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.
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.