Louisville Football announced today that they have scheduled a home and home series with the SEC’s Georgia Bulldogs.
The first game will be played at Cardinal Stadium in 2026. In 2027, Louisville will travel to Athens, Georgia and play the Bulldogs between the hedges. The game in Louisville is scheduled to be played on September 19th, 2026 and the game in Athens is scheduled to be played on September 18th, 2027.
The only time Louisville and Georgia have met on the gridiron previously was in the 2014 Belk Bowl. The Bulldogs defeated the Cards 37-14 in that matchup of top 25 teams.
Louisville has been beefing up its non-conference schedule for the decade of the 2020s with some high profile games scheduled against both up-and-coming and blue blood programs. Among some of the big time non-conference matchups currently on the Cardinals future slate are Ole Miss to open this coming season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game in Atlanta and against group-of-five power Central Florida in 2021. Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and Indiana are also scheduled for upcoming seasons.
To read more about the newly scheduled series, read UofL’s press release below:
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville Football Agrees to Series with Georgia in 2026, 2027
The Bulldogs will travel to Cardinal Stadium in 2026 for the first time in school history.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville and Georgia have agreed to a home-and-home football series for the 2026 and 2027 seasons, UofL Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra announced Wednesday.
The Cardinals will host the Bulldogs on Sept. 19, 2026, marking the first visit Louisville. The Cardinals travel to Athens for a non-conference game on Sept. 18, 2027.
“We’re excited to host a tradition rich program like Georgia in Cardinal Stadium in 2026, which is a tribute to our football program and exciting for our fan base,” Tyra said. “In addition, the opportunity to play “between the hedges” in one of the best environments in college football is a great addition to our away schedule in 2027.”
The two teams have met on one occasion in the 2014 Belk Bowl. Georgia’s Nick Chubb rushed for 266 yards and two scores as the 13th-ranked Bulldogs defeated the 20th-ranked Cardinals 37-14 in Charlotte.
The Georgia series adds to an exciting non-conference slate in upcoming seasons. In addition to hosting the Aggies in 2029, Louisville is set to host UCF this season, Notre Dame in 2023 and Indiana in 2024.