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Georgia to return to Chick-fil-A Kickoff in 2020 against Virginia


The Georgia Bulldogs pulled off a big win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game to open the season. The team announced on Monday that they will likely be returning to the game in the near future.

Jason Butt of The Telegraph in Macon, Georgia reported that the Bulldogs would be meeting up with the Virginia Cavaliers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to open the 2020 season. Virginia associate athletics director Jon Oliver reportedly signed an agreement for the Cavaliers to appear in the game and Georgia is listed as their opponent.

“We are reviewing options for future schedules and yes, we would enjoy returning to Atlanta sometime in the next 4-5 years,” Georgia athletics director Mitch McGarity wrote in an email.

Like this year’s game, the 2020 meeting will likely see Georgia and Virginia both wearing home-colored uniforms.

This would be the third time the Bulldogs have taken place in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta with their first appearance being in 2011, a 35-21 loss to Boise State, and their most recent being two weeks ago against North Carolina, which the Bulldogs won 33-24.

Virginia has never appeared in the game.

It will be interesting to see what happens that weekend, which will also likely feature Florida State and West Virginia in a Labor Day meeting that Monday as well.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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