Updated SEC kickoff times, TV programming for Week 13's rivalry week
Sadly, the final regular season weekend of the college football season is nearly upon us. Although on the bright side, after a dog Week 12 slate, the SEC finishes the regular season on a high note and will deliver a schedule worthy of closing out the season.
Notes on the Week 13 rivalry games:
Thanks to the holiday, this week will be a bit unusual as SEC teams play on both Thursday and Friday, starting with LSU and Texas A&M on Thanksgiving. The Tigers have won all four meetings between the schools since A&M joined the SEC and have held the Aggie offense in check. The most points A&M has scored on LSU during the four-year span is 19.
The Tigers have won all four meetings between the schools since A&M joined the SEC and have held the Aggie offense in check. The most points A&M has scored on LSU during the four-year span is 19.
Florida State hosts Florida after winning three years in a row and five of the last six seasons, although the Gators’ 2012 win was in Tallahassee. Despite the Noles recent success, Florida still holds a comfortable margin in the all-time series, leading 34-24-2.
South Carolina travels to Clemson in hopes of ending the two-year skid to its in-state rival. Before the Tiger streak began, the Gamecocks had beaten Clemson five years in a row. Clemson holds the all-time edge 67-42-4 .
Louisville hosts Kentucky after having won five years in a row and the Cardinals look to have its best team yet under Bobby Petrino this season. The all-time series between the two schools is tied at 14 a piece.
Georgia hosts Georgia Tech after going 13-2 against the Yellow Jackets since 2001. UGA leads the all-time series 65-40-5.
Tennessee will travel to its in-state little brother Vanderbilt to close out the regular season in a game that could have huge implications for the Vols. If Florida loses to LSU and the Vols beat Missouri the week prior, this game will determine the SEC East division. Tennessee has won two in a row against Vandy but the Commodores won the two years prior. UT holds the all-time edge 75-30-5.
In the Egg Bowl, Ole Miss has won three of the last four in the rivalry, while MSU has won four of the last seven under Dan Mullen. Ole Miss holds the all-time Egg Bowl edge, 63-43-6.
In arguably the greatest college football rivalry of them all, Alabama hosts Auburn after winning the last two in the series. If not for a Kick Six miracle finish and a Cam Newton comeback, the Tide could be on an eight-game winning streak in the series. It will likely take another outstanding performance from the Tigers to win this season in Tuscaloosa. Of course, Auburn won six in a row and seven of eight before the Tide started its own run in 2008. Alabama holds the all-time lead in the series 44-34-1.
WEEK 13 SEC KICKOFF TIMES (Nov. 24 – 26 ALL TIMES ET)
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, Nov. 24:
- LSU at Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Friday, Nov. 25:
- Arkansas at Missouri, 2:30 p.m., CBS
Saturday, Nov. 26:
- Georgia Tech at Georgia, Noon, SEC Network
- Auburn at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS
- Mississippi State at Ole Miss, 3:30 p.m., SEC Network
- Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network
The following games kickoff and television coverage will be decided at a later date: South Carolina at Clemson, Florida at Florida State, Kentucky at Louisville