The Georgia Bulldogs will face the Virginia Cavaliers in the 2020 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, according to a report by Jason Butt of The Telegraph.
If finalized, the game would be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, Sept. 7, according to the report.
Last month, ESPN reported that Florida State and West Virginia were nearing a deal to play in the 2020 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Georgia-Virginia would be the second of two CFA games that season. Previously, the season-opening event featured two games in 2012 (Tennessee-NC State and Clemson-Auburn) and 2014 (Ole Miss-Boise State and Alabama-West Virginia).
Two Chick-fil-A Kickoff games are also set for the 2017 season. Alabama and Florida State meet on Saturday, Sept. 2, followed by Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech on Monday, Sept. 4.
Georgia has appeared in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game twice. The Bulldogs fell to Boise State 35-21 in 2011 and defeated North Carolina 33-24 in 2016.
The 2020 contest against Georgia would be the first appearance for the Virginia Cavaliers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
Georgia and Virginia first met on the gridiron in 1897 and have met 19 times overall. The Bulldogs lead the series 9-7-3, but the two schools haven’t squared off since the 2000 Jeep Oahu Bowl.
Future Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games
- 2017 – Alabama vs. Florida State (Sat., Sept. 2)
- 2017 – Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech (Mon., Sept. 4)
- 2020 – Florida State vs. West Virginia (Sat., Sept. 5)*
- 2020 – Georgia vs. Virginia (Mon., Sept. 7)*
* Tentative until officially announced.