Alabama will get its chance to beat Ole Miss for the first time since 2013 in front of a national audience on CBS.
The SEC West grudge match is one of five SEC games that were revealed to be on the network this fall, according to a Wednesday morning press release from CBS.
Here’s a look at the games slated for CBS coverage this fall:
Sept. 3, 3:30 p.m.: UCLA at Texas A&M
Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m.: Kentucky at Florida
Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m.: Alabama at Ole Miss
Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m.: Florida vs. Georgia
Nov. 25 2:30 p.m.: Arkansas at Missouri
The opening week game between UCLA and Texas A&M will be an intriguing Pac-12 vs. SEC matchup, which includes the added story line of new Aggies offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone squaring off against his former team.
In Week 2, Kentucky will take another stab at ending a 29-game losing streak to the Gators after narrowly missing chances to beat Florida during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The last time this game was played in The Swamp, the Gators needed triple overtime to keep the streak alive.
Week 3’s matchup between Ole Miss and Alabama should again prove to be a pivotal part of the SEC West race. It will be the first conference game for both the Rebels and Crimson Tide, which begin their seasons with tough nonconference games against Florida State and USC, respectively.
As usual, the neutral-site border battle between the Gators and Georgia will be aired on the network.
The budding rivalry between Arkansas and Missouri also will continue to be aired on the station. This game will be aired on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
The network announced on Tuesday that it will be the final season in the booth for legendary announcer Verne Lunquist, and the first look at his SEC farewell tour touts some quality contests.