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On Tuesday, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff officially announced a future matchup between Ole Miss of the SEC and Louisville of the ACC. The game is scheduled for the 2021 season.

From the official release:

Louisville and Ole Miss will face off in the 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in what will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs. The game will be played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. An exact date, kick time and television network will be finalized at a later date.

The game was previously reported a month ago, but finally made official on Tuesday.

This has the look of a less high-profile match-up than this year’s Florida State against Alabama game, but both Ole Miss and Louisville have put together strong showings in the recent past.

The Rebels are certainly in a state of flux in the aftermath of Hugh Freeze’s ousting but Ole Miss has recruited at a high level and they could reasonably project to be a strong team in four years. As for Louisville, Bobby Petrino has a good thing going and, even with Lamar Jackson gone by 2021, it is reasonable to think that the Cardinals will be intriguing.

Four years is a long time to wait for a game but these two fan bases are likely excited about a trip to Atlanta and fans everywhere should have a fun contest to watch.

Another SEC-ACC matchup announced for future Chick-fil-A kickoff game Scott Cunningham/Getty Images
Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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