ATHENS —Kirby Smart is not ready to say he’s completely solved the option, but the Georgia football head coach revealed he has put plenty of effort into making sure his team is ready for Georgia Tech.
“We went places to study people and did all kinds of things to prep for the first year, we certainly didn’t defend it well,” Smart said, reflecting on the Yellow Jackets’ 2016 win, the last time the teams met in Sanford Stadium.
“I think the second year experience was helpful; I can’t say we went out and just reinvented the second year. They missed some plays lat year and we had some good players out there playing against it.”
And, Smart said, the Bulldogs continue to listen to different people from all levels on how to defend the triple option.
“We try to visit and get different ideas from people and try to learn,” Smart said. “A lot of times high school coaches are you best weapon because they face it more than college.”
Georgia football-Georgia Tech details
• Time: The game kicks off at noon ET Saturday
• Date: Nov. 24, 2018
• Location: Sanford Stadium, Athens
• Weather forecast: Cloudy with a 30-percent chance of rain diminishing into the afternoon, kickoff temperature expected to be 50 degrees warming to 55 by the game’s end.
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How to watch Georgia-Georgia Tech on TV
The Georgia-Auburn game will be televised on SEC Network. Tom Hart will handle the play-by-play call, Jordan Rodgers will provide analysis. Cole Cubelic s the sideline reporter.
How to stream Georgia-Georgia Tech football
The game can be streamed online at GTV on georgiadogs.com.
Where to find Georgia-Georgia Tech on radio
The game will be broadcast on WSB 95.5 FM, 750 AM, along with other Georgia Bulldog Sport Network (IMG) radio affiliates. Scott Howard is on the play-by-play call, Eric Zeier is the color analyst, and Chuck Dowdle is the sideline reporter.
Satellite radio for Georgia football vs. Georgia Tech
The game will be broadcast on Sirius channel 99 and XM channel 190 (Georgia broadcast).
Georgia-Georgia Tech football game notes
• Georgia leads the all-time series with Georgia Tech 66-39-5
• The Georgia 2018 seniors are 41-11, tied for the fourth-most number of wins by a class in school history. The 2005 class went 44-9 to set the record.
• Georgia Tech has won the past two meetings in the series in games played in Athens, 2016 and 2014.
• Since 1995 the winner of the Georgia-Georgia Tech game has been awarded the Governor’s Cup Trophy. The Bulldogs leads the series 17-6 in this span.
• Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is completing 68.2 percent of his passes, on par to break the single-season record of 67.9 set by Hutson Mason in 2014. Tim Couch holds the SEC record, completing 72.3 percent in 1998.
• Georgia Tech leads the nation with 353.7 yards per game rushing, but Georgia leads the SEC with 257.5 yards rushing per contest.
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