The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Georgia Bulldogs have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2030 and 2031, both schools announced on Thursday.
In the first game of the series, the Ohio State Buckeyes will travel to face the Georgia Bulldogs at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Sept. 14, 2030. Ohio State will then host Georgia the following season at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 30, 2031.
“This is going to be a terrific series for fans of both programs to look forward to down the road,” Diana Sabau, Ohio State University Deputy Athletics Director, said. “This series is a testament to our commitment to scheduling and playing really good intersectional contests. It’s these kind of games that make for memorable experiences for our student-athletes.”
Ohio State and Georgia have only met once on the gridiron. The Buckeyes fell to the Bulldogs 21-14 in the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 1, 1993.
Ohio State now has six future home-and-home series scheduled against Power Five opponents — Oregon (2020 away, 2021 home), Notre Dame (2022 home, 2023 away), Washington (2024 away, 2025 home), Texas (2025 away, 2026 home), Boston College (2026 home, 2027 away), and Georgia (2030 away, 2031 home).
“We are committed to playing in as many big games as possible, keeping Georgia on the national stage,” said UGA head football coach Kirby Smart. “Matchups with a team like Ohio State are one of the many reasons great players come to Georgia.”
“This is yet another opportunity to compete against the very best in college football,” said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity. “To have Ohio State Between the Hedges in 2030, and the return trip to the Horseshoe in 2031 – it will be another high-level matchup that will gain national attention. National home-and-home matchups in the future with Oklahoma, Clemson, UCLA, Florida State and Texas will provide our student-athletes and fans the best experiences in college football.”
Georgia now has home-and-home series lined up with six Power 5 opponents — Oklahoma (2023 away, 2031 home), UCLA (2025 away, 2026 home), Florida State (2027 away, 2028 home), Texas (2028 away, 2029 home), Clemson (2029 away, 2030 home), Ohio State (2030 home, 2031 away), and Clemson again (2032 home, 2033 away). This is in addition to their annual contest against Georgia Tech.
The Bulldogs are also slated to play neutral-site games in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., against Virginia in 2020, Oregon in 2022, and Clemson in 2024.