ACC decision kills Georgia-Virginia, but Georgia Tech game on the line


The flip side is that the ACC’s stipulation to play non-conference opponents in the state means the Bulldogs will not be able to play Virginia in a Chick-fil-A pitching game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium which was long scheduled as the season opener for both teams in September. 7.

“The release of ACC says it all, it eliminates UVA play,” McGarity acknowledged by text Wednesday.

Tech and Georgia have both played, except 12 years, since their rivalry began in 1893. Teams disagree that some games schools have played have been sanctioned. The Bulldogs do not count the 1943 and 44 contests, won by Tech 48-0 and 44-0 respectively, as the UGA claims the Yellow Jackets were using ineligible players who were undergoing military training in Atlanta during WWII. global.

Schools also did not play from 1917 to 24 due to protests by UGA students against Tech for choosing to play football during WWI. Otherwise, the rivalry known as the “Clean Old Fashioned Hate” has been going on continuously since 1925.

Georgia and Virginia have been on contract since 2017 to play a Labor Day night game this year. The Bulldogs and Cavaliers have played 19 times before, with Georgia holding a 9-7-3 advantage in the series. They last played at the Oahu Bowl in Honolulu in 2000.


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