Even though the first matchups will not be for almost a decade, the Gators have signed on Wednesday for a home-and-home series against an opponent they’ve never played.
The University announced through its social media that Florida will play the Pac-12’s Colorado Buffaloes starting in 2028
🐊 – Sept. 9, 2028 in Gainesville
🐃 – Sept. 8, 2029 in Boulder
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) May 8, 2019
As the brief release states, the first game will be played at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 9th of 2028 and the Gators are slated to travel the following year to Boulder to play The Buffs at Folsom Field on September 8th, 2029. Folsom Field is a 51,000 seat capacity on campus stadium near Denver.
It is not uncommon for prominent schools in “Power 5” conferences to schedule these kind of series this far out, in advance. In fact, the Gators already have their out of conference opponents set for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons. And further, Florida has at least one out of conference opponent already in place for September for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, as well.
The Gators will open on a neutral field this August against the Miami Hurricanes at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The NCAA recently permitted the Gators and the Hurricanes to move that game up one week to August 24th, and it will be shown in primetime buy ESPN. Florida will then take a week off and play both Tennessee-Martin and eventually, Towson in September home games in Gainesville.
The 2020 schedule is set for September with Florida playing Eastern Washington and South Alabama at the Swamp and then, they will play New Mexico state in late November.
Florida is also slated to battle in state school USF for two games in back-to-back years starting in Tampa in September of 2021 and then, a return game the next September (2022) in Gainesville.
Of course, Florida always ends every regular-season with their out of conference rivalry game with Florida State. The 2019 edition game will also be in Gainesville this November 30th.
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