SEC early season 2021 football TV schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The SEC early season 2021 football TV schedule has been announced. A total of 39 games are now set for the first three weeks of the college football season.

The Tennessee Volunteers will be the first SEC team in action in the fall of 2021 when they host the Bowling Green Falcons at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., on Thursday, Sept. 2. The game will be televised by the SEC Network at 8:00pm ET.

The opening Saturday features a few good non-conference games — Miami FL vs. Alabama (in Atlanta, GA), Georgia vs. Clemson (in Charlotte, NC), Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State, and LSU at UCLA.

On Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 6), the Ole Miss Rebels will face the Louisville Cardinals in the second Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta. The game will be televised by ESPN at 8:00pm ET.

Conference action gets underway in Week 2 (Saturday, Sept. 11) when the Missouri Tigers travel to take on the Kentucky Wildcats. The game will be televised by the SEC Network at 7:30pm ET.

Listed below are the SEC games that have been selected for television as of May 27. All remaining SEC controlled games will be announced six-to-12 days prior to the date of the game.

SEC Early Season 2021 Football TV Schedule

*All times Eastern.

Thursay, Sept. 2
Bowling Green at Tennessee – 8pm, SECN

Saturday, Sept. 4
ULM at Kentucky – 12pm, SECN
Rice at Arkansas – 2pm, ESPN+/SECN+
Alabama vs. Miami (Atlanta) – 3:30pm, ABC
La. Tech at Miss. State – 4pm, ESPNU
Central Michigan at Missouri – 4pm, SECN
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina – 7pm, ESPN+/SECN+
Akron at Auburn – 7pm, ESPN+/SECN+
Georgia vs. Clemson (Charlotte) – 7:30pm, ABC
Florida Atlantic at Florida – SECN at 7:30pm
Kent State at Texas A&M – 8pm, ESPNU
ETSU at Vanderbilt – 8pm, ESPN+/SECN+
LSU at UCLA – 8:30pm, FOX

Monday, Sept. 6
Ole Miss vs. Louisville (Atlanta) – 8pm, ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 11
Alabama State at Auburn – 12pm, SECN
Pittsburgh at Tennessee – 12pm, ESPN
Florida at South Florida – 12pm, ABC
South Carolina at East Carolina – 12pm, ESPN2
UAB at Georgia – 3:30pm, ESPN2
Texas A&M vs Colorado (Denver) – 3:30pm, FOX
Mercer at Alabama – 4pm, SECN
Texas at Arkansas – 7pm, ESPN
NC State at Miss. State – 7pm, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Missouri at Kentucky – 7:30pm, SECN
Austin Peay at Ole Miss – 7:30pm, ESPN+/SECN+
McNeese State at LSU – 8pm, ESPN+/SECN+
Vanderbilt at Colorado State 10pm, CBSSN

Saturday, Sept. 18
New Mexico at Texas A&M – 12pm, SECN
Chattanooga at Kentucky – 12pm, ESPN+/SECN+
Southeast Missouri at Missouri – 12pm, ESPN+/SECN+
Tennessee Tech at Tennessee – 12pm, ESPN+/SECN+
Alabama at Florida – 3:30pm, CBS
Georgia Southern at Arkansas – 4pm, SECN
Miss. State at Memphis – 4pm, ESPN2
South Carolina at Georgia – 7pm, ESPN
Central Michigan at LSU – 7:30pm, SECN
Auburn at Penn State – 7:30pm, ABC
Tulane at Ole Miss – 8pm, ESPN2
Stanford at Vanderbilt – 8pm, ESPNU

Saturday, Oct. 9
CBS Doubleheader CBS – 3:30pm
CBS Doubleheader CBS – 8pm

Saturday, Oct. 16
CBS Doubleheader CBS – 12pm
CBS Doubleheader CBS – 3:30pm

Saturday, Oct. 30
Georgia vs Florida (Jacksonville) – 3:30pm, CBS

Thursday, Nov. 25
Ole Miss at Mississippi State – 7:30pm, ESPN

Friday, Nov. 26
Missouri at Arkansas – 3:30pm, CBS

Saturday, Dec 4
SEC Football Championship Game – 4pm, CBS

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