The SEC has just announced the kickoff times and television coverage for each Week 8 league game.

The marquee games of the Oct. 22 weekend feature several interesting notes:

Following Texas A&M’s stunning 29-24 win in Tuscaloosa back in 2012, Alabama has beaten the Aggies the last three seasons. The last time A&M traveled to Bryant-Denny Stadium, the Tide won 59-0. Considering this season’s game will likely be for the West division championship, it was a no-brainer for CBS to select the game as the SEC game of the week.

Last season’s Arkansas-Auburn game ended in a Razorback win in a four-overtime thriller. The advantage in the all-time series belongs to Auburn by a slim 13-11-1 breakdown.

The last time Ole Miss traveled to LSU, back in 2014, the Tigers ended the Rebels’ undefeated season by a narrow 10-7 margin. Since taking over the Ole Miss program, head coach Hugh Freeze has a 2-2 record against the Tigers. Also of note, LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron, most known for being the head coach at Ole Miss from 2005-2007, will get his first opportunity as a head coach to beat the school that fired him at the conclusion of the 2007 season.

Mississippi State travels to Lexington as the Bulldogs are looking to extend the school’s longest winning streak in the series to eight games. MSU head coach Dan Mullen is a perfect 7-0 against Kentucky. The all-time series edge barely belongs to Mississippi State – MSU is 22-21 against Kentucky.


UMass at South Carolina, Noon, SEC Network

Texas A&M at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS

Middle Tennessee at Missouri, 4 p.m., SEC Network

Arkansas at Auburn, 6p.m., ESPN

Mississippi State at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

Tennessee State at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU

Ole Miss at LSU, 9 p.m, ESPN