The No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs host the Murray State Racers on Saturday, Sept. 7. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET.
Georgia is coming off a 30-6 road victory over Vanderbilt in the first game of the season. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the second quarter and were never threatened by their SEC East foe.
Murray State plays at the FCS level and went 5-6 a season ago. The Racers did play Kentucky last season and lost by a score of 48-10. Last year’s Georgia team went on to beat Kentucky during the regular season.
Prior to the start of the game, Georgia will be naming its field after legendary coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. He served as the Bulldogs’ head coach from 1964 to 1988. He was the head coach of the team the last time Georgia won a national championship, which came back in 1980.
Georgia football-Murray State: TV channel
The Georgia football game against Murray State will be broadcast on ESPN2. Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht and Rocky Boiman will be announcing the game.
Georgia football-Murray State: Game time
The Georgia football game against Murray State is set for a 4 p.m. ET kickoff.
Georgia football-Murray State: How to watch online
The Georgia football-Murray State game can be streamed online on WatchESPN if you have a subscription. Click here for more details.
Georgia football- Murray State odds:
Georgia football is a 49-point favorite over the Racers. The over/under for the game is 61.5 points. Georgia is 6-2 against the spread in its last eight games.
What Kirby Smart, Georgia football players said about Georgia football-Murray State
Kirby Smart on Murray State: They’re an air-raid type, they throw the ball around, you know Mitch (head coach Mitch Stewart) has a history with Coach (Chris) Hatcher, they spread the ball around, throw a lot of screens, intermediate passes, get the ball out quick. They run the ball really well for what you think they would do. Everyone thinks they throw the ball every snap, but they’ve got large splits making it tough to play the gaps. They make you defend the entire field. They do a really good job defensively, too. They really dominated last Saturday.”
Kirby Smart on playing back-ups against Murray State: I think Murray State’s got a great program. They’ve got a lot of tempo; they do a great job offensively and defensively. We’re going in thinking we’ve got to beat Murray State. We’ve got to go in and execute and get better during the week on us, and then go out and play Murray State. You hope a lot of guys get to play, but we don’t know the outcome of a game.
Defensive lineman Jordan Davis on Murray State: Murray State has an extremely respectable game, they are very explosive, scoring 40 or more points in five out of nine games. They have an explosive offense, both running and passing, that we are going to need to stop. They have a very athletic team. I was watching some highlight clips and their running back is extremely explosive. And, not to discredit our offense, but their defense is also explosive, so we just need to play all-around a good game. Continue to think about us and what we know how to do, and we should be fine.”
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