Despite the hatred for most noon games, Georgia football needs to play Missouri at noon instead of in the evening.
On Monday, the university announced that CBS would exercise a six-day option for three games. Georgia fans would have to wait until after Florida to know when the Georgia, Missouri game happens on November 6th.
CBS is picking between the Georgia-Missouri game, the Auburn-Texas A&M, and the LSU-Alabama game.
CBS will likely take the Alabama game because it’s against LSU, and even though the Bayou Bengals are having a tough season, they always play the Tide tough.
This game will earn the 3:30 p.m slot, and that would be fine by Georgia fans because Gary Danielson and Brad Nessler need to call that game instead of the Bulldog one. The Dawgs saw this duo for Kentucky and this week for the Florida game, so let’s mix it up and see a change in the broadcast team.
If the Tide and Bayou Bengals take up the 3:30 p.m. slot, that leaves noon and 7 p.m. kickoff times — both of which would be on ESPN.
As much as Georgia fans hate noon kickoffs, this game against Missouri needs to be as early as possible. There is no reason to drag this game to a 7 p.m. kickoff when the Tigers are 3-4 overall and 0-3 in conference play.
Missouri may get to 4-4 if they can beat Vanderbilt this weekend, but there is no telling as they and the Commodores are the two worst teams in the conference.
Georgia can handle its business with a noon game and have more than enough time to prepare for a battle in Knoxville the following week. Not that Georgia will need to worry about Tennessee, but the Vols have performed well on offense this year.
Noon games are what ESPN and Disney are trying to turn into prime time, so if it helps to think about it like that, so be it.
Georgia should focus and be ready for Missouri because they can have success on offense, but the Dawgs defense should end this one and fast.
Why wait around all day when the Dawgs can get through by 3:30 p.m. and rest. Sure, night games in Sanford Stadium are top-notch, but we saw that noon games can, too, with Arkansas.
The Dawgs will likely get a 3:30 p.m. or night kickoff for Knoxville, so having this game at noon won’t matter. The results will be Georgia winning by 21-plus points and staying undefeated.