2024 SEC football schedule opponents, takeaways: Oklahoma gets tough draw, Alabama-Georgia takes center stage

On Wednesday, the SEC unveiled the home and away opponents for the 2024 season, which will be the first for newcomers Texas and Oklahoma with the Longhorns and Sooners joining the league next year. Each team will play eight games within the conference, and every incumbent member will play either the Texas or Oklahoma during their inaugural run through the SEC gauntlet. 

Texas plays at Texas A&M in College Station, which will be the first edition of their historic rivalry since Nov. 24, 2011 when Justin Tucker hit a walk-off field goal at Kyle Field to give the Longhorns a 27-25 win over the Aggies. The victory for Texas sent Texas A&M out of the Big 12 on a sour note. The Longhorns also get to see two-time reigning national champion Georgia come to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in what is their biggest home game on the docket.

Sooners fans will get to see SEC power Alabama up close and personal in Norman in what will be a rematch of the 2018 Orange Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal. They’ll also get a chance to travel to two historically tough road atmospheres: LSU’s Death Valley and Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium. 

So what do we make of the matchups set for the new-look SEC in 2024? Let’s break down some top talking points in what will be the first season the conference has played without divisions since the league split in 1992.

Oklahoma better buckle up

The Sooners drew a gauntlet to run in Year 1. They get Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina at home, while their fourth home game is the neutral-site matchup against the Longhorns. So … it’s not really a home game at all. 

How the conference spreads those home games out when the specific dates are revealed will be fascinating. It’s fair to assume that the Red…


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