ATHENS, Ga. -- For the first time in almost 50 years,
Georgia's football team has scheduled a road trip to a Pac-10
Georgia athletic director Damon Evans, holding firm to a public
commitment to bring a national presence to the Bulldogs' schedule,
announced Wednesday a home-and-home series with Arizona State in 2008
and 2009. This will be the first time the teams have played.
Georgia will play the Sun Devils in Tempe, Ariz., on September
20th, 2008. Arizona State will visit Athens on September 16th,
Georgia last played at a Pac-10 school in the 1960 season, when
quarterback Fran Tarkenton and the Bulldogs lost at USC 10-3.
Evans said he believed it was an attractive intersectional game.
Georgia played host to Oregon State of the Pac-Ten in 1987,
taking a 41-7 win in Athens.
Arizona State's AD Gene Smith called the
series with Georgia "an intriguing matchup between institutions
from major conferences."
Last week, Georgia announced it will play its 2005 season opener
at home against Boise State. The Bulldogs did not schedule a return
trip to Idaho.