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

By on August 31st, 2019 in Football, News 11 Comments »

The last time Auburn played Oregon, in 2010, the Tigers won a national championship. The two will face off in the AdvoCare Classic in Dallas August 31, 2019 (photo: getty images)

After eight long months, we’re so ready for some football. And there is plenty on tap this first week of the 2019 college football season with 83 televised games stretching from Thursday night through Labor Day on Monday. Saturday, the No. 15 Auburn Tigers face the No. 11 Oregon Ducks in the AdvoCare Kickoff Classic in Dallas.

Both teams are said to have outstanding quarterbacks. Auburn will be led by Bo Nix, last year’s “Mr Football” in the state of Alabama. The former five-star recruit is only the second  Auburn true freshman to make his debut in game one of the season. On the other side Oregon has a potential first-round NFL draft pick in Justin Herbert. The senior turned down millions of dollars from the NFL to play one more year for the Ducks.  

The game is being billed as the Tiger defensive line verses the Duck offensive line and with good reason. The Ducks’ O-line has made 153 starts together and is loaded with experienced talent, including preseason All-Americans Shane Lemieux and Calvin Throckmorton.

On the other side of the ball, Auburn’s defensive line is loaded with veterans, having three potential top draft picks in Derrick BrownMarlon Davidson, and Nick Coe. So this game could well come down to Auburn’s defensive front versus Oregon’s offensive line. And of course the same is true in reverse. Win it or lose it in the trenches

With two teams that like to play fast, this also could shape up to be, to quote the late great Jim Fyffe, “a wild and woolly shootout” in Dallas’ AT&T Stadium. So, are you ready for some football?

For your convenience we have listed below the TV broadcast schedule for all games from Thursday 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 be at the keyboard running 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 Ducks!

Thursday, August 30 (all times Central)
6:00 PM

UCLA @ Cincinnati – ESPN
Robert Morris @ Buffalo – ESPN+
Albany @ Central Michigan – ESPN3
Morgan State @ Bowling Green – ESPN3
Wagner @ Connecticut – ESPN3
Florida A&M @ No. 17 UCF – CBSSN
Central Arkansas @ Western Kentucky – ESPN+
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech @ No. 1  Clemson – ACCN

See the rest of the weekend schedule after the jump:

Alabama State @ UAB – ESPN+
FIU @ Tulane – ESPN3
Texas State @ No. 12 Texas A&M – SECN
8:00 PM
South Dakota State @ Minnesota – FSN1
9:00 PM
Kent State @ Arizona State – P12N
Northern Colorado @ San Jose StateJose State – No broadcast
9:15 PM
No. 14 Utah @ BYU – ESPN

Friday, August 31
5:00 PM
Rice @ Army – CBSSN
6:00 PM
No. 19 Wisconsin @ South Florida – ESPN
Tulsa @ No. 18 Michigan State – FS1
Massachusetts @ Rutgers – BTN
6:30 PM
Gardner-Webb @ Charlotte – ESPN+
7:00 PM
Utah State @ Wake Forest – ACCN
8:30 PM
Purdue @ Nevada – CBSSN
9:00 PM
Colorado vs Colorado State – ESPN
9:30 PM
Oklahoma State @ Oregon State – FS1

Saturday, August 31
11:00 AM

Ole Miss @ Memphis – ABC
FAU @ No. 5 Ohio State – Fox
South Alabama @ No. 24 Nebraska – ESPN
Northern Iowa @  No. 21 Iowa State – FS1
ULL vs Mississippi State (in New Orleans) – ESPNU
Toledo @ Kentucky – SECN
Akron @ Illinois – BTN
Howard @Maryland – BTN
East Carolina @ N.C. State – ACCN
Indiana vs Ball State (in Indianapolis) – CBSSN
Indiana State @ Kansas – FSN1
James Madison @ West Virginia – AT&T Sports (
Rhode Island @ Ohio – ESPN+
Eastern Washington @No.13 Washington – P12N
Bucknell @ Temple – ESPN3
No . 2 Alabama vs Duke (in Atlanta) – ABC
North Carolina vs South Carolina (in Charlotte) – ESPN
Georgia State @ Tennessee – ESPNU
Idaho @ No. 16 Penn State – BTN
Holy Cross @ Navy – CBSSN
East Tennessee State @ Appalachian State – ESPN+
Eastern Michigan @ Coastal Carolina – ESPN+
Colgate @ Air Force – ESPN3
Northwestern @ 25 Stanford – FOX
Portland State @ Arkansas – SECN
Virginia Tech @ Boston College – ACCN
Montana State @ Texas Tech – FSN Regional
Campbell @ Troy – ESPN+
No. 22 Syracuse @ Liberty – ESPN+
Incarnate Word @ UTSA – ESPN3
Sam Houston State @ New Mexico – MWC Digital
UC-Davis @ California – P12N
VMI @ Marshall – No broadcast
Boise State vs Florida State (in Jacksonville) – ESPN
Alcorn State @ Southern Mississippi  – ESPN+
Illinois State @ Northern Illinois – ESPN+
Nicholls State @ Kansas State – ESPN+
Southern Methodist @ Arkansas State – ESPN+
Stephen F. Austin @ Baylor – ESPN+
Monmouth @ Western Michigan – ESPN3
Norfolk State @ Old Dominion – ESPN3
6:30 PM
No. 15 Auburn vs No. 11 Oregon (in Dallas, TX) – ABC
Miami (OH) @ No. 20 Iowa – FS1
Georgia Southern @ No. 6 LSU – ESPNU
No. 3 Georgia @ Vanderbilt – SECN
Middle Tennessee @ No. 7 Michigan – BTN
Virginia @ Pittsburgh – ACCN
Missouri @ Wyoming – CBSSN
Abilene Christian @ North Texas – ESPN+
7:00 PM
UAPB @ TCU – FSN Regional
Louisiana Tech @ No.10 Texas – Longhorn Network
Houston Baptist @ UTEP – ESPN+
Grambling State @ ULM – ESPN3
9:00 PM
New Mexico State @ No. 23 Washington State – P12N
Southern Utah @ UNLV – MWC Digital
9:30 PM
Fresno State @ USC – ESPN

Sunday, September 1
6:30 PM
Houston @ No. 4 Oklahoma – ABC

Monday, September 2
7:00 PM
No. 9 Notre Dame @ Louisville – ESPN


  1. I'm so ready for some football. Will be glued to the tube all weekend!

  2. AUwaterboy AUwaterboy says:

    Is that Lutzenkirchin in the picture on the end pf the Auburn line?

    • AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

      I believe it was Lutz in the original picture atop this post but I decided to change it when Acid Reign used the same photo on his article today.

  3. KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

    I’m watching UCLA and Cinn right now. The NCAA passed a rule that the knees must be covered with pants and knee pads. Cinn looks like they’re wearing bike shorts, well above the knee, and certainly no knee pads. UCLA also has many guys with shorts above the knee.

    Are they not enforcing that rule?

  4. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Chip Kelly’s UCLA rebuilding job looks far from complete.

  5. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Most interesting game of Thursday night, for me, is UAB hosting Alabama A&M. It is not on any channel I can get, but ESPN-plus. I’m kind of keeping the C-USA scoreboard running in a tab. UAB is hanging on, 24-19 late in the 3rd. A&M has been kind of a doormat, lately. They are showing some good fight, tonight!

    …..I’m also watching TAMU muck around with Texas State. I feel a little better about that matchup later next month, in College Station.

    • KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

      A few miscues between aTm qb and receivers. He throws left, they run right.

  6. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……The Aggies were fairly basic on offense, mainly trying to overpower Texas State. They did, after a while. Texas State was hanging tough, then the QB started throwing balls right to Texas A&M DBs.

    …..Most amusing moment was down on the State goal line, Kellen Mond threw what should have been a 99 yard pick six in the waning seconds of the first half. The Texas State corner got caught from behind around the Aggie 30, though. And then picked up a personal foul, which backed Texas State up out of field goal range! Oooops.

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