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Are You Ready for Some Football? – Here’s Opening Weekend Broadcast Schedule

By on August 31st, 2018 in Football, News 6 Comments »

After eight long months, we’re so ready for some football. And there is plenty on tap this first week of the 2018 college football season with games stretching from Thursday night through Labor Day on Monday. Saturday, the No. 9 Auburn Tigers face the No. 6 Washington Huskies in the Chik-fil-a Kickoff Classic in Atlanta.

Both teams rank among the nation’s best defenses but have a few question marks on offense. However, both have outstanding quarterbacks. The Dogs’ Jake Browning has thrown for 6,149 yards and 60 touchdowns the past two seasons while Jarrett Stidham has compiled 4,423 yards and 40 scores in a little less than a year and a half at Auburn and Baylor.     

Washington’s Myles Gaskin is the current leading active career rusher in FBS with 4,055 yards. But the Tigers have a deep D-line led by Dontavious Russell, Derrick Brown, and edge rusher Marlon Davidson with Deshaun Davis captaining the backfield. The Auburn defense has been rated a top-3 unit by several preseason pundits. So this game could well come down to Auburn’s defensive front versus Washington’s offensive line. And of course the same  is true in reverse. Win it or lose it in the trenches.

With two of the best offensive-minded coaches in the business, this also could shape up to be, (to quote the late great Jim Fyffe) “A wild and wooly shootout” in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. So, are you ready for some football?

For your convenience we have listed below the TV broadcast schedule for all games for Friday through Monday for your College Football viewing guide. Game times are Central Daylight, and all SEC games as well as those involving top 25 teams are underlined.

Games on ESPN/ABC can be viewed by clicking here , and games on ESPN3 can be viewed by clicking on this link.

Acid Reign will put up the TET Open Thread for all to be able to ventilate. So be sure to check back here and join in discussion of the game as it unfolds.

War Eagle, and Beat the Huskies!

Friday, Aug. 31 (All times Central)        

Friday, Aug. 31

Syracuse at Western Michigan – CBSSN

Army at Duke – ESPNU
Utah State at No.11 Michigan State – BIG Ten Network

San Diego State at No.13 Stanford – FoxSports1
Western Kentucky at No. 4 Wisconsin – ESPN

Colorado vs. Colorado State, Denver – CBSSN

Saturday, Sept. 1

11:000 a.m.
Coastal Carolina at South Carolina – SEC
Florida Atlantic at No. 7 Oklahoma – Fox
Houston at Rice – CBSSN
James Madison at North Carolina State – ESPNU
Kent State at Illinois – BTN
Ole Miss at Texas Tech, Houston – ESPN
Oregon State at No. 5 Ohio State – ABC
Southern at No. 16 TCU, – FSN
No. 23 Texas at Maryland – FS1
Texas State at Rutgers – BTN
Villanova at Temple – ESPNews

11:20 a.m.
Furman at No. 2 Clemson – ACC Network

11:30 a.m.
Alcorn State at Georgia Tech – ACC RSNs

No. 9 Auburn vs. No. 6 Washington -Atlanta, ABC
Austin Peay at No. 3 Georgia – ESPN
Central Michigan at Kentucky – ESPNU
Northern Illinois at Iowa – BTN
Tennessee vs. West Virginia – Charlotte, CBS
Washington State at Wyoming – CBSSN
No. 17 West Virginia vs Tennessee (in Charlotte) – CBS
Appalachian State at No. 10 Penn State – Big Ten Network

See the rest of the schedule after the jump:


Eastern Illinois at Arkansas – SEC
North Carolina at California – Fox
UNLV at No. 15 Southern California – Pac12 Network
UT-Martin at  Missouri – SECN (alt)

No. 22 Boise State at Troy – ESPNews
Richmond at Virginia – ACC Digital
Fordham at Charlotte – ESPN+
South Carolina State at Georgia Southern – ESPN+
Delaware State at Buffalo- ESPN3
Elon at South Florida  – ESPN3
North Carolina A&T at East Carolina – ESPN3
Old Dominion at Liberty – ESPN3

Cincinnati at UCLA – ESPN
Indiana at Florida International – CBSSN
Nicholls State at Kansas – ESPN+
Jackson State at Southern Mississippi – ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at South Alabama – ESPN+
Southeast Missouri State at Arkansas State – ESPN+
South Dakota at Kansas State – ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Tulsa – ESPN3
Grambling State at ULL – ESPN3
Mercer at Memphis – ESPN3
VMI at Toledo – ESPN3

Charleston Southern at Florida – SEC Network
No. 14 Michigan at No.12 Notre Dame – NBC
Stephen F. Austin at No.18 Mississippi State – ESPNU
Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt – SECN (alt)
Northern Arizona at UTEP – ESPN3

Abilene Christian at Baylor – FSN
Akron at Nebraska – Fox
No.1 Alabama vs. Louisville, Orlando – ABC
Bowling Green at No.24 Oregon – Pac12 Network
Abilene Christian at Baylor – FSN regional
Incarnate Word at New Mexico – ESPN3

Texas-San Antonio at Arizona State – FS1

Brigham Young at Arizona, ESPN

Navy at Hawaii – CBSSN

Sunday, Sept. 2

No. 25 LSU vs. Miami (Fla.), Arlington, Tex. – ABC

Monday, Sept. 3

No. 20 Virginia Tech at No. 19 Florida State – ESPN


  1. AUglenn says:

    I am Sooooooo ready for some football. Bring on the Huskies!

  2. HamiltonAUfan HamiltonAUfan says:

    Jake Browning, Myles Gaskin, and the Huskies sound scary. Sure hope Gus has Tigers ready!

  3. jbellison56 says:

    I’ve been ready!
    And thanks for posting the schedule Tigerman.

  4. meathead530 says:

    No game has me more pumped than Auburn's. Let's go Tigers.

  5. Pine Mt Tiger Pine Mt Tiger says:

    The Huskies have 75 % of their offensive production back from last season, a stout defense including 2 preseason All-American D-backs. Going to be a tough game.
    But I believe the Tigers can do it. Got to get ahead and stay ahead.
    War Eagle!

  6. Pine Mt Tiger Pine Mt Tiger says:

    I want to see this in person. I’m going up in the morning and hoping to score some tickets outside the stadium.