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A Thursday night/Saturday fall planner: A look at this season's college football TV schedule

Wondering how to plan your Saturdays this fall? Here’s a look at what already has been determined about this season’s college football TV schedule, with many more games to be added a week or two in advance:

Saturday, Aug. 23

Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington, ESPN, 3:30

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Abilene Christian at Georgia State, ESPNU, 7

Thursday, Aug. 28

Texas A&M at South Carolina, SEC, 6

Eastern Illinois at Minnesota, BTN, 7

Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe, ESPNU, 7

Idaho State at Utah, Pac-12, 7:30

Tulane at Tulsa, CBS Sports Net, 8

Boise State vs. Mississippi in Atlanta, ESPN, 8

Temple at Vanderbilt, SEC, 9:15

Rutgers at Washington State, Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m.

Weber State at Arizona State, Pac-12, 10:30

 

Friday, Aug. 29

Brigham Young at Connecticut, ESPN, 7

Jacksonville State at Michigan State, BTN, 7:30

Bowling Green at Western Kentucky, CBS Sports Net, 7:30

Colorado vs. Colorado State in Denver, Fox Sports 1, 9

UT-San Antonio at Houston, ESPNU, 9

UNLV at Arizona, ESPN, 10:30

 

Saturday, Aug. 30

Central Florida vs. Penn State in Dublin, Ireland, ESPN2, 8:30 a.m.

Northern Iowa at Iowa or Youngstown State-Illinois, BTN, noon

Ohio State vs. Navy in Baltimore, CBS Sports Net, noon

UCLA at Virginia, ESPN, noon

Appalachian State at Michigan, ESPN2, noon

Western Michigan at Purdue, ESPNU, noon

North Dakota State at Iowa State, Fox Sports 1, noon

Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky, SEC, noon

California at Northwestern OR West Virginia-Alabama in Atlanta (regional), ABC, 3:30

Rice at Notre Dame, NBC, 3:30

Florida Atlantic at Nebraska, BTN, 3:30

South Dakota State at Missouri, ESPNU, 3:30

William & Mary at Virginia Tech, ESPNews, 3:30

Arkansas at Auburn, SEC, 4

Clemson at Georgia, ESPN, 5:30

Idaho at Florida, ESPNU, 7

Central Arkansas at Texas Tech, FSN, 7

Samford at TCU, FSN, 7

Fresno State at Southern California, Fox, 7:30

Southern Miss at Mississippi State, SEC, 7:30

Oklahoma State vs. Florida State in Arlington, Texas, ABC, 8

Washington at Hawaii, CBS Sports Net, 8

N.C. Central at East Carolina, ESPNews, 8

LSU vs. Wisconsin in Houston, ESPN, 9

South Dakota at Oregon, Pac-12, 10:30

 

Sunday, Aug. 31

North Carolina A&T vs. Alabama A&M in Orlando, ESPN, 11:45 a.m.

Utah State at Tennessee, SEC, 7

Southern Methodist at Baylor, Fox Sports 1, 7:30

Monday, Sept. 1

Miami at Louisville, ESPN, 8

 

Thursday, Sept. 4

Arizona at Texas-San Antonio, Fox Sports 1, 8

GrandValley State (Mich.) at Azusa (Calif.) Pacific, CBS Sports Net, 9

 

Friday, Sept. 5

Pittsburgh at Boston College, ESPN, 7

Washington State at Nevada, ESPN, 10:30

 

Saturday, Sept. 6

Akron at Penn State, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 (TBA), noon

Oklahoma at Tulsa, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 (TBA), noon

Missouri at Toledo, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 (TBA), noon

Buffalo at Army, CBS Sports Net, noon

McNeese State at Nebraska, ESPNU, noon

Central Michigan at Purdue, ESPNews, noon

SMU at North Texas, FSN, noon

Kansas State at Iowa State, Fox Sports 1, noon

Florida Atlantic at Alabama, SEC, noon

Southern California at Stanford, ABC, 3:30

Maryland at South Florida, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Ball State at Iowa, ESPN2, 3:30

Ohio at Kentucky, ESPNU, 3:30

Missouri State at Oklahoma State, FSN, 3:30

Georgia Tech at Tulane, ESPNews, 4

Eastern Michigan at Florida, SEC, 4

Mississippi at Vanderbilt, ESPN, 4:30

Michigan State at Oregon, Fox, 6:30

Northwestern State at Baylor, FSN, 6:30

Arizona State at New Mexico, CBS Sports Net, 7

East Carolina at South Carolina, ESPN2/ESPNU, 7

San Jose State at Auburn, ESPN2/ESPNU, 7

Brigham Young at Texas, Fox Sports 1, 7:30

Michigan at Notre Dame, NBC, 7:30

Virginia Tech at Ohio State, ESPN, 8

San Diego State at North Carolina, ESPNews, 8

Memphis at UCLA, Pac-12, 10

Colorado State at Boise State, ESPN2, 10:15

Air Force at Wyoming, ESPNU, 10:15

OregonState at Hawaii, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

Texas Tech at Texas-El Paso, Fox Sports 1, 11

 

Thursday, Sept. 11

Louisiana Tech at North Texas, CBS Sports Net, 8

Houston at Brigham Young, ESPN, 9

 

Friday, Sept. 12

Toledo at Cincinnati, ESPNU, 7

Baylor at Buffalo, ESPN, 8

 

Saturday, Sept. 13

Boise State at Connecticut, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, noon

East Carolina at Virginia Tech, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, noon

Kent State at Ohio State, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, noon

West Virginia at Maryland, BTN, noon

Ohio at Marshall, CBS Sports Net, noon

Indiana at Bowling Green, ESPNU or ESPNews, noon

Syracuse at Central Michigan, ESPNU or ESPNews, noon

Pittsburgh at Florida International, Fox Sports 1, noon

Massachusetts at Vanderbilt, FSN, noon

Central Florida at Missouri, SEC, noon

Wyoming at Oregon, Pac-12, 2

Arkansas at Texas Tech, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 3:30

Iowa State at Iowa, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 3:30

Miami (Ohio) at Michigan, BTN, 3:3

Georgia at South Carolina, CBS, 3:30

N.C.State at South Florida, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Arkansas State at Miami, ESPNU, 3:30

Mississippi State at South Alabama, ESPNews, 4

Illinois at Washington, Fox, 4

Minnesota at TCU, Fox Sports 1, 4

Louisiana-Lafayette at Mississippi, SEC, 4

Army at Stanford, Pac-12, 5

Southern Miss at Alabama, ESPN2, 6

WakeForest at Utah State, CBS Sports Net, 7

Louisiana-Monroe at LSU, ESPNU, 7

Texas-San Antonio at OklahomaState, FSN, 7

Purdue vs. Notre Dame in Indianapolis, NBC, 7:30

Kentucky at Florida, SEC, 7:30

Southern California at Boston College, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Tennessee at Oklahoma, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Penn State at Rutgers, BTN, 8

Navy at Texas State, ESPNews, 8

UCLA vs. Texas in Arlington, Texas, Fox, 8

Portland State at Washington State, Pac-12, 8

Rice at Texas A&M, ESPN2, 9

Arizona State at Colorado, ESPNU, 10

Nebraska at Fresno State, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

Nevada at Arizona, Pac-12, 11

 

Thursday, Sept. 18

Auburn at Kansas State, ESPN, 7:30

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Alabama State, ESPNU, 7:30

Southeastern Oklahoma at Henderson State (Ark.), CBS Sports Net, 8

 

Friday, Sept. 19

Connecticut at South Florida, ESPN/ESPN2, 8

BEYOND THIS DATE, THE SATURDAY GAMES ALREADY CLAIMED BY NETWORKS ARE LIMITED AT THIS POINT. NETWORKS WILL ADD A LOT MORE GAMES, OBVIOUSLY, A WEEK OR TWO IN ADVANCE. 

Saturday, Sept. 20

Troy at Georgia, SEC, noon

Rutgers at Navy, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Miami at Nebraska, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Louisiana Lafayette at Boise State, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

Louisville at Florida International, Fox Sports 1 or FSN, TBA

 

Thursday, Sept. 25

Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, ESPN, 7:30

Appalachian State at Georgia Southern, ESPNU, 7:30

Missouri Western at Lindenwood (Mo.), CBS Sports Net, 8

UCLA at Arizona State, Fox Sports 1, 10

 

Friday, Sept. 26

Fresno State at New Mexico, ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion, Fox Sports 1, 8

 

Saturday, Sept. 27

Iowa at Purdue, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 or BTN, noon

Western Kentucky at Navy, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Cincinnati at Ohio State, BTN, 6

Boise State at Air Force, CBS Sports Net, 7

Illinois at Nebraska, BTN, 9

Nevada at San Jose State, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

 

Thursday, Oct. 2

Central Florida at Houston, ESPN, 7

Florida Atlantic at Florida International, FSN, 7

Alabama State at Alcorn State, ESPNU, 7:30

Benedict (S.C.) at Miles (Ala.), CBS Sports Net, 8

Arizona at Oregon, ESPN, 10:30

 

Friday, Oct. 3

Lafayette at Fordham, CBS Sports Net, 6:30

Louisville at Syracuse, ESPN, 7

San Diego State at Fresno State, CBS Sports Net, 10

Utah State at Brigham Young, ESPN, 10:15

 

Saturday, Oct. 4

Ball State at Army, CBS Sports Net, noon

Navy at Air Force, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Stanford at Notre Dame, NBC, 3:30

Michigan at Rutgers, BTN, 7

Nebraska at Michigan State, ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Boise State at Nevada, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

 

Thursday, Oct. 9

Brigham Young at Central Florida, ESPN, 7:30

Minnesota State-Mankato at Winona (Minn.) State, CBS Sports Net, 8

 

Friday, Oct. 10

San Diego State at New Mexico, ESPNU, 9:30

Fresno State at UNLV, CBS Sports Net, 10

 

Saturday, Oct. 11

Rice at Army, CBS Sports Net, noon

VMI at Navy, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

North Carolina at Notre Dame, NBC, 3:30

William & Mary at New Hampshire, NBC Sports Net, 3:30

Penn State at Michigan, ESPN/ESPN2, 7

Colorado State at Nevada, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

 

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas State, ESPN2, 8

 

Thursday, Oct. 16

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, ESPN, 7:30

Colorado Mines at Fort Lewis (Colo.), CBS Sports Net, 8

Utah at Oregon State, Fox Sports 1, 10

 

Friday, Oct. 17

Fresno State at Boise State, ESPN, 8

Temple at Houston, ESPNU, 9

 

Saturday, Oct. 18

Rutgers at Ohio State, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/BTN, 3:30

Utah State at Colorado State, CBS Sports Net, 7

Nebraska at Northwestern, BTN, 7:30

Hawaii at San Diego State, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

 

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette, ESPN2, 8

 

Thursday, Oct. 23

Connecticut at East Carolina, ESPNU, 7

Miami at Virginia Tech, ESPN, 7:30

 

Friday, Oct. 24

South Florida at Cincinnati, ESPN/ESPN2, 7

Troy at South Alabama, ESPNU, 7:30

Brigham Young at Boise State, ESPN/ESPN2, 9

Oregon vs. California in Santa Clara, Calif., Fox Sports 1, 10

 

Saturday, Oct. 25

Minnesota at Illinois, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 or BTN, noon

San Jose State at Navy, CBS Sports Net, 1

Ohio State at Penn State, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8

 

Thursday, Oct. 30

Florida State at Louisville, ESPN, 7:30

Troy at Georgia Southern, ESPNU, 7:30

St. Joseph's (Ind.) at Indianapolis, CBS Sports Net, 8

 

Friday, Oct. 31

Cincinnati at Tulane, ESPN2/ESPNU, 8

Tulsa at Memphis, ESPN/ESPNU, 8

 

Saturday, Nov. 1

Air Force at Army, CBS, 11:30 a.m.

Wisconsin at Rutgers, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/BTN, noon

Indiana at Michigan, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/BTN, 3:30

Florida vs. Georgia in Jacksonville, CBS, 3:30

Brigham Young at Middle Tennessee, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Colorado State at San Jose State, CBS Sports Net, 7

Illinois at Ohio State, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Notre Dame vs. Navy in Landover, Md., CBS, 8

San Diego State at Nevada, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

 

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Bowling Green at Akron, ESPN2/ESPNU, 8

Toledo at Kent State, ESPN2/ESPNU, 8

 

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Buffalo at Ohio, ESPN2/ESPNU, 8

Northern Illinois at Ball State, ESPN2/ESPNU, 8

 

Thursday, Nov. 6

Clemson at Wake Forest, ESPN, 7:30

 

Friday, Nov. 7

Fordham at Bucknell, CBS Sports Net, 6:30

Memphis at Temple, ESPNU, 7:30

Utah State at Wyoming, ESPN2, 8

 

Saturday, Nov. 8

Connecticut vs. Army in Bronx, N.Y., CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Boise State at New Mexico, CBS Sports Net, 7

Ohio State at Michigan State, ABC, 8

San Jose State at Fresno State, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

 

Tuesday, Nov. 11

Toledo at Northern Illinois, ESPN2/ESPNU, 8

Akon at Buffalo, ESPN2/ESPNU, 8

 

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Ball State at Massachusetts, ESPN2/ESPNU, 8

Kent State at Bowling Green, ESPN2/ESPNU, 8

 

Thursday, Nov. 13

East Carolina at Cincinnati, ESPN2, 7

Southern Miss at Texas-San Antonio, CBS Sports Net, 8

California at Southern California, ESPN, 9

 

Friday, Nov. 14

Tulsa at Central Florida, ESPN2, 8

 

Saturday, Nov. 15

Army at Western Kentucky, CBS Sports Net, noon

James Madison at Richmond, NBC Sports Net, 12:30

Northwestern at Notre Dame, NBC, 3:30

Georgia Southern at Navy, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Michigan State at Maryland, BTN, 8

 

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Bowling Green at Toledo, ESPN2/ESPNU, 8

Kent State at Buffalo, ESPN2/ESPNU, 8

 

Thursday, Nov. 20

Kansas State at West Virginia, Fox Sports 1, 7

North Carolina at Duke, ESPN, 7:30

Arkansas State at Texas State, ESPNU, 9:30

 

Friday, Nov. 21

Texas-El Paso at Rice, Fox Sports 1, 8

Air Force at San Diego State, CBS Sports Net, 9:30

San Jose State at Utah State, ESPN2, 9:30

 

Saturday, Nov. 22

Fordham at Army, CBS Sports Net, noon

Louisville at Notre Dame, NBC, 3:30

New Hampshire at Maine, NBC Sports Net, 3:30

Richmond at William & Mary, NBC Sports Net, 7:30

 

Thursday, Nov. 27

TCU at Texas, Fox Sports 1, 7:30

 

Friday, Nov. 28

Western Kentucky at Marshall, Fox Sports 1, noon

Arkansas at Missouri, CBS, 2:30

Stanford at UCLA, ABC, 3:30

Colorado State at Air Force, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Arizona State at Arizona, Fox, 3:30

Virginia at Virginia Tech, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU, TBA

 

Saturday, Nov. 29

Rice at Louisiana Tech, CBS Sports Net, noon

Grambling vs. Southern in New Orleans, NBC, 2

San Jose State at San Diego State, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

 

Thursday, Dec. 4

Central Florida at East Carolina, ESPN/ESPNU, 7:30

 

Friday, Dec. 5

MAC championship in Detroit, ESPN2, 7

Pac-12 championship in Santa Clara, Calif., Fox, 9

 

Saturday, Dec. 6

SEC championship in Atlanta, CBS, 4

ACC championship in Charlotte, ABC/ESPN, 7:45 or 8

Big Ten championship in Indianapolis, Fox, 8

Mountain West championship, CBS, 10

C-USA championship, ESPN/ESPN2, TBA

SWAC championship in Houston, ESPN network, TBA

 

Saturday, Dec. 13

Army vs. Navy in Baltimore, CBS, 3

 

### Couple other notes: The new Miami Beach Bowl at Marlins Park, matching BYU or an at-large team against the American Athletic champ, will be at 2 p.m. on Dec. 22, and the Boca Raton Bowl at FAU (MAC vs. Conference USA) is slotted for 6 p.m. Dec. 23….

The Orange Bowl (featuring an ACC or at-large team against a Big Ten or SEC team or Notre Dame) is scheduled for Dec. 31 at 8:30.

The two national semifinals (Rose and Sugar) will be played at 5 and 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 1, with the winners playing the championship game Jan. 12 in Arlington, Tx.

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