Georgia and North Carolina both announced Thursday that they will start the 2016 season by playing each other in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta. Per ESPN
The game will be played Sept. 3, 2016, in the Georgia Dome.
The schools have played each other 30 times, with the Bulldogs holding a 16-12-2 edge. This will be the first meeting between the schools in 45 years.
"I know our team, coaches, and fans will be looking forward to playing a quality opponent like North Carolina in Atlanta," Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a release. "It will be a national stage for a season opener and generate a lot of excitement for fans not only of both schools but college football fans around the country."
The 2015 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will feature Auburn and Louisville.