Week 4: Sept. 21 – Notre Dame at Georgia
In one of the most marquee games of the season, Georgia will host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. This is a battle that should carry early-season playoff implications for both programs. A couple of years ago, these two programs played an instant classic on the gridiron that won’t soon be forgotten by either side.
The Bulldogs pulled out a 20-19 win on the road in the South Bend. Sony Michel scored a touchdown late in the third while Rodrigo Blankenship hit the go-ahead field goal late in the final quarter to seal the win on the road for Georgia.
That particular victory served as a launching point for a season where Georgia made a run toward the National Championship Game. They fell in overtime to the Alabama Crimson Tide in what was another classic. Notre Dame also had a strong season that year with one of the most dominant offensive lines in the history of college football.
If the first game between these programs was any indication, it’s that we’re all in for a treat. How Brian Kelly and Kirby Smart get their programs ready for this battle of heavyweights will be on display. The quarterback battle between two dynamic talents in Ian Book and Jake Fromm will steal the show.
This is without a doubt one of the most anticipated games of the season. Both of these programs should be in the playoff hunt and Georgia wants to erase the way last season ended for them.