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Florida vs. Mississippi: Kickoff set for 7 p.m. on ESPN, Rebels favored by touchdown

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Florida will play host to Mississippi on the biggest cable channel around.

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Florida's Saturday game against Mississippi will kick off at 7 p.m. on ESPN — and the Gators will be home underdogs to the Rebels.

The announcement of kickoff time for Florida's first game as a ranked team in almost two years comes after the SEC and ESPN announced the game would be slotted for one of three night game spots on ESPN, ESPN2, or SEC Network. After Florida's dramatic win over Tennessee vaulted the Gators into the national rankings, the game is the only was one of two between ranked SEC foes to choose from for the cable company; ESPN opted to put the Gators and Rebels on ESPN and put Mississippi State's trip to Texas A&M on the SEC Network. (Georgia hosting Alabama will air on CBS.)

Florida will, though, enter the game as a home underdog to the Rebels, who sweated out a close call against Vanderbilt one week after winning just their second game at Alabama in program history.

Florida's last meeting with Mississippi came seven years ago today, when the Rebels upset the No. 4 Gators 31-30.

Then Tim Tebow said some things, and the rest of the season worked out all right.