TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference announced today that CBS Sports will televise the Alabama-Florida State game to a national audience beginning at 4 p.m. (CDT) from Jacksonville (Fla.) Municipal Stadium.
Alabama (3-1, 2-1 SEC) and Florida State (2-1, 0-1 ACC) are meeting for just the fourth time in history this weekend and the game will be the first meeting between these two Southern football powers in 33 years. The teams last played on Oct. 12, 1974 when No. 3-ranked Alabama, playing without its starting quarterback Richard Todd, survived a scare from Florida State 8-7 at Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Bucky Berrey’s 36-yard field goal with 33 seconds left in the game provided the winning margin.
The Florida State game will mark Alabama’s first neutral site regular season game since beating Ohio State 16-10 on Aug. 25, 1986 at the Kickoff Classic in the Meadowlands.
Other SEC games to be televised on Saturday, Sept. 29 include LSU at Tulane (espn2), Mississippi State at South Carolina (Lincoln Financial Sports) and Auburn at Florida (ESPN).