One of the Southeastern Conference’s best annual rivalries could be moving to an earlier date on the calendar.
Auburn and Georgia meet annually on the back end of each program’s football schedule, typically in mid to late November, but if they both programs get their way, the game will be moving to September or October in 2020.
That’s according to Brandon Marcello of Auburn Undercover/247Sports who is reporting the 2020 game could be scheduled for an earlier date. It’s unclear when this news would be announced and if the move would be permanent. The SEC’s 2019 football schedule has already been finalized with Auburn and Georgia set to meet Saturday, Nov. 16 at Auburn.
The way the schedule is currently set up, Auburn has to face Georgia and Alabama in the month of November, typically in a three-week span. The Tigers rotate the travel for each game annually, meaning one year Auburn has to travel to both Alabama and Georgia, as it did in 2018, while in 2019 Gus Malzahn’s program will host both in a three-week span.
The two schools have met annually dating back to 1944. Georgia holds a slight edge in the all-time series with a 59-56-8 lead against Auburn. The Tigers have not beaten the Bulldogs in Athens since 2005.