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SEC On CBS: Get Ready For An Unpredictable College Football Season!

Lead analyst Gary Danielson, lead reporter Jamie Erdahl, and lead play-by-play announcer Brad Nessler head up CBS Sports' announce team for the SEC on CBS.

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Six matchups to watch as college football's top conference gears up for kickoff.

By Nate Millado

Calling 2020's unprecedented college football season "unpredictable" is an understatement. (Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the SEC schedule is kicking off later than usual.) But there are three certain things in life: death, taxes…and the Southeastern Conference as the best conference in college football.

These six fall matchups could very well determine who makes it out of the SEC and advances to the College Football Playoff.

Watch the week's best game from the SEC on CBS or stream live on CBS All Access, with additional coverage on CBSSports.com, CBS Sports app, and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news service.

Sept. 26: Mississippi State at LSU

During these unprecedented times, the SEC has chosen to forgo non-conference matchups and forge ahead with a 10-game, conference-only season. First-year Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach debuts his Air Raid offense against the reigning national champs—in Death Valley. No pressure, Bulldogs! BTW, last year the LSU Tigers finished 15–0.

Watch Mississippi State at LSU, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS or stream live on CBS All Access, with additional coverage on CBSSports.com, CBS Sports app, and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news service.

Oct. 3: Texas A&M at Alabama

If you want to be the best, you've gotta beat the best. But Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher definitely has his work cut out for him, as the Aggies need to get by Bama (in Tuscaloosa, no less!) early in the season. Meanwhile, Nick Saban and Alabama have something to prove after their "off" year—if you could even call an 11–2 campaign a failure. But for the Crimson Tide faithful, anything less than a national title is a disappointment.

Watch Texas A&M at Alabama, Oct. 3, at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS or stream live on CBS All Access, with additional coverage on CBSSports.com, CBS Sports app, and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news service.

Oct. 17: Georgia at Alabama

The Georgia Bulldogs have had a stranglehold on the SEC East the last few seasons, so this prime-time clash of interdivisional titans could be a preview of the SEC Championship Game. After getting throttled by LSU in last year's championship 37–10, Kirby Smart's squad looks to start from scratch, offensively, with a new OC and QB.

Watch UGA at Alabama, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS or stream live on CBS All Access, with additional coverage on CBSSports.com, CBS Sports app, and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news service.

Oct. 31: LSU at Auburn

Which Tigers are the best of the West? This rivalry has gifted us with some exciting back-and-forth, four-quarter fights. And while LSU has won three in a row, Auburn lost by margins of only 3, 1, and 4 points. The winner heads into bye week with a leg up in the division; the loser likely fails to live up to preseason expectations.

Watch LSU at Auburn, Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS or stream live on CBS All Access, with additional coverage on CBSSports.com, CBS Sports app, and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news service.

Nov. 7: Florida vs. Georgia

The East usually goes through Jacksonville and this year's clash between rivals Florida and Georgia could very well decide who represents the division in Atlanta. It's season 3 for Florida head coach Dan Mullen—and playoff-or-bust for the Gators.

Watch Florida-Georgia, Nov. 7, at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS or stream live on CBS All Access, with additional coverage on CBSSports.com, CBS Sports app, and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news service.

Nov. 14: Alabama at LSU

LSU finally ended its eight-game losing streak to Bama in 2019, en route to an undefeated championship season. This is perennially the game of the year—heck, in 2011, it was billed as the Game of the Century—so the anticipation for this potential Top 5 matchup will be off the charts.

Watch Alabama at LSU, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. ET on CBS or stream live on CBS All Access, with additional coverage on CBSSports.com, CBS Sports app, and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news service.

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