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2021 SEC schedules released


The Southeastern Conference has announced the football schedules for all 14 SEC schools for the 2021 season.

The SEC played 69 of 71 scheduled games in a revamped 10-game, Conference-only schedule employed in 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus.

“We are proud to have completed the 2020 football season under unique circumstances and will now focus on playing the 2021 football season as scheduled,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.  “Circumstances around the COVID-19 virus will continue to guide our decision-making should any adjustments need to be made.”

With 13 playing weekends, the 2021 schedule includes one open date for each team and conference contests scheduled each week beginning in Week Two.

Each SEC team will play eight conference football games to include six games against division opponents and two games against non-division opponents.  One of the non-division opponents will be a permanent annual opponent and the other non-division opponent will rotate each year.

The season begins the weekend of September 4 with 14 games, including two neutral site games on opening weekend. 

The 2021 season will culminate with the SEC Championship Game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday, December 4.  It will be the 30th edition of the game and the 28th in the city of Atlanta.

The complete list of 2021 football schedules can be found on the SEC’s official website,

SEC Football Schedule Grid

2021 SEC Football Schedule – Week-by-Week

September 4
Alabama vs. Miami (Atlanta)
Rice at Arkansas
Akron at Auburn
Florida Atlantic at Florida
Georgia vs. Clemson (Charlotte)
ULM 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

September 6
Ole Miss vs. Louisville (Atlanta)

September 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
Pittsburgh at Tennessee
Texas A&M vs. Colorado (Denver)
Vanderbilt at Colorado State

September 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

September 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

October 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

October 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

October 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

October 23
Tennessee at Alabama
UAPB at Arkansas
LSU at Ole Miss
South Carolina at Texas A&M
Mississippi State at Vanderbilt

October 30
Ole Miss at Auburn
Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Kentucky at Mississippi State
Missouri at Vanderbilt

November 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

November 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

November 20
Arkansas at Alabama
Charleston Southern at Georgia
New Mexico State at Kentucky
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

November 27
Missouri at 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

Dec. 4
SEC Football Championship (Atlanta)

2021 SEC Football Schedule – Team-by-Team

Sept. 4                   vs. Miami (Atlanta)
Sept. 11                 MERCER
Sept. 18                 at Florida
Sept. 25                 SOUTHERN MISS
Oct. 2                     OLE MISS
Oct. 9                     at Texas A&M
Oct. 16                   at Mississippi State
Oct. 23                   TENNESSEE
Oct. 30                   Open Date
Nov. 6                    LSU
Nov. 13                  NEW MEXICO STATE
Nov. 20                  ARKANSAS
Nov. 27                  at Auburn

Sept. 4                   RICE
Sept. 11                 TEXAS
Sept. 18                 GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Sept. 25                 vs. TEXAS A&M (Arlington)
Oct. 2                     at Georgia
Oct. 9                     at Ole Miss
Oct. 16                   AUBURN
Oct. 23                   UAPB
Oct. 30                   Open Date
Nov. 6                    MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 13                  at LSU
Nov. 20                  at Alabama
Nov. 27                  MISSOURI (Little Rock)

Sept. 4                   AKRON
Sept. 11                 ALABAMA STATE
Sept. 18                 at Penn State
Sept. 25                 GEORGIA STATE
Oct. 2                     at LSU
Oct. 9                     GEORGIA
Oct. 16                   at Arkansas
Oct. 23                   Open Date
Oct. 30                   OLE MISS
Nov. 6                    at Texas A&M
Nov. 13                  MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 20                  at South Carolina
Nov. 27                  ALABAMA

Sept. 4                   FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Sept. 11                 at South Florida
Sept. 18                 ALABAMA
Sept. 25                 TENNESSEE
Oct. 2                     at Kentucky
Oct. 9                     VANDERBILT
Oct. 16                   at LSU
Oct. 23                   Open Date
Oct. 30                   vs. GEORGIA (Jacksonville)
Nov. 6                    at South Carolina
Nov. 13                  SAMFORD
Nov. 20                  at Missouri
Nov. 27                  FLORIDA STATE

Sept. 4                   vs. Clemson (Charlotte)
Sept. 11                 UAB
Sept. 18                 SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 25                 at Vanderbilt
Oct. 2                     ARKANSAS
Oct. 9                     at Auburn
Oct. 16                   KENTUCKY
Oct. 23                   Open Date
Oct. 30                   vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 6                    MISSOURI
Nov. 13                  at Tennessee
Nov. 20                  CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Nov. 27                  at Georgia Tech

Sept. 4                   ULM
Sept. 11                 MISSOURI
Sept. 18                 CHATTANOOGA
Sept. 25                 at South Carolina
Oct. 2                     FLORIDA
Oct. 9                     LSU
Oct. 16                   at Georgia
Oct. 23                   Open Date
Oct. 30                   at Mississippi State
Nov. 6                    TENNESSEE
Nov. 13                  at Vanderbilt
Nov. 20                  NEW MEXICO STATE
Nov. 27                  at Louisville

Sept. 4                   at UCLA
Sept. 11                 McNEESE STATE
Sept. 18                 CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Sept. 25                 at Mississippi State
Oct. 2                     AUBURN
Oct. 9                     at Kentucky
Oct. 16                   FLORIDA
Oct. 23                   at Ole Miss
Oct. 30                   Open Date
Nov. 6                    at Alabama
Nov. 13                  ARKANSAS
Nov. 20                  ULM
Nov. 27                  TEXAS A&M

Sept. 6 (Mon.)       vs. Louisville (Atlanta)
Sept. 11                 AUSTIN PEAY
Sept. 18                 TULANE
Sept. 25                 Open Date
Oct. 2                     at Alabama
Oct. 9                     ARKANSAS
Oct. 16                   at Tennessee
Oct. 23                   LSU
Oct. 30                   at Auburn
Nov. 6                    LIBERTY
Nov. 13                  TEXAS A&M
Nov. 20                  VANDERBILT
Nov. 27                  at Mississippi State

Sept. 4                   LOUISIANA TECH
Sept. 11                 NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Sept. 18                 at Memphis
Sept. 25                 LSU
Oct. 2                     at Texas A&M
Oct. 9                     Open Date
Oct. 16                   ALABAMA
Oct. 23                   at Vanderbilt
Oct. 30                   KENTUCKY
Nov. 6                    at Arkansas
Nov. 13                  at Auburn
Nov. 20                  TENNESSEE STATE
Nov. 27                  OLE MISS

Sept. 4                   CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Sept. 11                 at Kentucky
Sept. 18                 SE MISSOURI STATE
Sept. 25                 at Boston College
Oct. 2                     TENNESSEE
Oct. 9                     NORTH TEXAS
Oct. 16                   TEXAS A&M
Oct. 23                   Open Date
Oct. 30                   at Vanderbilt
Nov. 6                    at Georgia
Nov. 13                  SOUTH CAROLINA
Nov. 20                  FLORIDA
Nov. 27                  at Arkansas (Little Rock)

Sept. 4                   EASTERN ILLINOIS
Sept. 11                 at East Carolina
Sept. 18                 at Georgia
Sept. 25                 KENTUCKY
Oct. 2                     TROY
Oct. 9                     at Tennessee
Oct. 16                   VANDERBILT
Oct. 23                   at Texas A&M
Oct. 30                   Open Date
Nov. 6                    FLORIDA
Nov. 13                  at Missouri
Nov. 20                  AUBURN
Nov. 27                  CLEMSON

Sept. 4                   BOWLING GREEN
Sept. 11                 PITTSBURGH
Sept. 18                 TENNESSEE TECH
Sept. 25                 at Florida
Oct. 2                     at Missouri
Oct. 9                     SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 16                   OLE MISS
Oct. 23                   at Alabama
Oct. 30                   Open Date
Nov. 6                    at Kentucky
Nov. 13                  GEORGIA
Nov. 20                  SOUTH ALABAMA
Nov. 27                  VANDERBILT

Sept. 4                   KENT STATE
Sept. 11                 vs. Colorado (Denver)
Sept. 18                 NEW MEXICO
Sept. 25                 vs. Arkansas (Arlington)
Oct. 2                     MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 9                     ALABAMA
Oct. 16                   at Missouri
Oct. 23                   SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 30                   Open Date
Nov. 6                    AUBURN
Nov. 13                  at Ole Miss
Nov. 20                  PRAIRIE VIEW
Nov. 27                  at LSU

Sept. 4                   EAST TENNESSEE STATE
Sept. 11                 at Colorado State
Sept. 18                 STANFORD
Sept. 25                 GEORGIA
Oct. 2                     UCONN
Oct. 9                     at Florida
Oct. 16                   at South Carolina
Oct. 23                   MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 30                   MISSOURI
Nov. 6                    Open Date
Nov. 13                  KENTUCKY
Nov. 20                  at Ole Miss
Nov. 27                  at Tennessee