Texas A&M takes on the Mississippi St. Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon, and the game was originally scheduled to air on the SEC Network. But with the LSU/Florida game now getting postponed due to the Gators’ influx of positive COVID-19 tests, the broadcast schedule has shuffled, and has done so in A&M’s favor, with the Aggies’ game moving from SEC Network to ESPN. The game will still begin at 3 p.m.
TV Network Changes for @SEC FB Games of Oct. 17:— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) October 14, 2020
Ole Miss at Arkansas will now be carried by the SEC Network (originally ESPN2)
Texas A&M at Mississippi State will now be carried by ESPN (originally SEC Network)
No change in kickoff times.
As far as wins and losses, this doesn’t change much. But added visibility should always be welcomed. It means more people can follow your program, more recruits will be able to watch your games, etc. Now obviously what the team does with that visibility is something else entirely. Having a lot of eyeballs isn’t as great if you lose by three touchdowns. But sometimes even getting embarrassed is better than being irrelevant.
Let’s hope A&M is neither on Saturday as they look to win in Starkville for the first time since 2012 and beat Mike Leach for only the third time in the last 10 tries.