Florida football finally has its 2024 SEC schedule, the first season with Texas and Oklahoma as members of the conference.
Once the eight-game, division-less game format was decided on, there was lots of speculation about what new opponents the Gators would have, and which traditional games they would lose.
After a lot of excitement and uncertainty, we finally have answers and the Gators 2024 conference schedule.
So let’s get into it.
Florida Football 2024 SEC opponents
Florida vs Georgia – No fear of losing this one, it was pretty much the one guarantee from the beginning.
Florida @ Texas – I was wrong with my prediction saying that the Gators would get Oklahoma, but a trip to Austin is a cool experience for both the team and the fans. First trip to Texas since 1939.
Florida vs Kentucky – Here’s the game that I thought would get the axe, but the Gators and Wildcats will still be in touch.
Florida vs LSU – Another game that may have been on the chopping block, but the Gators will renew their rivalry with the Tigers in Gainesville.
Florida vs Ole Miss – Here’s one I was hoping to see and am excited to see. Hopefully, these two will continue playing past 2024.
Florida vs Texas A&M – Seems like we get the Aggies a whole lot, but at least we get them at home this time.
Florida @ Mississippi State – This is a good one and a matchup we don’t get to see very often. Not looking forward to the cowbells though.
Florida @ Tennessee – Another game we were afraid may get eliminated, but the Gators will make another trip to Rocky Top.
Nobody ever said that it was going to be easy. Playing in the SEC always brings tough games and grueling schedules. Adding teams like Texas and Oklahoma only makes it even more challenging.
But this is going to make not just the University of Florida, but the entire SEC even better. Having multiple heavyweights going after it week after week is going to be incredible to watch no matter who you cheer for.
Plus, it will force everybody to step up their game. In the past, we’ve seen the Gators at times seemingly play down to their opponent and fall into a trap against a lesser team.
That won’t be happening anymore with all the talented teams in the conference and the new schedule structure.
This is going to be fun.