Time, TV announced for 11 Week 1 college football games on ESPN & ABC

By Kevin Kelley -

ESPN has announced the time and television for eleven FBS college football games in Week 1 of the 2017 season.

Coverage begins at 8:00pm ET on Thursday, Aug. 31 with Ohio State at Indiana. Saturday, Sept. 2 features seven games, while Friday, Sunday, and Monday (Labor Day) include one game each.

ESPN also announced on Thursday the time and television for one game in Week 2 and one game in Week 3. Oklahoma at Ohio State on Saturday, Sept. 9 will be televised by ABC at 7:30pm ET, while Miami (FL) at Florida State on Saturday, Sept. 16 will be televised by ABC at 8:00pm ET.

ESPN/ABC Week 1 Schedule
*All times Eastern.

Thursday, Aug. 31
Ohio State at Indiana – 8pm, ESPN

Friday, Sept. 1
Utah State at Wisconsin – 9pm, ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 2
Akron at Penn State – Noon, ABC
Kent State at Clemson – Noon, ESPN
NC State vs. South Carolina (in Charlotte) – 3pm, ESPN
Michigan vs. Florida (in Arlington) – 3:30pm, ABC
Appalachian State at Georgia – 6:15pm, ESPN
Florida State vs. Alabama (in Atlanta) – 8pm, ABC
BYU vs. LSU (in Houston) – 9:30pm, ESPN

Sunday, Sept. 3
West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (in Landover, MD) – 7:30pm, ABC

Monday, Sept. 4
Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech (in Atlanta) – 8pm, ESPN

2017 College Football Schedules

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Comments (7)

I would’ve thought that the Michigan vs Florida game would be prime time as well, I guess this makes more sense to have them start at 3;30.

College Football games take way longer than 3 hours. Guessing that at least 1st Q of NC St v. USC will not really be on ESPN.

“What if” the BYU game goes into multiple overtimes, past Midnight, Central time. Does BYU “quit” cuz it is technically Sunday morning, and forfeit?