Gators’ 2020 schedule released

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Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun

The Southeastern Conference today announced the football schedules for all 14 SEC schools for the 2020 season.

Florida’s 2020 home schedule features contests with LSU, South Carolina and Missouri. LSU will play in Gainesville for the third time in four seasons. Meanwhile, the Gators will travel to Western Division foe Ole Miss for the first time since 2007.

Each SEC team will play eight conference football games to include six games against division opponents and two games against non-division opponents. One of the non-division opponents will be a permanent annual opponent and the other non-division opponent will rotate each year.

The Gators will open the regular season with three straight home games and will play five of their first six games inside The Swamp. UF will finish its season with their annual battle with Florida State in Tallahassee.

Florida Gators 2020 schedule
Date Opponent
Sept. 5 EASTERN WASHINGTON
Sept. 12 KENTUCKY
Sept. 19 SOUTH ALABAMA
Sept. 26 at Tennessee
Oct. 3 SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 10 LSU
Oct. 17 at Ole Miss
Oct. 24 Open Date
Oct. 31 vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 7 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 14 MISSOURI
Nov. 21 NEW MEXICO STATE
Nov. 28 at Florida State

27 COMMENTS

  1. UGH! Except for dem Tigahs, that is not an attractive home slate.

    I have one of those “ends-in-zero” birthdays next year and was contemplating gifting myself my first visit home in fourteen years. Unless it’s for dem Tigahs I think I will wait until 2021. I have it on good authority that 2021 will be The Year. Lookin’ at you, 6.

    • Unfortunately, as I understand it, these non-conference teams are contracted YEARS in advance. So, you can blame the previous regime for this weak non-conference slate. Hopefully the tide is turning with the powers that be and future schedules will start to improve with higher quality opponents. Hopefully CDM and Scott Stricklin are hearing the message ….. please stop playing Div II opponents!!!

      • Florida contracted Eastern Washing in 2016. Florida contracted South Alabama two years ago, and contracted New Mexico State just last month. NM State will get 1.5 million. I don’t know what good this bit of useless trivia is, but I like Rog, so I dug it up.

        We wait seven (eight) months for the season, then have to wait another week because of the tune up game. Everyone does it, but it doesn’t mean I’m jazzed about it.

        • Well heck fire, that’s just disappointing. If I were to be optimistic I’d say that trying to fill a schedule with quality opponents a year or two in advance is probably slim pickens (no offense to Slim Pickens). But whatever the reasoning (or excuse) I still find it difficult to accept such a weak non conference schedule. Mr. Stricklin, you really must do better!!!

          • $$$ always $$$ Home games generate a lot of revenue, not just for UF, but for Gainesville. They don’t have to have a 1 and 1 this way. If we played another power 5 team it would need to be a 1 and 1, and the other year, we would be at their place.

    • UF is no different than any other power 5 school. We play a mostly conference schedule with one elite power 5 outside conference team (FSU). Some years we add in another elite outside team (like Miami this year) which is far more than most schools do. Same as it has always been, going back to when I started school there in the late 80s.

    • It’s no different than it has ever been, and it is no different than any other power 5 school. It is a mostly SEC schedule with FSU out of conference. Tennesse isn’t as good as it used to be. That is about the other difference than in the 90s when I went to school. Nothing has changed but you.