COVID-19 has forced almost every sport, including college football, to make adjustments. The Southeastern Conference in particular has had to make some last-minute adjustments that will impact the remaining schedule.
On Friday, the SEC announced a revised schedule for games set to be played on Dec. 5. The reason for the revisions? The conference wants every team play 10 regular season games.
Here is how things look for Dec. 5:
- Alabama at LSU (rescheduled from Nov. 14)
- Arkansas at Missouri (rescheduled from Nov. 28)
- Florida at Tennessee
- South Carolina at Kentucky
- Texas A&M at Auburn
- Vanderbilt at Georgia
The SEC was always going to make sure that the Alabama/LSU rivalry game would be played. Last season, the 46-41 shootout was considered one of the best games of the college football season. Joe Burrow and most of his supporting LSU cast may be gone from that squad, but there is a lot of hatred between these two programs — and that’s going to attract eyeballs. If history tells us anything, the game should be entertaining.
Hopefully the ongoing issues with COVID-19 cooperate enough for things to play out as they’re supposed to.
A few of the games that were set to be played next Saturday are still pending, however, including Alabama at Arkansas, Ole Miss at LSU, and Missouri at Mississippi State.
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