ATHENS — Georgia learned this week that it will play its first night game of the 2022 season. The only problem is that said game will be played in Columbia, Mo., and not in the friendly confines of Athens.
Georgia’s Oct. 1 game against Missouri is set for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
The Bulldogs’ first two home games of the season have been played at 4 p.m. and noon, the latter of which will take place this Saturday against Kent State. It’s no secret that a noon environment is nowhere near the same as a night kickoff.
“I’m ready for another night game,” wide receiver Kearis Jackson said. I wish this was a night game, but whenever we do have a home, night game, we’ll be excited and I’m sure the fans will be excited to get that atmosphere. You know how it is Saturday nights in Athens.”
One only has to look back at the iconic Georgia-Notre Dame game that took place three years ago this week. That was the first time Georgia debuted its now iconic red lights, a staple at the start of the fourth quarter of Georgia night games.
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