CBS Network made it official today what we already basically knew. The September 21st match up between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Georgia Bulldogs will be in prime time at 8 pm EST on CBS.
This will be the first ever trip for Notre Dame to Athens to play in Sanford Stadium. It's obviously gonna be big ticket game with a potential match up of two top 5 teams at kickoff.
In order to make this is a prime time game CBS had to decide not to air it's annual Alabama vs LSU game in early November at night and will instead be a traditional 3:30 kickoff. This will be the first time since 2010 the game between the two SEC West rivals isn't under the lights.
One can only imagine how loud and ruckus the game day atmosphere in Athens is going to be for this college football powerhouse matchup by the time kickoff hits. You have a team in Notre Dame coming off their first ever playoff appearance and undefeated regular season visiting "between the hedges" for the first time vs a Georgia team who were a couple of plays away from beating Alabama last season in the SEC Championship. Both programs have veteran offensive lines to protect their quarterbacks in Ian Book and Jake Fromm whom both will be looking to make an early Heisman statement.
I'll go out on a limb and say this will be the most watched game of the 2019 college football season. Hell it might be the most watched game in all of sports minus the NFL. Anytime you got a powerhouse from the North going into the South to face another powerhouse for the first time ever you know all eyes will be on this game.
Domers vs Dawgs. See you there!