Is USC vs. Georgia a Possible Match Up on the Future Schedule?


Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity says the Bulldogs are on the look out for high profile future opponents and a USC vs. Georgia match up may just fit the bill.

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McGarity is targeting “memorable” games to be played in “iconic stadiums” around the country to offer exciting experiences for Georgia fans.

A trip to Los Angeles is a definite possibility, according to McGarity, along with potential match up with Penn State.

“You’ve got the Coliseum, the Rose Bowl and Happy Valley. I think our fans, that’d be pretty neat. So that’s the type of iconic things that we’re talking about doing.”

Could the schedules of the two powerhouse programs align?

USC is all booked up until 2018, but an away trip to play the Texas Longhorns along with the yearly match up with Notre Dame makes adding Georgia to that schedule look like suicide.

The series with BYU begins in 2019 and UNLV is already penned in as the third game that year, but 2020 offers an intriguing start date.

The Trojans are slated to face New Mexico in September but have an open slot for a major opponent.

Since no doubt both Georgia and USC will be looking for a home-and-home, the next possible year for game two would be 2021.

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USC will be at home to BYU that year and away to Notre Dame, but at this moment the Cougars do not present such formidable opposition that loading the schedule with the Bulldogs does not quite reach the insanity levels of 2018.

An alternative scenario could see the Trojans begin the series in 2020, then delay the return trip a year until 2022. Since the Tennessee series fell through, that year features only Notre Dame.

Though most home-and-homes are scheduled back-to-back, there is a gap year in the BYU series, so the option would not be without precedence.

With the recent minor backlash related to adding midmajors like Utah State, Western Michigan and UNLV to future schedules, USC managing to schedule an SEC powerhouse like Georgia would silence any doubts about the strength of schedule going forward.

More importantly, a USC-Georgia series would be great for college football and exciting to look forward to.

The Trojans and Bulldogs have only met three times in their history. USC won all three matchups but just one of those came in the modern era.

What say you Trojan fans? Do you want to see USC schedule a home-and-home with Georgia? Would you risk a gauntlet 2018 schedule? Sound off in the comments below.