The first SEC football game scheduled for this weekend is canceled, as the Ole Miss Rebels won’t face the Texas A&M Aggies as scheduled Saturday. This was the SEC Game of The Week on CBS in the prime 3:30 p.m. slot, and both teams are hoping to reschedule for later in the season.
The Ole Miss at Texas A&M football game, originally scheduled for Nov. 21, has been postponed due to the continued quarantine of individuals within the Texas A&M football program, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements. Because Texas A&M has a game tentatively scheduled for Dec. 12, the opportunity to reschedule the Ole Miss at Texas A&M game will be evaluated. The rescheduling of games on the remaining SEC football schedule will include Dec. 19 as a playing date.
December 19th as of now is also the date of the SEC Championship Game, however recent murmurings from college athletics leadership say title games and bowl games might be pushed back further because of Covid-19 this season.
Since A&M has already lost to Alabama, they’d need two losses by the Crimson Tide to qualify for the championship themselves. As that’s a very unlikely possibility, this game should only matter as ticket sales and TV inventory, not for the outcome of who will be the conference champion. A loss by the Aggies might also jeopardize their status for a New Year’s Six bowl, but otherwise facing the Rebels on the 19th would only be an exhibition without greater implications.
A&M was a 13.5 point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.