The SEC released the television schedule for Week 5 on Monday, with eight games on the slate including five conference games. The Mississippi State Bulldogs will be idle in Week 5.
Here’s the full slate, all times Eastern, and all games to be played on Saturday, October 1.
The Morning Shift
12:00 PM: Florida at Vanderbilt (SEC Network); Alcorn State at Arkansas (SEC Network+)
Florida-Vanderbilt is in the old JP time slot? Of COURSE Florida-Vanderbilt is in the old JP time slot! Meanwhile, Arkansas plays Alcorn State in its lone home game in Little Rock; that game will be televised on SEC Network+.
The Afternoon Shift
3:30 PM: Tennessee at Georgia (CBS); Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn (SEC Network+)
4:00 PM: Texas A&M at South Carolina (SEC Network)
For the second week in a row, the Tennessee Volunteers get the CBS game, this time on the road as the Vols go between the hedges for a game that could decide the East title (though, obviously, Florida may have something to say about that this week). Meanwhile Texas A&M heads to South Carolina for a mid-afternoon showdown against the Gamecocks and Auburn steps out of conference to host UL-Monroe in what should be a win for Gus Malzahn’s squad.
The Evening Shift
7:00 PM: Kentucky at Alabama (ESPN); Memphis at Ole Miss (SEC Network+ OR ESPNU/ESPN2)
7:30 PM: Missouri at LSU (SEC Network)
This is a rather weak slate in the late time slot. Alabama faces a Kentucky team that’s given up 131 points in three games; you may want to hide the children for that one. Missouri travels to LSU for what is, quite shockingly, the second meeting ever between the two schools and the first since the 1978 Liberty Bowl. Finally, Ole Miss hosts what should be an undefeated Memphis team (the Tigers host 1-2 Bowling Green on Saturday) in what could be an interesting non-conference game.