SEC Releases 2021 Football Schedule

Nick Saban

The Alabama Crimson Tide, the defending national champions, start the season in Atlanta on Sept. 4 against Miami (FL) as the SEC released its full 2021 football schedule on Wednesday.

The SEC mapped out a normal schedule, which includes a 13-week league slate and a 12-game schedule for each team. The SEC played a conference-only schedule in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and managed to play 69 of its 71 scheduled games.

“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 in a release. “Circumstances around the COVID-19 virus will continue to guide our decision-making should any adjustments need to be made.”

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Other games of note in the schedule:

Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin makes his 2021 debut with the Tigers against Akron Sept. 4. But the Tigers have a significant non-conference game against Penn State two weeks later.

Most of the SEC schools play at least one Power 5 team this season, including LSU facing UCLA and Arkansas hosting Texas, a game that renews their old Southwest Conference rivalry.

Alabama drew Florida for one of its cross-divisions games. The rematch of the SEC Championship game is slated for Sept. 18 and will be held in Gainesville, Florida.

Georgia faces Clemson in Charlotte to start the season. In October the Bulldogs travel to Auburn for one its cross-divisional games. The annual game with Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, is set for Oct. 30.

The entire SEC schedule is below. Times are to be announced at a later date.

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 (Monday)

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)

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