Georgia adds Austin Peay to 2025 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Georgia Bulldogs have added the Austin Peay Governors to their 2025 football schedule, according to a release by Austin Peay on Thursday.

Georgia will host Austin Peay at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, September 6, 2025.

The game will the second matchup between the two schools on the gridiron following Georgia’s 45-0 win over Austin Peay in Athens to open the 2018 season.

Austin Peay is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). So far this season, the Governors are 6-3 overall and 4-1 in OVC play.

The addition of Austin Peay tentatively completes Georgia’s non-conference football schedule for the 2025 season. Georgia is slated to open the season at UCLA on Aug. 30 and later hosts Charlotte on Nov. 22 and completes the regular-season at Georgia Tech on Nov. 29.

Earlier on Thursday, the Georgia Bulldogs announced a home-and-home series with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Georgia will host Ohio State on Sept. 14, 2030 and will travel to Columbus on Aug. 30, 2031.

“We’re excited to make a return trip Between the Hedges in 2025,” said Austin Peay Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison. “Our student-athletes will enjoy the opportunity to compete in Sanford Stadium, one of college football’s premier venues and I am excited for the next class of Governors to have that opportunity. Like last year, I know Stacheville will travel in large numbers to Athens to support the Govs!”

Georgia is the second announced non-conference opponent for Austin Peay in 2025. The Govs are also scheduled to play at Middle Tennessee on Sept. 13.

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