Time, Television Set For Kickoff
In order for the scheme to work, sponsors of those neutral site games need a big name team -- Alabama is as big as it gets -- to play in these games. Sometimes it gets two big names, as when Bama opened the season against Michigan in Dallas a couple of years ago.
The Alabama football team will face West Virginia in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at 2:30 p.m. (CDT) on Saturday, August 30. The game will be televised nationally on ABC and ESPN2.
The Crimson Tide will be playing in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff for the fourth time. Alabama defeated Virginia Tech 35-10 to open the 2013 season and also defeated Clemson (34-10) in 2008 and Virginia Tech (34-24) in 2009 in the Georgia Dome.
Under Coach Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide has played in five previous neutral site regular season games (4-1 record). The Tide lost to Florida State in Jacksonville in 2007 (21-14) and opened the 2012 campaign with a 42-14 win over Michigan in the Cowboys Classic in Dallas.
Alabama will open the 2015 season against Wisconsin in the Cowboys Classic.
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