The Florida Atlantic Owls will play at the Florida Gators in 2021, the school announced on Tuesday.
Florida Atlantic will travel to take on the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, September 4, 2021. The game will be the season-opener for both schools.
Florida Atlantic and Florida have met three times on the gridiron. The Gators defeated the Owls in each contest, most recently in 2015 in Gainesville, 20-14.
In order to schedule the Florida contest, Florida Atlantic has shifted the date of their previously scheduled home game against the Fordham Rams. FAU will now host Fordham on Sept. 18, 2021, two weeks later than originally scheduled.
The remainder of Florida Atlantic’s 2021 non-conference football schedule includes a game at the Air Force Falcons on Sept. 11 and a home contest against the Georgia Southern Eagles on Sept. 25.
The Florida Gators have also completed their 2021 non-conference slate with the addition of the Florida Atlantic Owls. Florida was previously scheduled to open the season at home against the Samford Bulldogs, so that contest will be postponed to another date.
One week after hosting Florida Atlantic, the USF Bulls are slated to visit Gainesville (Sept. 11). Florida will also play in-state rival Florida State to close out the regular-season on Nov. 27.