College football is entering the final week of the regular season, which means it’s time for the 111th edition of the game known simply as “Clean, Old Fashioned Hate.”
The Georgia Bulldogs (7-4) welcome in-state rival the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-4) to Athens on Saturday to play the biggest game in the Peach State. After nearly two decades of dominance by the Bulldogs since the late 90s/early aughts, Georgia and Georgia Tech have split the series the last two years, and the contest this year looks to be either’s for the taking.
Georgia-Georgia Tech game time, details
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26
Time: Noon ET
Location: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.
Weather: 67 and sunny
The spread: Georgia is favored by 4.5 points
What TV channel is Georgia-Georgia Tech on?
The game will be broadcasted on the SEC Network
How can I watch Georgia-Georgia Tech online?
You can the game online through both WatchESPN.com and the Watch ESPN app.
Who is calling the Georgia-Georgia Tech game?
Dave Neal will handle the play-by-play duties for the SEC Network. On color-commentary is a man who has intimate familiarity with the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry, former Bulldog Matt Stinchcomb. Olivia Harlan will report from the sideline.
Where can I find Georgia-Georgia Tech on the radio?
Georgia-Georgia Tech will on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network. A list of affiliates in cities throughout Georgia can be found here. The game can also be found on Sirius Radio channel 113, as well as XM Radio channel 190. As always, Scott Howard is on play-by-play, Eric Zeier is on color commentary and Chuck Dowdle will report from the sideline.
Georgia-Georgia Tech keys to the game
There is no offense in college football more difficult to prepare for than the triple-option, which gives Georgia Tech a distinct advantage in almost every game it plays. The trick, if you can call it that, to stopping the triple-option is to play the gaps and stay disciplined. The Yellow Jackets are going to run the ball every which way with a number of rushers, and Georgia must be prepared for everything thrown at it. Luckily for the Bulldogs, they’re front seven is the best unit on the team. A mobile linebacker such as Roquan Smith should have a lot of success stopping Tech runs if he plays assignment football.
Nick Chubb and Sony Michel
Aside from the South Carolina game, Chubb and Michel haven’t both rushed for 100 yards in the same game this season. In fact, there have been six games in which neither rushed for 100 yards, which is one big reason for Georgia’s struggles on offense. Both are juniors, but both are also NFL-caliber talents who could jump to the next level after this season, which means this could their last game in Sanford Stadium. Although, Tech’s strength on defense comes against the run, Chubb and Michel will likely be determined to have big showings in what could be their last appearances in front of a Sanford Stadium crown.
McKenzie had the game of his life last weekend against Louisiana-Lafayette. Not only did he take the the first play from scrimmage to the house for a 55-yard touchdown, he also added an 82-yard punt return touchdown minutes later, giving him Georgia records for career punt return touchdowns and career return touchdowns. With McKenzie back fielding punts, Georgia has the opportunity to score even when the offense isn’t humming. He’s Georgia’s X-factor.