The Georgia Bulldogs have added the Western Carolina Catamounts to their 2031 football schedule, according to a report by the Athens Banner-Herald.
Georgia will host Western Carolina at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2031. The Bulldogs will pay the Catamounts a $650,000 guarantee for the game, per the report.
Western Carolina is a member of the Southern Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Catamounts are 0-2 in two tries against the Bulldogs, falling 48-0 in 1991 and 45-16 in 2007.
With the addition of Western Carolina, the Georgia Bulldogs have completed their non-conference football schedule for the 2031 season. The game with the Catamounts will fall in between a road-opener at the Ohio State Buckeyes on Aug. 30 and a home contest against the Oklahoma Sooners on Sept. 13. Georgia will also host the in-state rival Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to close out the regular-season on Nov. 29.
Georgia is the first known non-conference opponent for Western Carolina for the 2031 season.
Other Power Five non-conference opponents on Western Carolina’s future schedules include Oklahoma (2021), Georgia Tech (2022), Arkansas (2023), NC State (2024), and Wake Forest (2025).