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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Buffalo is 2012 opener

This season, Georgia travels where the Buffaloes roam. Two years from now it'll play Buffalo.

(Too corny. Yeah, you're probably right. I apologize.)

The University of Buffalo announced on its web site Thursday afternoon that it will open the 2012 season at Georgia, on Sept. 1. It will be a one-game deal.

Buffalo is a member of the Mid-American conference. It went 5-7 last season, after which head coach Turner Gill left for Kansas. Gill had resurrected a program that was once considered the worst in Division I-A football.

The new coach is Jeff Quinn.

Buffalo also announced that it will be playing at Tennessee in 2011.

As for Georgia, its 2011 opener is also at home, against Louisville. (The Bulldogs also host Coastal Carolina, New Mexico State and then play at Georgia Tech.)

Georgia has opened at home all but two seasons since 1995. The exceptions were last year (at Oklahoma State) and 2003 (at Clemson).


Paul said...

Boo! But also yay!

Boo because who wants to pay good money for this type of match-up?

Yay because it obviously pays to schedule down.

As much as I love scheduling out-of-region home-and-homes with other BCS-level schools, it's not what you do if you want to get to the top of the pile nationally.

David Jones said...

Of course, we already have a trip to Louisville in 2012, so bringing a team like Buffalo to Athens makes perfect sense.