CU football: Buffs schedule home-and-home series against Georgia Tech

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Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre is a 1989 graduate of Georgia Tech, a program the Buffs will face for the first time in a home-and-home series in 2025-26.

Future opponents

Nonconference football games that CU has slated for the future:

2016 — Sept. 2, vs. Colorado State (Denver); Sept. 10, vs. Idaho State; Sept. 17, at Michigan

2017 — Sept. 2, vs. Colorado State (Denver); Sept. 9, vs. Texas State; Sept. 16, vs. Northern Colorado

2018 — Sept. 1, vs. Colorado State (Denver); Sept. 8, at Nebraska; Sept. 15, vs. New Hampshire

2019 — Aug. 31, vs. Colorado State (Denver); Sept. 7, vs. Nebraska; Sept. 14, vs. Fresno State

2020 — Sept. 5, at Colorado State; Sept. 12, vs. Air Force; Sept. 19, at Texas A&M

2021 — Sept. 4, vs. Massachusetts; Sept. 11, vs. Texas A&M; Sept. 18, vs. Minnesota

2022 — Sept. 3, vs. TCU; Sept. 10, at Air Force; Sept. 17, at Minnesota

2023 — Sept. 2, at TCU; Sept. 9, vs. Nebraska

2024 — Sept. 7, at Nebraska

2025 — Aug. 30, vs. Georgia Tech

2026 — Sept. 5, at Georgia Tech

In 1990, Colorado and Georgia Tech split college football’s national championship.

In 2025, they’ll finally meet each other on the field.

On Thursday, CU announced it has reached an agreement to play a home-and-home set with the Yellow Jackets in 2025 and 2026.

Georgia Tech will visit Folsom Field in the season opener on Aug. 30, 2025. CU will play at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on Sept. 5, 2026.

“It’s important for us to play games in parts of the country where we can’t get to very often for our alumni bases, and we have a good one in Georgia,” CU athletic director Rick George said in a press release. “It will be a terrific high-profile series, and I am sure some fans will use it to settle the bragging rights back to 1990.”

In 1990, CU won the Associated Press national title, while Georgia Tech finished No. 1 in the UPI Coaches poll. Georgia Tech had 30 first-place votes in the UPI poll, compared to 27 for CU. Overall, Georgia Tech barely edged the Buffs in poll points, 847-846.

Current CU head coach Mike MacIntyre graduated from Georgia Tech in 1989.

CU and Georgia Tech have never played each other in football. In fact, in the current major team sports, the Buffs and Yellow Jackets have played each other just three times — twice in volleyball and once in women’s basketball.

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