College Gameday Heading To Third Tennessee Game This Season

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    KNOXVILLE, TN – ESPN’s College GameDay Set at Ayers Hall. Photo by Ric Butler/Rocky Top Insider.

    College Gameday is heading to a Tennessee game for the third time this season as the signature ESPN pregame show is heading to Athens for next week’s marquee matchup between the Vols and Georgia.

    In the week nine polls, Tennessee is the No. 3 team in the country while Georgia is the No. 2 team in the country. With the inaugural college football playoff poll coming out this week and Tennessee and Georgia easily handling SEC east foes Saturday, there’s a strong chance the game will be a meeting between the nation’s top two teams.

    Either way, the winner of the marquee matchup will be the new No. 1 team in the country.

    More importantly, the winner will all but punch their ticket to the SEC Championship game in Atlanta.

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    Georgia is the defending national championship and has won five straight in the series dating back to Tennessee’s Hail Mary victory in Athens in 2016.

    This is the third Tennessee game College Gameday has visited this season after the premier college football preview show visited Knoxville for the Vols’ wins over Alabama and Florida.

    Tennessee defeated Florida, 38-33, while the Vols won an all time thriller against Alabama, 52-49.

    College Gameday begins its broadcast at 9 p.m. ET. The exact location has yet to be announced.

    Kick off between Tennessee and Georgia is at 3:30 p.m. ET at Sanford Stadium. Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jenny Dell are on the call for CBS.

    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.