Clemson and Georgia have several future non-conference matchups set in coming years. The two college football powerhouses have added another matchup for the 2021 season.
The Clemson Tigers have been a championship program this decade. Dabo Swinney has led the Tigers to three national championship games in the past five years, winning two of the three. The Tigers’ blueprint for success is the same blueprint other programs are trying to copy.
But recent criticism of Clemson’s schedule in past years has been an issue for Swinney and the Tigers. There’s nothing Clemson can do about the overall weaknesses within the ACC. But the Tigers are clearly trying to bolster their non-conference lineup in coming years.
Georgia and Clemson are set to face-off on Sep. 4, 2021 to open the 2021 season. The Bulldogs announced the news on Tuesday afternoon in a post on Twitter. Check out Georgia’s official announcement below:
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) February 18, 2020
This will act as the first of six upcoming matchups between the two programs.
Clemson and Georgia are set to play each other in 2024, 2029, 2030, 2032 and 2033. All five of those games are still years away, but this new matchup in 2021 will be a must-watch game next year.
These games will also act as a measuring stick for Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs as Georgia’s struggled to win big games in recent years.