The Florida Gators now know their foes for 2020 — again.
Florida, the 13 other SEC member institutions, and the general public learned of the SEC’s revised schedule for the 2020 season — a 11-week, 10-game gauntlet whose start was pushed back to late September and whose games are now set to feature only intra-conference matchups — via the SEC Network’s SEC Now broadcast at 7 p.m. Eastern.
The Gators previously knew that they were set to open with a trip to Ole Miss — possibly their first since 2007 — thanks to the SEC choosing to release that news via The Paul Finebaum Show on Monday afternoon.
But while that lone September game could be a lopsided affair — the Rebels will be playing their first game under new head coach Lane Kiffin — the Gators’ October is set to be a much tougher stretch. Florida is slated to host South Carolina in Week 2, travel to Texas A&M in Week 3, and host LSU in Week 4 and Missouri in Week 5. For the Gators, that would means playing three of their four SEC West opponents and both of their before Halloween — which Florida is set to spend on a bye, rather than in Jacksonville for a game against Georgia, for the first time in decades.
The Gators and Dawgs are set to meet up in Duval County just a week later, though, with their annual clash set to be the SEC’s lone neutral-site game on November 7.
And the rest of Florida’s finish matches the Gators against familiar faces: First, in a Week 8 game at home against Arkansas, former Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks, and then a trio of SEC East foes — Vanderbilt in Nashville on November 21, Kentucky in Gainesville on November 28, and Tennessee in Knoxville on December 5, in what would be the teams’ third-ever December meeting and first-ever December meeting in Knoxville.
Florida Gators 2020 Football Schedule (Revised)
|1||September 26||Ole Miss||Oxford, MS|
|2||October 3||South Carolina||Gainesville, FL|
|3||October 10||Texas A&M||College Station, TX|
|4||October 17||LSU||Gainesville, FL|
|5||October 24||Missouri||Gainesville, FL|
|7||November 7||Georgia||Jacksonville, FL|
|8||November 14||Arkansas||Gainesville, FL|
|9||November 21||Vanderbilt||Nashville, TN|
|10||November 28||Kentucky||Gainesville, FL|
|11||December 5||Tennessee||Knoxville, TN|