SEC Football is upon us once again. Week one begins on Thursday. Here is your one stop shop for who is playing who, when and where.
The SEC Football season is about to begin and fans are abuzz with excitement. It truly is the best time of year, the time where weekends consist of screaming at the top of your lungs at people who truly can’t hear you nor really care what you have to say, but you feel the need to scream your opinion anyway.
The season begins at Kyle Field in College Station where Texas A&M is set to take on Northwestern State on Thursday night, 7:30 CT. That game will be televised on the SEC Network if you are an Aggie fan or simply feel like starting your weekend off early and witnessing the official kick off of SEC Football.
On Saturday at noon, you have two options. South Carolina hosts Coastal Carolina (SEC Network) and Ole Miss travels to Texas Tech (ESPN). The first will consist of many loud Gamecock fans sure that this one is an easy win. The latter will likely be an offensive shootout as the Texas Tech defense can’t stop a nose bleed and the Ole Miss offense is quite potent.
Primetime brings with it the most exciting of the weekend and the least. The Georgia Bulldogs take on Austin Peay in a game that will likely be over by the end of the first quarter. You can watch that one on ESPN. Kentucky will take on Central Michigan in another should win game on ESPNU. Tennessee heads to West Virginia, shown live on CBS, as the Volunteers hope to not lose too bad. The game of the week is played on ABC as Auburn takes on Washington in a 3:30 PM ET top ten match up that will be a tone setter for each teams season as a whole.
At 4:00 PM ET, you get your choice of watching Missouri take on UT Martin or Arkansas take on Eastern Illinois. Neither will be particularly exciting, but it is SEC Football nonetheless. At 7:30 ET, there is another trio of less than exciting match ups that many will watch just to be able to watch football. Mississippi State hosts SFA, Florida hosts Charleston Southern and Vanderbilt hosts Middle Tennessee.
At 8:00 PM ET, live on ABC, you can watch the No. 1 team in the nation in Alabama take on the Louisville Cardinals. It remains in question how competitive that game really will be, but at the very least it is two Power 5 teams ready to do battle.
Finally, in the Sunday evening matchup on ABC, Miami and LSU meet to do battle. The winner of the Sunday evening in recent years has become the victim of over-hype and an inevitable downfall, so we shall see who will deal with that.
That is your week one run down. It isn’t particularly exciting in terms of match-ups, but there are a few shining stars and no matter what- football is back on our televisions ladies and gents.
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