The Georgia football team returns to action on Saturday, October 5 as the Bulldogs take on the Tennessee Volunteers. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and kickoff at 7 p.m. ET.
The Bulldogs and Volunteers both had last week off and should be well-rested for Saturday’s game. The No. 3 ranked Georgia Bulldogs are coming off a 23-17 win over Notre Dame, while Tennessee lost 34-3 to Florida.
Tennessee will be starting Brian Maurer on Saturday in place of Jarrett Guarantano at quarterback. This will be Maurer’s first career start. He was a 3-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting cycle.
Georgia beat the Volunteers last year by the score of 38-12. The last time these two teams met in Knoxville, Georgia came away with a resounding 41-0 victory. This will be Georgia’s second SEC road game of the season. The Bulldogs beat Vanderbilt 30-6 to open the season.
Georgia football-Tennessee: TV channel
The Georgia football game against Tennessee will be broadcast on ESPN. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will be announcing the game.
Georgia football-Tennessee: Game time
The Georgia football game against Tennessee is set for a 7:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Georgia football-Tennessee: How to watch online
The Georgia football-Notre Dame game can be streamed online on WatchESPN if you have a subscription. Click here for more details.
Georgia football-Tennessee odds:
Georgia football is a 24.5-point favorite over Tennessee. The over/under for the game is 52 points. Georgia is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games.
Georgia football-Tennessee: 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 Tennessee
Kirby Smart on Tennessee: “I think Jeremy (Pruitt) is doing a great job with the situation he’s in. I certainly know this. They play hard. They play physical. You can turn the tape on in the third and fourth quarter and watch how their kids compete, and they play the game the right way. You look at last year’s game with us, they fought extremely hard, made it a game there in the second half, and the games they’ve been in this year, they’ve just had a lot of turnovers and their defense has actually forced a lot of turnovers.”
Kirby Smart on preparing for Brian Maurer, who will start for Tennessee: “Obviously he’s a really good athlete, but so is Jarrett. I mean, they both can run the ball and both do things with that package. I thought he came in and did a good job. First series he was in there he did a nice job moving the ball down the field, and he is a good athlete. We know him from high school and have seen him play.”
Kirby Smart on Tennessee’s team compared to a season ago: “They’re playing really hard and they play really physical. You look at the games they’ve played this year, they’ve had some self-inflicted wounds. Otherwise, they’re winning or in those games. And you know the way they’re coaching and the way they’re demanding, they’ve got a good staff, they’re going to push these kids, and they’re getting them better. They’ve had a whole week to get better and improve, and I think it shows on tape when you watch them how hard they play, that they’re on the brink of something special, and you can tell these guys are playing hard, and they’re playing with a lot of young guys. There’s a lot of guys out there that were recruited last year in a lot of situations.”
Kirby Smart On improvements of Jake Fromm from the offseason and through the first four games of the season:“His leadership is the biggest difference. I mean he’s kind of always been a leader, but he’s taken that more — I guess it’s more tangible to me. I see him affecting other people. I can see him going and talking and communicating to young wideouts, to helping get guys lined up, challenging guys to play with more energy and effort and toughness, and he’s not afraid to confront and demand. Not that he ever was, but he’s doing it more often now.
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