Florida, Texas football announce long-awaited home-and-home series in 2030-31

By Adam Silverstein
May 10, 2019
Florida, Texas football announce long-awaited home-and-home series in 2030-31

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The Florida Gators on Friday confirmed a long-rumored scheduling agreement when it was announced that they will play a home-and-home series against the Texas Longhorns in consecutive seasons over one decade from now. Florida will host Texas on Sept. 7, 2030, before the Gators travel to face the Longhorns on Sept. 6, 2031.

Florida and Texas have not played football against one another since 1940. The Longhorns are 2-0-1 all-time against the Gators with a 7-7 tie in 1924 and victories in 1939 (12-0) and 1940 (26-0).

This announcement comes on the heels of Florida scheduling a similar home-and-home series with Colorado. The Gators will host the Buffaloes on Sept. 9, 2028, and travel for a road game the following year on Sept. 8, 2029. That latter game will mark UF’s first true nonconference road game outside the state of Florida since Sept. 21, 1991 (at Syracuse).

These will likely be the first games between Florida and Colorado as the programs have not met previously and the SEC does not often play bowl games against the Pac-12.

Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin recently hinted that the football program was working on some future nonconference games against big-time programs. It is believed that there are no further announcements forthcoming.

Florida will open the 2019 season against Miami in a neutral-site game in Orlando on Aug. 24.

Upcoming nonconference regular-season games

2019: vs. Miami (Orlando), vs. UT Martin, vs. Towson, vs. Florida State
2020: vs. Eastern Washington, vs. Southern Alabama, vs. New Mexico State, at Florida State
2021: vs. Samford, at South Florida, vs. Florida State
2022: vs. South Florida, at Florida State
2023: vs. Charlotte, vs. Florida State
2024: at Florida State
2025: vs. South Florida, vs. Florida State
2026: at Florida State
2027: vs. Florida State
2028: vs. Colorado, at Florida State
2029: at Colorado, vs. Florida State
2030: vs. Texas, at Florida State
2031: at Texas, vs. Florida State

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