Georgia and Ohio State schedule 2030-31 football series
The Georgia Bulldogs have scheduled a home-and-home football series with the Ohio State Buckeyes for 2030 and 2031, UGA announced on Thursday.
In the first game of the series, Georgia will host Ohio State at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Sept. 14, 2030. The Bulldogs will then travel to play the Buckeyes the following season at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 30, 2031.
In their first and only meeting on the gridiron in the 1993 Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., Georgia defeated Ohio State 21-14.
“We are committed to playing in as many big games as possible, keeping Georgia on the national stage,” said UGA head football coach Kirby Smart. “Matchups with a team like Ohio State are one of the many reasons great players come to Georgia.”
“This is yet another opportunity to compete against the very best in college football,” said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity. “To have Ohio State Between the Hedges in 2030, and the return trip to the Horseshoe in 2031 – it will be another high-level matchup that will gain national attention. National home-and-home matchups in the future with Oklahoma, Clemson, UCLA, Florida State and Texas will provide our student-athletes and fans the best experiences in college football.”
Georgia and Ohio State were previously scheduled to play a home-and-home football series in 2020 and 2021. However, the schools were unable to assign exact dates and locations for the games so the series was eventually canceled.
Georgia now has home-and-home series lined up with six Power 5 opponents — Oklahoma (2023 away, 2031 home), UCLA (2025 away, 2026 home), Florida State (2027 away, 2028 home), Texas (2028 away, 2029 home), Clemson (2029 away, 2030 home), Ohio State (2030 home, 2031 away), and Clemson again (2032 home, 2033 away).
Georgia also plays in-state rival Georgia Tech each season, at home in even years and in Atlanta in odd years.
The Bulldogs are also slated to play neutral-site games in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., against Virginia in 2020, Oregon in 2022, and Clemson in 2024.