The Bulldogs previously had a home game with San Jose State scheduled for September 4, 2021, but replaced the Spartans with Clemson. On episode No. 1,135 (Feb. 19, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about Georgia's game with Clemson to open the 2021 season. It's believed the change was made, not only to renew Clemson's long-standing rivalry with Georgia, but also because the opponents on the Tigers 2021 schedule were looking to some as being "too easy". "Playing a regular season game in Charlotte will give our fans the opportunity for a completely new experience in a great city and top-level stadium".
Clemson and Georgia now have six future games scheduled.
So, if Wyoming is, in fact, the ousted team in this scenario, the question is, who replaces Clemson on UW's 2021 schedule?
The latest game with Clemson continues a bold non-conference scheduling strategy for Georgia, which completed a home-and-home series with Notre Dame in 2019. The schools will face one another in the 2024 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta and also have two home-and-home series scheduled for 2029 and 2030 and 2032 and 2033.
The rivals most recently split a home-and-home series in 2013-14.
In 64 previous meetings on the gridiron, Georgia leads the series against Clemson 42-18-4.
"The eyes of the nation will be on Charlotte as we start the 2021 season", said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity."It is yet another opportunity to strengthen our schedule and provide an opportunity for our supporters to enjoy another huge matchup".
Clemson is also scheduled to host South Carolina State (Sept. 11) and UConn (Nov. 13) and travel to South Carolina (Nov. 27).