By Adam Brown
Coach Lane Kiffin and the No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels will open the 2021 season against the Louisville Cardinals in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN.
The Labor Day matchup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will be the first-ever meeting between the programs.
The Rebels will make their second appearance in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff after knocking off Boise State 35-21 to open the 2014 season. The Cardinals are also making their second trip to Atlanta after falling to Auburn 31-24 in 2015.
Ole Miss comes into this season after a 5-5 record with a 26-20 victory over No. 7 Indiana in the Outback Bowl in Kiffin’s first season at the helm.
Ole Miss and Louisville will be the second game in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff as No. 2 Alabama takes on No. 25 Miami on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 2:30 p.m. CT.