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Alabama at Ole Miss game time adjusted due to Hurricane Delta

Alabama's third game of the season against Ole Miss will be played at a later time on Saturday due to Hurricane Delta
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala — The kickoff time for the Alabama at Ole Miss football game to be played Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium has been changed to 6:30 p.m. CT due to Hurricane Delta, it was announced Thursday.

The game was originally scheduled to start at 5 p.m., and the change in kickoff was made to provide a forecast for better game conditions.

"This decision was made with the safety and wellbeing of our student-athletes, staff and fans as the priority," said Keith Carter, Ole Miss Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics. "I appreciate the cooperation of the SEC, Alabama and ESPN in changing the start time, and we will be prepared to make any other necessary operational adjustments to ensure a safe gameday environment. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those that could be impacted by this storm."

The game will be televised by ESPN as originally planned with Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay and Molly McGrath on the call. It will mark the 68th all-time meeting between the Rebels (1-1, 1-1 SEC) and No. 2 Crimson Tide (2-0, 2-0 SEC) dating back to 1894.