Georgia football is only three games in to its 2021 schedule, but Tuesday night, the the Dawgs’ entire slate for the 2022 season was revealed.
Although, this may not be its final iteration. Following the summer additions of Texas and Oklahoma to the Southeastern Conference, there is uncertainty about when the former Big XII stalwarts could officially join the conference.
Their agreement with their former conference runs until 2025, but there is speculation that they could join the conference as early as next season.
Even if they don’t, Alabama and Texas meet early in the 2022 season at Darrell K. Royal -Texas Memorial Stadium in a preview of a future conference matchup.
Georgia football’s 2022 schedule shares some striking similarities with their 2021 slate, including a monster opening week matchup.
After opening the 2021 season in Charlotte against Clemson in the Duke’s Mayo Classic, Georgia will open its 2022 schedule on September 3rd in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Oregon in Atlanta.
It will be the second time that head coach Kirby Smart and the Dawgs have opened the season in Atlanta. In Smart’s first year as a head coach, Coach Smart and the Bulldogs lifted the leather helmet after toppling UNC in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
Following their second consecutive measuring-stick opener, Georgia returns to the friendly confines of Sanford Stadium for a buy-game with Samford. (Say that three times fast).
The Dawgs week three opponent also mimics the 2021 schedule, as Georgia opens its SEC schedule against Shane Beamer’s South Carolina squad in Columbia.
The Kent State Golden Flashes visit the Classic City on September 24th concluding Georgia’s non-Power 5 matchups early in the season.
To open October, the Red and Black travel to Columbia to face off against Missouri, where they are undefeated against the Tigers since they joined the conference.
The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry kicks off October 8th Between the Hedges as Auburn invades the Classic City for another it-still-feels-weird-that-we-aren’t-playing-in-November matchup.
Georgia then has a get-well week against Vanderbilt, before getting their traditional bye week October 22nd in the leadup to the Florida game in Jacksonville on the 29th.
Following the Cocktail Party, Georgia returns home for an early November matchup with the hideously-orange-clad Vols in their final home SEC game of the season.
Dawgs fans may want to invest in some earplugs the week of November 12th, with Georgia traveling to Starkvegas and its chorus of cowbells. Or hell, maybe they ought to do their best Christopher Walken and just embrace it for the weekend.
From there, Georgia heads to Lexington to close out their SEC schedule against Kentucky in Lexington.
To close out the regular season, it’s Georgia’s turn to host Georgia Tech in the annual intrastate clash with the bugs.
Georgia’s season always seems to be split into two distinct parts – BF and AF – before Florida and after Florida.
During the BF portion of the schedule, Georgia will get another opportunity starting the season to test their mettle against an Oregon team that will have designs on making a run to the CFP. If they emerge from Atlanta with a win, Georgia’s schedule sets up well for the Dawgs to enter the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party undefeated.
The AF portion of the schedule includes two SEC road games, and a home matchup with rival Tennessee. Certainly nothing to sneeze at.
Overall, Georgia plays four true road games in conference, as well as two neutral site games, which doesn’t present the easiest route to Atlanta in December.
From a fan’s perspective, it’s outstanding to have another marquee opener to start the season and look forward to, and playing Mississippi State as the cross-divisional road opponent gives Dawgs fans an opportunity to visit an SEC stadium and town they haven’t been to since 2010.
2022 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule
Week 1: 9/3 vs. Oregon (Atlanta); Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
Week 2: 9/10 vs. Samford
Week 3: 9/17 at South Carolina
Week 4: 9/24 vs. Kent State
Week 5: 10/1 at Mizzou
Week 6: 10/8 vs. Auburn
Week 7: 10/15 vs. Vandy
Week 8: 10/22 OFF
Week 9: 10/29 vs. Florida (Jacksonville); World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party
Week 10: 11/5 vs. Tennessee
Week 11: 11/12 at Mississippi St.
Week 12: 11/19 at Kentucky
Week 13: 11/26 vs. Georgia Tech