Georgia, Clemson to play in 2024 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
The Georgia Bulldogs will face the Clemson Tigers in the 2024 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, it was announced on Friday.
The game will be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024.
“This will be a phenomenal matchup between two of last season’s College Football Playoff teams,” Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and President Gary Stokan said. “Both Dabo and Kirby have done a superb job of elevating the Clemson and Georgia football programs and we fully expect this to be another top-ten matchup when the two teams face off in 2024 in the capital of college football.”
In their last meeting in 2014, the Bulldogs rolled over the Tigers 45-21 at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Georgia and Clemson have met 64 times on the gridiron dating back to 1897.
“Many of the players on both teams know each other and the proximity of the two schools makes it especially competitive,” said UGA head football coach Kirby Smart. “This is another great opportunity for our team and our fans to play an outstanding team in an extraordinary city and venue. We are appreciative of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game staff for their hard work in putting the game together.”
“It is great to be able to renew our rivalry with Clemson in Mercedes Benz Stadium in 2024,” said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity. “We know our fans will enjoy another outstanding experience in Atlanta, and will look forward to a great game.”
In Georgia’s first appearance in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff, the Bulldogs fell to Boise State 35-21. The Dawgs evened their record at 1-1 after defeating North Carolina 33-24 in Kirby Smart’s first season as head coach in 2016.
Georgia is also scheduled to play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against the Virginia Cavaliers on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 and against the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.
Clemson is only the second non-conference game scheduled for Georgia for the 2024 season. The Bulldogs are slated to close the season at home against rival Georgia Tech on Nov. 30.
Future Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games
- 2018 – Washington vs. Auburn (Sat., Sept. 1)
- 2019 – Alabama vs. Duke (Sat., Aug. 31)
- 2020 – West Virginia vs. Florida State (Sat., Sept. 5)
- 2020 – Georgia vs. Virginia (Mon., Sept. 7)
- 2020 – North Carolina vs. Auburn (Sat., Sept. 12)
- 2021 – Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Aug. 28 or Sept. 4-5)
- 2021 – Alabama vs. Miami, FL (Aug. 28 or Sept. 4-6)
- 2022 – Oregon vs. Georgia (Sept. 3)
- 2024 – Clemson vs. Georgia (Aug. 31)