Alabama at Texas A&M kicks off SEC on CBS 2013 schedule

By Chip Patterson | Staff Writer

Johnny Manziel led Texas A&M to a 29-24 upset of Alabama in 2012. (USATSI)
Johnny Manziel led Texas A&M to a 29-24 upset of Alabama in 2012. (USATSI)

Texas A&M's upset of top-ranked Alabama in Tuscaloosa last season not only boosted Johnny Manziel's Heisman chances, it gave SEC fans another conference rivalry to circle on the calendar every year.

CBS announced Wednesday that the first SEC Game of the Week will be Alabama's visit to face Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station on Sept. 14 at 3:30 p.m. ET. The rematch of last year's upset is the first of 16 SEC games on the CBS schedule, including two doubleheaders and the SEC Championship at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7.

Other games that received official kickoff times include Georgia and Florida's annual meeting, set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 2; and Arkansas at LSU, scheduled to be played again on the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29) with a 2:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

The SEC on CBS schedule also includes two doubleheaders. On Oct. 19, one SEC Game of the Week will receive a noon ET kickoff with the second game getting the usual 3:30 p.m. ET slot. On Nov. 9, the games are set for 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m..

The SEC Game of the Week selections will be announced six to 12 days in advance of the game.

A quick glance at the SEC schedule for Nov. 9 reveals a possible selection for the 8:00 p.m. kickoff. We don't want to jinx anything, so here are all of the options for that Saturday.

Arkansas at Ole Miss

Auburn at Tennessee

Vanderbilt at Florida

Missouri at Kentucky

Mississippi State at Texas A&M

LSU at Alabama

CBS also set kickoff times for Air Force at Navy (Oct. 5) and the Army-Navy game (Dec. 14). Air Force and Navy will kickoff at 11:30 a.m., preceding the SEC Game of the Week for that day.

Less than 100 days until college football, folks.

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