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Florida’s revised 2020 schedule released by SEC

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The Gators’ slate is set to start and end on the road, with tricky peaks between.

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Gators now know their foes for 2020 — again.

Probably.

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)

Week Date Team Location
Week Date Team Location
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
6 October 31 Bye None
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