The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game weekend will feature the first-ever double hosting of marquee, BCS-style games on back-to-back days in the same venue.
The first game will showcase NC State versus Tennessee on Friday, Aug. 31. The
opening game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be telecast nationally on ESPNU.
The second game will pit two projected pre-season top-25-ranked teams with Auburn
facing Clemson on Saturday, Sept. 1. The Tigers vs. Tigers match-up will kick off at
7:00 p.m. ET and will be telecast nationally on ESPN.
"Over these incredible 48 hours, all eyes will be on Atlanta as we open the season
like never before with our first-ever double hosting of Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games,"
said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. "This will be an epic showcase
of these four great teams and their fans to a national audience on ESPN and ESPNU."
This marks the first time in college football history where two games of this
magnitude have been hosted in the same facility, by the same organizer on
Between the two games, more than 145,000 fans are expected to be in Atlanta to
celebrate the opening of the 2012 season and be a part of history. All four teams
and their fans will be in Atlanta at the same time, creating a college football
celebration of epic proportions. The pair of Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games is expected
to generate more than $60 million in economic impact.
In Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game style, both games will include their own tailgate and
cook-off events as well as their own FanZone events with the traditional team walks
to keep fans entertained over the 48 hours of football frenzy.
All tickets to both games are being sold through the university ticket offices. No
tickets will be available through the Chick-fil-A Bowl office.
The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game was created by the Chick-fil-A Bowl in partnership with
ESPN, as a BCS-style game to kick off the season matching two elite football
programs on the first Saturday of every season.
For more information, visit Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com.
Season opener kickoff time announced
CUTigers.com Top Stories
TUESDAY DABO PC AND INTERVIEWSCUTigers was at the Clemson West Zone on Tuesday for Dabo Swinney's weekly press conference and interviews with Brent Venables, Christian Wilkins, Jadar Johnson and Kendall Joesph.
Updated Scout 300 Trend Meter For 2017The updated Scout 300 Trend Meter for the 2017 class takes a look at which schools are trending for each uncommitted member in the Scout 300.
Scout Football5:40 AM
RECRUITING RADARIn our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!
CUTigers.comYesterday at 3:20 PM
MONDAY WEST ZONE INTERVIEWSWatch Deshaun Watson, Wayne Gallman and Tony Elliott discuss the upcoming showdown with Florida State!
CUTigers.comYesterday at 2:56 PM