Can Georgia somehow sneak a second SEC team into the 2019 College Football Playoff?
That question will be answered on Saturday when No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Georgia play each other in the SEC championship game. With a win, LSU could become the top overall seed in the Playoff. Should the Bulldogs win, however, they risk knocking the Tigers to the No. 4 seed — or lower — while moving up to No. 3.
The Tigers are an early favorite after a season that has seen them smash program and SEC records with its vaunted passing attack. Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson will be key players in the game, but so will Georgia’s Jake Fromm and D’Andre Swift. Will the Bulldogs’ defense be enough to slow down that potent Tigers offense?
We’ll just have to wait until Saturday to find out. Until then, here’s everything you need to know about “College GameDay” as it visits Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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Where is ‘College GameDay’ location for conference championship weekend?
- Location: Atlanta
- Matchup: No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Georgia
This will be the eighth time “GameDay” visits Atlanta for the SEC championship game and the second time in two years. LSU is 3-0 when one of the featured teams in this matchup, including a 2-0 mark against Georgia. The Bulldogs have been featured in this game four times, losing all four appearances.
‘College GameDay’ schedule on ESPN
- TV channel: ESPN
- Start time: 9 a.m. ET
The “College GameDay” crew of Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Rece Davis and Desmond Howard will preview conference championship weekend’s action live from Atlanta. The game will be broadcast on CBS with kickoff set for 4 p.m. ET.
|Week||Matchup||Location||Guest Picker||Corso’s Headgear||Outcome|
|0||Miami at No. 8 Florida||Orlando, Fla.||Michael Irvin||Gators||24-20 Florida|
|1||No. 11 Oregon vs. No. 16 Auburn||Arlington, Texas||Bo Jackson||Ducks||27-21 Auburn|
|2||No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas||Austin, Texas||Matthew McConaughey||Tigers||45-38 LSU|
|3||No. 20 Iowa at Iowa State||Ames, Iowa||Eric Church||Cyclones||18-17 Iowa|
|4||No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 Georgia||Athens, Ga.||Jeezy||Bulldogs||23-17 Georgia|
|5||No. 5 Ohio State at Nebraska||Lincoln, Neb.||Gabrielle Union||Buckeyes||48-7 Ohio State|
|6||No. 7 Auburn at No. 10 Florida||Gainesville, Fla.||Emmitt Smith||Gators||24-13 Florida|
|7||No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSU||Baton Rouge, La.||John Goodman||Tigers||42-28 LSU|
|8||No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn State||University Park, Pa.||Lara Spencer||Nittany Lions||28-21 Penn State|
|9||No. 1 NDSU at No. 3 SDSU (FCS)||Brookings, S.D.||Pat McAfee||Bison||23-16 NDSU|
|10||No. 15 SMU at No. 24 Memphis||Memphis, Tenn.||Jerry Lawler||Mustangs||54-48 Memphis|
|11||No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama||Tuscaloosa, Ala.||Justin Thomas||Tigers||46-41 LSU|
|12||No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor||Waco, Texas||Chip and Joanna Gaines||Bears||34-31 Oklahoma|
|13||No. 9 Penn State at No. 2 Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||Eddie George||Buckeyes||28-17 Ohio State|
|14||No. 13 Wisconsin at No. 9 Minnesota||Minneapolis||Eric Decker||Gophers||38-17 Wisconsin|
Who is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ for conference championship weekend?
“GameDay” has yet to announce fits guest picker for Saturday’s game, but considering LSU will be the home team (by way of the SEC’s rotating format) potential guests include Tigers fan and political commentator James Carville, self-described “lifelong fan” Tim McGraw or former LSU basketball standout — and Hall of Famer — Shaquille O’Neal.
LSU vs. Georgia odds
Sportsbook Review has LSU listed a 7-point favorite over Georgia. SN’s Bill Bender predicts a 34-26 win for the Tigers.