ESPN’s “College GameDay” headed to Tuscaloosa for No. 2 Alabama-No. 3 Georgia

Kirk Herbstreit and the boys are headed to Tuscaloosa on Saturday,

ESPN “College GameDay” announced Sunday it is headed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Saturday, Oct. 17, for the much-anticipated SEC showdown between Alabama and Georgia.

“College GameDay” – featuring Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and David Pollack – airs each Saturday during the college football season from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (9 a.m. to noon ET) on ESPN.

The popular ESPN pregame show was in Tuscaloosa for last year’s Alabama-LSU game on Nov. 9. Saturday’s appearance marks the 15th time the show will broadcast from the home of the Crimson Tide. Saturday is also the second time this season the crew will preview a Georgia game. “College GameDay” was in Athens, Ga., for the Bulldogs’ 27-6 win over Auburn.

Alabama and Georgia haven’t played each other in the regular season since the Tide’s 38-10 win in Athens in 2015.

The Alabama-Georgia game is set for a 7 p.m. (8 p.m. ET) and will be live streamed on CBS All Access. CBS will televise the game.

CBS All Access is also offering a 7-day free trial. CBS Sports, home to the “SEC on CBS” since 2001, once again provides national coverage showcasing the best games from college football’s best conference, Southeastern Conference, with the “SEC Game of the Week,” as well as the SEC Championship game.

A day after Alabama’s record-setting 63-48 win at Ole Miss, the Tide (3-0) remained No. 2 in this week’s coaches poll, despite losing nine of its 14 first-place votes.

Georgia, No. 3 in the poll, is coming off a 44-21 win over No. 14 Tennessee.

Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, while the defense forced three turnovers — returning one of them for a TD — and held Tennessee to just 71 yards total offense in the second half.

The Bulldogs (3-0) defeated a ranked SEC team for the second week in a row, shaking off a 21-17 deficit to become the first team in 10 years to win two games in a season by at least 20 points after trailing at halftime.

Meanwhile, Najee Harris ran for 206 yards and five touchdowns and No. 2 Alabama beat Ole Miss 63-48 on Saturday night in the highest-scoring SEC regulation game ever.

Matt Corral passed for 365 yards for Ole Miss (1-2) and the Rebels put up 647 yards on the Tide. The teams combined for an SEC-record 1,370 yards. The success against the Tide had many questioning Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin was stealing the Tide’s defensive signs.

Mark Heim is a sports reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.

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