2020 SEC Football Schedules Released: Top Matchups, Dates

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2019

TUSCALOOSA, AL - APRIL 13: Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban looks on during the team's A-Day Spring Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The SEC announced the football schedules for its 14 programs Wednesday.

Intraconference matchups will begin in Week 2 of the season, with Kentucky at Florida and Vanderbilt at Missouri taking place Saturday, Sept. 12.

For the full schedule, check out SECSports.com.

In terms of nonconference matchups, there are some doozies.

Alabama will open its season against USC on Sept. 5 in a must-watch matchup. LSU will play Texas on Sept. 12 with both teams expected to be hovering around the Top 10 in the polls. That same day, Tennessee will face a major test against Oklahoma in another clash between legacy programs from the SEC and Big 12. And during rivalry week, Florida will square off with Florida State and South Carolina will take on Clemson on Nov. 28.

In terms of conference matchups, the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn is also set for Nov. 28. Alabama will kick off its conference slate with a huge matchup against Georgia on Sept. 19. The Crimson Tide's schedule is no joke—they will also face Mississippi State (Oct. 17), LSU (Nov. 7) and Texas A&M (Nov. 21).

Auburn, meanwhile, will have to deal with LSU (Nov. 21) and Alabama in consecutive weeks, a brutal close to the regular season. Florida, on the other hand, will avoid Alabama but will face Georgia on Oct. 31 in a game that could decide the SEC East winner. The Gators also take on LSU on Oct. 10 and rival Tennessee on Sept. 26.

Georgia gets Auburn on Oct. 10 along with its tough matchups against Alabama and Florida. And LSU's schedule will include a regular-season finale against Texas A&M (Nov. 28) and a showdown with Mississippi State (Oct. 24).

Of course, there are rarely any easy games in the SEC. It promises to be another fun season down South.