Thursday July 18th, 2024 8:02AM

Georgia-Georgia Tech football rivalry to be played on a Friday

By Bo Wilson Sports Editor

When ESPN took over the SEC broadcast rights this season, Friday night SEC football was going to happen sooner rather than later.

Georgia confirmed on Thursday afternoon the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry will be played on Friday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m. and broadcast on ABC. 

It's the first time the Old Fashion Hate rivalry has played on Friday since 1994, and it also marks the Bulldogs' last non-Saturday game in Sanford Stadium. In 1993 and 1995, the two rivals met on Thanksgiving Day.

Fridays used to be reserved for high school football, but ESPN and Fox have broadcast college football games on that day for years.

High school football fans now have to choose which game to watch: the Georgia High School Football playoffs quarterfinals or the Georgia-Georgia Tech game—both will kick off simultaneously. 

The school also announced that Georgia will host Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7, and the 2 p.m. ET kickoff will be featured on ESPN+/SECN+.  

Four game times had already been announced for Georgia’s slate.  The Bulldogs’ matchup against Clemson in the Aflac Kickoff Classic (Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta) will be at noon on Aug. 31, while Georgia’s game at Alabama is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 28.  Both of these games will also be on ABC.

In addition, the Bulldogs will travel to Lexington, Ky., to face Kentucky on Sept. 14 and ABC will televise the matchup at 7:30 p.m.  Following its second off week of the season, Georgia will make its annual trip to Jacksonville to square off against Florida at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 on ABC.
2024 Bulldog Game Times/Network
8/31     *vs. Clemson               12 p.m. ET      ABC
9/7       Tennessee Tech          2 p.m.        ESPN+/SEC+
9/14     @ Kentucky                7:30 p.m.         ABC
9/28     @ Alabama                 7:30 p.m.         ABC
10/5     !Auburn
11/2     ^vs. Florida                  3:30 p.m.         ABC
11/29   Georgia Tech              7:30 p.m.         ABC
*Aflac Kickoff Classic (Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta)
^EverBank Stadium – Jacksonville, Fla.

Meanwhile, Tech also announced five more game times for the upcoming season. 

Saturday, Aug. 31 vs. Georgia State – 8 p.m. (TV: ACC Network)
Saturday, Sept. 7 at Syracuse – Noon (TV: ACC Network)
Saturday, Sept. 14 vs. VMI – 3:30 p.m. (TV: ACC Network Extra)
Thursday, Nov. 21 vs. NC State – 7:30 p.m. (TV: ESPN)
Friday, Nov. 29 at Georgia – 7:30 p.m. (TV: ABC)


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