From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – The Southeastern Conference has announced a revised schedule for football games to be played on Dec. 5 as a result of game postponements during the 2020 season.
The revisions, which allow each conference team the opportunity to play 10 games this season, were announced on Friday through a press release from SEC Director of Communications Chuck Dunlap.
The schedule for Dec. 5 includes two games rescheduled from earlier in the season, Alabama at LSU and Arkansas at Missouri, and moves three games originally scheduled for Dec. 5 to a date to be determined. The Alabama at Arkansas, Ole Miss at LSU and Missouri at Mississippi State games, originally scheduled for Dec. 5, will be rescheduled.
Revised schedule of SEC football games for Dec. 5:
- Alabama at LSU (rescheduled from Nov. 14)
- Arkansas at Missouri (rescheduled from Nov. 28)
- Florida at Tennessee
- South Carolina at Kentucky
- Texas A&M at Auburn
- Vanderbilt at Georgia
Because CBS had rights to the originally scheduled Alabama at LSU game on Nov. 14, the rescheduled game on Dec. 5 will be televised by CBS at 7 p.m. as part of a CBS doubleheader.
The following games were originally scheduled for Dec. 5 and will now be rescheduled:
- Alabama at Arkansas
- Ole Miss at LSU
- Missouri at Mississippi State
“The cooperation and flexibility of our coaches, athletics directors and campus leaders along with the dedication of our student-athletes now provides the opportunity to reach this point in the season with the ability for each SEC team to play 10 football games in 2020,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “We knew before the season there would be interruptions and scheduling challenges related to COVID-19 and we will continue to manage the remaining weeks of the football schedule to allow for as many games to be played as possible, with a continuing focus on determining an SEC champion.”