UF will be making its first-ever appearance in the AdvoCare Classic and will be playing its first-ever game at AT&T Stadium. Barnhill, who struck out nine straight batters at one point through the first four innings, had two errors in the fifth, overthrowing first base twice attempting to get the hitter out.
The 16th-seeded Crimson Tide (46-16) can sweep the nation's top seed today at 6 p.m.
Though no one has announced exactly how the Fox-ESPN game-selection process works, Ohio State's 247 site has reported that, "Fox and ESPN would essentially hold a "draft" to pick which weekend they would have the top choice of games". Wisconsin will host Utah State on Friday, Sept. 1 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN). The Hokies and Mountaineers, longtime rivals, are meeting for the 52nd time, but the first since 2005.
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The two biggest games in college football's opening weekend just happen to involve the First Coast's two favorite teams. The Yellow Jackets and Volunteers will renew their longtime rivalry on ESPN with an 8 p.m. kickoff.
Also, UF announced Thursday that South Alabama has been added to its 2020 non-conference schedule as a one-time arrangement, as both teams will play each other on September 19, 2020 in The Swamp. The highlight is the Saturday night showdown between Florida State and Alabama on ABC, but the lineup also has a distinctly Big Ten flavor. With the equal share of games, ESPN will likely have the Michigan-Michigan State game on October 7, in addition to several other Michigan games.
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
This marks the first time since 1991 (at Syracuse) that Florida will play a non-SEC Power 5 opponent (outside of Florida State & Miami (FL)) during the regular season.