Georgia and Clemson Announce 2021 Meeting

Bleacher Report

Joseph Bender, Sports Editor

This week, two of the biggest programs of College Football, the Clemson Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs, announced that they will meet in 2021 in Charlotte, NC for the 2021 season opener. The decision for the two teams to meet was a surprise to the College Football world, with the two titans already planned to meet in 2024 season for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta, Georgia, and both teams have games scheduled, in Clemson in 2029 and 2033, and in Athens in 2030 and 2032.

Though it was a shock when it was announced, the two teams only 75 miles from one another haven’t played since 2014, and have been eager to finally play once again. With the many games scheduled in the 2030s and a season opener in 2024, the two teams just couldn’t wait, and found the best opportunity to finally meet up in 2021.

Both Georgia and Clemson will be removing the teams they were planned to play from their schedules, with Georgia originally scheduled to play San Jose St, and Clemson playing Wyoming. Now those teams will try to find a new team to open the 2021 season with. The Appalachian State Mountaineers and East Carolina Pirates were planned to open up the season in Charlotte, but will likely be moved to Week 0, or later on in the season.

Since the last time the two teams faced off, Clemson has had consistent 10+ win seasons, and have won 2 national championships. Georgia has climbed back up in the SEC, playing in the SEC Championship every year under Kirby Smart. The Bulldogs reached the 2017 National Championship, and fell just short to Alabama.

In the overall series, Georgia dominates Clemson, leading 42-18 in head to head, but matchups in the past twenty years have all been close games.

While we still have a while until the 2021 season, it will be here before we know it, and odds and predictions have already begun.