The 2018 Rose Bowl between Georgia and Oklahoma was one of the best games in Georgia football history. And the two schools will be seeing each other again in the not so near future.
The two schools announced on Monday that the two sides will play a home-and-home series in the 2023 and 2031 seasons. Georgia will visit Norman on Sept. 9, 2023. Oklahoma will make the return trip to Athens on Sept. 13, 2031.
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Georgia coach Kirby Smart issued a statement on the addition of Oklahoma to the future schedule.
“Lincoln’s doing a great job and we look forward to building on what was a great matchup in the Rose Bowl,” Smart said. “Oklahoma and Georgia are two of the biggest name brands in college football and these will be great games in Norman and Athens.”
When the two teams met back during the 2018 Rose Bowl, the Bulldogs came away with a 54-48 victory in double overtime. Georgia trailed by as many as 17 points during regulation but mounted a furious second-half comeback thanks to the stellar play of running back Sony Michel and Nick Chubb.
Georgia has made a considerable effort to add marquee non-conference games to the future schedule. In the past year alone Georgia has scheduled future games against the likes of Oregon, Clemson, Florida State and Texas. The latter three teams all have future home and homes with the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs also have future games against Notre Dame, UCLA and Virginia as well.
Smart has made it a point to schedule some of the best opponents in the country.
If you’re going to recruit the finest players in the country out of your own state, and across the country, because our academic institution is so highly thought of, if I want to have the best players, I want to play the best teams,” Smart said earlier this spring. “They come to college to play big games. They don’t come to college, I would never name anybody, but they don’t want to play the little sisters of the poor. They want to play the best teams, so we want to go schedule the best teams.”
In addition to the future games against Oklahoma and teams of that ilk, the Bulldogs also play ACC rival Georgia Tech every season.
With Oklahoma now on the schedule, 2021 is the only season where Georgia will not play multiple Power 5 opponents.
Georgia football future nonconference opponents
2019: Notre Dame, at Georgia Tech
2020: vs. Virginia (Atlanta), Georgia Tech
2021: at Georgia Tech
2022: vs. Oregon (Atlanta), Georgia Tech
2023: at Oklahoma, at Georgia Tech
2024: vs. Clemson (Atlanta), Georgia Tech
2025: at UCLA, at Georgia Tech
2026: UCLA, Georgia Tech
2027: at Florida State, at Georgia Tech
2028: Florida State, at Texas, Georgia Tech
2029: Texas, at Clemson, at Georgia Tech
2030: Clemson, at Georgia Tech
2031: Oklahoma, Georgia Tech
2032: Clemson, at Georgia Tech
2033: at Clemson, Georgia Tech
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