ATHENS - The Georgia football team is starring on CBS this fall almost as much as "The Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother."
Georgia's visit to Auburn next Saturday was selected by the network for its 3:30 p.m. ET slot. CBS had taken the six-day window last week, waiting to decide between Georgia-Auburn and Florida-South Carolina. When Auburn won at Tennessee and Florida lost at home to Vanderbilt, the choice became clear.
Georgia (6-3) returned to the rankings this week after a three-week hiatus, coming in at No. 25 in the Associated Press poll. Auburn (8-1) held steady at No. 7. But Georgia is unranked in the USA Today coaches poll, coming in first among others receiving votes. Auburn is No. 9 in the coaches' vote.
This will be Georgia's fifth appearance on CBS since Sept. 28, when it beat LSU. CBS has also broadcast Georgia's overtime win at Tennessee and last week's win over Florida.
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Georgia's first two games also got the marquee treatment, but on other networks: ABC carried the season-opening loss at Clemson, and ESPN had Georgia's win over South Carolina.
Auburn is led by junior quarterback Nick Marshall, who was dismissed from Georgia's team in February of 2012, along with two teammates. This will be the second time Georgia has faced a quarterback that was kicked off the team. Marshall joins LSU's Zach Mettenberger in that illustrious category.