Cincinnati gets it long-awaited swipe at a Power 5 team in the Peach Bowl against Georgia as the Bearcats hope to prove their resume was worthy of a berth in the College Football Playoff.
No. 8 Cincinnati (9-0) most recently defeated Tulsa 27-24 to win its first-ever American Athletic Conference title. The Bearcats claim wins over two additional ranked teams (Army and SMU) and have ridden the strength of their defense to an undefeated record. Allowing just 310.8 yards per game, Cincinnati's defense ranks No. 8 in the country.
The Peach Bowl could be a game of similar styles, as No. 9 Georgia (7-2) also boasts a top-15 defense allowing 322.8 yards a game against an SEC-exclusive schedule. The Bulldogs' two slip-ups came in shootouts with two of the nation's best offenses in Alabama and Florida.
Georgia's offense struggled to hit its stride early in the season as the Bulldogs rotated the quarterback position between D'Wan Mathis and Stetson Bennett before ultimately settling on USC transfer JT Daniels. Daniels has thrown for 839 yards, nine touchdowns and just one interception in three starts. He'll be opposed by Cincinnati's Desmond Ritter who led the AAC in completion percentage (66.4).
Here's everything you need to know to watch Georgia vs. Cincinnati on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channels and more.
What channel is the Georgia vs. Cincinnati on today?
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live stream: Watch ESPN app, fuboTV
Georgia vs. Cincinnati will air live on ESPN starting at 12 p.m. ET. Mark Jones and Dusty Dvoracek will call the game from the booth with Olivia Dekker serving as the sideline reporter.
Georgia vs. Cincinnati start time
- Date: Friday, Jan. 1
- Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET
The game begins at 12 p.m. ET and will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Georgia football schedule 2020
|4||Sept. 26||Georgia 37, Arkansas|
|5||Oct. 3||Georgia 27, Auburn 6|
|6||Oct. 10||Georgia 44, Tennessee 21|
|7||Oct. 17||Alabama 41, Georgia 24|
|9||Oct. 31||Georgia 14, Kentucky 3|
|10||Nov. 7||Florida 44, Georgia 28|
|12||Nov. 21||Georgia 31, Mississippi State 24|
|13||Nov. 28||Georgia 45, South Carolina 16|
|15||Dec. 12||Georgia 49, Missouri 14|
|16||Dec. 19||vs. Vanderbilt (canceled)|
Cincinnati football schedule 2020
|Sept. 19||Cincinnati 55, Austin Peay 20|
|Sept. 26||Cincinnati 24, Army 10|
|Oct. 3||Cincinnati 28, South Florida 7|
|Oct. 24||Cincinnati 42, SMU 13|
|Oct. 31||Cincinnati 49, Memphis 10|
|Nov. 7||Cincinnati 38, Houston 10|
|Nov. 13||Cincinnati 55, East Carolina 17|
|Nov. 21||Cincinnati 36, Central Florida 33|
|Nov. 28||at Temple (canceled)|
|Dec. 12||at Tulsa (canceled)|
|Dec 19||Cincinnati 27, Tulsa 24|