The return is that the ACC’s agreement to play opponents who do not hold state conferences means that the Bulldogs will not be able to play in Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which has long been planned as the season opener for both teams. September. 7.
“The ACC says it all, it rules out the UVA game,” McGarry admitted in a text Wednesday.
Tech and Georgia have played for all but 12 years since their rivalry in 1893. The Bulldogs do not count the 1943 and 44 competitions won by Tech 48-0 and 44-0, respectively, because the UGA claims the Yellow Jackets, which used illegal players who were subject to military training in Atlanta during World War II.
Schools also did not play in 1
917-24 due to protests by UGA students against Tech, who decided to play football during World War I. Otherwise, the rivalry known as “Pure Old Hate” has been playing continuously since 1925.
Georgia and Virginia have signed a contract since 2017 to host this year’s Labor Day match. Earlier, the Bulldogs and the Cavaliers played 19 times, and Georgia had an advantage in the 9-7-3 series. They last played in the Oahu Bowl in Honolulu in 2000.