Some college football teams ease their way into the season with games against lowly, non-conference opponents. Not the Georgia Bulldogs.
In looking to return to the College Football Playoff, there will be plenty of early tests for head coach Kirby Smart.
In 2020, the 'Dawgs looked strong and ended the season with a Peach Bowl victory. They have the chance to go much further than this year.
The Bulldogs kick off the season at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium against Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers. By no means will the marquee matchup against a perennial championship contender be easy, but it will be incredibly exciting.
Georgia been preparing for big moments like these, and now it's time to put their string of strong recruiting classes to the test.
2021 @GeorgiaFootball Schedule#GoDawgs x #SECFB pic.twitter.com/1bJPo1xli8
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) January 27, 2021
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Following a home game against the UAB Blazers in Athens, SEC play kicks off in Week 3 against the South Carolina Gamecocks.
While the 'Dawgs will play teams such as Vanderbilt, Auburn, Kentucky, and Tennessee, this schedule is notable because of the teams Georgia won't have to face. There is no Alabama, LSU, or Texas A&M on the docket for the Bulldogs in 2021, meaning that a 10-2 or even 11-1 regular-season record is certainly within reach.
As is tradition, UGA will travel to Jacksonville, Fla., for a neutral site game against the Florida Gators on October 30. For rivalry week, the Bulldogs will take on their in-state contemporaries, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
The Georgia Bulldogs only have three "true" conference road games in 2021. They'll travel to Nashville, Auburn, and Knoxville, in addition to the two neutral-site games.
The SEC Championship Game takes place on December 4, and there is a great chance the 'Dawgs will be playing in Atlanta.
Football season is slowly inching closer, and fans have to start getting excited for the CFP potential this team has.
2021 Georgia Football Schedule
Sept. 4: vs. Clemson Tigers (Charlotte, NC)
Sept. 11: UAB Blazers
Sept. 19: SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS*
Sept. 25: at Vanderbilt Commodores* (Nashville, TN)
Oct. 2: ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS*
Oct. 9: at Auburn Tigers* (Auburn, AL)
Oct. 16: KENTUCKY WILDCATS*
Oct. 30: vs. Florida Gators* (Jacksonville, FL)
Nov. 6: MISSOURI TIGERS*
Nov. 13: at Tennessee Volunteers*
Nov. 20: CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS
Nov. 27: at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Atlanta, GA)
* — Denotes SEC game
ALL CAPS — Denotes home game at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA.
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