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Wayne Staats | NCAA.com | July 23, 2021

College football TV schedule and times

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Here is a look at the upcoming college football TV schedule for the 2021 season. Games start on Saturday, Aug. 28, with Nebraska playing Illinois in a Big Ten battle, among other schedules matchups.

Last season, Alabama crushed Ohio State 52-24 for the CFP national title on Monday, Jan. 11. See our full recap here.

College football schedule: Game times, TV channels

All times Eastern. All schedules and networks subject to change.

Click or tap here or any of the games below for a live scoreboard

Week 0

Saturday, Aug. 28

Nebraska at Illinois | 1 p.m. | FOX
UConn at Fresno State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN
Hawai'i at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
UTEP at New Mexico State | 9:30 p.m. | FloFootball
Southern Utah at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN

Week 1

Wednesday, Sept. 1

UAB vs. Jacksonville State (Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.) | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

Thursday, Sept. 2

Houston Baptist at New Mexico | 8 p.m.
Temple at Rutgers | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Long Island University at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Boise State at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Western Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Wagner at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Weber State at Utah | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Florida at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
East Carolina vs. Appalachian State (Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte N.C.)| 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Tennessee | 8 p.m. | SEC Network
UT Martin at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX
Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium
Southern Utah at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Friday, Sept. 3

North Carolina at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN
Duke at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACC Network
St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Colorado at Colorado | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Dakota State at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | FS1

Saturday, Sept. 4

UL Monroe at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Colgate at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Penn State at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOX
Holy Cross at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Stanford vs. Kansas State (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 12 p.m. | FS1
Oklahoma at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
Army at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Fordham at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Rice at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | SEC Network+
Fresno State at Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m.
Alabama vs. Miami (Florida) (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Indiana at Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Central Michigan at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
UMass at Pitt | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Montana State at Wyoming | 4 p.m.
Louisiana at Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX
San Jose State at USC | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Campbell at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Akron at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Syracuse at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Oregon State at Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1
Texas Tech vs. Houston (NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas) | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Missouri State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Nicholls at Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Abilene Christian at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Southern at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
FAU at Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Georgia vs. Clemson (Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.) | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Northwestern State at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UTSA at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
William & Mary at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+
Southern Miss at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Duquesne at TCU | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Montana at Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
LSU at UCLA | 8:30 p.m. | FOX
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
Nevada at Cal | 10:30 p.m. | FS1
BYU vs. Arizona (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
New Mexico State at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Utah State at Washington State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Portland State at Hawai'i | 12 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 5

Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

Monday, Sept. 6

Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 8 p.m. | ESPN

Week 2

Friday, Sept. 10

Kansas at Coastal Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2
North Carolina A&T at Duke | 8 p.m. | ACC Network
North Dakota at Utah State | 9 p.m. | CBSSN
UTEP at Boise State | 9:30 p.m. | FS1

Saturday, Sept. 11

Boston College at UMass
Western Carolina at Oklahoma
Cal Poly at Fresno State
Illinois at Virginia | 11 a.m. | ACC Network
Western Kentucky at Army | 11:30 a.m. | CBSSN
VMI at Kent State | 11:30 a.m. | ESPN3
Alabama State at Auburn | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
South Carolina at East Carolina | 12 p.m. | ESPN2
Pitt at Tennessee | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech | 12 p.m. | ESPN3
Norfolk State at Wake Forest | 12 p.m. | ACC Network Extra
Youngstown State at Michigan State | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Miami (Ohio) at Minnesota | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Indiana State at Northwestern | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Oregon at Ohio State | 12 p.m. | FOX
Tulsa at Oklahoma State | 12 p.m. | FS1
Florida at South Florida | 1 p.m. | ABC
Wyoming at Northern Illinois | 1:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Middle Tennessee at Virginia Tech | 2 p.m. | ACC Network Extra
Rutgers at Syracuse | 2 p.m. | ACC Network
Duquesne at Ohio | 2 p.m. | ESPN3
Toledo at Notre Dame | 2:30 p.m. | NBC
Purdue at UConn | 3 p.m. | CBSSN
Robert Morris at Central Michigan | 3 p.m. | ESPN3
UAB at Georgia | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2
Texas A&M vs. Colorado (Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado) | 3:30 p.m. | FOX
Buffalo at Nebraska | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Ball State at Penn State | 3:30 p.m. | FS1
Cal at TCU | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU
Temple at Akron | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Murray State at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Air Force at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBS
Georgia Southern at FAU | 3:30 p.m. | Stadium
Mercer at Alabama | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
South Alabama at Bowling Green | 4 p.m. | ESPN+
Iowa at Iowa State | 4:30 p.m. | ABC
South Carolina State at Clemson | 5 p.m. | ACC Network
Long Island University at West Virginia | 5 p.m. | ESPN+
Illinois State at Western Michigan | 5 p.m. | ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Charlotte | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Lamar at UTSA | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Portland State at Washington State | 6 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
North Carolina Central at Marshall | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Houston at Rice | 6:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Bethune-Cookman at UCF | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Texas at Arkansas | 7 p.m. | ESPN
NC State at Mississippi State | 7 p.m.
Texas State at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
SE Louisiana at Louisiana Tech | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
North Texas at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Hampton at Old Dominion | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Grambling at Southern Miss | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Eastern Kentucky at Louisville | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra
Appalachian State at Miami | 7 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Wisconsin | 7 p.m. | FS1
Liberty at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Texas Southern at Baylor | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Southern Illinois at Kansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Morgan State at Tulsa | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Memphis at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Nicholls at Louisiana | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
New Mexico State at New Mexico | 7 p.m. | Stadium
Missouri at Kentucky | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Austin Peay at Ole Miss | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network+
Georgia State at North Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Idaho at Indiana | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Howard at Maryland | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
McNeese at LSU | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+
Jacksonville State at Florida State | 8 p.m. | ACC Network
Washington at Michigan | 8 p.m. | ABC
Vanderbilt at Colorado State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN
San Diego State at Arizona | 10 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Utah at BYU | 10:15 p.m. | ESPN
Stanford at USC | 10:30 p.m. | FOX
UNLV at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN2
Idaho State at Nevada | 10:30 p.m. | Stadium
Hawai'i at Oregon State | 11 p.m. | FS1

College Football Playoff: Schedule for New Year's Six

Date Game TimeSLOT
Thursday, Dec. 30 Peach Bowl 7 p.m. ET
Friday, Dec. 31 Cotton Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 3:30 or 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 31 Orange Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 3:30 or 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl 1 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 1 Rose Bowl 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl 8:45 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 10 CFP National Championship Game (Indianapolis, Ind.) 8 p.m.

And here is the history of who has won the College Football Playoff each season since it debuted in 2014:

College Football Playoff Results:

2014 season

  • Rose Bowl: No. 2 Oregon 59, No. 3 Florida State 20
  • Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 1 Alabama 35
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 2 Oregon 20

2015 season

  • Orange Bowl: No. 1 Clemson 37, No. 4 Oklahoma 17
  • Cotton Bowl: No. 2 Alabama 38, No. 3 Michigan State 0
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 2 Alabama 45, No. 1 Clemson 40

2016 season

  • Fiesta Bowl: No. 2 Clemson 31, No. 3 Ohio State 0
  • Peach Bowl: No. 1 Alabama 24, No. 4 Washington 7
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 2 Clemson 35, No. 1 Alabama 31

RANKINGS: All major college football polls

2017 season

  • Rose Bowl: No. 3 Georgia 54, No. 2 Oklahoma 48 (2OT)
  • Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Alabama 24, No. 1 Clemson 6
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 4 Alabama 26, No. 3 Georgia 23 (OT)

2018 season

  • Orange Bowl: No. 1 Alabama 45, No. 4 Oklahoma 34
  • Cotton Bowl: No. 2 Clemson 30, No. 3 Notre Dame 3
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 2 Clemson 44, No. 1 Alabama 16

2019 season

  • Peach Bowl: No. 1 LSU 63, No. 4 Oklahoma 28
  • Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 Clemson 29, No. 2 Ohio State 23
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 1 LSU 42, No. 3 Clemson 25

2020 season

  • Rose Bowl: No. 1 Alabama 31, No. 4 Notre Dame 14
  • Sugar Bowl: No. 3 Ohio State 49, No. 2 Clemson 28
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 1 Alabama 52, No. 3 Ohio State 24

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