Ahead of the official release of the 2024 SEC schedule in December, ESPN obtained the dates of multiple conference games for next season, including three contests involving the Texas Longhorns.
Back in June, the SEC released the Texas opponents for the school’s first season in the SEC and now the dates are public for games against Georgia, Arkansas, and Texas A&M.
In 2018, Georgia and Texas schedule a home-and-home series starting in Austin in 2028, but now the two historic programs will play as conference opponents next season on the Forty Acres on Oct. 19, a date that coincides with the 2024 Formula One United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas, making for a busy weekend in the city. In the most recent Texas-Georgia matchup, the Longhorns won the 2019 Sugar Bowl, 28-21, but the two programs haven’t played in the regular season since 1958.
On Nov. 16, Texas travels to Fayetteville to face Arkansas in a renewal of the old Southwest Conference rivalry. In 2021, the Horns lost to the Hogs 40-21 at Razorback Stadium in the second game of the Steve Sarkisian era.
To close out the regular season, Texas renews another historic rivalry with a game against Texas A&M in College Station on Nov. 30 in a break from tradition — the Horn and Aggies have typically played on Thanksgiving or the day after.
The conference will use an eight-game scheduling format approved during the annual SEC spring meetings in June for one season as it continues determining a long-term strategy with 16 teams.
“We have been engaged in planning for the entry of Oklahoma and Texas into the SEC since the summer of 2021, but the change of the membership date from 2025 to 2024 creates scheduling complexities that can better be managed with a one-year schedule,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in early June.
“Creating a one-year schedule will provide a longer on-ramp to manage football scheduling around existing non-conference commitments of our members. It will also provide additional time to understand the impact of an expanded College Football Playoff and engage with our media partners as we determine the appropriate long-term plan for SEC football scheduling.”
The Texas non-conference schedule in 2024 features the season opener at home against Colorado State, a road trip to Ann Arbor to face Michigan, a home game against ULM, and another home game against UTSA.