LEXINGTON, Ky. — Georgia football has the sort of big-game experience that should factor in at sold-out Kroger Field in Saturday’s SEC East Division Showdown.
The winner of the game wins the SEC East and plays in the Dec. 1 SEC Championship Game
The Bulldogs quieted a fired up South Carolina crowd in their second game of the season. But three weeks ago, Georgia was humbled at LSU, falling 36-16 to the No. 3-ranked team in the country. The Tiger Stadium crowd was so loud that there were communication issues.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart acknowledged his Bulldogs have indeed played in some tough settings that should prepare them for the Big Blue madness that awaits them.
“I think big-game experience is valuable, but I also think (Kentucky( has played in big games,” Smart said. “I feel like the game we played up there two years ago was a really big game for them. They had a great atmosphere and a really good crowd. They’ve got a lot of experience. “
Georgia rallied for a 27-24 win over Kentucky its most recent trip to Lexington (2016)
Smart said the Bulldogs try to treat every SEC game the same.
“Every game is relative to what you think of it,” Smart said. “So every time we play an SEC opponent, it’s a big game.”
Georgia football-Kentucky details
• Time: The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday
• Date: Nov. 3, 2018
• Location: Kroger Field, Lexington, Ky.
• Weather forecast: Mostly sunny, a high of 58 and a low of 44. Kickoff temperature is expected to 56.
DawgNation Georgia football coverage
• Watch: Brandon Adams and Jeff Sentell on the postgame show via DawgNation Facebook page.
How to watch Georgia-Kentucky on TV
The Georgia-Kentucky game will be televised on the CBS Network. Carter Blackburn will handle the play-by-play call, Rick Neuheisel and Aaron Taylor will provide analysis. John Schriffen is the sideline reporter.
How to stream Georgia-Kentucky football
The game can be streamed online at GTV on georgiadogs.com.
Where to find Georgia-Kentucky 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. Kentucky
The game will be broadcast on Sirius channel 81 and XM channel 81 (Georgia broadcast).
Georgia-Kentucky football game notes
• Georgia looks to go 6-0 against the SEC East for a second straight season. Last year was the first time the Bulldogs had turned that trick since the league split for divisional play in 1992.
• Georgia beat Kentucky last season in Athens, 42-13, as Nick Chubb and Sony Michel combined for five touchdowns and 238 yards.
• Kentucky has not allowed more than 20 points to an opponent this season
• The Wildcats lead the nation in scoring defense, allowing 13 points per game
• The Bulldogs remain on pace to set a single-season record for scoring, averaging 38.6 points per game. The 2012 UGA team set the record with 37.8.
• Jake Fromm has a 67.4 completion percentage, good for second in the SEC and just off the single-season record pace set by Hunter Mason in 2014 (67.9). Former Kentucky QB Tim Couch holds the league record (72.3, 1998).