ATHENS — Alabama may have a loss now, but the luster hasn’t come off its Oct. 3 visit to Georgia, at least in the eyes of CBS.
The UGA-Alabama game was selected by the network for its 3:30 p.m. slot, it was announced Monday. It will be the first matchup between the two schools since the 2012 SEC championship game.
UGA (3-0) is ranked No. 7 in the AP poll this week and No. 6 in the coaches poll. Alabama (2-1) slumped to No. 12 in both polls after its home loss Saturday to Ole Miss.
This will be the second UGA game in the 3:30 p.m./CBS slot this year. The first was its win at Vanderbilt.
UGA is 46-33-1 all-time in CBS games, per its communications department. But Alabama owns the all-time record against UGA, 37-25-4, including the last two matchups. The last regular-season match-up was the notorious “Blackout” game in 2008, when Alabama thumped UGA, 41-30.