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CBS Loses SEC Game for Second Straight Week, Replaces It With Mountain West Matchup

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For the second time in a row, CBS has lost their SEC college football game of the week due to COVID-19 issues. Last week, the network lost Alabama-LSU. LSU may be having a down year, but Alabama-LSU remains a major rivalry game. It also would have been preceded by the penultimate round of The Masters, which would have boosted viewership. Losing it was a major blow for CBS.

This week, CBS is losing Texas A&M versus Ole Miss as the Aggies battle a combination of positive tests and contact tracing. Today, the network announced that in lieu of the SEC game, they will air a Mountain West matchup between San Diego State and Nevada with their top team of announcers that includes Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, and Jamie Erdahl:

While CBS deserves credit for making the most of the situation, it’s still a big blow for them to lose an SEC game two weeks in a row. With the season entering the home stretch before conference championship games, we hope this will be the last time that this happens.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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