SEC releases 2020 football schedule
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference today announced the football schedules for all 14 SEC schools for the 2020 season.
With 13 playing weekends, the 2020 schedule includes one open date for each team and conference contests scheduled each week beginning in Week 2.
Each SEC team will play eight conference football games to include six games against division opponents and two games against non-division opponents. One of the non-division opponents will be a permanent annual opponent and the other non-division opponent will rotate each year.
The season begins the weekend of September 5 with 14 games, including three neutral site games on opening weekend.
The 2020 season will culminate with the SEC Championship Game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday, December 5. It will be the 29th edition of the game and the 27th in the city of Atlanta.
2020 SEC Football Week-By-Week Schedule
Date Game WEEK ONE September 5 Alabama vs. Southern Cal (Arlington) Kent State at Arkansas Alcorn State at Auburn Eastern Washington at Florida Eastern Michigan at Kentucky UT-San Antonio at LSU Ole Miss vs. Baylor (Houston) New Mexico at Mississippi State Central Arkansas at Missouri Coastal Carolina at South Carolina Charlotte at Tennessee Abilene Christian at Texas A&M Mercer at Vanderbilt September 7 Georgia vs. Virginia (Atlanta) WEEK TWO September 12 Georgia State at Alabama Arkansas at Notre Dame Auburn vs. North Carolina (Atlanta) Kentucky at Florida East Tennessee State at Georgia Texas at LSU Southeast Missouri State at Ole Miss Mississippi State at North Carolina State Vanderbilt at Missouri East Carolina at South Carolina Tennessee at Oklahoma North Texas at Texas A&M WEEK THREE September 19 Georgia at Alabama South Alabama at Florida Kent State at Kentucky LSU vs. Rice (Houston) Auburn at Ole Miss Arkansas at Mississippi State Missouri at South Carolina Furman at Tennessee Colorado at Texas A&M Vanderbilt at Kansas State WEEK FOUR September 26 Kent State at Alabama Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (Arlington) Southern Miss at Auburn UL-Monroe at Georgia South Carolina at Kentucky Ole Miss at LSU Tulane at Mississippi State Eastern Michigan at Missouri Florida at Tennessee Colorado State at Vanderbilt WEEK FIVE October 3 Charleston Southern at Arkansas Kentucky at Auburn South Carolina at Florida Vanderbilt at Georgia Nicholls State at LSU Alabama at Ole Miss Texas A&M at Mississippi State Missouri at Tennessee WEEK SIX October 10 Alabama at Arkansas LSU at Florida Auburn at Georgia Eastern Illinois at Kentucky Missouri at BYU Tennessee at South Carolina Fresno State at Texas A&M Ole Miss at Vanderbilt WEEK SEVEN October 17 Mississippi State at Alabama LSU at Arkansas Texas A&M at Auburn Vanderbilt at Kentucky Florida at Ole Miss Georgia at Missouri WEEK EIGHT October 24 Mississippi State at LSU Middle Tennessee at Ole Miss Kentucky at Missouri Texas A&M at South Carolina Alabama at Tennessee WEEK NINE October 31 Tennessee at Arkansas Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville) Auburn at Mississippi State South Carolina at Vanderbilt WEEK TEN November 7 Arkansas at Auburn Alabama at LSU Missouri at Mississippi State Georgia at South Carolina Kentucky at Tennessee Ole Miss at Texas A&M Florida at Vanderbilt WEEK ELEVEN November 14 UT-Martin at Alabama Ole Miss at Arkansas UMass at Auburn Missouri at Florida Tennessee at Georgia Mississippi State at Kentucky South Carolina at LSU Vanderbilt at Texas A&M WEEK TWELVE November 21 Texas A&M at Alabama UL-Monroe at Arkansas LSU at Auburn New Mexico State at Florida Georgia at Kentucky Georgia Southern at Ole Miss Alabama A&M at Mississippi State UL-Lafayette at Missouri Wofford at South Carolina Troy at Tennessee Louisiana Tech at Vanderbilt WEEK THIRTEEN November 26 (Thursday) Mississippi State at Ole Miss November 28 Auburn at Alabama Florida at Florida State Georgia Tech at Georgia Kentucky at Louisville Arkansas at Missouri South Carolina at Clemson LSU at Texas A&M Tennessee at Vanderbilt Dec. 5 SEC Football Championship (Atlanta)
Alabama Crimson Tide
Date Opponent Sept. 5 vs. Southern Cal (Dallas) Sept. 12 GEORGIA STATE Sept. 19 GEORGIA Sept. 26 KENT STATE Oct. 3 at Ole Miss Oct. 10 at Arkansas Oct. 17 MISSISSIPPI STATE Oct. 24 at Tennessee Oct. 31 Open Date Nov. 7 at LSU Nov. 14 UT-MARTIN Nov. 21 TEXAS A&M Nov. 28 AUBURN
Date Opponent Sept. 5 KENT STATE Sept. 12 at Notre Dame Sept. 19 at Mississippi State Sept. 26 vs. Texas A&M (Arlington) Oct. 3 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN Oct. 10 ALABAMA Oct. 17 LSU Oct. 24 Open Date Oct. 31 TENNESSEE Nov. 7 at Auburn Nov. 14 OLE MISS Nov. 21 UL-MONROE Nov. 28 at Missouri
Date Opponent Sept. 5 ALCORN STATE Sept. 12 vs. North Carolina (Atlanta) Sept. 19 at Ole Miss Sept. 26 SOUTHERN MISS Oct. 3 KENTUCKY Oct. 10 at Georgia Oct. 17 TEXAS A&M Oct. 24 Open Date Oct. 31 at Mississippi State Nov. 7 ARKANSAS Nov. 14 UMASS Nov. 21 LSU Nov. 28 at Alabama
Date Opponent Sept. 5 EASTERN WASHINGTON Sept. 12 KENTUCKY Sept. 19 SOUTH ALABAMA Sept. 26 at Tennessee Oct. 3 SOUTH CAROLINA Oct. 10 LSU Oct. 17 at Ole Miss Oct. 24 Open Date Oct. 31 vs. Georgia (Jacksonville) Nov. 7 at Vanderbilt Nov. 14 MISSOURI Nov. 21 NEW MEXICO STATE Nov. 28 at Florida State
Date Opponent Sept. 7 (Mon.) vs. Virginia (Atlanta) Sept. 12 EAST TENNESSEE STATE Sept. 19 at Alabama Sept. 26 UL-MONROE Oct. 3 VANDERBILT Oct. 10 AUBURN Oct. 17 at Missouri Oct. 24 Open Date Oct. 31 vs. FLORIDA (Jacksonville) Nov. 7 at South Carolina Nov. 14 TENNESSEE Nov. 21 at Kentucky Nov. 28 GEORGIA TECH
Date Opponent Sept. 5 EASTERN MICHIGAN Sept. 12 at Florida Sept. 19 KENT STATE Sept. 26 SOUTH CAROLINA Oct. 3 at Auburn Oct. 10 EASTERN ILLINOIS Oct. 17 VANDERBILT Oct. 24 at Missouri Oct. 31 Open Date Nov. 7 at Tennessee Nov. 14 MISSISSIPPI STATE Nov. 21 GEORGIA Nov. 28 at Louisville
Date Opponent Sept. 5 UT-SAN ANTONIO Sept. 12 TEXAS Sept. 19 vs. Rice (Houston) Sept. 26 OLE MISS Oct. 3 NICHOLLS STATE Oct. 10 at Florida Oct. 17 at Arkansas Oct. 24 MISSISSIPPI STATE Oct. 31 Open Date Nov. 7 ALABAMA Nov. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA Nov. 21 at Auburn Nov. 28 at Texas A&M
Ole Miss Rebels
Date Opponent Sept. 5 vs. Baylor (Houston) Sept. 12 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ST. Sept. 19 AUBURN Sept. 26 at LSU Oct. 3 ALABAMA Oct. 10 at Vanderbilt Oct. 17 FLORIDA Oct. 24 MIDDLE TENNESSEE Oct. 31 Open Date Nov. 7 at Texas A&M Nov. 14 at Arkansas Nov. 21 GEORGIA SOUTHERN Nov. 26 (Thu.) MISSISSIPPI STATE
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date Opponent Sept. 5 NEW MEXICO Sept. 12 at North Carolina State Sept. 19 ARKANSAS Sept. 26 TULANE Oct. 3 TEXAS A&M Oct. 10 Open Date Oct. 17 at Alabama Oct. 24 at LSU Oct. 31 AUBURN Nov. 7 MISSOURI Nov. 14 at Kentucky Nov. 21 ALABAMA A&M Nov. 26 (Thu.) at Ole Miss
Date Opponent Sept. 5 CENTRAL ARKANSAS Sept. 12 VANDERBILT Sept. 19 at South Carolina Sept. 26 EASTERN MICHIGAN Oct. 3 at Tennessee Oct. 10 at BYU Oct. 17 GEORGIA Oct. 24 KENTUCKY Oct. 31 Open Date Nov. 7 at Mississippi State Nov. 14 at Florida Nov. 21 UL-LAFAYETTE Nov. 28 ARKANSAS
South Carolina Gamecocks
Date Opponent Sept. 5 COASTAL CAROLINA Sept. 12 EAST CAROLINA Sept. 19 MISSOURI Sept. 26 at Kentucky Oct. 3 at Florida Oct. 10 TENNESSEE Oct. 17 Open Date Oct. 24 TEXAS A&M Oct. 31 at Vanderbilt Nov. 7 GEORGIA Nov. 14 at LSU Nov. 21 WOFFORD Nov. 28 at Clemson
Date Opponent Sept. 5 CHARLOTTE Sept. 12 at Oklahoma Sept. 19 FURMAN Sept. 26 FLORIDA Oct. 3 MISSOURI Oct. 10 at South Carolina Oct. 17 Open Date Oct. 24 ALABAMA Oct. 31 at Arkansas Nov. 7 KENTUCKY Nov. 14 at Georgia Nov. 21 TROY Nov. 28 at Vanderbilt
Texas A&M Aggies
Date Opponent Sept. 5 ABILENE CHRISTIAN Sept. 12 NORTH TEXAS Sept. 19 COLORADO Sept. 26 vs. ARKANSAS (Arlington) Oct. 3 at Mississippi State Oct. 10 FRESNO STATE Oct. 17 at Auburn Oct. 24 at South Carolina Oct. 31 Open Date Nov. 7 OLE MISS Nov. 14 VANDERBILT Nov. 21 at Alabama Nov. 28 LSU
Date Opponent Sept. 5 MERCER Sept. 12 at Missouri Sept. 19 at Kansas State Sept. 26 COLORADO STATE Oct. 3 at Georgia Oct. 10 OLE MISS Oct. 17 at Kentucky Oct. 24 Open Date Oct. 31 SOUTH CAROLINA Nov. 7 FLORIDA Nov. 14 at Texas A&M Nov. 21 LOUISIANA TECH Nov. 28 TENNESSEE