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SEC announces Mississippi State football schedule for Dec. 12 and 19

The announcement comes as a result of game postponements.

NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Mississippi Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Southeastern Conference has announced a schedule for football games to be played on Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 as a result of game postponements during the 2020 season due to the impact of COVID-19.

Mississippi State will host Auburn on Dec. 12. The Bulldogs were originally scheduled to play the Tigers on Nov. 14. MSU will then host the Missouri Tigers on Dec. 19. That game was originally scheduled for this Saturday.

Kickoff times and TV info are expected to be announced Sunday.

The shuffling of games allows for the continued opportunity for all 14 SEC teams to play 10 games in the 2020 season. The revised schedule is contingent on the absence of additional postponements prior to Dec. 12.

Prior to the 2020 season, Dec. 12 was designated as an open date for all schools in order to reschedule any postponements that developed during the season due to the pandemic. The SEC championship game will be played in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Dec. 19. Teams that don’t qualify for the championship game are eligible to play rescheduled games on that day.