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Kickoff time, TV set for Florida-Samford game

On3 imageby:Keith Niebuhr05/30/24


Florida’s kickoff times and TV designations now are set for the Gators’ first three games of the 2025 season. The time and network already were known for the Miami and Texas A&M games. Now, we have that information for Florida’s Week-2 matchup at The Swamp vs. Samford.

That game will be 7 p.m. ET on SEC+/ESPN+. 

It previously was announced the Gators will play Miami on August 31 at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. The Gators’ Sept. 14 game against the Aggies also is set for 3:30 p.m. on ABC. Both of those games also are at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

2024 Gators Football Announced TV/Time Schedule (All times are EST)

*Aug. 31: vs. Miami (Gainesville, Fla.) at 3:30 p.m. on ABC
*Sept. 7: vs. Samford (Gainesville, Fla) at 7 p.m. on SECN+/ESPN+
*Sept. 14: vs. Texas A&M (Gainesville, Fla.) at 3:30 p.m. on ABC
*Nov. 2: vs. Georgia (Jacksonville, Fla.) at 3:30 p.m. on ABC

Gators coach Billy Napier enters Year 3 in Gainesville with an 11-14 record so getting off to a good start in 2025 will be pivotal for the program.

Florida has played Samford just once; The Gators won 70-52 in a wild shootout back in 2021.

Florida and Miami have met 56 times with the ‘Canes holding a slim 29-27 all-time series lead. Additionally, Miami has the edge in games played at The Swamp, 12-9. Florida has not played Miami in Gainesville since 2008. That season, the Gators beat the ‘Canes 26-3 in front of 91,000 fans.

This will be the seventh matchup between the Gators and Aggies, and the fourth since 2017. The Gators won 41-22 in 2022 during their last meeting. That game was in College Station, Texas. The all-time series is tied 3-3.

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