SEC To Play 10 Game, Conference Only, Football Schedule

The SEC presidents and chancellors on Thursday approved a 10-game, conference-only football schedule for the fall that begins on Sept. 26, sources confirmed. The SEC title game is scheduled for Dec.  Further details weren’t immediately available.

The SEC became the fourth Power 5 conference this month to alter its schedule in order to provide more flexibility during the coronavirus pandemic, joining the Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC. The Big Ten and Pac-12 previously said they would also play a conference-only schedule. The Pac-12 is expected to announce the specific details of its plan on Friday.

The SEC’s decision also canceled several other marquee nonconference matchups that had been scheduled for the fall, including LSU-Texas and Tennessee-Oklahoma.

The Big 12 is the lone Power 5 conference that hasn’t determined its schedule for the fall, but its presidents will meet on Monday and will consider four or five models, according to commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

Mizzou had three games scheduled before Sept. 26 – vs. Central Arkansas, vs. Vanderbilt and at South Carolina. MU was set to play Eastern Michigan at home on Sept. 26, but that will now be canceled.

MU’s other originally scheduled non-conference games were against BYU and Louisiana. Those are now also canceled.