For the third time this year, “College GameDay” has chosen a Top 10 game to preview. This time around, the program heads to Athens, Georgia, where No.8 Arkansas will look to defeat No.2 Georgia in a cross-division clash.
Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Co. will provide a preview of their third game involving an SEC team, although Saturday’s meeting is the first conference game. The show couldn’t have picked a better week to focus on the 100% SEC game: The Arkansas No.8 has his first top 10 since 2012 and is looking to finish in the top 25 for the first time since. 2011. The Razorbacks look set to accomplish this under the guidance of sophomore coach Sam Pittman, winning victories over No.15 Texas and No.7 Texas A&M four games in the season.
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As Arkansas treads uncharted waters, Georgia No.2 has held that position before, including earlier this season. The Bulldogs have one less ranked victory over the Razorbacks, but claim a victory over No. 3 Clemson, a huge plus for their college football playoff resume. How will the Bulldogs, led by transfer from USC JT Daniels, fare in their second important test of the season?
A defeat of either team is by no means a fatal blow. Since the two teams play in separate divisions, it is possible that the two could still run the table and face a rematch in the SEC Championship game. Whether Georgia and Arkansas can go unbeaten after Saturday’s game remains to be seen. It’s probably for the best, then, to enjoy the game when both are among the unbeaten.
Here’s everything you need to know as “College GameDay” heads to Athens, Georgia to get a preview of the game:
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Where is the location of the College GameDay for week 5?
- Site: Athens, Georgia.
- Match: # 8 Arkansas to # 2 Georgia
“GameDay” will make its sixth all-time visit to Athens, Georgia for Saturday’s game. The Bulldogs are 3-2 all-time in those games, which were also all against ranked teams: Georgia are 2-1 when they are the highest-ranked team, as they do. is against the Razorbacks.
Overall, this is Georgia’s 27th appearance on the show, following a 9-17 record in its previous 26 appearances. This includes a 9-15 record in ranked matches, although that record improves dramatically when limited to clashes in which Georgia is the highest ranked team: 5-7.
Conversely, this is Arkansas’ third appearance in the series… ever. The Razorbacks are 1-1 all-time, having beaten No.13 Tennessee 31-14 in 2006 and lost 31-26 to No.6 Ohio State in the 2011 Sugar Bowl.
Arkansas and Georgia have never faced each other on “College GameDay”.
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ESPN College GameDay Program
- TV channel: ESPN
- Start time: 9:00 a.m.ET
Davis, Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack will preview the Week 5 action live from Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., Starting at 9 a.m. ET. The game will air on ESPN, with the kick-off set for noon ET.
Week 6 has no shortage of ranked games for “GameDay” to choose from (depending on how week 5 unfolds). There is the oldest deep south rivalry between No. 2 Georgia and No. 22 Auburn in Auburn, Alabama; No.8 Arkansas vs. No.12 Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi; the Red River showdown between # 6 Oklahoma and Texas; # 1 from Alabama to # 15 from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas; and the top five meetings between No.4 Penn State and No.5 Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
|The week||Match||Site||Guest selector||Corso headdress||Results|
|0||Alcorn State vs. NCCU||Atlanta||Eddie george||Courageous||NCCU 23, Alcorn State 14|
|1||No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson||Charlotte, North Carolina||Kane Brown||Bulldogs||Georgia 10, Clemson 3|
|2||No. 10 Iowa to No. 9 Iowa State||Ames, Iowa||Ashton kutcher||Hawk eyes||Iowa 27, Iowa State 17|
|3||# 22 Auburn to # 10 Penn State||University Park, Pennsylvania.||Saquon Barkley||Nittany’s Lions||Pennsylvania State 28, Auburn 20|
|4||No. 12 Notre-Dame vs. No. 18 Wisconsin||Chicago||Danica Patrick||Irish fighting||Notre-Dame 41, Wisconsin 13|
|3||# 8 Arkansas to # 2 Georgia||Athens, Georgia.||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined|
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Who is the guest selector for the College GameDay for week 5?
“GameDay” has yet to announce its guest pick for Week 5.