It’s far from the biggest game of the year, but Georgia football is bringing out the big guns for their showdown with the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.
Georgia (6-4, 4-4 SEC) meets UL Lafayette (4-5) at noon Saturday in Athens, Ga. The Bulldogs will be wearing black jerseys for the first time since 2008 and have requested a blackout from the Sanford Stadium faithful.
What time is the Georgia vs. Louisiana-Lafayette game?
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Time: noon ET
Location: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.
Weather: 62 and sunny
The spread: Georgia is favored by 23 points
What TV channel is Georgia vs. Louisiana-Lafayette on?
The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network alternate channel. Check here to find it on your cable or satellite system.
How can I watch Georgia football online?
You can stream the game online through WatchESPN.com and through the Watch ESPN app.
Georgia vs. Louisiana keys to the game
UL Lafayette’s defensive front: Although this is considered a cupcake game for Georgia, the Cajuns are no pushovers, especially on the defensive front. ULL is allowing just 118 yards per game on the ground, and ranks 28th in defensive rushing S&P+ and 31st in front-seven HAVOC. The line is bolstered by a couple of 300-pounders, while the linebacking corps boasts a pair of starting inside linebackers who have racked up a collective 152 tackles. Saturday could be difficult for Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.
Jacob Eason’s turnover-less streak: As the season has worn on, Eason has transformed himself from Georgia’s quarterback of the future to one of the most reliable signal-callers in the SEC. The freshman has thrown only five interceptions this season, none in the last four games, which is big reason for Georgia’s +5 turnover margin. ULL only has five picks this year, so Eason could be able to sling the ball around the field with relative impunity.
The crowd: It’s hard to know what to expect from the Sanford Stadium crowd in this game. On one hand, Georgia has called for a blackout, and the team is wearing black jerseys, something fans have been clamoring for years. On the other, it’s a noon kickoff against a non-Power Five opponent. There just isn’t much at stake. But the black shirts and blackout should provide just enough edge to make the crowd a bit rowdier than it typically is on a noon kickoff.