Added SEC opponents named for Alabama, Auburn

Added SEC opponents named for Alabama, Auburn
Alabama adds Kentucky while Auburn adds Tennessee for the 2020 conference-only schedule. (file)

The dates and times of the 2020 Southeastern Conference-only football schedules have not been released, but all of the teams, including Alabama and Auburn, know who their added opponents will be.

The Alabama Crimson Tide will add an away game against the Missouri Tigers and a home game against the Kentucky Wildcats.

The Auburn Tigers will add a home game against the Tennessee Volunteers and an away game against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Auburn had already scheduled home games against Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU and Texas A&M, with away games against Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

The Crimson Tide schedule already included home games against Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State and Texas A&M, along with road contests at Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

This will be the 41st meeting between Alabama and Kentucky, with the Crimson Tide holding a 37-2-1 record against the Wildcats, including a current six-game winning streak that dates back to 2003. The two teams last met in Tuscaloosa on Oct. 1, 2016, for Alabama’s homecoming matchup, with the Tide claiming a 34-6 win over the Wildcats.

The SEC revealed the added opponents Friday, with plans to release full schedules in the next two weeks. The 10-game season begins Sept. 26.

“We made every effort to create a schedule that is as competitive as possible and builds on the existing eight conference games that had already been scheduled for 2020,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “This schedule is a one-year anomaly that we have developed under unique circumstances presented by the impact of COVID-19.”

Under normal circumstances, SEC schools play the other six teams in their division, two non-divisional opponents and four out-of-conference games each season.  In the newly revised schedule for 2020, each school will play four non-divisional opponents in addition to the other six teams in its division.

Added opponents for the other SEC teams are:

  • Arkansas at home against Georgia and at Florida.
  • Florida at home against Arkansas and at Texas A&M.
  • Georgia at home against Mississippi State and at Arkansas.
  • Kentucky at home against Ole Miss and at Alabama.
  • LSU at home against Missouri and at Vanderbilt.
  • Ole Miss at home against South Carolina and at Kentucky.
  • Mississippi State at home against Vanderbilt and at Georgia.
  • Missouri at home against Alabama and at LSU.
  • South Carolina at home against Auburn and at Ole Miss.
  • Tennessee at home against Texas A&M and at Auburn.
  • Texas A&M at home against Florida and at Tennessee.
  • Vanderbilt at home against LSU and at Mississippi State.

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