The USC-Alabama Southeastern Conference football game scheduled for Saturday, October 9 in Columbia will kickoff at either 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS or at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN or ESPN2, the league office announced Monday.
CBS has elected to use a six-day selection for its game on October 9. CBS will hold Alabama at South Carolina and Florida at LSU or its 3:30 ET telecast. The game that CBS does not select will be televised by ESPN or ESPN 2 at 7:30 p.m. CBS will make the decision as early as the end of the telecast of the Florida at Alabama game on October 2.
It would be safe to assume that if Alabama beats Florida its game next week in Columbia will be a 3:30 kick. If the Gators win, Florida and LSU will get the 3:30 CBS game and USC and Bama will play the night game on ESPN or ESPN2.
Here is the SEC television schedule for Saturday, October 9:
- SEC Network 12:21 ET Tennessee at Georgia
- CBS 3:30 ET Alabama at South Carolina orLSU at Florida
- ABC 3:30 ET Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (in Dallas)
- ESPNU 7:00 ET Eastern Michigan at Vanderbilt
- ESPN or ESPN2 7:30 ET Alabama at South Carolina or LSU at Florida
- ESPN or ESPN2 7:30 ET Auburn at Kentucky
- CBS College Sports 8:00 ET Miss. State at Houston