Alabama set to play Miami in 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
It looks like Alabama will be returning to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to play another team from Florida.
The Alabama Crimson Tide opened their 2017 season with a 24-7 win over the Florida State Seminoles. The Tide dominated the game defensively by holding the Seminoles to 40 yards rushing and forcing three turnovers.
Saturday’s game was the Tide’s fifth appearance in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and it will not be their last. It was announced Tuesday that Alabama will return to the CFA Kickoff Game in 2021 to play the Miami Hurricanes. The game will be the first matchup between the programs in 28 years.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl tweeted the announcement:
Peach Bowl CEO and President Gary Stokan commented on the special game:
“It’s truly special when you can create a dream matchup like this featuring two of the biggest brands in college football,” said Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and President Gary Stokan. “The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has been fortunate enough to attract some of college football’s most decorated programs. This matchup will certainly continue that tradition.”
You can read the full announcement here.
Alabama is 5-0 in the CFA Kickoff Game under Nick Saban and have outscored opponents 160-74 in those matchups. The Crimson Tide will also appear in the 2019 CFA Kickoff Game against the Duke Blue Devils.