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Kickoff Time and TV Channel Set for Georgia-Clemson Season Opener

Larry Rupp
The kickoff time and TV channel have been set for the college football season opener between Georgia and Clemson.
The kickoff time and TV channel have been set for the college football season opener between Georgia and Clemson. / Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Summer is almost here and that means it is time to start looking ahead to the college football season that begins in the fall. The season goes off with a bang as one of the most anticipated openers in recent time will take place between two top-five teams in the Georgia Bulldogs and Clemson Tigers.

The game has now been moved to prime-time and will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 4. This matchup will be broadcasted nationally on ABC and be played under the lights at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has also been reported that the game will take place in front of a full capacity crowd.

Georgia-Clemson Game Info

This opener will act as a great way for fans to be introduced to the ACC and SEC conferences for the 2021 season. Georgia finished last season with an 8-2 record and capped off the year with an impressive 24-21 Peach Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats. Their offense is led by Heisman candidate quarterback JT Daniels.

When it comes to the Tigers, they are set up to be National Championship contenders once again. They have their own Heisman candidate in quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei, who finished last season with 914 passing yards and 5 touchdowns. The team also brings back a majority of its stellar defensive starters.

All things considered, this looks like the best game on the schedule for Week 1 and it wouldn't be surprising to see College GameDay cover this one. After all, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart did call it a "rivalry game."

Looking ahead, Clemson has the second-best odds to win the National Championship at +400 and Georgia has the third-best odds at +450, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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