Friday, May 7, 2021

Final Revision of CFB TV Weeks 0 & 1 Guesses for 2021

I'm under the impression that start times and TV info will be released on their usual schedule at the end of May or early June, right after Memorial Day.  I looked over what I originally guessed for Weeks 0 and 1 and see a few places to make changes.

Here's what I'm changing:
  • I wasn't aware that the Las Vegas Kickoff Classic game between BYU and Arizona is organized to the Las Vegas Bowl. Why is that important? ESPN Events owns the Las Vegas Bowl.  I had FOX televising this game and I can't see an ESPN Events operated game being televised by another network
  • Apparently there are rumblings that Boise State at UCF could end up on Thursday night.  If that's the case, I'm under the impression that it is being moved to air on ESPN, not ESPNU.  ESPN2 should be busy that night with the US Open. If this game is truly being moved to Thursday to air on ESPN, I think that means Ohio State at Minnesota will air on FOX or FS1.
  • A few minor changes, swapping games from one time to another.
The changes are in red

4pm FOX: Nebraska at Illinois
5pm ESPN2: North Carolina Central vs. Alcorn State
10pm CBSSN: UConn at Fresno State
10pm Pac-12: Hawai'i at UCLA
10pm AggieVision: UTEP at NM State

8pm ESPNU: UAB vs. Jacksonville State

I expect one SEC game to move to Thursday night.

7pm ESPNU: ECU vs. Appalachian State
7:30pm ESPN: Boise State at UCF
7:30pm ACCN: USF at NC State
8pm FS1: Ohio State at Minnesota
8pm Pac-12: Weber State at Utah
8:30pm SECN: Kent State at Texas A&M
11pm Pac-12: Southern Utah at Arizona State

North Carolina at Virginia Tech has been confirmed as a Friday game.

7pm ACCN: Old Dominion at Wake Forest
8pm ESPN: North Carolina at Virginia Tech
10pm Pac-12: Northern Colorado at Colorado 

12pm ABC: Oklahoma at Tulane
12pm FOX: Indiana at Iowa
12pm ESPN: Texas Tech vs. Houston
12pm FS1: West Virginia at Maryland
12pm ESPNU: Syracuse at Ohio
12pm SECN: Central Michigan at Missouri
12pm SECN: Bowling Green at Tennessee
12pm BTN: UTSA at Illinois
12pm BTN: Western Michigan at Michigan
12pm CBSSN: Holy Cross at UConn
12pm ACCN: Colgate at Boston College
12:30pm ACC RSN: Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech
2pm Pac-12: Nevada at California
3:30pm ABC: Alabama vs. Miami (FL)
3:30pm ESPN: Rice at Arkansas
3:30pm BTN: Temple at Rutgers
3:30pm BTN: Oregon State at Purdue
3:30pm CBSSN: Marshall at Navy
4pm FOX: Penn State at Wisconsin
4pm ESPNU: Miami (OH) at Cincinnati
4pm SECN: Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State
4pm SECN: ULM at Kentucky
4pm ACCN: William & Mary at Virginia
5pm Pac-12: Montana at Washington
7pm ESPN: Stanford vs. Kansas State
7pm CBSSN: Duke at Charlotte
7:30pm ABC: Georgia vs. Clemson
7:30pm SECN: Florida Atlantic at Florida
7:30pm SECN: Akron at Auburn
7:30pm BTN: Michigan State at Northwestern
7:30pm BTN: Fordham at Nebraska
7:30pm ACCN: UMass at Pitt
8pm FOX: LSU at UCLA
8pm ESPNU: Baylor at Texas State
8pm Longhorn: Louisiana at Texas
8pm Pac-12: San Jose State at USC
10pm FS1: Fresno State at Oregon 
10:30pm ESPN: BYU vs. Arizona
11pm Pac-12: Utah State at Washington State

7:30pm ABC: Notre Dame at Florida State

8pm ESPN: Ole Miss vs. Louisville

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