The official SEC schedules for 2012 are out, and so is Florida's 2012 football schedule. (If neither of those links work, SB Nation has the full official 2012 SEC schedule, too.) The Gators travel to College Station to play Texas A&M in the Aggies' first SEC game, welcome Missouri to Gainesville in October, and play three non-conference games in November after finishing their SEC slate.
The Gators also keep LSU as a traditional rival and will meet the Tigers in Gainesville in October, while Florida's game against Georgia will no longer have a bye week before it. The Gators meet South Carolina in Gainesville before the Florida-Georgia game, making 2012 the first year since 2007 that Florida has not had a bye week before Georgia.
Here's the Gators' full 2012 football schedule.
- September 1: vs. Bowling Green in Gainesville at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
- September 8: at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, at Kyle Field
- September 15: at Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., at Neyland Stadium
- September 22: vs. Kentucky in Gainesville at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
- September 29: bye week
- October 6: vs. LSU in Gainesville at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
- October 13: at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., at Dudley Field
- October 20: vs. South Carolina in Gainesville at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
- October 27: vs. Georgia in Jacksonville at EverBank Field
- November 3: vs. Missouri in Gainesville at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
- November 10: vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in Gainesville at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
- November 17: vs. Jacksonville State in Gainesville at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
- November 24: at Florida State in Tallahassee at Doak Campbell Stadium
Florida will play seven teams that went to bowl games in 2011; three of those games, against Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, and Florida State, come on the road, and five straight come in a stretch of five weeks from October 6 to November 3.