Georgia and Oklahoma will play a home-and-home football series, and we’re SO here for it.
The two college football powers announced the news on Monday morning, adding some spice to an otherwise dull period on the college football calendar.
Georgia will make the trip to Norma, Okla. first with a game scheduled at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Sept. 9, 2023. The Sooners will return the favor with a trip to Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. on Sept. 13, 2031.
The Bulldogs and Sooners recently squared off in the College Football Playoff semifinals during the 2017 football season, with Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs edging out Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma’s star quarterback Baker Mayfield, 54-48, during a double-overtime thriller at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2018.
Georgia went on to lose the national championship to Nick Saban’s Alabama squad in heartbreaking fashion.
The Bulldogs are not the only SEC opponent Oklahoma plans to take on in future seasons, as the Tennessee Vols (2020 and 2024), Alabama Crimson Tide (2032 and 2033) and LSU Tigers (dates TBD) all appear on the Sooners’ future non-conference slate.
Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart comments on Georgia-Oklahoma series:
“Lincoln’s doing a great job and we look forward to building on what was a great matchup in the Rose Bowl. Oklahoma and Georgia are two of the biggest name brands in college football and these will be great games in Norman and Athens.”
Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity comments on Georgia-Oklahoma series:
“Oklahoma has a great football tradition and success over a very long period of time,” said UGA J. It will be a great intersectional game that I¹m 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 athletics director Joe Castiglione comments on Georgia-Oklahoma series:
“We are especially excited about this series because it helps us celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in 2023. Greg McGarity and his staff at Georgia helped us navigate an unusual scheduling circumstance and we are grateful for the diligence and patience. 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. As we have said on many occasions, we understand our responsibility to college football fans and tradition to play iconic games. We welcome opportunities such as this one that reinforce our brand and celebrate the historically great programs.”