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2021 College Football Week 1 TV and Announcer Schedule

No. 19 Penn State visits No. 12 Wisconsin (Fox, Sep. 4 noon ET). The Nittany Lions have claimed four straight meetings. Penn State dropped its first five games of 2020 before finishing with four straight victories, resulting in its first losing season since 2004.

D.J. Uiagalelei and the No. 3 Tigers brace for the No. 5 Bulldogs in a battle of FBS blue bloods (ABC, Sep. 4 7:30 PM ET). Uiagalelei made two starts in place of top 2020 NFL draft pick Trevor Lawrence last season, passing for 781 yards and four touchdowns in those games.

Brian Kelly enters his 12th season with the No. 9 Fighting Irish as they visit the Seminoles (ABC, Sep. 5 7:30 PM ET). Notre Dame begins life without Ian Book after the quarterback was taken in the fourth round by New Orleans in the 2021 NFL draft. Kelly is 102-39 with ND.

The following is the Week 1 college football regular season schedule including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Montgomery Kickoff: 7:30 PM: UAB @ Jacksonville State  (ESPN)
Announcers: Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Lauren Sisler 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

6 PM: New Hampshire @ Stony Brook  (FloFootball)
Announcers: Jonny Wincott, Sam Kornhauser

7 PM: Boise State @ UCF (ESPN)
Announcers: Matt Barrie, Roddy Jones, Harry Lyles Jr. 

Announcers:  AJ Ricketts, Cam Lynch

7 PM: Wagner @ Buffalo (ESPN3)
Announcers: Doug Sherman, Tyoka Jackson

7 PM: Western Illinois @ Ball State  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Michael Reghi, Je’Rod Cherry

7 PM: The Citadel @ [#22] Coastal Carolina  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Jeff McCarragher, Nate Ross 

7 PM: Tennessee Tech @ Samford (ESPN+)
Announcers: Curt Bloom, Chad Pilcher, Blake Gardner 

7 PM: UIW @ Youngstown State  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Drae Smith, Chris Sammarone 

7 PM: Point @ Mercer (ESPN+)
Announcers: Frank Malloy, Phil Cox, Avery Braxton

7 PM: Delaware @ Maine (FloFootball)
Announcers: Jim Churchill, Bryan Stackpole 

Duke’s Mayo Classic: 7:30 PM: ECU vs. Appalachian State  (ESPNU)
Announcers: Mike Couzens, Dustin Fox

7:30 PM: USF @ NC State  (ACCN)
Announcers: Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Kelsey Riggs

7:30 PM: Weber State @ [#24] Utah (Pac-12, Pac-12 MTN)
Announcers: Roxy Bernstein. Lincoln Kennedy

7:30 PM: UC Davis @ Tulsa (ESPN+)
Announcers: Ted Emrich, Stanford Routt

7:30 PM: Austin Peay @ Chattanooga  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Chris Goforth, Scott McMahen, Dave Keylon

7:30 PM: Southern Illinois @ Southeast Missouri  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Erik Sean, Rick Wieser, Rusty Hendricks

8 PM: [#4] Ohio State @ Minnesota  (FOX)
Announcers: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft

8 PM: Bowling Green @ Tennessee  (SEC)
Announcers: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

8 PM: Houston Baptist @ New Mexico  (KASY, MW Net)
Announcers: Jeff Siembieda, George Carter

8 PM: UT Martin @ Western Kentucky  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Graham Doty, Bob Belvin

8 PM: Reinhardt @ Kennesaw State  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Nolan Alexander, Barclay Miller

8 PM: North American @ Lamar (ESPN+)
Announcers: Dan Gresham, Lemont Williams 

8 PM: Mississippi Valley State @ Murray State  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Neal Bradley, Josh McKeel 

9 PM: Sam Houston @ Northern Arizona  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Mitch Strohman, Kevin Stephens

10 PM: Eastern Washington @ UNLV (Stadium)
Announcers: Ari Wolfe, Max Browne

10:30 PM: Southern Utah @ [#25] Arizona State (P12, P12 AZ)
Announcers: Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth

Friday, September 3, 2021

6 PM: [#10] North Carolina @ Virginia Tech (ESPN)
Announcers: Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra

6 PM: Southern Connecticut State @ Central Connecticut  (NEC Front Row)
Announcers: Bruce Biel, Marc Robbins

7 PM: Old Dominion @ Wake Forest  (ACCN)
Announcers: Drew Carter, Forrest Conoly, Abby Labar

7 PM: Saint Francis @ Eastern Michigan (ESPN3)
Announcers: Jason Ross, Marcus Ray

8 PM: South Dakota @ Kansas (ESPN+)
Announcers: Mark Neely, Barrett Brooks

9 PM: Michigan State @ Northwestern (ESPN)
Announcers: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Dawn Davenport

9 PM: South Dakota State @ Colorado State  (FS1)
Announcers: Eric Collins, Devin Gardner

9 PM: Northern Colorado @ Colorado (Pac-12, Pac-12 MTN)
Announcers: Guy Haberman, Shane Vereen

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Noon: [#19] Penn State @ [#12] Wisconsin (FOX)
Announcers: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft 

Noon: [#2] Oklahoma @ Tulane from Norman (ABC)
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill

Noon: Western Michigan @ Michigan (ESPN)
Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Kris Budden

Noon: Army West Point @ Georgia State  (ESPNU)
Announcers: Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman, Tiffany Blackmon

AdvoCare Classic: Noon: Stanford vs. Kansas State  (FS1)
Announcers: Aaron Goldsmith, Mark Helfrich

Noon: UL Monroe @ Kentucky (SEC)
Announcers: Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang

Noon: Fordham @ Nebraska  (B1G)
Announcers:  Mark Followill, Matt Millen, Elise Menaker

Noon: Temple @ Rutgers (B1G)
Announcers: Joe Beninati, TBD, Michelle McMahon

Noon: Holy Cross @ UConn (CBSSN)
Announcers: Ed Cohen, Ross Tucker, Tina Cervasio 

Noon: Colgate @ Boston College  (ACCN)
Announcers: Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Jalyn Johnson

Noon: Robert Morris @ Dayton (Facebook)
Announcers: Alex Mikos, Jared Phillips 

Noon: Villanova @ Lehigh (ESPN+)
Announcers: Matt Kerr, Mike Yadush

1 PM: West Florida @ McNeese  (CST, ESPN+)
Announcers: Lyn Rollins, Gary Reasons 

1 PM: Saint Anslem @ Merrimack  (NEC Front Row)
Announcers: John Avino

1:30 PM: Davidson @ VMI (ESPN+)
Announcers: Wade Branner, Chip Tarkenton

2 PM: Fresno State @ [#11} Oregon (Pac-12, Pac-12 Oregon)
Announcers: Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy

2 PM: Lafayette @ Air Force  (Stadium)
Announcers: Chris Hassel, Sed Bonner

2 PM: North Carolina A&T @ Furman  (Nexstar, ESPN+)
Announcers: Pete Yanity, Jared Singleton 

2 PM: Howard @ Richmond (NBCS WA, FloFootball)
Announcers: Bob Black, Chris Anderson

2 PM: Wofford @ Elon (WMYV, FloFootball)
Announcers: Taylor Durham, Matt Krause

2 PM: Rice @ Arkansas  (ESPN+, SEC+)
Announcers: Mike Couzens, Dustin Fox, Tera Talmadge

3 PM: North Dakota @ Idaho State  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Dylan Carder, Kody Graves

Chick-Fil-A Kickoff: 3:30 PM: [#1] Alabama vs. [#14] Miami (Fla.) (ABC)
Announcers: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay, Molly McGrath

3:30 PM: West Virginia @ Maryland (ESPN)
Announcers: Anish Shroff, Mike Golic Jr., Taylor McGregor

3:30 PM: [#17] Indiana @ [#18] Iowa (B1G)
Announcers: Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis, Rick Pizzo

3:30 PM: Marshall @ Navy (CBSSN)
Announcers: Chick Hernandez, Randy Cross, Sheehan Stanwick Burch

3:30 PM: UAlbany @ North Dakota State  (WDAY, ESPN+)
Announcers: Dom Izzo, Kyle Emanuel, Logan Campbell 

3:30 PM: Miami-OH @ [#8] Cincinnati (ESPN+)
Announcers: Connor Onion, Bobby Carpenter

4 PM: Louisiana Tech @ Mississippi State  (ESPNU)
Announcers: John Schriffen, Rene Ingoglia

4 PM: Central Michigan @ Missouri (SEC)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Hutson Mason, Lauren Sisler

4 PM: UMass @ Pitt (ACCN)
Announcers: Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Lericia Harris

4 PM: Simon Fraser @ Idaho (SWX WA/ID, ESPN+)
Announcers: Dennis Patchin, Bill Ames

4 PM: Montana State @ Wyoming  (MW Net)
Announcers: Chris Sylvester, Jared Petrino

4 PM: UC Davis @ San Diego  (WCC Net)
Announcers: Jack Cronin 

4 PM: Bowie State @ Delaware State  (ESPN+, HSRN)
Announcers: Gary Laing, Leroy Thompson 

4 PM: Towson @ Morgan State  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Phil Schoener, Emory Hunt 

4 PM: St. Andrews @ Presbyterian  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Chris Doski, John Orck

4:30 PM: Louisiana @ [#21] Texas (FOX)
Announcers: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman

4:30 PM: UNI @ [#7] Iowa State  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Shawn Kenney, Sage Rosenfels, Skubie Mageza

5 PM: San Jose State @ [#15] USC (P12, P12 LA)
Announcers: Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth

6 PM: Morehead State @ James Madison  (NBCS WA, FloFootball)
Announcers: Curt Dudley, Arthur Moats, Corey Spector

6 PM: Eastern Kentucky @ Western Carolina  (Nexstar, ESPN+)
Announcers: David Jackson, Jay Sonnhalter 

6 PM: Bryant @ Rhode Island  (YurView NE, FloFootball)
Announcers: Stone Freeman, Kyle Rowley

6 PM: Campbell @ Liberty (ESPN3)
Announcers: Matt Warner, Joe Jauch, Emily Austen

6 PM: Gardner-Webb @ Georgia Southern  (ESPN3)
Announcers: Matt Stewart, Evan Waugh

6 PM: Miles @ Alabama State  (Hornet SN)
Announcers: Travis Jarome

Texas Kickoff: 7 PM: Texas Tech vs. Houston (ESPN)
Announcers: Mark Jones, Robert Griffin III, Quint Kessenich

7 PM: Oregon State @ Purdue  (FS1)
Announcers: Cory Provus, Robert Smith

7 PM: Syracuse @ Ohio (CBSSN)
Announcers: Dave Ryan, Aaron Murray, Brandon Baylor

7 PM: Norfolk State @ Toledo  (ESPN3)
Announcers: Jim Barbar, Je’Rod Cherry

7 PM: Monmouth @ Middle Tennessee  (ESPN3)
Announcers: Jake Rose, Jeremy Kellem, Sara Cardona

7 PM: Central Arkansas @ Arkansas State  (ESPN3)
Announcers: Brad Bobo, Pete Cordelli, Cori Keller

7 PM: Southern @ Troy  (ESPN3)
Announcers: Will Kollmeyer, Ben Stanfield

7 PM: North Alabama @ Southeastern Louisiana from Florence, AL (ESPN3)
Announcers: Benjamin Ray, Bryan Neece

7 PM: Baylor @ Texas State (ESPN+)
Announcers: Brant Freeman, Keith Moreland, Koral Riggs

7 PM: Eastern Illinois @ South Carolina  (ESPN+, SEC+)
Announcers: Bill Roth, Chris Doering, Alex Chappell

7 PM: Akron @ Auburn (ESPN+, SEC+)
Announcers: Mike Corey, Ben Hartsock, Taylor Davis

7 PM: Nicholls @ Memphis  (SEC+)
Announcers: Richard Cross, Leger Douzable

7 PM: Missouri State @ Oklahoma State  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Courtney Lyle, Brandon Weeden, Shane Sparks

7 PM: Abilene Christian @ SMU (ESPN+)
Announcers: Ted Emrich, Stanford Routt, Morgan Uber 

7 PM: Tarleton State @ Stephen F. Austin  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Chris Mycoskie, D’Torian Smith

7 PM: Lane @ UAPB  (Golden Lions All Access)
Announcers: Tim Stubbs 

Duke’s Mayo Classic: 7:30 PM: [#5] Georgia vs. [#3] Clemson (ABC)
Announcers: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe 

7:30 PM: FAU @ [#13] Florida  (SEC)
Announcers: Roy Philpott, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic 

7:30 PM: UTSA @ Illinois  (B1G)
Announcers: Lisa Byington, Anthony Herron, Coley Harvey 

7:30 PM: Northern Illinois @ Georgia Tech  (ACCN)
Announcers: Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Coley Harvey 

7:30 PM: William & Mary @ Virginia  (ACC RSN, ACCNX)
Announcers: Tom Werme, James Bates, Abby LaBar

7:30 PM: Northwestern State @ North Texas  (ESPN3)
Announcers: John Liddle, Hank Dickenson 

7:30 PM: Butler @ Illinois State  (Marquee SN, ESPN+)
Announcers: Kurt Pegler, Chris Highland 

8 PM: Kent State @ Texas A&M  (ESPNU)
Announcers: Dave Neal, Tom Ramsey, Andraya Carter 

8 PM: Montana @ Washington  (P12, P12 WA)
Announcers: JB Long, Max Browne

8 PM: East Tennessee State @ Vanderbilt  (ESPN+, SEC+)
Announcers: Mike Morgan, Kelly Stouffer, Dawn Davenport 

8 PM: Duquesne @ TCU (ESPN+)
Announcers: Chuckie Kempf, Ryan Leaf

8 PM: Southern Miss @ South Alabama  (ESPN+)
Announcers: J.D. Byars, Pat Greenwood 

8 PM: Prairie View A&M @ Texas Southern  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Butch Alsandor, Jorge Vargas 

8:30 PM: [#16] LSU @ UCLA (FOX)
Announcers: Joe Davis, Brock Huard, Bruce Feldman 

9 PM: Sacramento State @ Dixie State  (ESPN+)
Announcers: Devin Dixon, Andy Thompson 

9 PM: Bethune-Cookman @ UTEP (ESPN3)
Announcers: Erik Elken, Trevor Vittatoe 

Las Vegas Kickoff Classic: 10:30 PM: BYU vs. Arizona  (ESPN)
Announcers: Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Stormy Buonantony 

10:30 PM: Nevada @ California  (FS1)
Announcers: Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis 

10:30 PM: New Mexico State vs. San Diego State (CBSSN)
Announcers: Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor, Lindsay Rhodes

11 PM: Utah State @ Washington State  (P12, P12 WA)
Announcers: Jordan Kent, Bob Davie

11:59 PM: Portland State @ Hawai’i  (SPEC HI PPV, Team1 Sports App (outside HI))
Announcers: Kanoa Leahy, Rich Miano, Scott Robbs 

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Orange Blossom Classic: 3 PM: Jackson State vs. Florida A&M  (ESPN2)
Announcers: Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker, Tiffany Blackmon

Hall of Fame Classic: 4 PM: Grambling vs. Tennessee State  (NFL)
Announcers: Andrew Siciliano, Charles Davis, Steve Wyche

7:30 PM: [#9] Notre Dame @ Florida State  (ABC)
Announcers: Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Katie George 

Monday, September 6, 2021

Chick-Fil-A Kickoff: 8 PM: Louisville vs. Ole Miss  (ESPN)
Announcers: Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Molly McGrath