The Southeastern Conference pushed back its championship game at the Georgia Dome a week to Dec. 8 so schools can make up games postponed after the terrorist attacks.
The three conference games originally scheduled for Sept. 15 will be played Dec. 1. Those games are No. 8 Tennessee at No. 2 Florida, Auburn at No. 15 LSU, and Vanderbilt at Mississippi.
The Georgia Dome was booked Dec. 8 for the semifinals of the state high school playoffs, but was freed up because the high schools canceled their games last weekend.
The kickoff time for the SEC title game will be announced later.
Schools will be responsible for rescheduling non-conference games postponed this weekend, SEC officials said.
Non-conference games included South Carolina-Bowling Green, Alabama-Southern Mississippi, Houston-Georgia, Kentucky-Indiana, Arkansas-North Texas and Mississippi State-Brigham Young.
The SEC also announced that Tennessee's Sept. 29 game against LSU will start at 7:45 p.m. (EDT) and will be shown nationally by ESPN.
The Vols (2-0, 1-0 SEC) and Tigers (2-0) will enter the game following two off weeks, following last Saturday's postponement of games due to the tragic events earlier in the week. Both teams have scheduled open dates this weekend.
Other SEC games to be televised Sept. 29 include Alabama at South Carolina (12:30 p.m./JP Sports), Mississippi State at Florida (3:30 p.m./CBS) and Arkansas at Georgia (6:30 p.m./ESPN2).
LSU defeated Tennessee last season 38-31 in overtime at Tiger Stadium. The Vols rallied from 24-6 halftime deficit to tie the game in the final minutes to force the extra period. Tennessee leads the all-time series 18-4-3, including a 10-1-1 mark in Knoxv
Games rescheduled, conference pushes championship to Dec. 8
Published: Tue Sep 18, 2001 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 03:47 p.m.