Florida Gators announce home-and-home series with Texas Longhorns

The teams will play in 2030 and 2031.
Texas mascot Bevo runs through smoke before of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas mascot Bevo runs through smoke before of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Published May 10

The Florida Gators have announced their biggest out-of-state non-conference series in years.

UF and Texas have agreed to a home-and-home series. The teams will meet in Gainesville on Sept. 7, 2030 and then in Austin on Sept. 6, 2031.

The powerhouse programs have combined for six AP national championships and five Heisman Trophy winners, but they’ve only played three times (and not at all since 1940). Texas won two of the games, and the other was a tie.

Friday’s announcement comes a few days after UF announced another Power Five series — a home-and-home series with Colorado. This represents a notable shift in UF’s scheduling philosophy. The Gators haven’t played a true non-conference road game out of the state since losing to Syracuse in 1991. Now they’ve finalized two of them this week, with potentially more to come.

In other scheduling news, Texas has pulled out of its two-for-one contract with USF, our Joey Knight reports. The Bulls will play in Austin on Sept. 5, 2020 for $1.9 million.

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