STARKVILLE, Miss. — On Friday evening, the Southeastern Conference took the opportunity to air a special on the SEC Network to announce the two additional conference opponents that each of its 14 teams will play in order to fill out their 10-game conference schedules.
The two games added to Mississippi State’s schedule include a home game against the Vanderbilt Commodores and a road game against the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs will play its usual six-game West Division opponents, plus its scheduled East Division opponents. It is expected the dates of previously scheduled games will be somewhat shuffled to accommodate the changes across the conference.
The news comes a week after the SEC announced it was moving to a conference-only season. The league approved a plan on Tuesday that moved the start of preseason camp back almost two weeks from when it was originally scheduled.
The full week-by-week SEC schedule is set to be released next week.
The season will start in the traditional Week 4 of Sept. 26 and conclude with the SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Dec. 19, two weeks later than originally scheduled. Every SEC team will also have a bye week one week before the conference championship game. That bye week can be used to make up any games impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or as an extra week for teams to prepare for the conference title game.