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SEC Football Week 1 Schedule, TV Times, and How to Watch

It's about time we had some games.

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

GAME OF THE WEEK

Arizona State

Sat., 7 p.m. ET

Texas A and M

ESPN

There might be more national attention on Wisconsin-Alabama, but this should be the most exciting game involving SEC teams this weekend. The Aggies can make a huge statement by taking out one of the Pac-12's best teams, and don't think for a second that people won't point to this game later when arguing about whether the SEC West or Pac-12 South is the tougher division. Beyond that? The high powered offenses should make it a load of fun.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

North Carolina

6 p.m. ET

South Carolina

ESPN

These teams both had great offenses and bad defenses last year. Which team shores up the defense better this year might be the one who takes it.

Western Kentucky

8 p.m. ET

Vanderbilt

SEC Network

Vandy is actually the betting underdog in this game according to Vegas. Sorry, Vandy.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

UL-Monroe

Noon ET

Georgia

SEC Network

All eyes will be on the Bulldog quarterbacks. Greyson Lamber will start, but how much will he play? How much will Brice Ramsey play? How irrelevant will the run game make them both look?

UT-Martin

Noon ET

Ole Miss

SECN Alternate

In a common theme around the conference, this game is a chance for an SEC team to test out battling quarterbacks against a lesser opponent.

Louisville

3:30 p.m. ET

Auburn

CBS

The Tigers don't have a quarterback controversy, but it'll still be fascinating to watch Jeremy Johnson's first start as the actual named starter and not just as a fill-in starter for a suspended Nick Marshall. Bobby Petrino teams tend to take a big leap forward in the second seasons, so the Cardinals should be tough.

UTEP

3:30 p.m. ET

Arkansas

ESPNU

Let the bludgeoning begin.

SEMO

4 p.m. ET

Missouri

SECN Alternate

There isn't a quarterback controversy to speak of here, but if Maty Mauk looks iffy and Drew Lock looks good, expect to hear some grumbling out of Columbia.

Bowling Green

4 p.m. ET

Tennessee

SEC Network

The Volunteers begin what we expect to be their first true run at an SEC East title since 2007 with a tune up against the favorite in the East division of the MAC.

UL-Lafayette

7 p.m. ET

Kentucky

ESPNU

The Wildcats had better be ready for this one, as ULL has won nine games each of the past four seasons. UK should win, but the Cajuns aren't a pushover.

McNeese State

7:30 p.m. ET

LSU

SECN Alternate

Brandon Harris should put on a show here. If he doesn't, the howling in Baton Rouge will be strong.

New Mexico State

7:30 p.m. ET

Florida

SEC Network

Yeah, yeah, it's another quarterback controversy thing here. It's true, but Florida has some of the biggest O-line questions in the league. If those QBs can't stay clean against the Aggies, it's bad news for the rest of the year.

Wisconsin

8 p.m. ET

Alabama

ABC

This is a bad, bad matchup for Wisconsin. The Badgers will certainly not roll over or anything, but running against Bama's front seven is going to be a very tough thing to pull off this year.

Miss State

10 p.m. ET

Southern Miss

Fox Sports 1

Yep, State is traveling to Southern for this one. No, it shouldn't make a difference in the outcome of the game.