SEC football schedule 2023: SEC on CBS slate announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The SEC football schedule is coming into focus as the 2023 SEC on CBS slate of games was announced on Tuesday. CBS Sports coverage of the SEC begins on Saturday, Sept. 16 with South Carolina visiting Georgia.

The SEC on CBS schedule in 2023 features a total of 15 games, three of which were confirmed today — the previously mentioned South Carolina at Georgia contest (Sept. 16; 3:30pm ET), the annual Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville, Florida (Oct. 28, 3:30pm ET), and Missouri at Arkansas (Friday, Nov. 24, 4pm ET).

CBS will again televise two SEC football doubleheaders during the 2023 college football season. The first CBS doubleheader is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 with noon ET and 3:30pm ET games.

The second SEC doubleheader on CBS is slated for Saturday, Nov. 4 in the 3:30pm ET and 7:45pm ET time slots.

Several additional games were included in the CBS release today — Air Force at Navy on Oct. 21 (noon ET), the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 2 (4pm ET), the annual Army-Navy Game on Dec. 9 (3pm ET), and the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Dec. 29 (2pm ET).

All remaining SEC On CBS games will be announced six-to-12 days prior to the date of the game.

2023 SEC on CBS Football Schedule

*All times Eastern.

Saturday, Sept. 16
3:30pm – South Carolina at Georgia

Saturday, Sept. 23
3:30pm – SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Sept. 30
3:30pm – SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Oct. 7
3:30pm – SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Oct. 14
Noon – SEC on CBS
3:30pm – SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Oct. 21
3:30pm – SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Oct. 28
3:30pm – Georgia vs. Florida

Saturday, Nov. 4
3:30pm – SEC on CBS
7:45pm – SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Nov. 11
3:30pm – SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Nov. 18
3:30pm – SEC Game of the Week

Friday, Nov. 24
4pm – Missouri at Arkansas

Saturday, Nov. 25
3:30pm – SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Dec. 2
4:00pm – SEC Championship

Football Schedules

Comments (11)

maybe it will be announced later but army vs air force this year will probably be on fox or fs1 this year based on this

Looking back it used to be on CBSSN but after the pandemic it got the promotion to CBS. A site change from Arlington to Denver may explain it possibly being on Fox or FS1 this year

For November 4th, I was surprised that CBS has scheduled a 7:45 pm eastern time game as opposed to 8:00 pm Eastern Time because of the early start time in the Southeastern Conference!

CBS used to schedule a 8:00 pm Eastern Time game in previous years of the Southeastern Conference football!

My guess of what the unannounced games will be.

9/23 Ole Miss @ Alabama
9/30 Georgia@Auburn
10/7 Alabama@ Texas A&M
10/14 Texas A&M@Tennessee Noon
Auburn@LSU 3:30
10/21 Tennessee@Alabama
11/4 Arkansas@Florida 3:30
LSU@Alabama 7:45
11/11 Florida@LSU
11/18 Georgia@Tennessee
11/25 Florida St. @Florida

CBS is also supposed to have 7 total Big Ten games. They announced Penn St. Iowa 9/23 in primetime. My guess is they will go with the following 6 Big Ten games

9/2 Ohio St. @Indiana
9/16 Penn St. @Illinois
10/21 Minnesota@Iowa
10/28 Michigan St. @Minnesota
11/11 Northwestern@Wisconsin
11/24 Penn St. vs Michigan St.

Keep in mind that NBC owns the B10 primetime slot (unless they exchange with CBS or don’t put a B10 game in primetime).
It’s already been announced that NBC will show the PSU-MSU game on 11/24.
Also keep in mind that CBS will get roughly 1/4th the top B10 picks, 1/4th the 2nd B10 picks, and half the 3rd B10 picks so usually not the best games.

NBC will likely put OSU@ND (9/23) and USC@ND (10/14) in primetime. CBS already has PSU-Iowa 9/23 in primetime. 10/14, CBS will likely put one of IU@UMich/OSU@PU/Iowa@UW in primetime.
That’s 2 games.

The Iowa-UNL game on Black Friday to CBS gives it 3 games.

CBS has the afternoon slot free in weeks 1 and 2 to show B10 games, but the games the B10 owns in week 2 are dreadful. But Week 1, CBS will show OSU@IU or ECU@UMich. And Thursday the UNL@UMTC game (or Friday the CMU@MSU game, though I doubt they’d like that).
That gives CBS 5 B10 games.

The other 2 CBS games would have to be in primetime when NBC trades with CBS.
There are only a handful of other weeks when the B10 has 3 “top 3-worthy games” in a week:
9/30: UMich@UNL, PSU@NU, MSU@Iowa
11/4: OSU@RU, PSU@UMD, PU@UMich

11/18, none of the 3 big dogs want to play at night in late November.

So that’s the list of CBS games:
8/31: Th UNL@UMTC at night
9/2: OSU@IU or ECU@UMich afternoon
9/23: PSU-Iowa in primetime
9/30: UMich@UNL or PSU@NU or MSU@Iowa in primetime
10/14: IU@UMich or OSU@PU or Iowa@UW in primetime
11/4: OSU@RU or PSU@UMD or PU@UMich in primetime
11/24: Iowa@UNL Black Friday at noon.

Wait, 11/4: OSU@RU / PSU@UMD / PU@UMich
will be shown by

Bedlam on Big Noon on Fox.