Georgia-Louisville on tap to play football series in 2026 and 2027

Marc Weiszer
Athens Banner-Herald
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The only previous meeting between Georgia and Louisville came in the 2014 Belk Bowl, which the Bulldogs won 37-14. [FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS]

UGA football continues to add Power Five conference opponents to its schedules for later this decade.

The Bulldogs and Louisville have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2026 and 2027.

Georgia will play at Louisville on Sept. 19, 2026, and the Cardinals will visit Sanford Stadium in Athens on Sept. 18, 2027.

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The only previous clash between the programs came in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte at the end of the 2014 season, a 37-14 UGA rout behind Nick Chubb’s 266 rushing yards.

Georgia already has a Power Five game scheduled in 2026 against UCLA in Athens and in 2027 at Florida State. The Bulldogs play Georgia Tech annually.

Georgia and Louisville were scheduled to play in 2011 and 2012, but UGA canceled those games so the Bulldogs could open the 2011 season in Atlanta against Boise State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. That game and ESPN picked up a $600,000 buyout.

Louisville went 4-7 in 2020 under second-year coach Scott Satterfield after going 8-5 in his first season.

"We're excited to host a tradition-rich program like Georgia in Cardinal Stadium in 2026, which is a tribute to our football program and exciting for our fan base," Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said in a statement. "In addition, the opportunity to play 'between the hedges' in one of the best environments in college football is a great addition to our away schedule in 2027."

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