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SEC announces 2016 football schedules

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SEC Releases 2016 Football Schedules
Slate includes 56 SEC games in 13 weeks culminating in SEC Championship Game

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference today announced the football schedules for all 14 SEC schools for the 2016 season.

With 13 playing weekends, the 2016 schedule includes one open date for each team and conference contests scheduled each week beginning the first weekend of September.

Each SEC team will play eight conference football games to include six games against division opponents and two games against non-division opponents. One of the non-division opponents will be a permanent annual opponent and the other non-division opponent will rotate each year.

The 2016 season is the first for the SEC that adds a strength-of-schedule component that requires all schools to play an ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 or Major Independent opponent on an annual basis.

For the 25th consecutive year, the 2016 season will culminate with the SEC Championship Game on Saturday, December 3 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Week-by-week
Date Game
Week 1
Thurs., Sept. 1 South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Sat., Sept. 3 Alabama vs. Southern Cal (Arlington)
Sat., Sept. 3 Louisiana Tech at Arkansas
Sat., Sept. 3 Clemson at Auburn
Sat., Sept. 3 UMass at Florida
Sat., Sept. 3 Georgia vs. North Carolina (Atlanta)
Sat., Sept. 3 Southern Miss at Kentucky
Sat., Sept. 3 LSU vs. Wisconsin (Green Bay)
Sat., Sept. 3 South Alabama at Mississippi State
Sat., Sept. 3 Missouri at West Virginia
Sat., Sept. 3 Appalachian State at Tennessee
Sat., Sept. 3 UCLA at Texas A&M
Mon., Sept. 5 Ole Miss vs. Florida State (Orlando)
Week 2
Sat., Sept. 10 Western Kentucky at Alabama
Sat., Sept. 10 Arkansas at TCU
Sat., Sept. 10 Arkansas State at Auburn
Sat., Sept. 10 Kentucky at Florida
Sat., Sept. 10 Nicholls State at Georgia
Sat., Sept. 10 Jacksonville State at LSU
Sat., Sept. 10 Wofford at Ole Miss
Sat., Sept. 10 South Carolina at Mississippi State
Sat., Sept. 10 Eastern Michigan at Missouri
Sat., Sept. 10 Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech (Bristol)
Sat., Sept. 10 Prarie View at Texas A&M
Sat., Sept. 10 Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt
Week 3
Sat., Sept. 17 Texas State at Arkansas
Sat., Sept. 17 Texas A&M at Auburn
Sat., Sept. 17 North Texas at Florida
Sat., Sept. 17 New Mexico State at Kentucky
Sat., Sept. 17 Mississippi State at LSU
Sat., Sept. 17 Alabama at Ole Miss
Sat., Sept. 17 Georgia at Missouri
Sat., Sept. 17 East Carolina at South Carolina
Sat., Sept. 17 Ohio at Tennessee
Sat., Sept. 17 Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech
Week 4
Sat., Sept. 24 Kent State at Alabama
Sat., Sept. 24 LSU at Auburn
Sat., Sept. 24 South Carolina at Kentucky
Sat., Sept. 24 Georgia at Ole Miss
Sat., Sept. 24 Mississippi State at UMass
Sat., Sept. 24 Delaware State at Missouri
Sat., Sept. 24 Florida at Tennessee
Sat., Sept. 24 Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (Arlington)
Sat., Sept. 24 Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky
Week 5
Sat., Oct. 1 Kentucky at Alabama
Sat., Oct. 1 Alcorn State at Arkansas (Little Rock)
Sat., Oct. 1 Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn
Sat., Oct. 1 Tennessee at Georgia
Sat., Oct. 1 Missouri at LSU
Sat., Oct. 1 Memphis at Ole Miss
Sat., Oct. 1 Texas A&M at South Carolina
Sat., Oct. 1 Florida at Vanderbilt
Week 6
Sat., Oct. 8 Alabama at Arkansas
Sat., Oct. 8 LSU at Florida
Sat., Oct. 8 Vanderbilt at Kentucky
Sat., Oct. 8 Auburn at Mississippi State
Sat., Oct. 8 Georgia at South Carolina
Sat., Oct. 8 Tennessee at Texas A&M
Week 7
Sat., Oct. 15 Ole Miss at Arkansas
Sat., Oct. 15 Missouri at Florida
Sat., Oct. 15 Vanderbilt at Georgia
Sat., Oct. 15 Southern Miss at LSU
Sat., Oct. 15 Mississippi State at BYU
Sat., Oct. 15 Alabama at Tennessee
Week 8
Sat., Oct. 22 Texas A&M at Alabama
Sat., Oct. 22 Arkansas at Auburn
Sat., Oct. 22 Mississippi State at Kentucky
Sat., Oct. 22 Ole Miss at LSU
Sat., Oct. 22 Middle Tennessee at Missouri
Sat., Oct. 22 UMass at South Carolina
Sat., Oct. 22 Tennessee State at Vanderbilt
Week 9
Sat., Oct. 29 Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Sat., Oct. 29 Auburn at Ole Miss
Sat., Oct. 29 Samford at Mississippi State
Sat., Oct. 29 Kentucky at Missouri
Sat., Oct. 29 Tennessee at South Carolina
Sat., Oct. 29 New Mexico State at Texas A&M
Week 10
Sat., Nov. 5 Florida at Arkansas
Sat., Nov. 5 Vanderbilt at Auburn
Sat., Nov. 5 Georgia at Kentucky
Sat., Nov. 5 Alabama at LSU
Sat., Nov. 5 Georgia Southern at Ole Miss
Sat., Nov. 5 Texas A&M at Mississippi State
Sat., Nov. 5 Missouri at South Carolina
Sat., Nov. 5 Tennessee Tech at Tennessee
Week 11
Sat., Nov. 12 Mississippi State at Alabama
Sat., Nov. 12 LSU at Arkansas
Sat., Nov. 12 South Carolina at Florida
Sat., Nov. 12 Auburn at Georgia
Sat., Nov. 12 Vanderbilt at Missouri
Sat., Nov. 12 Kentucky at Tennessee
Sat., Nov. 12 Ole Miss at Texas A&M
Week 12
Sat., Nov. 19 UT-Chattanooga at Alabama
Sat., Nov. 19 Alabama A&M at Auburn
Sat., Nov. 19 Presbyterian at Florida
Sat., Nov. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette at Georgia
Sat., Nov. 19 Austin Peay at Kentucky
Sat., Nov. 19 South Alabama at LSU
Sat., Nov. 19 Arkansas at Mississippi State
Sat., Nov. 19 Western Carolina at South Carolina
Sat., Nov. 19 Missouri at Tennessee
Sat., Nov. 19 Texas-San Antonio at Texas A&M
Sat., Nov. 19 Ole Miss at Vanderbilt
Week 13
Thurs., Nov. 24 LSU at Texas A&M
Sat., Nov. 26 Auburn at Alabama
Sat., Nov. 26 Florida at Florida State
Sat., Nov. 26 Georgia Tech at Georgia
Sat., Nov. 26 Kentucky at Louisville
Sat., Nov. 26 Mississippi State at Ole Miss
Sat., Nov. 26 Arkansas at Missouri
Sat., Nov. 26 South Carolina at Clemson
Sat., Nov. 26 Tennessee at Vanderbilt
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Sat., Dec. 3 SEC Football Championship Game (Atlanta)

Team-By-Team

Alabama
Date Opponent
Sept. 3 Southern Cal (Arlington)
Sept. 10 WESTERN KENTUCKY
Sept. 17 at Ole Miss
Sept. 24 KENT STATE
Oct. 1 KENTUCKY
Oct. 8 at Arkansas
Oct. 15 at Tennessee
Oct. 22 TEXAS A&M
Oct. 29 open date
Nov. 5 at LSU
Nov. 12 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 19 UT-CHATTANOOGA
Nov. 26 AUBURN
Arkansas
Date Opponent
Sept. 3 LOUISIANA TECH
Sept. 10 at TCU
Sept. 17 TEXAS STATE
Sept. 24 Texas A&M (Arlington)
Oct. 1 ALCORN STATE (Little Rock)
Oct. 8 ALABAMA
Oct. 15 OLE MISS
Oct. 22 at Auburn
Oct. 29 open date
Nov. 5 FLORIDA
Nov. 12 LSU
Nov. 19 at Mississippi State
Nov. 26 at Missouri
Auburn
Date Opponent
Sept. 3 CLEMSON
Sept. 10 ARKANSAS STATE
Sept. 17 TEXAS A&M
Sept. 24 LSU
Oct. 1 LOUISIANA-MONROE
Oct. 8 at Mississippi State
Oct. 15 open date
Oct. 22 ARKANSAS
Oct. 29 at Ole Miss
Nov. 5 VANDERBILT
Nov. 12 at Georgia
Nov. 19 ALABAMA A&M
Nov. 26 at Alabama
Florida
Date Opponent
Sept. 3 UMASS
Sept. 10 KENTUCKY
Sept. 17 NORTH TEXAS
Sept. 24 at Tennessee
Oct. 1 at Vanderbilt
Oct. 8 LSU
Oct. 15 MISSOURI
Oct. 22 open date
Oct. 29 Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 5 at Arkansas
Nov. 12 SOUTH CAROLINA
Nov. 19 PRESBYTERIAN
Nov. 26 at Florida State
Georgia
Date Opponent
Sept. 3 North Carolina (Atlanta)
Sept. 10 NICHOLLS STATE
Sept. 17 at Missouri
Sept. 24 at Ole Miss
Oct. 1 TENNESSEE
Oct. 8 at South Carolina
Oct. 15 VANDERBILT
Oct. 22 open date
Oct. 29 Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 5 at Kentucky
Nov. 12 AUBURN
Nov. 19 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
Nov. 26 GEORGIA TECH
Kentucky
Date Opponent
Sept. 3 SOUTHERN MISS
Sept. 10 at Florida
Sept. 17 NEW MEXICO STATE
Sept. 24 SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 1 at Alabama
Oct. 8 VANDERBILT
Oct. 15 open date
Oct. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 29 at Missouri
Nov. 5 GEORGIA
Nov. 12 at Tennessee
Nov. 19 AUSTIN PEAY
Nov. 26 at Louisville
LSU
Date Opponent
Sept. 3 Wisconsin (Green Bay)
Sept. 10 JACKSONVILLE STATE
Sept. 17 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 24 at Auburn
Oct. 1 MISSOURI
Oct. 8 at Florida
Oct. 15 SOUTHERN MISS
Oct. 22 OLE MISS
Oct. 29 open date
Nov. 5 ALABAMA
Nov. 12 at Arkansas
Nov. 19 SOUTH ALABAMA
Nov. 24 (Thurs) at Texas A&M
Ole Miss
Date Opponent
Sept. 5 (Mon) Florida State (Orlando)
Sept. 10 WOFFORD
Sept. 17 ALABAMA
Sept. 24 GEORGIA
Oct. 1 MEMPHIS
Oct. 8 open date
Oct. 15 at Arkansas
Oct. 22 at LSU
Oct. 29 AUBURN
Nov. 5 GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Nov. 12 at Texas A&M
Nov. 19 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 26 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Mississippi State
Date Opponent
Sept. 3 SOUTH ALABAMA
Sept. 10 SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 17 at LSU
Sept. 24 at UMass
Oct. 1 open date
Oct. 8 AUBURN
Oct. 15 at BYU
Oct. 22 at Kentucky
Oct. 29 SAMFORD
Nov. 5 TEXAS A&M
Nov. 12 at Alabama
Nov. 19 ARKANSAS
Nov. 26 at Ole Miss
Missouri
Date Opponent
Sept. 3 at West Virginia
Sept. 10 EASTERN MICHIGAN
Sept. 17 GEORGIA
Sept. 24 DELAWARE STATE
Oct. 1 at LSU
Oct. 8 open date
Oct. 15 at Florida
Oct. 22 MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Oct. 29 KENTUCKY
Nov. 5 at South Carolina
Nov. 12 VANDERBILT
Nov. 19 at Tennessee
Nov. 26 ARKANSAS
South Carolina
Date Opponent
Sept. 1 (Thurs) at Vanderbilt
Sept. 10 at Mississippi State
Sept. 17 EAST CAROLINA
Sept. 24 at Kentucky
Oct. 1 TEXAS A&M
Oct. 8 GEORGIA
Oct. 15 open date
Oct. 22 UMass
Oct. 29 TENNESSEE
Nov. 5 MISSOURI
Nov. 12 at Florida
Nov. 19 WESTERN CAROLINA
Nov. 26 at Clemson
Tennessee
Date Opponent
Sept. 3 APPALACHIAN STATE
Sept. 10 Virginia Tech (Bristol)
Sept. 17 OHIO
Sept. 24 FLORIDA
Oct. 1 at Georgia
Oct. 8 at Texas A&M
Oct. 15 ALABAMA
Oct. 22 open date
Oct. 29 at South Carolina
Nov. 5 TENNESSEE TECH
Nov. 12 KENTUCKY
Nov. 19 MISSOURI
Nov. 26 at Vanderbilt
Texas A&M
Date Opponent
Sept. 3 UCLA
Sept. 10 PRAIRIE VIEW
Sept. 17 at Auburn
Sept. 24 Arkansas (Arlington)
Oct. 1 at South Carolina
Oct. 8 TENNESSEE
Oct. 15 open date
Oct. 22 at Alabama
Oct. 29 NEW MEXICO STATE
Nov. 5 at Mississippi State
Nov. 12 OLE MISS
Nov. 19 TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO
Nov. 24 (Thurs) LSU
Vanderbilt
Date Opponent
Sept. 1 (Thurs) SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 10 MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Sept. 17 at Georgia Tech
Sept. 24 at Western Kentucky
Oct. 1 FLORIDA
Oct. 8 at Kentucky
Oct. 15 at Georgia
Oct. 22 TENNESSEE STATE
Oct. 29 open date
Nov. 5 at Auburn
Nov. 12 at Missouri
Nov. 19 OLE MISS
Nov. 26 TENNESSEE