Alabama-Tennessee Potential Top 10 Duel Grabbed By CBS On 3rd Saturday Of October

A potential top 10 matchup between Alabama and Tennessee on Oct. 15 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville was grabbed by CBS on Monday.

No. 1 Alabama (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) hosts Texas A&M (3-2, 1-1 SEC) at 8 p.m. Saturday on CBS, while No. 8 Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) will be at No. 25 LSU (4-1, 2-0 SEC) at noon Saturday on ESPN. Should Alabama and Tennessee each win, the game on Oct. 15 would be at least a top eight pairing and could be higher.


The Alabama-Tennessee game will fall on the third Saturday of October, which was its annual spot for decades. The two teams last played on that Saturday in 2019 with the Tide winning, 35-13, on Oct. 19 in Tuscaloosa.

The other SEC games on Oct. 15 will be:

Auburn at No. 9 Ole Miss, Noon, ESPN.

Arkansas at Brigham Young, 3:30 p.m., ABC or ESPN.

Vanderbilt at Georgia, 3:30 p.m., SEC Network.

LSU at Florida, 7 p.m., ESPN.

Mississippi State at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

This Saturday's games will be:

No. 8 Tennessee at No. 25 LSU, Noon, ESPN.

Arkansas at No. 23 Mississippi State, Noon, SEC Network.

Missouri at Florida, Noon, ESPNU.

Auburn at No. 2 Georgia, 3:30 p.m., CBS.

No. 9 Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m., SEC Network

South Carolina at No. 13 Kentucky, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama, 8 p.m., CBS.

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Guilbeau joined OutKick as an SEC columnist in September of 2021 after covering LSU and the Saints for 17 years at USA TODAY Louisiana. He has been a national columnist/feature writer since the summer of 2022, covering college football, basketball and baseball with some NFL, NBA, MLB, TV and Movies and general assignment, including hot dog taste tests. A New Orleans native and Mizzou graduate, he has consistently won Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) awards since covering Alabama and Auburn at the Mobile Press-Register (1993-98) and LSU and the Saints at the Baton Rouge Advocate (1998-2004). In 2021, Guilbeau won an FWAA 1st for a game feature, placed in APSE Beat Writing, Breaking News and Explanatory, and won Beat Writer of the Year from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He won an FWAA columnist 1st in 2017 and was FWAA's top overall winner in 2016 with 1st in game story, 2nd in columns, and features honorable mention. Guilbeau completed a book in 2022 about LSU's five-time national champion coach - "Everything Matters In Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story" - that is available at, and Barnes & Noble outlets. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, the former Michelle Millhollon of Thibodaux who previously covered politics for the Baton Rouge Advocate and is a communications director.