Get Ready for Alabama Football in 2020

Published February 5, 2020

Rumble Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Nick Saban were preparing for the 2019 season opener when the next year's schedule was released in early August. The Crimson Tide's 2020 schedule features seven home games at Bryant-Denny Stadium, four road SEC matchups, and its neutral-site game in Arlington, Texas against the USC Trojans.

There are a few things about every Alabama football schedule you can pencil in before ever seeing it. First is the season's second game being an all-but-guaranteed win. Whether it's Middle Tennessee State, Arkansas State or New Mexico State, they never stand a chance. Another sure thing is the final game of the regular season being the Iron Bowl. That's set in stone. Alabama facing the Auburn Tigers to end the year is a guarantee.

But in 2020, there's one big change taking place right before the Alabama-Auburn game that many college football fans will love to see.

For the first time since 2008, the Crimson Tide will play a FBS-level opponent before Auburn when they host Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M Aggies.

Sept. 5: USC Trojans (AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium)

Sept. 12: Georgia State Panthers

Sept. 19: Georgia Bulldogs

Sept. 26: Kent State Golden Flashes

Oct. 3: at Ole Miss Rebels

Oct. 10: at Arkansas Razorbacks

Oct. 17: Mississippi State Bulldogs

Oct. 24: at Tennessee Volunteers

Nov. 7: at LSU Tigers

Nov. 14: UT-Martin Skyhawks

Nov. 21: Texas A&M Aggies

Nov. 28: Auburn Tigers

Typically in that game before Iron Bowl week, Alabama plays teams like Citadel, Mercer and Chattanooga. The list goes on and on, but you get the idea.

Heading into 2020, Alabama's focus is rebounding after missing out on the College Football Playoff just one year after losing national championship game to the Clemson Tigers. You can be sure that next season will have a different feel late in the year with massive back-to-back SEC West division games in Tuscaloosa. Both will carry a different tone with the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, GA coming right around the corner, too.

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