College Football Opening Weekend Kickoff Times Set


College football returns in less than 100 days.

On Thursday, ESPN released the kickoff times for opening weekend and we are in for a treat.

The season kicks off with top-ranked Ohio State against Indiana on Thursday, Aug. 31, while No. 11 Wisconsin hosts Utah State on Friday, Sept. 1. The first Saturday is a busy one, with teams like Penn State, Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Alabama and Tennessee all set to take the field.

The first primetime game of the season will be No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 3 Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

You can check out the full opening weekend schedule below:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Aug. 31 8 p.m. No. 1 Ohio State at Indiana ESPN
Fri, Sept. 1 9 p.m. Utah State at No. 11 Wisconsin ESPN
Sat, Sept. 2 Noon Akron at No. 5 Penn State ABC
Kent State at No. 7 Clemson ESPN
3 p.m. NC State vs. South Carolina from Charlotte ESPN
3:30 p.m. No. 14 Michigan vs. No. 21 Florida from Arlington, Texas ABC
6:15 p.m. Appalachian State at No. 13 Georgia ESPN
8 p.m. 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 3 Alabama from Atlanta ABC
9:30 p.m. 2017 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff: BYU vs. No. 12 LSU from Houston ESPN
Sun, Sept. 3 2:30 p.m. 2017 MEAC/SWAC Challenge: South Carolina State at Southern ESPN2
7:30 p.m. No. 20 West Virginia vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech from Landover, Md. ABC
Mon, Sept. 4 8 p.m. 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech from Atlanta ESPN

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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