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Early Season Football Television Schedule Announced

117 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Fred Daniels

BIRMNGHAM, Ala. (May 27, 2021) - The first three weeks of the SEC football television schedule were announced on Thursday by the SEC Office, including the weekly staple of the SEC Network triple-header beginning opening weekend.

The SEC Network Saturday schedule opens the season with three games on September 4. The first Conference matchup of the year will feature Missouri at Kentucky the following weekend on September 11 on SEC Network.

As previously announced, Tennessee will host Bowling Green to begin the season on Thursday, September 2, on the SEC Network at 8 p.m. ET. The SEC Network will air 10 games during the first three weeks of the season.

The SEC on CBS begins on September 18 when Alabama visits Florida at 3:30 ET.

A number of non-conference games, but no more than one per year per school, will appear on ESPN+ as part of the SEC's recently announced media rights agreement with The Walt Disney Company. The home institution has the benefit of determining the start time in a non-exclusive broadcast window for all games carried on a digital platform. This year, those contests will also air on the SEC Network+ digital platform. Both streams are accessible in the ESPN app via connected devices. Nine such contests will air the opening three weeks of the 2021 season, with additional games to be added throughout the season via the normal in-season selection process.

September 2 (Thursday)

Bowling Green at Tennessee SECN at 8:00 ET

September 4

La. Monroe at Kentucky on SECN at 12:00 ET

Rice at Arkansas on ESPN+/SECN+ (Digital) at 2:00 ET

Alabama vs. Miami on (Atlanta) ABC (Chick-fil-A Kickoff) at 3:30 ET

La. Tech at Miss. State on ESPNU at 4:00 ET

Central Michigan at Missouri on SECN at 4:00 ET

Eastern Illinois at South Carolina on ESPN+/SECN+ (Digital) at 7:00 ET

Akron at Auburn on ESPN+/SECN+ (Digital) at 7:00 ET

Georgia vs. Clemson (Charlotte) on ABC (Duke's Mayo Classic) at 7:30 ET

Florida Atlantic at Florida on SECN at 7:30 ET

Kent State at Texas A&M on ESPNU at 8:00 ET

East Tennessee at Vanderbilt on ESPN+/SECN+ (Digital) at 8:00 ET

LSU at UCLA on FOX at 8:30 ET

September 6 (Monday)

Ole Miss vs. Louisville (Atlanta) on ESPN (Chick-fil-A Kickoff) at 8:00 ET

September 11

Alabama State at Auburn on SECN at 12:00 ET

Pittsburgh at Tennessee on ESPN at 12:00 ET

Florida at South Florida on ABC at 12:00 ET

South Carolina at East Carolina on ESPN2 at 12:00 ET

UAB at Georgia on ESPN2 at 3:30 ET

Texas A&M vs Colorado (Denver) on FOX at 3:30 ET

Mercer at Alabama on SECN at 4:00 ET

Texas at Arkansas on ESPN at 7:00 ET

NC State at Miss. State on ESPN2 or ESPNU at 7:00 ET

Missouri at Kentucky on SECN at 7:30 ET

Austin Peay at Ole Miss on ESPN+/SECN+ (Digital) at 7:30 ET

McNeese State at LSU on ESPN+/SECN+ (Digital) at 8:00 ET

Vanderbilt at Colorado State on CBSSN at 10:00 pm ET

September 18

New Mexico at Texas A&M on SECN at 12:00 ET

Chattanooga at Kentucky on ESPN+/SECN+ (Digital) at 12:00 ET

Southeast Missouri at Missouri on ESPN+/SECN+ (Digital) at 12:00 ET

Tennessee Tech at Tennessee on ESPN+/SECN+ (Digital) at 12:00 ET

Alabama at Florida on CBS at 3:30 ET

Georgia Southern at Arkansas on SECN at 4:00 ET

Miss. State at Memphis on ESPN2 at 4:00 ET

South Carolina at Georgia on ESPN at 7:00 ET

Central Michigan at LSU on SECN at 7:30 ET

Auburn at Penn State on ABC at 7:30 ET

Tulane at Ole Miss on ESPN2 at 8:00 ET

Stanford at Vanderbilt on ESPNU at 8:00 ET

October 9

CBS Doubleheader on CBS at 3:30 ET

CBS Doubleheader on CBS at 8:00 ET

October 16

CBS Doubleheader on CBS at 12:00 ET

CBS Doubleheader on CBS at 3:30 ET

October 30

Georgia vs Florida (Jacksonville) on CBS at 3:30 ET

November 25 (Thursday)

Ole Miss at Mississippi State on ESPN at 7:30 ET

November 26 (Friday)

Missouri at Arkansas on CBS at 3:30 ET

December 4

SEC Football Championship Game on CBS at 4:00 ET