Following a win last week, which clinched the SEC East division title and a berth in the conference championship weeks from now, the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (8-1) get ready for a showdown when they host the No. 24 ranked Auburn Tigers (6-3) in Athens on Saturday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including all the ESPN channels. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Additionally, you can also watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
The Bulldogs soundly defeated Kentucky last week 34-17, eliminating Mike Woodson’s upstart Wildcats from contention. Kirby Smart and Georgia can now prepare for a National Championship Game rematch scenario, although it would be unwise to look too far ahead. Smart is ready for the “rivalry” game against Auburn.
“It’s a rivalry game. I mean so many of our kids were recruited by them and so many vice versa. It’s always a rivalry game, and I think that a big part of that is being at your best when your best is needed.
The challenge for our guys. We’re playing at home, at night, in our stadium, which I think is really important to our fans, important to our players to protect our home turf, and we want to put our best effort forward.”
Coincidentally, this is a matchup of last year’s SEC Championship Game, a game the Bulldogs dominated 28-7.
The Tigers are back in the Top 25 following a 28-24 victory last week against Texas A&M. Auburn has won two straight games after dropping two straight, and will look to play spoiler for both Georgia and Alabama as the season winds down.
Matchup to Watch: Auburn has been vulnerable all season in regard to opposing quarterbacks having their way, most notably in conference play, allowing 222.2 yards per game through the air. Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (1.762 yards, 17 touchdowns, 4 interceptions this season) has rebounded nicely with two efficient performances following a two-pick nightmare in the Bulldogs’ 20-point loss down in Baton Rouge to the LSU Tigers three weeks ago.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn will need an efficient performance from his signal caller Jarrett Stidham. Stidham hasn’t thrown a pick since falling to Tennessee on October 13 — almost a full calendar month.