Alabama's Week 3 trip to Florida highlights 2021 SEC football schedule

Nick Bromberg
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Alabama is traveling to Gainesville for the first time in a decade in 2021.

The two teams that met in December’s SEC championship game will play at Florida in Week 3 of the 2021 season. Thanks to the way the SEC rotates schedules, Alabama hasn’t visited Florida since 2011. The two teams have played four times since then; once in Tuscaloosa in 2014 and three times in the SEC title game.

Alabama beat Florida 52-46 in December on the way to a 13-0 season and a national championship.

The SEC announced its full 2021 conference schedule on Wednesday as teams return to an eight-game conference schedule with four non-conference games. As most Power Five conferences played conference-only schedules in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, SEC teams played 10 conference games a season ago.

Here’s what the 2021 schedule looks like for everyone in the SEC:

Sept. 4

Alabama vs. Miami (Atlanta)

Rice at Arkansas

Akron at Auburn

Florida Atlantic at Florida

Georgia vs. Clemson (Charlotte)

Louisiana-Monroe at Kentucky


Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State

Central Michigan at Missouri

Eastern Illinois at South Carolina

Bowling Green at Tennessee

Kent State at Texas A&M

East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt

Ole Miss vs. Louisville (Atlanta) (Sept. 6)

Sept. 11

Mercer at Alabama

Texas at Arkansas

Alabama State at Auburn

Florida at South Florida

UAB at Georgia

Missouri at Kentucky

McNeese State at LSU

Austin Peay at Ole Miss

NC State at Mississippi State

South Carolina at East Carolina

Pitt at Tennessee

Texas A&M vs. Colorado (Denver)

Vanderbilt at Colorado State

Sept. 18

Georgia Southern at Arkansas

Auburn at Penn State

Alabama at Florida

South Carolina at Georgia Chattanooga at Kentucky

Central Michigan at LSU

Tulane at Ole Miss

Mississippi State at Memphis

SEMO at Missouri

Tennessee Tech at Tennessee

New Mexico at Texas A&M

Stanford at Vanderbilt

Sept. 25

Southern Miss at Alabama

Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (Arlington)

Georgia State at Auburn

Tennessee at Florida

LSU at Mississippi State

Missouri at Boston College

Kentucky at South Carolina

Georgia at Vanderbilt

Oct. 2

Ole Miss at Alabama

Arkansas at Georgia

Florida at Kentucky

Auburn at LSU

Tennessee at Missouri

Troy at South Carolina

Mississippi State at Texas A&M

UConn at Vanderbilt

Oct. 9

Georgia at Auburn

Vanderbilt at Florida

LSU at Kentucky

Arkansas at Ole Miss

North Texas at Missouri

South Carolina at Tennessee

Alabama at Texas A&M

Oct. 16

Auburn at Arkansas

Kentucky at Georgia

Florida at LSU

Alabama at Mississippi State

Texas A&M at Missouri

Vanderbilt at South Carolina

Ole Miss at Tennessee

Oct. 23

Tennesse at Alabama

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Arkansas

LSU at Ole Miss

South Carolina at Texas A*M

Mississippi State at Vanderbilt

Oct. 30

Ole Miss at Auburn

Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville)

Kentucky at Mississippi State

Missouri at Vanderbilt

Nov. 6

LSU at Alabama

Mississippi State at Arkansas

Missouri at Georgia

Tennessee at Kentucky

Liberty at Ole Miss

Florida at South Carolina

Auburn at Texas A&M

Nov. 13

New Mexico State at Alabama

Mississippi State at Auburn

Samford at Florida

Arkansas at LSU

Texas A&M at Ole Miss

South Carolina at Missouri

Georgia at Tennessee

Kentucky at Vanderbilt

Nov. 20

Arkansas at Alabama

Charleston Southern at Georgia

New Mexico State at Kentucky

Louisiana-Monroe at LSU

Vanderbilt at Ole Miss

Tennessee State at Mississippi State

Florida at Missouri

Auburn at South Carolina

South Alabama at Tennessee

Prairie View at Texas A&M

Nov. 27

Missouri vs. Arkansas (Little Rock)

Alabama at Auburn

Florida State at Florida

Georgia at Georgia Tech

Kentucky at Louisville

Texas A&M at LSU

Ole Miss at Mississippi State

Clemson at South Carolina

Vanderbilt at Tennessee

OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 14:  The SEC logo is displayed on a yard marker during the game between the Ole Miss Rebels and the South Carolina Gamecocks on November 14, 2020, at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, MS.  (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Each SEC team will play eight conference games again in 2021. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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