AUBURN, Ala. — It took until the very end of the season, but Auburn will finally play on the SEC’s prime network platform in 2012.
CBS will televise the 77th Iron Bowl when Auburn visits No. 4 Alabama, at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. CT). Seven of the past 12 games played between the two teams have been decided by single digits. The Crimson Tide lead the series 41-34-1, winning three of the past four following the Tigers’ 6-game winning streak.
Three of Auburn’s final four SEC games in 2011 were televised by CBS, including Alabama’s 42-14 romp at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The other two games were big losses as well: 45-10 at LSU and 45-7 at Georgia. The Tigers did win 16-13 at South Carolina on CBS.
Here’s the full TV and times schedule for the final weekend of the regular season (all times CT):
Friday, Nov. 23 LSU at Arkansas ~ 1:30 p.m. CBS
Saturday, Nov. 24 Georgia Tech at Georgia ~ 11 a.m. ESPN Kentucky at Tennessee ~ 11:21 a.m. SEC Network Auburn at Alabama ~ 2:30 p.m. CBS Florida at Florida State ~ 2:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Missouri at Texas A&M ~ 6 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2 South Carolina at Clemson ~ 6 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2 Mississippi State at Ole Miss ~ 6 p.m. ESPNU Vanderbilt at Wake Forest ~ TBD