What to Know
- If confirmed, it would add to a slate of non-conference games in the seasons that includes Notre Dame both seasons.
According to one report, the Miami Hurricanes won’t have to wait too long for their next football game with the rival Florida Gators after the teams open up their 2019 schedule next week.
NBC Sports’ College Football Talk, citing a report from Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, says the schools are close to a deal that would have them meeting during the 2024 season in Gainesville and the following year inside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
If confirmed, it would add to a slate of non-conference games in the seasons that includes Notre Dame both seasons as well as home games against FAMU in 2024 and USF the following season.
A report from the Orlando Sentinel says officials from the schools are discussion a home and home series within the next five years, with the first game likely coming as soon as the 2023 season.
While many younger Miami fans associated the Hurricanes’ biggest football rival as Florida State, the Gators and Hurricanes played every season from 1938 to 1987 before the series ended.
Since then, the Hurricanes have won five of the six games played between the schools – including a 21-16 upset victory in the 2013 season. The ’Canes lead the all time series 29-26 entering next Saturday’s game, where the Gators are currently a seven point favorite.
Miami has increased their schedule in recent seasons to include several Power Five conference programs with games scheduled in the coming seasons against Michigan State (2020 and 2021), Alabama (2021 in Atlanta) and Texas A&M (2022 and 2023).