Austin Peay to make return trip to Georgia in 2025
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Austin Peay to make return trip to Georgia in 2025

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The Austin Peay Governors will return to Sanford Stadium to face the Georgia Bulldogs in 2025, according to a release by Austin Peay on Thursday.

Austin Peay will travel to take on Georgia at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, September 6, 2025.

“We’re excited to make a return trip Between the Hedges in 2025,” said Austin Peay Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison. “Our student-athletes will enjoy the opportunity to compete in Sanford Stadium, one of college football’s premier venues and I am excited for the next class of Governors to have that opportunity. Like last year, I know Stacheville will travel in large numbers to Athens to support the Govs!”

Georgia and Austin Peay’s only meeting on the gridiron came during the 2018 season-opener. The Bulldogs defeated the Governors 45-0 in that contest.

The addition of Austin Peay tentatively completes Georgia’s non-conference football schedule for the 2025 season. Georgia is scheduled to open the season at UCLA on Aug. 30. The Bulldogs later host Charlotte on Nov. 22 and travel to play in-state rival Georgia Tech on Nov. 29.

Austin Peay competes in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). The Governors also have two other SEC opponents on their future football schedules — Ole Miss in 2021 and Alabama in 2022.

Earlier on Thursday, the Georgia Bulldogs announced a home-and-home series with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Georgia will host Ohio State on Sept. 14, 2030 and will travel to Columbus on Aug. 30, 2031.

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