The Florida Gators football program has officially decided to step outside of the Sunshine State for some non-conference football.
A day after announcing that the Gators would play a home-and-home series with the Pac-12’s Colorado Buffaloes, Florida made major waves in the college football world by announcing that it would play a home-and-home series with the Texas Longhorns.
Unfortunately, fans excited about this clash of college football powers will have to wait more than a decade to enjoy the action.
Florida first will host the Longhorns at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Sept. 7, 2030. The Gators will return the favor with a trip to Austin, Texas on Sept. 6, 2031.
Per the Texas press release, “The Longhorns and Gators have played just three times with the last meetings being a home-and-home series in Austin in 1939 and Gainesville in 1940. UT holds a 2-0-1 series advantage, winning the past two contests and playing to a 7-7 tie in Austin in 1924.”
Florida is not the only SEC East program that has made a scheduling splash in May. Georgia recently announced that it would play a home-and-home series with Oklahoma.