Clemson to face Georgia in Charlotte to open 2021 season opener

Clemson to face Georgia in Charlotte to open 2021 season opener
Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams, right, catches a pass in front of Georgia cornerback Damian Swann, left, in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (Source: David Goldman)

CLEMSON, S.C. (WIS) - Clemson’s season opener in 2021 could have immediate College Football Playoff implications.

The Tigers and the Bulldogs are set to meet in Charlotte on Sept. 4 at Bank of America Stadium.

“Kicking off the 2021 season with this match-up will be a tremendous showcase for both universities and our fans,” said Clemson athletics director Dan Radakovich. “UGA is a great football program and we know that Charlotte will provide a first-class experience for everyone involved.”

The meeting will be the sixth contest between the two perennial playoff contenders. The two teams will also square off in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta in 2024.

The series has favored Georgia. Overall, the Tigers are 18-42-4 against Georgia. Under Dabo Swinney, the Tigers are 1-1 against the Bulldogs. The Tigers lost their last meeting against the Bulldogs 45-21 in Athens.

Clemson and Georgia will face off in home-and-home series 2029-30 and 2032-33.

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