• Georgia announces home-and-home with Oklahoma for 2018 Rose Bowl rematch

    By: AJC.com

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    ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia and Oklahoma will meet in a home-and-home football series the schools announced on Monday. 

    The last meeting between the schools was the epic 2018 Rose Bowl, won by Georgia 54-48 in double overtime, in the national semifinal game

    It will be several years before the team’s meet as part of the regular-season schedule. Oklahoma will host the first game on Sept. 9, 2023. Georgia will host the second game on Sept. 13, 2031.

    “Oklahoma and Georgia are two of the biggest name brands in college football and these will be great games in Norman and Athens,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said in a statement.

    Georgia previously announced home-and-home series with Power 5 non-conference opponents, including two with Clemson 2029 and 2030 and 2032 and 2033), Texas (2028 and 2029, UCLA (2025 and 2026) and Florida State (2027 and 2028).

    “Oklahoma has a great football tradition and success over a very long period of time," said Georgia AD Greg McGarity. “It will be a great intersectional game that I’m sure will excite the fan bases of both institutions. In addition, playing the Sooners certainly adds to our continuing efforts at scheduling quality opponents outside the SEC.”

    Oklahoma officials credited Georgia with working to make the matchups possible.

    “Greg McGarity and his staff at Georgia helped us navigate an unusual scheduling circumstance and we are grateful for the diligence and patience,” Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione said in a statement. “We understand the return game date is later than usual, but very much look forward to taking our program to Athens to play in one of the country's great venues.”

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