Miami seet to meet Alabama in 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

Alabama vs. Miami announced as 2021 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game

Alabama vs. Miami announced as 2021 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game

The Crimson Tide won that matchup to earn a national championship. Prior to that victory, Miami had lost six consecutive bowl games dating back to 2008, and during that time, there were two years where the Hurricanes did not even qualify for a bowl game.

Alabama, which beat Florida State on Saturday night in one of the kickoff games, is now ranked No. 1 in the nation.

It will be a record seventh appearance for Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, after a scheduled 2019 game against Duke. That ended the Hurricane's 29-game winning streak and gave the Crimson Tide its first national title since 1979. "Our team and our fans have always enjoyed playing in Atlanta and Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a fantastic competitive environment", said Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban. Stewart Mandel is reporting that Miami and Alabama have agreed on terms to face off in the 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

Alabama has dominated the all-time series against Miami in their 17 meetings, putting up wins in all but three games.

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An exact date and kickoff time are still to be determined. The teams last played in 1993 at the Sugar Bowl, when the second-ranked Crimson Tide upset the top-ranked Canes 34-13 in New Orleans.

2021 will be Miami's first-ever appearance in the annual kickoff contest and will be its first trip back to Atlanta since the 2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against LSU.

This is the latest in a handful of high-profile openers the Hurricanes will play in the coming seasons. "We have a lot of respect for Coach Richt and the Miami program, and we look forward to a great game in 2021". Both teams have great tradition.

What are you most looking forward to seeing in this matchup between the two programs?

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