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Tennessee-Mississippi State kickoff time set for October 12th

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Sandwiched in between No. 3 Georgia and No. 1 Alabama on the schedule for Tennessee sits Mississippi State.

The Bulldogs, in year two under Joe Moorhead, have been up and down so far this season. Mississippi State lost to Kansas State 31-24 in week three, then were blown out against Auburn last week. The Bulldogs were able to pick up a win over Kentucky in week four, adding a third win to their record so far.

Mississippi State has a bye this week, giving them two weeks to prepare for Tennessee.

The kickoff time for that game has been set for 12 p.m ET on SEC Network, the league announced this morning. South Carolina and Georgia will also kickoff at noon, ahead of Alabama and Texas A&M at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. The nightcap features a big one — Florida at LSU at 8 p.m. ET.

For Tennessee, it’s a brief break in playing the superpowers of the college football world. The Vols were able to spring an upset in this spot a year ago, beating the Auburn Tigers in between the Georgia and Alabama matchups.

It will be the first meeting between Tennessee and Mississippi State since 2012 and it will mark the Bulldogs first trip to Neyland Stadium since 2008.