AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn's first trip to Sanford Sanford in three years will kick off in prime time.
The Southeastern Conference announced Sunday that Auburn's road contest against Georgia will begin at 7:15 p.m. ET and air on ESPN. The kickoff time had been delayed from earlier in the week, when CBS exercised its six-day option to give it more time to choose which game it would air Nov. 15. On Sunday, CBS chose top-ranked Mississippi State's visit to Alabama this week, which left the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry to be scooped up by ESPN.
Auburn (7-2, 4-2 SEC) enters the contest off a 41-38 loss to Texas A&M on Saturday, which ended the nation's longest active home win streak at 14 games and also marked the Tigers' first loss at Jordan-Hare Stadium under Gus Malzahn. Georgia (7-2, 5-2) went on the road and crushed Kentucky 63-31, the most points the Bulldogs have scored in a conference game since putting 62 on the board against the Wildcats in 2004.
The Tigers won last year's meeting versus the Bulldogs in dramatic fashion, as receiver Ricardo Louis hauled in the go-ahead, game-winning 73-yard touchdown catch off a deflected pass to give Auburn a 43-38 victory.
Auburn leads the all-time series 55-54-8. The Tigers also hold the edge in games played in Athens (18-12). The Bulldogs have won the past three meetings at Sanford Stadium, however.