Week 1 college football TV schedule
The college football season opens Thursday night. Here is the Week 1 schedule. Announcers, in order of play-by-play, analyst and sideline reporter, are in parentheses. Announcers are subject to change.
ESPN and ESPN HD — North Carolina at South Carolina, 6 p.m. (Rece Davis/Jesse Palmer and David Pollack/Samantha Ponder); Mississippi at Vanderbilt, 9:15 p.m. (Joe Tessitore/Matt Millen/Maria Taylor).
ESPN3 — Liberty at Kent State, 6 p.m. (Michael Reghi/John Gregory); Presbyterian at Wake Forest, 6:30 p.m. (Roy Philpott/Brian Kinchen/Angela Mallen); Illinois State at Ball State, 7 p.m. (Jim Barbar/Rocky Boiman); Akron at UCF, 7 p.m. (Drew Fellios/Al Groh/Tiffany Greene); Towson at Connecticut, 7:30 p.m. (Bob Picozzi/KC Keeler/John Brickley); Southern Utah at South Alabama, 7:30 p.m. (Mike Gleason/Cole Cubelic).
ESPNU and ESPNU HD — Tulsa at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. (Joe Davis/David Diaz-Infante); Rutgers at Fresno State, 10:30 p.m. (Dave Flemming/Mike Bellotti/Lewis Johnson).
BTN and BTN HD — UNLV at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (Matt Devlin/Glen Mason).
FS1 and FS1 HD — Utah State at Utah, 8 p.m. (Justin Kutcher/Joel Klatt/Kristina Pink).
CBSSN and CBSSN HD — Southern California at Hawaii, 11 p.m. (Andrew Catalon/Aaron Taylor/Lauren Gardner).
CBSSN and CBSSN HD — Morgan State at Army, 7 p.m. (Ben Holden/Tom Bradley/Kristine Leahy).
ESPN3 — Samford at Georgia State, 7 p.m. (Ryan Rose/Cory Chavous); Southern at Houston, 8:30 p.m. (Brett Dolan/Kevin O’Connell/Sean Adams).
ESPN and ESPN HD — Texas Tech at SMU, 8 p.m. (Carter Blackburn/Danny Kanell/Allison Williams).
ESPNU and ESPNU HD — Florida Atlantic at Miami, 8 p.m. (Tom Hart/John Congemi/Brooke Weisbrod).
BTN and BTN HD — Western Michigan at Michigan State, 8 p.m. (Wayne Larrivee/Jon Jansen).
FS1 and FS1 HD — North Dakota State at Kansas State, 8:30 p.m. (Craig Bolerjack/Joey Harrington/Ryan Nece).
Pac-12 and Pac-12 HD — Northern Arizona at Arizona, 10 p.m. (Ted Robinson/Glenn Parker).
ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD — Buffalo at Ohio State, noon (Beth Mowins/Joey Galloway/Paul Carcaterra); Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m. (Bob Wischusen/Rod Gilmore/Quint Kessenich); Northwestern at California, 10:30 p.m. (Mark Jones/Brock Huard/Lewis Johnson).
ESPNU and ESPNU HD — Purdue at Cincinnati, noon (Eamon McAnaney/Anthony Becht); BYU at Virginia, 3:30 p.m. (Anish Shroff/Kelly Stouffer); Washington State at Auburn, 7 p.m. (Clay Matvick/Matt Stinchcomb/Dawn Davenport);
FS1 and FS1 HD — William & Mary at West Virginia, noon (Adam Alexa/Chris Simms); Nicholls State at Oregon, 4 p.m. (Justin Kutcher/James Bates/Brady Poppinga); Boise State at Washington, 10 p.m. (Gus Johnson/Charles Davis/Kristina Pink).
ESPNEWS and ESPNEWS HD — Villanova at Boston College, noon (Ryan Ruocco/Pete Najarian/Cassidy Hubbarth); Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky, 7 p.m. (Joe Davis/David Diaz-Infante/Joe Budden).
MSG and MSG HD — Toledo at Florida, noon (Dave Neal/Andre Ware/Cara Capuano).
BTN and BTN HD — UMass at Wisconsin, noon (Wayne Larrivee/Jon Jansen); Central Michigan at Michigan, 3:30 p.m. (Matt Devlin/Glen Mason/Lisa Byington); Wyoming at Nebraska, 8 p.m. (Kevin Kugler/Eric Crouch/Damon Benning).
ESPN3 — Elon at Georgia Tech, noon (Shawn Kenney/Stan Lewter/Steffi Sorenson); North Carolina Central at Duke, 4 p.m. (John Sadak/Al Groh/Jeff Taylor); Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas, 4 p.m. (Bob Rathbun/Tim Couch/Elizabeth Moreau); Howard at Eastern Michigan, 6 p.m. (Dan Gutowsky/Mark Hermann); Austin Peay at Tennessee, 6 p.m. (Mike Keith/Pat Ryan); Furman at Gardner-Webb, 6 p.m. (Chuck Hussion/Corey Stewart/David Cobb); McNeese State at South Florida, 7 p.m. (Drew Fellios/Doug Graber/Tiffany Greene); Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Arkansas State, 7 p.m. (Brock Bowling/Forrest Connoly); UAB at Troy, 7 p.m. (Dave Weekley/Cole Cubelic); Murray State at Missouri, 7 p.m. (Dave Armstrong/ Corby Jones/Todd Donaho); Appalachian State at Montana, 9 p.m. (Chris Byers/John Edwards/Shaun Rainey).
MY4 (WNYA) and MY4 HD — Louisiana Tech at N.C. State, 12:30 p.m. (Steve Martin/Dave Archer/Rachel Baribeau).
MSG Plus and MSG Plus HD — Florida International at Maryland, 12:30 p.m. (Wes Durham/Brian Stann/Jenn Hildreth); Woford at Baylor, 7:30 p.m. (Mark Followill/Brian Baldinger/JC Pearson).
ESPN and ESPN HD — Rice at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. (Dave Pasch/Brian Griese/Tom Luginbill); Alabama vs. Virginia Tech, 5:30 p.m. (Sean McDonough/Chris Spielman/Shannon Spake); TCU vs. LSU, 9 p.m. (Brad Nessler/Todd Blackledge/Holly Rowe).
ABC10 (WTEN) and ABC10 HD — Syracuse vs. Penn State, 3:30 p.m. (Mike Patrick/Ed Cunningham/Jeannine Edwards); Georgia at Clemson, 8 p.m. (Brent Musburger/Kirk Herbstreit/Heather Cox).
NBC13 (WNYT) and NBC13 HD — Temple at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. (Dan Hicks/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan).
Pac-12 and Pac-12 HD — Washington at Oregon State, 6 p.m. (Roxy Bernstein/Anthony Herr); Nevada at UCLA, 10 p.m. (Kevin Calabro/Yogi Roth/Jill Savage).
CBSSN and CBSSN HD — Miami (Ohio) at Marshall, 7 p.m. (Brad Johansen/Randy Cross/Rashan Ali).
FOX College Sports Atlantic — Old Dominion at East Carolina, 7 p.m. (Brendan Burke/Ben Leber/Lesley McCaslin).
ESPN and ESPN HD — Florida A&M vs. Mississippi Valley State, 11:45 a.m. (Tom Hart/Jay Walker); Ohio at Louisville, 3:30 p.m. (Joe Tessitore/Matt Millen/Maria Taylor).
CBSSN and CBSSN HD — Colorado vs. Colorado State, 6 p.m. (Dave Ryan/Adam Archuletta/Evan Washburn).
ESPN3 — Bethune-Cookman at Tennessee State, 8 p.m.
ESPN and ESPN HD — Florida State at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. (Rece Davis/Jesse Palmer/David Pollack/Samantha Ponder).