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Georgia football and UCLA break off their series. Here’s who UGA will play

Georgia football and UCLA break off their series. Here’s who UGA will play

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A high-profile Georgia League non-league football game to open the 2025 season has finally been canceled.

The future of the Bulldogs’ game against UCLA in the Rose Bowl next season and the return game in Athens in 2026 has been uncertain for months.

Now Georgia announced Wednesday that it will instead play at home on Aug. 30, 2025, against Marshall, which plays in the Sun Belt and finished 6-7 last season under coach Charles Huff.

Georgia said the 2025 and 2026 UCLA games are both “canceled.”

The Bulldogs and the Thundering Herd have only played each other once; Georgia won 13-3 in 2004.

The games against UCLA were announced in June 2015, when Mark Richt was still Georgia’s coach.

UCLA called the cancellation with Georgia a “mutual agreement” on Wednesday and announced that it would instead play Utah to open the 2025 season. A series with Auburn would also be canceled, it said.

Georgia’s current 2025 schedule also includes non-conference games with home matches at Austin Peay and Charlotte, as well as a game at Georgia Tech. The SEC schedule includes home games against Texas, Alabama and Ole Miss, and road games at Tennessee and Auburn.

The SEC could move to a nine-game conference schedule in 2026, and hosting two more non-conference games against opponents from other major conferences may not be considered ideal.