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Kickoff against Georgia announced

South Carolina’s showdown with Georgia on October 6 will kick off at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPN, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday morning.

The Gamecocks (4-0, 2-0) and Bulldogs (4-0, 2-0) are both ranked in the top six in the country and were the two favorites entering the season to challenge of the SEC Eastern Division title.

Head coach Steve Spurrier led his team to a victory last season in Athens, Ga. but the Bulldogs went on to win the SEC East crown when the Gamecocks lost to Auburn and Arkansas. Georgia went undefeated the rest of the way before losing the SEC Championship game in Atlanta.

The Bulldogs hold a 16-46-2 series edge but the Gamecocks are 3-2 in the last five years against their border state rival. The average margin of victory for the winning side is just 5.8 points over the last five seasons as all but one game has been played within a touchdown.

Earlier on Monday morning, the Southeastern Conference announced that quarterback Connor Shaw and wide receiver Ace Sanders were named the SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.

South Carolina will begin preparations for this weekend’s game against Kentucky, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, with practice tonight at the Proving Grounds.

Full October 6 schedule

ESPN/ESPN2 12:00 ET Arkansas at Auburn
SEC Network 12:21 ET Mississippi State at Kentucky
CBS 3:30 ET LSU at Florida
ESPN 7:00 ET Georgia at South Carolina
ESPNU 7:00 ET Texas A&M at Ole Miss
FSN 7:00 ET Vanderbilt at Missouri

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