The No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs are set to take on the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, Oct. 17. The game will air on CBS at 8 p.m. Below you can find out more information on the Week 7 game.
The highly anticipated match-up will be without Alabama head coach Nick Saban, as he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Since then there have been no reported positive for the Alabama team and Saban’s Thursday PCR test came back negative. So he is still hoping to try and coach from the sideline.
This will be Kirby Smart’s first trip back to Alabama since he was Alabama’s defensive coordinator, a role he served in from 2008 through the 2015 season. The Bulldogs have lost five consecutive games against the Crimson Tide.
This will be Georgia’s first time playing at Bryant-Denny Stadium since the 2007 season, which was Saban’s first season on the job.
Georgia-Alabama: Game time
The Georgia football-Alabama game time is set 8:00 p.m. ET.
Georgia-Alabama: TV channel
The Georgia football-Alabama game will be broadcast on CBS. Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jamie Erdahl will be broadcasting the game.
Georgia-Alabama: How to watch online
You can watch the Georgia football-Alabama game using via CBS All-Access. You must have a subscription to watch.
Some sportsbooks have taken the game off the board due to Saban’s absence. Vegasinsider.com has Georgia has a 4-point underdog against the Crimson Tide. The over/under in the game is 56.5 Georgia is 10-3 against the spread in its last 13 games against a top-10 opponent.
Georgia fans can listen to the Georgia football-Tennessee game on 95.5FM WSB or AM750 WSB.
Will Nick Saban coach in the Georgia-Alabama game?
Saban will need a negative PCR test from Friday and Saturday in addition to the one recorded on Thursday. If all those come back as negative, and he remains asymptomatic as he already is, Saban would be allowed to coach in the game.
Alabama provided an update on Saban’s health on Friday.
“Coach Saban was evaluated again today by Dr. Robinson. He continues to be asymptomatic and without fever,” the statement said. “We are continuing to follow the SEC Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force Protocol for testing asymptomatic positives.
“He will continue to remain in isolation and receive daily PCR tests. Should he have three negative PCR tests through the SEC appointed lab, each 24 hours apart, the initial test would be considered a false-positive pursuant to SEC protocols and we would be allowed to return.”
What Georgia football coach Kirby Smart said about Alabama
On how Georgia finds an edge and what the defense needs to do to succeed against Alabama, the nation’s leading-scoring offense…
“Well, I don’t know. I’m excited to go see. I’ve always loved the challenge, and we’ve got a good defense. We’ve got a good offense. The game will come down to a lot more than just those two units, I can assure you that. It’ll boil down to how our offense and their defense play and the special teams, but I’m…