College Football 2019: Week 1 TV schedule (Update)

UAlbany is on ESPN3 Thursday
The UAlbany football team's game at Centeal Michigan on Thursday will be on ESPN3
The UAlbany football team's game at Centeal Michigan on Thursday will be on ESPN3

Week 1 of the college football season, AKA the official start of the year, kicks off Thursday. There are games through Monday.

New this year is ACC Network, which is run by ESPN. For Spectrum subscribers, it is on channel 388.

Here are the games that will be televised on TV and online. Announcers (where available), in order of play-by-play, analyst and sideline reporter, are in parentheses.

Update at 6:48 p.m. Thursday: Because of Hurricane Dorian, the Boise State-Florida State game was moved from 7 p.m. Saturday to 12 noon and will be on ESPNEWS.

Update at 12:22 a.m. Friday: The Georgia-Vanderbilt game has been moved from SEC Network to ESPN, and the Georgia Southern-LSU game has been moved from ESPNU to SEC Network.


ESPN — UCLA at Cincinnati, 7 (Adam Amin, Matt Hasselbeck and Pat McAfee, Molly McGrath); Utah at BYU, 10:15 p.m. (Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Kris Budden).

ESPN+ — Robert Morris at Buffalo, 7; Gardner-Webb at Charlotte, 7:30; Central Arkansas at Western Kentucky, 7:30; Alabama State at UAB, 8.

ESPN3 — UAlbany at Central Michigan, 7 (Shawn Kenny/Marcus Ray); Morgan State at Bowling Green, 7; Wagner at UConn, 7; Florida International at Tulane, 8:30 p.m.

CBSSN — Florida A&M at UCF, 7:30 p.m. (Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor, John Schriffen).

ACC Network — Georgia Tech at Clemson, 8 (Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George).

SEC Network — Texas State at Texas A&M, 8:30 p.m. (Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic).

FS1 — South Dakota State at Minnesota, 9 p.m. (Joe Davis, Brock Huard, Bruce Feldman).

Pac-12 — Kent State at Arizona State, 10 p.m. (Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron, Jill Savage).


CBSSN — Rice at Army, 6 p.m. (Ben Holden, Ross Tucker, Tina Cervasio); Purdue at Nevada, 9:30 p.m. (Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous).

FS1 — Tulsa at Michigan State, 6:30 p.m. (Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman, Coley Harvey); Oklahoma State at Oregon State, 10:30 p.m. (Justin Kutcher, Shane Vereen, Petros Papadakis).

ESPN — Wisconsin at South Florida, 7 p.m. (Dave Flemming, Louis Riddick, Paul Carcaterra); Colorado State vs. Colorado, 10:15 p.m. (Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer Lauren Sisler).

BTN — UMass at Rutgers, 7 p.m. (Mike Monaco, Shaun O’Hara).

ACC Network — Utah State at Wake Forest, 8 p.m. (Kevin Brown, Andre Ware, Dr. Jerry Punch).


ABC10 (WTEN) — Ole Miss at Memphis, noon (Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Olivia Dekker); Duke vs. Alabama, 3:30 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brain Griese, Todd McShay and Molly McGrath); Oregon vs. Auburn, 7:30 p.m. (Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor).

FOX23 (WXXA) — Florida Atlantic at Ohio State, noon (Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Dell); Northwestern at Stanford, 4 p.m. (Joe Davis, Brock Huard, Bruce Feldman).

ESPN — South Alabama at Nebraska, noon (Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman); South Carolina vs. North Carolina, 3:30 p.m. (Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison Williams); Georgia at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. (Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic); Fresno State at USC, 10:30 p.m. (Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich).

ESPNU — Mississippi State vs. Louisiana, noon (Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia); Georgia State at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. (Clay Matvick, Ryan Leaf, Stormy Buonantony).

ESPNEWS — Boise State vs. Florida State, noon (Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill).

FS1 — Northern Iowa at Iowa State, noon (Chris Vosters, Ben Leber); Miami (Ohio) at Iowa, 7:30 p.m. (Brian Custer, Robert Smith).

MSG — Indiana State at Kansas, noon (Alex Faust, Jordan Palmer).

CBSSN — Indiana vs. Ball State, noon (Jason Horowitz, Danny Kannell); Holy Cross at Navy, 3:30 p.m. (John Sadak, Randy Cross, Sheehan Stanwick-Burch); Missouri at Wyoming, 7:30 p.m. (Carter Blackburn, Aaron Murray and: Rick Neuheisel, Jenny Dell).

ACC Network — East Carolina at N.C. State, noon (Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Eric Wood); Virginia Tech at Boston College, 4 p.m. (Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Kelsey Riggs); Virginia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (Adam Amin, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George).

BTN — Akron at Illinois, noon (Lisa Byington, J Leaman); Idaho at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. (Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis, Elise Menaker); Middle Tennessee at Michigan, 7:30 p.m. (Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen, Rick Pizzo).

SEC Network — Toledo at Kentucky, noon (Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang); Portland State at Arkansas, 4 p.m. (Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport); Georgia Southern at LSU, 7:30 p.m. (Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison, Ed Aschoff).

ESPN+ — Rhode Island at Ohio, 2 p.m.; East Tennessee State at Appalachian State, 3:30 p.m.; Eastern Michigan at Coastal Carolina, 3:30 p.m.; Syracuse at Liberty, 6 p.m.; Campbell at Troy, 6 p.m.; Stephen F. Austin at Baylor, 7 p.m.; Nicholls at Kansas State, 7 p.m.; SMU at Arkansas State, 7 p.m.; Alcorn State at Southern Miss, 7 p.m.; Illinois State at Northern Illinois, 7 p.m.; Abilene Christian at North Texas, 7:30 p.m.; Houston Baptist at UTEP, 8 p.m.

ESPN3 — Bucknell at Temple, 3 p.m.; Colgate at Air Force, 3:30 p.m.; Incarnate Word at UTSA, 6 p.m.; Monmouth at Western Michigan, 7 p.m.; Norfolk State at Old Dominion, 7 p.m.; Grambling at Louisiana-Monroe, 8 p.m.

Pac-12 — Eastern Washington at Washington, 3 p.m. (Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth, Lewis Johnson); UC Davis at California, 6:30 p.m.; New Mexico State at Washington State, 10 p.m. (Guy Haberman, Chad Brown, Samantha Peszek).


ESPN2 — Bethune-Cookman vs. Jackson State, 3; (Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker, Lericia Harris).

ABC10 — Houston at Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m. (Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe).


ESPN — Notre Dame at Louisville, 8 p.m. (Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor).

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