The Gators were pegged with one of the toughest schedules in the country this season; next season isn’t looking to be any easier.
SEC schedules for the 2014 football season were released yesterday. The highlight of the Gators lineup is a visit to Tuscaloosa on September 20th. The Gators have not played the Crimson Tide since 2011 and have not faced off in Bryant-Denny Stadium since 2010. Both ended in loses for Florida.
In addition, Florida will be hosting SEC West opponent, LSU, on October 11th. Dating back to 2008, the Gators have gone 3-2 against the Tigers, including a 14-6 win in blisteringly hot Gainesville last season.
On paper at least, Florida is projected to have one of the best rosters they have seen in years. But as all Gator fans know, injuries and just lack of production can plague the most talented of teams.
Florida will start off with three “should win” home games and then the going gets tough, but the bye weeks should provide some much needed rest between tough SEC opponents.
August 30th: vs. Idaho
September 6th: vs. Eastern Michigan
September 13: vs. Kentucky
September 20th: at Alabama
September 27th: BYE
October 4th: at Tennessee
October 11: vs. LSU
October 18th: vs. Missouri
October 25th: BYE
November 1st: vs. Georgia*
November 8th: at Vanderbilt
November 15th: vs. South Carolina
November 22nd: vs. Eastern Kentucky
November 29th: at Florida State
* = neutral site game (Jacksonville, FL)
Counter: Nine days until game day against Toledo.
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Gators tickets aren’t available for 2014 just yet, but they’re definitely available for this season. You can see the opener against Toledo at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for only $32 right now or wait until the final home game of the season and see Florida State for only $75.