The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (3-0) and the UAB Blazers (1-2) meet at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2023.
Tune in to ESPN2 to watch the Bulldogs take on the Blazers.
When is Georgia vs. UAB and when does it start?
This contest between the Bulldogs and Blazers will happen on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Be ready to see the kickoff at 7:30 PM ET.
Where to watch Georgia vs. UAB
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What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN2.
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Georgia vs. UAB Game Preview
Georgia Stats & Insights
The Bulldogs head into this matchup following a 24-14 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks in their last game.
Georgia has been thriving on both offense and defense, ranking 24th-best in total offense (467.7 yards per game) and 15th-best in total defense (265.0 yards allowed per game).
The Bulldogs rank 29th in pass defense this season (177.0 passing yards allowed per game), but they’ve been playing really well on offense, ranking 15th-best in the FBS with 318.7 passing yards per game.
On the defensive side of the ball, Georgia has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 22nd-best by allowing just 88.0 per game. The Bulldogs rank 76th on offense (149.0 rushing yards per game).
The Bulldogs sport the 29th-ranked offense this season (39.0 points per game), and they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with only 8.0 points allowed per game.
UAB Stats & Insights
In their last outing, the Bulldogs won 24-14 over the South Carolina Gamecocks.
From an offensive perspective, UAB is generating 443.7 total yards per game (40th-ranked). It ranks 90th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (379.3 total yards allowed per game).
The Blazers’ pass defense ranks 36th in the FBS with 189.3 passing yards given up per game, but they’ve been lifted up by their offense, which ranks 15th-best by piling up 318.7 passing yards per game.
UAB’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, allowing 190.0 rushing yards per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 101st with 125.0 rushing yards per contest.
The Blazers have not been getting things done defensively, ranking 22nd-worst with 32.0 points allowed per game. They have been better offensively, compiling 30.3 points per contest (65th-ranked).
Georgia Key Players to Watch
Carson Beck leads Georgia with 846 passing yards (282.0 ypg) on 71-of-96 passing with three touchdowns compared to one interception this season. He also adds 31 rushing yards (10.3 ypg) on 13 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
Daijun Edwards’ team-high 118 rushing yards (118.0 per game) have come on 20 carries, with one touchdown this year.
This season Kendall Milton has rushed for 96 yards (32.0 per game) on 23 carries with one touchdown.
Brock Bowers’ 134 receiving yards (44.7 yards per game) lead the team. He has 13 receptions.
Rara Thomas has put together a 132-yard season so far (44.0 receiving yards per game), reeling in five passes.
Dominic Lovett’s 14 catches have netted him 110 yards (36.7 ypg).
UAB Key Players to Watch
Jacob Zeno has been a dual threat to lead UAB in both passing and rushing. He has 956 passing yards (318.7 ypg), completing 80.3% of his passes and recording six touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 94 yards (31.3 ypg) on 30 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
The team’s top rusher, Isaiah Jacobs, has carried the ball 27 times for 127 yards (42.3 per game), with one touchdown this year.
Tejhaun Palmer’s team-high 148 receiving yards (49.3 yards per game) have come on 12 receptions with one touchdown.
Fred Farrier II has collected 127 receiving yards (42.3 yards per game), reeling in six passes this year.
Samario Rudolph’s 14 receptions have turned into 127 yards (42.3 ypg) and one touchdown.