When Georgia and Clemson take the field in Charlotte, N.C., for their top-five showdown Saturday night, both teams will be entrusting their offenses to quarterbacks who didn’t play much in 2020.
The No. 5 Bulldogs will be led by JT Daniels, who appeared in just four games last year but made the most of that limited playing time, completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 1,231 yards and 10 touchdowns.
No. 3 Clemson got a taste of what life post-Trevor Lawrence could be a season ago when D.J. Uiagalelei started twice for Lawrence while the future first overall draft pick was sidelined because of COVID-19 protocols.
In those two starts, against Boston College and Notre Dame, Uiagalelei completed 69.4 percent of his passes for 781 yards and four touchdowns, and he had two rushing touchdowns as well, proving that he’s a formidable replacement for Lawrence.
Both quarterbacks hail from Southern California, where Daniels has Uiagalelei’s number from the times they faced off in high school (2-0).
That was years ago, though.
So was the last meeting between the programs they now represent; Georgia won 45-21 in Athens in 2014.
Georgia leads the all-time series 42-18-4, but the Bulldogs’ best chance at extending that margin Saturday may be having Uiagalelei’s inexperience show and then exploiting it.
Here are all the details you need for how to watch this pivotal ACC-SEC matchup.
What channel is Georgia vs. Clemson on today?
- TV channel: ABC
- Streaming: WatchESPN App, ESPN+, fuboTV
Georgia vs. Clemson will air live on ABC starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. You can stream the game live online with the WatchESPN App or on fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
Chris Fowler will handle the play-by-play, Kirk Herbstreit will provide analysis and Holly Rowe will report from the sidelines.
Georgia vs. Clemson start time
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 4
- Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
The matchup between College Football Playoff hopefuls will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
Georgia schedule 2021
|1||vs. Clemson (in Charlotte)||Sept. 4|
|2||vs. UAB||Sept. 11|
|3||vs. South Carolina||Sept. 18|
|4||at Vanderbilt||Sept. 25|
|5||vs. Arkansas||Oct. 2|
|6||at Auburn||Oct. 9|
|7||vs. Kentucky||Oct. 16|
|8||vs. Florida (in Jacksonville)||Oct. 30|
|9||vs. Missouri||Nov. 6|
|10||at Tennessee||Nov. 13|
|11||vs. Charleston Southern||Nov. 20|
|12||at Georgia Tech||Nov. 27|
Clemson schedule 2021
|1||vs. Georgia (in Charlotte)||Sept. 4|
|2||vs. South Carolina State||Sept. 11|
|3||vs. Georgia Tech||Sept. 18|
|4||at NC State||Sept. 25|
|5||vs. Boston College||Oct. 2|
|6||at Syracuse||Oct. 15|
|7||at Pitt||Oct. 23|
|8||vs. Florida State||Oct. 30|
|9||at Louisville||Nov. 6|
|10||vs. UConn||Nov. 13|
|11||vs. Wake Forest||Nov. 20|
|12||at South Carolina||Nov. 27|