Georgia football returns to Sanford Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12 to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks. The game is scheduled for a 12 p.m. ET kickoff on ESPN.
The Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0) are coming off a 43-14 win over the Tennessee Volunteers last week. South Carolina (2-3, 1-2) had last week off, meaning the Gamecocks had an extra week to prepare for the No. 3 Bulldogs.
These two teams met in Columbia, S.C., last year with the Bulldogs earning a 41-17 victory over the Gamecocks. However, when these two last met in Athens, the Gamecocks played Georgia close, falling by a score of 24-17.
South Carolina will be starting Ryan Hilinski at quarterback. He is a freshman and someone that Georgia recruited very hard during the 2019 recruiting cycle. South Carolina is also coach by Will Muschamp, who played and graduated from the University of Georgia.
Georgia football-South Carolina: TV channel
The Georgia football game against South Carolina will be broadcast on ESPN. Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky and Allison Williams will be calling the game
Georgia football-South Carolina: Game time
The Georgia football game against South Carolina is set for a 12:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Georgia football-South Carolina: How to watch online
The Georgia football-South Carolina game can be streamed online on WatchESPN if you have a subscription. Click here for more details.
Georgia football-South Carolina odds:
Georgia football is a 24.5-point favorite over South Carolina. The over/under for the game is 52 points. Georgia is 7-4 against the spread in its last 10 games.
Georgia football-South Carolina: How to listen to the game on the radio
Georgia fans can listen to the Georgia football-Tennessee game on 95.5FM WSB or AM750 WSB.
What Georgia football coach Kirby Smart said about South Carolina
Kirby Smart on South Carolina: I’ve been very impressed with them. I think they’re playing a lot better. They’ve gotten better throughout the year, you can tell from Game 1 to Game 2. They’re healthier, number one. They’ve got a lot of guys playing at a high level. I’ve got a lot of respect for the way Will [Muschamp] runs the program. I think they’re doing a really good job. Both coordinators really get after you. They put pressure on you in three phases — offense, defense, and special teams. They do a great job up front. Defensively, they’ve got a lot of big guys and a lot more big bodies than they’ve had in the past, and they’re healthy.
Offensively, they’ve got one of the best wide receivers that I’ve seen on tape in Bryan Edwards. He does a very good job. [Ryan] Hilinski is a very talented quarterback. We recruited him hard here. He’s got extreme arm talent. He can make all the throws. And they’re doing a lot of things that are tough to defend offensively, and they put pressure on you from a special teams standpoint.
Kirby Smart on the 2017 Georgia football-South Carolina game: “I’ve always looked at it as we want to be aggressive, and not be the one receiving the blow. We want to be the hammer and not the nail, and that’s how we go about things. We’re aggressive, if we think something’s there, whether it’s starting the game off against South Carolina two years ago, or it’s fourth-down and 1, it doesn’t matter, if we think it’s there and we think we’ve got an advantage we always try to look. We want to keep pressure on the other team. And you keep pressure on the other team by looking for strengths of yours or weaknesses of theirs that you think you can take advantage of. But we’re always trying to be the hunter and not the hunted.”
Kirby Smart on South Carolina and Georgia recruiting: “It’s a challenge everywhere. It’s not just a challenge at South Carolina or that it’s not a challenge for us. The Southeastern Conference and the area we have a 10-, 12-hour radius around the city of Atlanta, and you talk about the teams that are in that area, there’s a lot of good football players. I think the teams that do well…are the ones that recruit to a culture, recruit to a format, and they have a certain criteria they look for in recruits, and they go find the best ones that fit their program. Then, they develop them. That’s important. You’re not going to win every single recruiting battle, none of us are. You got to go recruit the right kind of kids and do a good job of evaluating them. I think they do that at South Carolina. They do a good job of getting the right guys in their program. To be able to sustain success is tough anywhere in these conferences because there’s so many good programs.”
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