The Florida vs. Florida State football game has traditionally been played on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but that is changing in 2022.
It was announced on Monday night that the two teams will play on Friday, Nov. 25th, at Doak Campbell Stadium, the ACC announced during its 2022 schedule reveal show. The game is expected to be broadcasted in primetime, on national-television.
This will be the first matchup between the two teams with newly hired Florida coach Billy Napier. The rescheduling allows the game to be played in front of a national audience, compared to potentially being played alongside a plethora of other rivalry games that weekend. Playing the game on Friday night will most likely put all eyes on the matchup.
This might not sit well with fans of both teams, who are caught-up with thanksgiving travel and now would have to cut short that time by a day. Also, you have to remember how much money this game brings into the economy of each hosting team, so who knows how this will impact the revenue that was expected in Tallahassee, compared to a regular Saturday outing.
But, now we know that the final game of the 2022 regular season for the Gators will be played on a Friday, which usually brings us another SEC matchup.