2024 SEC Football Schedule

2024 SEC Football Schedule

The 2024 SEC football schedule starts up on August 31st, 2024, for 15 of the 16 member schools. The schedules for each school are published for you to use along with printable formats in PDF. The 2024 regular season is the first to feature new conference members, Oklahoma and Texas. 2024 also sees the SEC getting rid of divisions for regular season standings. The #1 and #2 teams after regular season play concludes earn a spot in the 2024 SEC Championship game. 

How Many Conference Games Does each SEC Team Play?

Each SEC football team has eight conference games this year on the docket. There is also a required opponent from either the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, or major independent for each school. The two remaining games are up to each school to finish out the schedule. There are discussions within the conference to expand the number of conference games to nine for the 2026 SEC football schedule, but the agreement has not been finalized yet. 

What are the Featured Non-Conference Games for SEC Teams in 2024?

There are some great non-conference games on-tap across the conference for 2024. Texas A&M starts out the season strong against Notre Dame! We won’t count some of the now in-conference rivalry games that we now enjoy in the SEC in this list (ie Texas vs Oklahoma, Texas vs Texas A&M, Alabama vs Auburn, Ole Miss vs Mississippi State, Florida vs Georgia, etc).

Notable matchups include Georgia vs. Clemson (in Atlanta), Louisville at Kentucky, LSU vs. USC (in Las Vegas), Alabama at Wisconsin, Arkansas at Oklahoma State, California at Auburn, Florida at Florida State, Mississippi State at Arizona State, Virginia Tech at Vanderbilt (at Nissan Stadium), Boston College at Missouri, Houston at Oklahoma, Ole Miss at Wake Forest, South Carolina at Clemson, Tennessee vs. NC State (in Charlotte), and Texas at Michigan.

What is the 2024 SEC Football Schedule Strategy?

SEC Championship game in Atlanta

The SEC purposely approached the 2024 season schedule as its own animal while formulating the long-term scheduling strategy. The 2024 SEC football schedule is the first time we’ve had 16 teams in the conference. The league required eight conference games while keeping one significant opponent from a major conference or independent team. By eliminating divisions, it allows each school to play all of the other member schools at least two times in a four year period. 

Teams will play each other twice within four years regardless of an eight or nine game conference game requirement. The single year strategy also affords more time to look at the expanded College Football Playoff impacts on traditional rivalries and new matchups within the conference. Additional business rules the conference used were incorporating historic team records, and ensuring no team travels to the same place they went to in the 2023 regular season. 

2024 SEC Football Schedule (By Team)

The 2024 SEC football schedule by team is laid out for you below. The SEC TV schedule is predominantly on ESPN this season. The SEC Network and ABC will broadcast games throughout the season and postseason as well. 

2024 SEC Football Schedule
2024 Alabama Football Schedule2024 Missouri Football Schedule
2024 Arkansas Football Schedule2024 Oklahoma Football Schedule
2024 Auburn Football Schedule2024 Ole Miss Football Schedule
2024 Florida Football Schedule2024 South Carolina Football Schedule
2024 Georgia Football Schedule2024 Tennessee Football Schedule
2024 Kentucky Football Schedule2024 Texas Football Schedule
2024 LSU Football Schedule2024 Texas A&M Football Schedule
2024 Mississippi State Football Schedule2024 Vanderbilt Football Schedule
2024 SEC Football Schedule

2024 SEC Football Week 1 Schedule

The 2024 SEC football week 1 schedule kicks off on August 31st, 2024. 15 of the 16 teams start game play on this date. LSU kicks off the 2024 college football regular season on September 1st, 2024. Sports Brackets will post updates as we get them for you. 

Saturday, August 31
MatchupTime (ET)TV
UAPB at ArkansasTime TBATV TBA
Clemson vs Georgia (in Atlanta, GA)Time TBATV TBA
Colorado State at TexasTime TBATV TBA
Eastern Kentucky at Mississippi StateTime TBATV TBA
Furman at Ole MissTime TBATV TBA
Murray State at MissouriTime TBATV TBA
Notre Dame at Texas A&MTime TBATV TBA
Temple at OklahomaTime TBATV TBA
Miami (FL) at FloridaTime TBATV TBA
WKU at AlabamaTime TBATV TBA
Virginia Tech at VanderbiltTime TBATV TBA
Old Dominion at South CarolinaTime TBATV TBA
Chattanooga at TennesseeTime TBATV TBA
Southern Miss at KentuckyTime TBATV TBA
Alabama A&M at AuburnTime TBATV TBA
Sunday, September 1
MatchupTime (ET)TV
LSU vs USC (in Las Vegas, NV)7:30 PMABC
2024 SEC Week 1 Football Schedule

2024 SEC Football Schedule (Grid)

printable 2024 SEC Football Grid Schedule

The SEC publishes the entire conference football schedule in a 2024 SEC football schedule grid. The updated conference post is here for you, and a local copy in printable PDF format is here for you to enjoy as well. 

2024 SEC Football Championship

The 2024 SEC football championship game takes place on December 7th, 2024. The game has been played since 1992 and since 2007 on the first Saturday in December. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the host for the 2024 SEC championship game. The stadium has been the host since 2017. 2024 will be the first year that the top two seeded teams from regular season play earn a spot in the championship game. This will also be the first year of the expanded College Football Playoff, so we could very likely see both teams earn a spot in the expanded postseason of play. 

Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. Will is a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan and rooted for the Bengals way back when Joe Montana dashed our hopes and dreams. Now a Padres fan as well. He covers all sports here at Sports Brackets.

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