The last time the Florida Gators took on the Texas Longhorns in a football game was December 7, 1940 in a game that saw the Longhorns win by a score of 26-0. Now, the Boys From Old Florida have joined with the Burnt Orange to announce a home-and-home series for the 2030 and 2031 seasons.
Yes, you read that right, we will still have to wait 11 years before the first of these two games gets played, but there's something kind of cool about a matchup between two proud programs that was 90 years in the making.
The Gators finished 10-3 in 2018, defeating Michigan in the Peach Bowl 41-15. The Horns finished last season 10-4, winning the Sugar Bowl over Georgia by a score of 28-21, their second consecutive year with a bowl win.
Florida announces home-and-home series with Texas for 2030 and 2031.— Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) May 10, 2019
The Gators and Longhorns haven’t played each other since 1940.
If both schools continue to trend in the right direction, the future collision course of these two championship brands could prove to be a colossal money-maker for the respective universities, as well as a great matchup for college football fans.