Georgia will host Notre Dame in what is expected to be the biggest college football game of the week. It could be for the entire regular season too.

The Fighting Irish earned their first trip to the College Football Playoffs last year, and the Bulldogs did the same the prior season. Both are hoping to get back there this December, and this matchup will go a long way towards creating the playoff picture.

On Wednesday, Georgia coach Kirby Smart sounded glad this epic showdown is in Athens.

“When you have an experienced quarterback, which they do, it’s (crowd noise) less of an impact than for an inexperienced quarterback,” Smart said during his Wednesday press conference. “But I do know that our crowd will have an impact, whether it’s on a lineman, whether it’s on a communication or a receiver or a tight end. Who knows? They’ll have an impact on the game, and we need them to. That’s the advantage of playing at home.’’

Smart was very complimentary of the Notre Dame offense too, saying “it’s hard to prepare for all” the things the Irish can do on offense, especially quarterback Ian Book’s ability to scramble.

Georgia and Notre Dame played two years ago in South Bend in what was Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm’s first start. Georgia won a classic battle, 20-19.