Georgia football game against Kentucky moved to Oct. 31

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ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 19: Trey Blount #14 of the Georgia Bulldogs fails to intercept a ball intended for Bryce Oliver #85 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the second half of a game at Sanford Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Due to a COVID-19 outbreak at Florida, the Georgia Bulldogs schedule has been altered. Georgia is now set to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Oct. 31, the SEC announced. The game will be played at Noon ET and air on the SEC Network.

Originally, the game against Kentucky was set for next weekend, Oct. 24. However, Kentucky will now play Missouri next Saturday. The Tigers were originally set to play Florida on Oct. 24, but the Gators now have an open week for both this week and next week.

“We feel like our players do a good job, but I’ll be honest with you when they’re not here at the facility I don’t always know what they’re doing,” Smart said. “The biggest concern we have is postgame, Sunday. Then they’re back in a routine Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

“You’re one exposure, one outbreak away from losing some guys. We’ve been fortunate so far, but we don’t have all our test results back this week.”

Georgia’s opponent this weekend is dealing with its own COVID-19 issues, as Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive on Wednesday. A second test that was conducted on Thursday came back negative. If Saban’s test results, taken 24 hours apart, on Friday and Saturday come back negative, there is still a possibility for him to coach on Saturday.

Alabama has not announced any positive COVID-19 test results for its players and as of the publishing of this article, the Georgia-Alabama game is still on. It is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on CBS on Saturday night.

Georgia posted a video from its Twitter account on Friday evening indicating it got on the plane to head to Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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