SEC 2020 Schedule: Toughest 3-game stretch for each SEC West team
Now that the 2020 SEC schedule is out, it’s time to start breaking down how each team’s slate of 10 league games stacks up against other teams.
The SEC West is a brutal gauntlet every year, but with 4 games against SEC East foes added to the schedule this season, there are some particularly daunting 3-game stretches for each squad.
Below, check out our picks for each SEC West team’s toughest 3-game stretch this fall:
- at LSU (Nov. 14)
- vs. Kentucky (Nov. 21)
- vs. Auburn (Nov. 28)
Two rivalry games and a home game against a Kentucky team many think could make some noise in the East? That won’t be easy. No, the Iron Bowl isn’t the last game of the regular season for either team, but it is sure to be a hotly contested one, especially after the Tigers won in 2019.
- vs. LSU (Nov. 21)
- at Mizzou (Nov. 28)
- vs. Alabama (Dec. 5)
Home games against perhaps the top 2 SEC West teams with a road rivalry game sandwiched in between? That isn’t going to be easy for first-year head coach Sam Pittman to navigate.
- vs. Tennessee (Nov. 21)
- at Alabama (Nov. 28)
- vs. Texas A&M (Dec. 5)
Any Auburn tough stretch is going to include Alabama. This year, the Tigers have a brutal pair of games surrounding the rivalry. Yes, they’re both at home, but the Vols and Aggies won’t be easy outs this season.
- vs. Alabama (Nov. 14)
- at Arkansas (Nov. 21)
- at Texas A&M (Nov. 28)
LSU has one of the more manageable schedules in the SEC. Yes, there are tough games, but they are spread out a little more than some other schedules. However, Alabama is always a battle, and the last time the Tigers went to College Station, they lost in 7 overtimes.
- vs. Auburn (Nov. 14)
- at Georgia (Nov. 21)
- at Ole Miss (Nov. 28)
Having the Egg Bowl at the end of the toughest 3-game stretch of the season will be tough for the Bulldogs, but they’ll manage to get up for that game. Hosting Auburn and going to Georgia the previous 2 weeks? Those will be difficult games to manage.
- vs. Florida (Sept. 26)
- at Kentucky (Oct. 3)
- vs. Alabama (Oct. 10)
Welcome back to the SEC, Lane Kiffin! This is perhaps the toughest 3-game stretch any SEC team has to kick off the 2020 season. Florida and Alabama are legit Playoff contenders, and, as mentioned above, Kentucky is a sleeper in the SEC East.
- at Alabama (Oct. 3)
- vs. Florida (Oct. 10)
- at Mississippi State (Oct. 17)
It seems likely that Mike Leach and his Air Raid system will catch at least a couple of SEC teams by surprise this year. Could it happen to the Aggies? They’ll certainly be tired after a brutal Alabama-Florida back-to-back. Jimbo Fisher will have to make sure his team isn’t looking ahead to the Oct. 24 off week.
Check out the full SEC 2020 football schedule below:
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