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Georgia, Clemson to Open Season in Aflac Kickoff Game


Aflac Kickoff Game
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ABC has officially announced that the highly anticipated Georgia-Clemson matchup in the Aflac Kickoff Game is scheduled for noon EST on Aug. 31 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.


This announcement comes with great excitement for fans of both teams, as they eagerly anticipate a showdown between two college football powerhouses.


Recent Georgia, Clemson Success

For the Georgia Bulldogs, this game marks their fourth appearance in the prestigious Kickoff Game. Fresh off their dominating victory over Oregon in 2022, the Bulldogs are poised to continue their winning streak on the big stage. With an impressive all-time record of 51-27-2 on ABC, the Bulldogs are no strangers to success on national television. Their victory over Georgia Tech in 2023 showcased their strength and determination, setting the stage for another thrilling performance in front of a national audience.



Meanwhile, the Clemson Tigers are no strangers to success either. With a recent victory against Georgia Tech at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Tigers are eager to return to the venue and continue their winning ways. The 41-10 victory served as a testament to the Tigers' skill and determination, solidifying their status as contenders in the college football landscape.


New Chapter to a Historic Rivalry

The significance of this matchup extends beyond just one game. It represents the beginning of a new chapter in the historic rivalry between these two programs. With five scheduled meetings over the next decade, fans can expect plenty of excitement and drama in the years to come. The announcement of two home-and-home series further adds to the anticipation, promising thrilling matchups both in Clemson, S.C. and Athens, Georgia.



As the countdown to kickoff begins, fans from both sides can't help but feel the excitement building. With national television coverage on ABC, the stage is set for an epic clash between two college football titans. Whether you bleed red and black or orange and purple, one thing is for certain: this is a game you won't want to miss. So mark your calendars and get ready for a showdown for the ages in the Aflac Kickoff Game.



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