The Florida Gators are heading into the 2020 College Football season with high expectations and a new schedule. The Gators finished last season with an 11-2 record including an Orange Bowl victory over the Virginia Cavaliers.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida’s schedule looks a lot different than anticipated. The Gators will not play any non-conference games but did have two other conference games added from the SEC West.
Florida was already scheduled to play the Ole Miss Rebels and the LSU Tigers. The two added SEC West teams to the Gators’ schedule was the Arkansas Razorbacks and Texas A&M Aggies. Florida would play the Razorbacks at home and be on the road for the Texas A&M game.
The Week One game has already been released for the Gators as they’ll travel to Oxford, Mississippi to take on the Ole Miss Rebels on September 26th. The last time Florida played Ole Miss was at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and UF won 38-10.
The SEC released every SEC team’s schedules including the Gators at 7 pm EST on Monday.
Florida Gators 2020 Schedule
WEEK 1: @ Ole Miss Sept. 26
WEEK 2: vs. South Carolina Oct. 3
WEEK 3: @ Texas A&M Oct. 10
WEEK 4: vs. LSU Oct. 17
WEEK 5: vs. Missouri Oct. 24
WEEK 6: BYE Oct. 31
WEEK 7: vs. Georgia Nov. 7
WEEK 8: vs. Arkansas Nov. 14
WEEK 9: @ Vanderbilt Nov. 21
WEEK 10: vs. Kentucky Nov. 28
WEEK 11: @ Tennessee Dec. 5
Florida starts the season with two out of their first three games on the road against SEC West teams. The Gators will host the defending champions LSU Tigers in Week 4.
The Gators will also host Missouri before their bye week and their matchup with the Georgia Bulldogs. The Florida-Georgia game will still be held at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
After the Georgia game, Florida has the Arkansas Razorbacks led by former Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks. The graduate transfer was the starting quarterback at Florida the past two seasons before suffering a gruesome leg injury in 2019.
The Gators will travel to Nashville to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. After that, Florida will have their senior night against the Kentucky Wildcats and end the regular season on the road against their rivals, Tennessee.
The Florida Gators enter the season as the No. 8 team in the country according to the USA Today’s Coaches Poll. Florida has three teams inside the Coaches Poll Preseason Top 25.