Bulldogs Beat

Georgia-Tennessee game gets top billing

ATHENS - Tennessee's loss on Saturday did not dissuade CBS from picking up the option to broadcast the Volunteers' visit to Georgia in two weeks.

The game will be televised by CBS and kick off at 3:30, the SEC announced on Monday.

Georgia (3-0) moved up to No. 5 in this week's AP poll, while Tennessee (2-1) fell out after being defeated at home by Florida. But CBS still felt the Georgia-Tennessee game was its best option: The league's other top games that day are Ole Miss at No. 1 Alabama (which will be on ESPN at 9:45 p.m.) and Arkansas at Texas A&M (which will be on the SEC Network).

Tennessee hosts Akron this week, while Georgia hosts Vanderbilt.

The Bulldogs have won the past two matchups with the Volunteers, who are in their third year being coached by Derek Dooley, son of Vince Dooley.

There is a chance that Georgia will be the CBS game twice in a row: On Oct. 6 it plays at South Carolina, which is currently No. 7, and hosts Missouri next. It's doubtful that CBS would pass on a matchup of two top 10 teams, and by then they could be two top 5 teams if there are upsets ahead of each in the rankings.

The Georgia-Florida game on Oct. 27 has already been announced as a CBS game and 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

Georgia's record in CBS games is 38-29-1.