on that day thanks to Aaron Murray’s efforts in a 44-41 win.
Georgia and Notre Dame played in 2017 as the first part of a home and home with Georgia coming away with a 20-19 win. That game happened to be Jake Fromm’s first career start.
Fromm returns for his junior season to quarterback the Bulldogs. Ian Book did not start during the 2017 game, but he did lead the Fighting Irish to a College Football Playoff berth in 2018.
This is the only regular-season matchup scheduled between teams that made the College Football Playoff in either of the last two seasons.
ESPN labeled this game as the top non-conference game of the 2019 season, given some of the bad blood after the number of tweets sent out from Georgia football players during the 2018 College Football Playoffs.
Both team were ranked in the top 10 of the AP Poll heading into week 3. Georgia won its first two games of the season in convincing fashion, beating Vanderbilt and Murray State. Notre Dame took down Louisville in the opening week of the season, before having a bye week against New Mexico.
The Bulldogs took on Arkansas State this week. Georgia was a big favorite over the Red Wolves.
This is the fourth time in program history that College GameDay will be in Athens. The Bulldogs are 1-2 in the previous two times that GameDay has come to Athens. Two members of the College GameDay crew are Georgia alums, as David Pollack and Maria Taylor both graduated from the University of Georgia.
College GameDay spent this past weekend in Ames, Iowa, as they broadcast live from the Iowa-Iowa State game. Georgia came away with a 55-0 win over Arkansas State on Saturday.
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