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Georgia opens 2011 against Boise State

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Boise State will open next season against Georgia in the Georgia Dome.

Chick-fil-A Bowl president Gary Stokan said Friday the game will be played on Sept. 3, 2011, and be televised by ESPN or ABC.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl committee organizes the annual season kickoff game. The 2011 game will be the first that does not match a Southeastern Conference team against an Atlantic Coast Conference team.

The committee also announced Boise State will face Mississippi in the 2014 opening game at the Georgia Dome.

Boise State is replacing Louisville on Georgia's 2011 schedule.

Stokan says the Chick-fil-A Bowl and ESPN are paying Louisville a $600,000 buyout "to make that (Boise State-Georgia) game happen."