BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The SEC on Tuesday announced the start times and networks that will televise its games the first two weeks of the 2020 SEC football season, and other selected games later in the fall, on ESPN Networks, including the SEC Network.
In July, the SEC established Sept. 26 as the new kickoff for its 2020 football season to allow its universities to focus on the healthy return of their campus communities and the gradual re-introduction of athletics, as the 14 members of the SEC continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19.
Kickoff times and networks were announced for the first two weeks of the SEC football season and selected games were announced for three other Saturdays later in the year. Given the unique circumstances of this season, the SEC requested that its television partners make advanced game selections where possible prior to the start of the season to assist the Conference and schools with planning and logistics.
For any games not chosen before the start of the season, the normal 12- or six-day selection process will be used during the season.
Saturday, Sept. 26
- Florida at Ole Miss, Noon ET/11am CT on ESPN
- Kentucky at Auburn, Noon ET/11am CT on SEC Network
- Georgia at Arkansas, 4pm ET/3pm CT on SEC Network
- Alabama at Missouri, 7pm ET/6pm CT on ESPN
- Tennessee at South Carolina, 7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT on SEC Network
- Vanderbilt at Texas A&M, 7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT on SEC Network Alternate
Saturday, Oct. 3
South Carolina at Florida, Noon ET/11am CT on ESPN
- Missouri at Tennessee, Noon ET/11am CT on SEC Network
- Ole Miss at Kentucky, 4pm ET/3pm CT on SEC Network
- Auburn at Georgia, 7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT on ESPN
- LSU at Vanderbilt, 7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT on SEC Network
- Arkansas at Mississippi State, 7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT on SEC Network Alternate
Saturday, Oct. 17
- LSU at Florida, 3:30pm ET/2:30pm CT on ESPN or ESPN2
- Vanderbilt at Missouri, 7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT on SEC Network
The following games will be televised at either Noon ET/11 am CT or 3:30 pm ET/2:30 pm CT or 4 pm ET/3 pm CT on the SEC Network, SEC Network Alternate or another ESPN platform:
- Ole Miss at Arkansas
- Texas A&M at Mississippi State
- Auburn at South Carolina
- Kentucky at Tennessee
Saturday, Oct. 31
- Kentucky at Missouri, Noon ET/11am CT on SEC Network
- Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 4pm ET/3pm CT on SEC Network
- Mississippi State at Alabama, 7pm ET/6pm CT on ESPN
- Arkansas at Texas A&M, 7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT on SEC Network
Saturday, Nov. 7
- Vanderbilt at Mississippi State, 4pm ET/3pm CT on SEC Network
- Texas A&M at South Carolina, 7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT on ESPN or SEC Network
- Tennessee at Arkansas, 7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT on ESPN or SEC Network
The SEC also announced a selected number of football games that will be television by CBS this coming season.
SEC on CBS games the first two weeks of the season will feature Mississippi State at LSU on Sept. 26 and Texas A&M at Alabama on Oct. 3. Other games selected in advance of the season by CBS are Georgia at Alabama on Oct. 17, LSU at Auburn on Oct. 31, Florida vs. Georgia in Jacksonville on Nov. 7 and Alabama at LSU on Nov. 14. CBS will also televise the SEC Football Championship Game on Dec. 19.
The SEC on CBS kickoff times are as follows:
Sept. 26 – Mississippi State at LSU, 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT
Oct. 3 – Texas A&M at Alabama, 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT
Oct. 17 – Georgia at Alabama, 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT
Oct. 31 – LSU at Auburn, 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT
Nov. 7 – Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville), 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT
Nov. 14 – Alabama at LSU, 6 pm ET / 5 pm CT
Dec. 19 – SEC Football Championship Game, time TBD
Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson, along with reporter Jamie Erdahl, are CBS Sports’ lead college football announce team. Gene Steratore will again serve as the Rules Analyst.
The 2020 SEC football season will be comprised of a 10-game Conference-only schedule and the SEC Football Championship Game will be played Dec. 19 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, rescheduled from the original date of Dec. 5. The schedule will include one mid-season open date for each school and an open date on Dec. 12 for all schools.