According to ESPN.com, the cable giant's website, a whopping 13 games will be televised on college football's opening weekend, spread over a five-day period from Thursday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 4. Interestingly enough, six Southeastern Conference teams will be showcased … all on ESPN or ESPN2.
In addition to UT hosting Cal, South Carolina and Mississippi State will be aired Friday, Aug. 31 (ESPN), Auburn hosts Washington State on Sept. 2 (ESPN2), Arkansas hosts Southern Cal on Sept. 2 (ESPN) and Ole Miss hosts Memphis on Sunday, Sept. 3 (ESPN).
What follows is the complete Week 1 television schedule, according to ESPN.com:
Aug. 31 South Carolina at Mississippi State 8 p.m. ESPN
Sept. 2 Cal at Tennessee 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Sept. 2 Washington State at Auburn 7:45 p.m. ESPN2
Sept. 2 USC at Arkansas 8:45 p.m. ESPN
Sept. 3 Memphis at Ole Miss 4:30 p.m. ESPN
Sept. 4 Florida State at Miami 8 p.m. ESPN