2020 SEC Football Schedule: Matches start September 26 with Alabama-Georgia on October 17, Alabama-LSU on November 14

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The SEC intends to move forward and play the 2020 college football season. On Monday, the league officially released its revamped 10-game conference schedule. As previously announced, the SEC will begin playing on September 26, which would normally be Week 4 of the season.

A number of big games have been moved due to the adjusted schedule. The Florida-Georgia game, which normally takes place within the seven-day Halloween weekend, will instead be played in the new “Week 7” on November 7th. The game is still scheduled for Jacksonville, Florida. Speaking of the Gators, their annual Tennessee rivalry game has been moved to December 5, marking the first time since 2001 that the game will be played in the last week of the season.

Although the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn will remain on Nov. 28, it will no longer be the last regular season game of the season for either team. The Crimson Tide will travel to Arkansas the following week with the Tigers hosting Texas A&M.

Each SEC team has a built-in holiday week between Week 5 and Week 7, plus a conference-wide open week on December 12 to account for any disruption that may arise. The SEC Championship game, originally scheduled for December 5 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, will be played on December 19 instead.

Check out the full schedule below.

Week 1 (September 26)
Alabama au Missouri
Florida to Ole Miss
Georgia and Arkansas
Kentucky à Auburn
Mississippi State at LSU
Tennessee and South Carolina
Vanderbilt chez Texas A&M

Week 2 (October 3)
Texas A&M in Alabama
Arkansas to Mississippi State
Auburn in Georgia
South Carolina to Florida
Ole Miss au Kentucky
LSU at Vanderbilt
Missouri au Tennessee

Week 3 (October 10)
Alabama and Ole Miss
Arkansas à Auburn
Tennessee and Georgia
Florida at Texas A&M
State of Mississippi in Kentucky
Missouri at LSU
South Carolina to Vanderbilt

Week 4 (October 17)
Georgia in Alabama
Ole Miss in Arkansas
Auburn in South Carolina
LSU and Florida
Kentucky au Tennessee
Texas A&M to Mississippi State
Vanderbilt au Missouri

Week 5 (October 24)
Alabama au Tennessee
Auburn chez Ole Miss
Missouri Florida
Georgia to Kentucky
South Carolina to LSU

Goodbye: Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, State of Mississippi, Arkansas

Week 6 (October 31)
Mississippi State in Alabama
Arkansas à Texas A&M
LSU in Auburn
Kentucky au Missouri
Be Miss Vanderbilt

Byes: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee

Week 7 (November 7)
Tennessee à Arkansas
Florida vs Georgia (Jacksonville, FL)
Vanderbilt in the State of Mississippi
Texas A&M in South Carolina

Goodbye: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Missouri

Week 8 (November 14)
Alabama to LSU
Arkansas and Florida
Auburn to the State of Mississippi
Georgia to Missouri
Vanderbilt au Kentucky
South Carolina to Ole Miss
Texas A&M au Tennessee

Week 9 (November 21)
Kentucky à Alabama
LSU in Arkansas
Tennessee to Auburn
Florida to Vanderbilt
Mississippi State in Georgia
Miss Miss at Texas A&M
Missouri South Carolina

Week 10 (November 28)
Auburn en Alabama
Arkansas au Missouri
Kentucky and Floride
Georgia and South Carolina
LSU at Texas A&M
Mississippi State to Ole Miss
Tennessee à Vanderbilt

Week 11 (December 5)
Alabama à Arkansas
Texas A&M à Auburn
Florida in Tennessee
Vanderbilt in Georgia
South Carolina to Kentucky
Ole Miss at LSU
Missouri to the State of Mississippi

The league agreed to its changed schedule at the end of July and announced in early August that the team would be entitled to two more games on top of its normal eight-game conference schedule. Understandably, not everyone came out a winner, and reports indicated that a conference call with the coaches was “controversial” about some competitive imbalances, if you will.

Still, football is played – or at least is planned, but it is far from a given in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the world.

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