College football fans received some fantastic news on Wednesday when the Georgia Bulldogs and Notre Dame Fighting Irish announced a home-and-home series. Georgia will travel to South Bend on September 9, 2017, and Notre Dame will be between the hedges on September 21, 2019.
Speculation for this matchup dates back to April, when CBS Sports’ Jeremy Fowler reported the schools’ athletic directors were working on a series in 2018 and 2019. At the time Georgia AD Greg McGarity was optimistically noncommittal. Here we are, two months later, licking our chops for this future A-list matchup.
The two programs have only faced off once before – a 1981 Sugar Bowl victory by the Bulldogs to wrap up an undefeated, championship season.
When speaking with GeorgiaDogs.com, McGarity had the following to say:
“This series will generate an overwhelming level of excitement for our student-athletes and supporters,” said McGarity. “We have a tremendous amount of respect for Notre Dame and look forward to the start of this memorable experience.”
Notre Dame becomes UGA’s second non-conference opponent for the 2017 and 2019 seasons, joining instate foe Georgia Tech on the schedule.