HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – CBS is the place to be for football on October 8! News 19 is excited to have two rivalries facing off on the gridiron and, a pre-game special.
As the Deep South’s oldest rivalry, Auburn and Georgia’s 2:30 p.m. kickoff couldn’t come soon enough for avid Tigers and Bulldogs fans.
The October 8th game will be the 127th match-up between the two schools, with the first-ever game in 1892 being an Auburn win.
However, Auburn is currently facing some quarterback issues. Starters Zach Calzada and TJ Finley are both facing shoulder injuries. Caldaza is set to undergo shoulder surgery on his non-throwing arm. Finely is also facing a shoulder injury of his own. Freshman Robby Ashford is set to start in the game.
News 19 Sports Reporter Claudia Chakamian will be live at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. for kickoff at 2:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, in Tuscaloosa – after an argument arose from comments made by Alabama head coach Nick Saban, he and Jimbo Fisher have made up. This comes after the Texas A&M head coach called the Alabama head coach a “narcissist.”
During the October 1st game against Arkansas, quarterback Bryce Young sprained his shoulder, making him a “game-time decision” against Texas A&M.
However, the Aggies are also going through some quarterback problems. Starter Max Johnson reportedly has a broken bone in his hand, likely meaning Haynes King will be their replacement.
News 19 Sports Director Olivia Whitmire will be live as the two face off at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.