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Georgia's Michael Bennett, center, points to the sky after catching a pass in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football will host Appalachian State in its 2017 opener and the matchup on Saturday, September 2, will be televised by ESPN at 6:15 p.m., according to an announcement on Thursday.​

The Bulldogs have faced the Mountaineers once, topping Appalachian State 45-6 in 2013.

Georgia plays its first away game at Notre Dame on Saturday, September 9, and NBC will televise the 7:30 p.m. matchup.  The Bulldogs open their Southeastern Conference schedule in Sanford Stadium versus Mississippi State on Saturday, September 23.

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