Georgia’s Oct. 1 game against Mississippi State in Athens will start at noon and be televised by Fox Sports Net, it was announced Monday.
The game will be the Bulldogs’ third consecutive early-afternoon start, following last week’s 1 p.m. kickoff against Coastal Carolina and Saturday’s 12:21 p.m. game at Ole Miss.
CBS will televise two games involving SEC teams on Oct. 1, one at 3:30 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m., and exercised its “six-day option” to hold off on making its selections until after this week’s play. But CBS said it will choose from among three Oct. 1 games: Alabama at Florida, Auburn at South Carolina and Arkansas vs. Texas A&M in Dallas. After CBS selects two of those games, the other will be on ESPN with a noon start.