Florida football schedule 2024: Gators open SEC play vs. Texas A&M, Tennessee game in October

By OnlyGators.com Staff
November 27, 2023
Florida football schedule 2024: Gators open SEC play vs. Texas A&M, Tennessee game in October

Image Credit: Mallory Peak, UAA

As the Florida Gators come to grips with a 5-7 finish in the 2023 season in Year 2 under head coach Billy Napier, it is already well known that Florida will face an absolute gauntlet in 2024. In fact, the Gators will take on the nation’s toughest schedule with 11 of its 12 games coming against Power Four competition as it will face Miami (ACC), UCF (Big 12) and Florida State (ACC) as three of its four nonconference games.

With ESPN taking over exclusive rights of the SEC beginning in 2024, game schedules and kickoffs will be announced earlier than ever before. While UF already knew which opponents it would face next season, two key dates were unveiled Monday by the network.

Florida will open SEC play in Week 3 when it hosts Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 14 for the first time since 2017 and just the second time since the Aggies officially became an SEC member.

The Gators will also visit Neyland Stadium later than they have — as regularly scheduled ahead of a season — in decades. Florida will play at Tennessee on Saturday, Oct. 12, the latest the teams have met as part of an initial scheduling decision since 1991. (9/11 forced the 2001 matchup to move to Dec. 1, and the COVID-19 pandemic rearranged the SEC schedule with the teams meeting on Dec. 5.)

Here is how the Gators’ schedule currently stands. There are expected to be two byes for all teams in 2024.

Week 1: Aug. 31 vs. Miami
Week 2: Sept. 7 vs. Samford
Week 3: Sept. 14 vs. Texas A&M
Week 4: Sept. 21 — TBA
Week 5: Sept. 28 — TBA
Week 6: Oct. 5 vs. UCF
Week 7: Oct. 12 — at Tennessee
Week 8: Oct. 19 — TBA
Week 9: Oct. 26 — TBA (historically a bye)
Week 10: Nov. 2 vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Week 11: Nov. 9 — TBA
Week 12: Nov. 16 — TBA
Week 13: Nov. 23 — TBA
Week 14: Nov. 30 — at Florida State

Opponents not currently scheduled:

Home: Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss
Away: Texas, Mississippi State

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