Alabama at LSU football has been rescheduled to next Saturday, Dec. 5, with the Crimson Tide's matchup at Arkansas expected to be moved to Dec. 12.
The game will kick off at 7 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on CBS.
While several reports came out on Friday morning, the SEC confirmed the schedule change on Friday afternoon in form of a statement.
“The cooperation and flexibility of our coaches, athletics directors and campus leaders along with the dedication of our student-athletes now provides the opportunity to reach this point in the season with the ability for each SEC team to play ten football games in 2020,” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in the statement. “We knew before the season there would be interruptions and scheduling challenges related to COVID-19 and we will continue to manage the remaining weeks of the football schedule to allow for as many games to be played as possible, with a continuing focus on determining an SEC champion.”
Alabama at LSU was originally scheduled to take place on Nov. 14 in Baton Rouge but was postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests on the Tigers roster inhibiting the team from being able to play.
Back on Tuesday, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman hinted that the Razorbacks' upcoming game against Alabama might be pushed back, but said that he and his team wouldn't really know until Friday.
“I don’t know exactly how they’re going to put it down," Pittman said on his weekly radio show, Sam Pittman Live. "Do we play Alabama next weekend? Do we play Missouri next weekend? After that I think they’re going to try to figure out whether we’re going to play the other opponent on the 12th, or do we wait until the 19th. We don’t know, but my indication is we’ll know a little more Friday about what our remaining two games look like. They’re definitely being rescheduled, and unless COVID hits the other team, we’ll play those games.”
Along with Alabama at LSU being rescheduled and the Crimson Tide at Razorbacks potentially pushed back to Dec. 12, Arkansas will now play at Missouri, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 28.
No other games on the schedule have been changed.
Here is an updated look at the SEC football schedule 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