“College GameDay” is breaking tradition somewhat with its Week 7 destination, heading back to Athens, Ga. for the second time in three weeks to preview the only ranked, undefeated matchup of the day: No. 11 Kentucky at No. 1 Georgia.
Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Co. will preview their fourth game involving an SEC team this season, and the third one involving Georgia. It also marks the first time in history that the show has previewed the week’s action from Sanford Stadium; “GameDay” did it earlier this season when then-No. 8 Arkansas visited between the hedges.
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This was not a matchup many expected to be undefeated and ranked prior to the season. It was possible Georgia could lose to No. 3 Clemson to start the season in Charlotte, N.C., and no one could have predicted the Wildcats would start 6-0 for the first time since 1950. The Wildcats offense, led by quarterback Will Levis, has its work cut out for it against the Bulldogs. In two prior “GameDay” matchups this year, they have limited opponents to a mere field goal.
Still, Saturday’s matchup marks an intriguing SEC East matchup that will directly impact the divisional race. The next-closest team in the standings is Tennessee (4-2, 2-1 in SEC play). The winner of Saturday’s game will take a significant lead in the standings, though the Bulldogs will be heavily favored; Kentucky has also lost three previous meetings against them when both teams are ranked.
But then, no one expected the Wildcats to beat No. 10 Florida and LSU in consecutive weeks, either. With that, here’s everything you need to know as “College GameDay” makes its way to Athens, Ga.:
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Where is ‘College GameDay’ location for Week 7?
- Location: Athens, Ga.
- Matchup: No. 11 Kentucky at No. 1 Georgia
“GameDay” will make its seventh all-time visit to Athens, Ga. on Saturday, and its second in three weeks. This is the first time ever that the show has made a visit to Sanford Stadium more than once in a season, and the first time since Weeks 4 and 10 of the 2020 campaign that it has visited the same venue twice in one year. Alabama beat No. 2 Georgia and No. 22 Auburn in Tuscaloosa, Ala. in those matchups, respectively.
The Bulldogs are 4-2 all time in “College GameDay” home games following their 37-0 victory over then-No. 8 Arkansas in Week 5. Georgia is 3-1 when it is the higher-ranked team, as it is against the Wildcats.
Kentucky has only been featured on the show once before, in 2007, when No. 14 Florida beat No. 8 Kentucky 45-37 in Lexington.
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‘College GameDay’ schedule on ESPN
- TV channel: ESPN
- Start time: 9 a.m. ET
Davis, Herbstreit, Howard and Pollack will preview Week 7 action live from Sanford Stadium starting at 9 a.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on CBS, with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET.
Looking to Week 8, “GameDay” has only a few games that look like feasible destinations. Those include the Magnolia Bowl between LSU and No. 13 Ole Miss in Oxford; the Third Saturday in October between Tennessee and No. 5 Alabama in Tuscaloosa; and the USC-Notre Dame rivalry in South Bend.
||Alcorn State vs. NCCU
||NCCU 23, Alcorn State 14
||No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson
||Georgia 10, Clemson 3
||No. 10 Iowa at No. 9 Iowa State
||Iowa 27, Iowa State 17
||No. 22 Auburn at No. 10 Penn State
||University Park, Pa.
||Penn State 28, Auburn 20
||No. 12 Notre Dame vs. No. 18 Wisconsin
||Notre Dame 41, Wisconsin 13
||No. 8 Arkansas at No. 2 Georgia
||Georgia 37, Arkansas 0
||No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Texas
||Oklahoma 55, Texas 48
||No. 11 Kentucky at No. 2 Georgia
Who is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ for Week 7?
“GameDay” on Friday announced comedian and noted Georgia fan Jeff Foxworthy as its celebrity guest picker for Week 7: