Posted August 21, 2013

SEC announces 2014 conference football schedule

Programming Notes, Schedule Matters, SEC
South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium will host the Gamecocks against Texas A&M in a 2014 season-opener

South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium will host Texas A&M in a 2014 season-opener. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

By Zac Ellis

The SEC unveiled its 2014 conference football schedule on Wednesday, a slate that kicks off with a Thursday night matchup between Texas A&M and South Carolina in Columbia on Aug. 28, 2014.

The meeting between the Aggies and Gamecocks will also serve as the first game on the new SEC Network, which debuts in August 2014.

Among the notable cross-divisional clashes: Florida will travel to Alabama on Sept. 20, Georgia meets the Hogs at Arkansas on Oct. 18, Missouri faces the Aggies in College Station on Nov. 15 and Auburn hosts South Carolina on Oct. 25.

The SEC also announced that it continues to review the league’s scheduling format, which currently pits each SEC team against six divisional opponents along with one permanent and one rotating cross-divisional opponent. The debate surrounding the implementation of an eight- and nine-game conference slate is at the forefront of this review process, and any new format would affect the 2016 SEC schedule and beyond.

Here’s a team-by-team look at the 2014 SEC conference schedule (home games in all caps):

Alabama
Sept. 20 – FLORIDA
Oct. 4 – at Ole Miss
Oct. 11 – at Arkansas
Oct. 18 – TEXAS A&M
Oct. 25 – at Tennessee
Nov. 8 – at LSU
Nov. 15 – MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 29 – AUBURN

Arkansas
Aug. 30 – at Auburn
Sept. 27 – vs. Texas A&M (Dallas)
Oct. 11 – ALABAMA
Oct. 18 – GEORGIA
Nov. 1 – at Mississippi State
Nov. 15 – LSU
Nov. 22 – OLE MISS
Nov. 29 – at Missouri

Auburn
Aug. 30 – ARKANSAS
Oct. 4 – LSU
Oct. 11 – at Mississippi State
Oct. 25 – SOUTH CAROLINA
Nov. 1 – at Ole Miss
Nov. 8 – TEXAS A&M
Nov. 15 – at Georgia
Nov. 29 – at Alabama

Florida
Sept. 13 – KENTUCKY
Sept. 20 – at Alabama
Oct. 4 – at Tennessee
Oct. 11 – LSU
Oct. 18 – MISSOURI
Nov. 1 – vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 8 – at Vanderbilt
Nov. 15 – SOUTH CAROLINA

Georgia
Sept. 13 – at South Carolina
Sept. 27 – TENNESSEE
Oct. 4 – VANDERBILT
Oct. 11 – at Missouri
Oct. 18 – at Arkansas
Nov. 1 – vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 8 – at Kentucky
Nov. 15 – AUBURN

Kentucky
Sept. 13 – at Florida
Sept. 27 – VANDERBILT
Oct. 4 – SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 18 – at LSU
Oct. 25 – MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 1 – at Missouri
Nov. 8 – GEORGIA
Nov. 15 – at Tennessee

LSU
Sept. 20 – MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 4 – at Auburn
Oct. 11 – at Florida
Oct. 18 – KENTUCKY
Oct. 25 – OLE MISS
Nov. 8 – ALABAMA
Nov. 15 – at Arkansas
Nov. 27 – at Texas A&M

Ole Miss
Sept. 6 – at Vanderbilt
Oct. 4 – ALABAMA
Oct. 11 – at Texas A&M
Oct. 18 – TENNESSEE
Oct. 25 – at LSU
Nov. 1 – AUBURN
Nov. 22 – at Arkansas
Nov. 29 – MISSISSIPPI STATE

Mississippi State
Sept. 20 – at LSU
Oct. 4 – TEXAS A&M
Oct. 11 – AUBURN
Oct. 25 – at Kentucky
Nov. 1 – ARKANSAS
Nov. 15 – at Alabama
Nov. 22 – VANDERBILT
Nov. 29 – at Ole Miss

Missouri
Sept. 27 – at South Carolina
Oct. 11 – GEORGIA
Oct. 18 – at Florida
Oct. 25 – VANDERBILT
Nov. 1 – KENTUCKY
Nov. 15 – at Texas A&M
Nov. 22 – at Tennessee
Nov. 29 – ARKANSAS

South Carolina
Aug. 28 – TEXAS A&M
Sept. 13 – GEORGIA
Sept. 20 – at Vanderbilt
Sept. 27 – MISSOURI
Oct. 4 – at Kentucky
Oct. 25 – at Auburn
Nov. 1 – TENNESSEE
Nov. 15 – at Florida

Tennessee
Sept. 27 – at Georgia
Oct. 4 – FLORIDA
Oct. 18 – at Ole Miss
Oct. 25 – ALABAMA
Nov. 1 – at South Carolina
Nov. 15 – KENTUCKY
Nov. 22 – MISSOURI
Nov. 29 – at Vanderbilt

Texas A&M
Aug. 28 – at South Carolina
Sept. 27 – vs. Arkansas (Dallas)
Oct. 4 – at Mississippi State
Oct. 11 – OLE MISS
Oct. 18 – at Alabama
Nov. 8 – at Auburn
Nov. 15 – MISSOURI
Nov. 27 – LSU

Vanderbilt
Sept. 6 – OLE MISS
Sept. 20 – SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 27 – at Kentucky
Oct. 4 – at Georgia
Oct. 25 – at Missouri
Nov. 8 – FLORIDA
Nov. 22 – at Mississippi State
Nov. 29 – TENNESSEE

7 comments
Drew92410
Drew92410

It looks like Florida got the "LSU treatment" this time.  They drew Bama and LSU from the West.  That's brutal.  Auburn has a tough draw too.  They get Florida and SC from the East although SC might not be the same next year with Clowney and company leaving.

mashley278
mashley278

Ok crybabies...Alabama's schedule is out....WV (OOC), Florida, A&M, and LSU. So are you going to point out THAT schedule since you are whining and moaning about their 2013 schedule?

Drew92410
Drew92410

I meant to say Auburn gets Georgia (not Florida) and SC from the East.

JeffBockert
JeffBockert

@mashley278 They will lose two of those games and miss their opportunity to get "voted" into the title game. Whew, glad this Bama crap is almost over. 

Ray1950
Ray1950

@mashley278 Another favorable home schedule for Saban's crew. The Tide will be facing Florida, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Auburn at home. They will travel to Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee and LSU. And don't forget those two home OOC "toughies" (Florida Atlantic and Western Carolina).

mashley278
mashley278

@JeffBockert Do you watch CFB? Um, it's a playoff next year, and it's very likely TWO SEC teams will be in the playoffs. Sooooooooooooo

mashley278
mashley278

@Ray1950 @mashley278 Guess you missed the opener against WV? Also, were you crying for Florida when they had to play limp LSU and Bama was facing Tennessee every year? And do you watch CFB? Yeah, they go TO TAMU this year, MSU and Auburn? So those guys have the favorable schedules? And um, it clearly SAYS AT LSU?