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College football national television schedule for 2020-21 season


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The schedule for this year’s college football season will look different in the COVID-19 era. Instead of the normal Labor Day Weekend start, the Power Five conferences don’t kick off until later in September. 

The regular season almost reaches with the end of year holidays with the conference championship games planned for the second and third week of December.  The College Football Playoff remains on schedule with the semifinals on Jan. 1. The final game of the season will take place at the championship game on Jan. 11, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Below are games scheduled for national networks, with listed times p.m. Eastern unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change.

Saturday, Sept. 5

Eastern Kentucky at Marshall, ESPN, 1 p.m.

Middle Tennessee at Army, CBSSN, 1:30 p.m.

SMU at Texas State, ESPN, 4:30 p.m.

Arkansas State at Memphis, ESPN, 8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 7

Brigham Young at Navy, ESPN, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

Alabama-Birmingham at Miami (Fla.), ACC, 8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11

SMU at TCU, FS1, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 12

Charlotte at Appalachian State, ESPN2, noon

Eastern Kentucky at West Virginia, FS1, noon

Louisiana-Lafayette at Iowa State, ESPN, noon

Louisiana Tech at Baylor, Fox, noon

Syracuse at North Carolina, ACC, noon

Louisiana-Monroe at Army, CBSSN, 1:30 p.m.

Duke at Notre Dame, NBC, 2:30 p.m.

Arkansas State at Kansas State, FS1, 3:30 p.m.

Georgia Tech at Florida State, ABC, 3:30 p.m.

Texas-San Antonio at Texas State, ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.

Austin Peay at Pittsburgh, ACC, 4 p.m.

Clemson at Wake Forest, ABC, 7:30 p.m.

Tulane at South Alabama, ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.

Tulsa at Oklahoma State, ESPN/ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.

Western Kentucky at Louisville, ACC, 8 p.m.

Coastal Carolina at Kansas, FS1, 10 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 18

Houston at Memphis, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 19

Austin Peay at Cincinnati, ESPN, noon

Liberty at Western Kentucky, ESPNU, noon

Louisiana-Lafayette at Georgia State, ESPN2, noon

Navy at Tulane, ABC, noon

Syracuse at Pittsburgh, ACC, noon

Appalachian State at Marshall, CBSSN, 1:30 p.m.

South Florida at Notre Dame, USA, 2:30 p.m.

Central Florida at Georgia Tech, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.

BYU at Army, CBS, 3:30 p.m.

Florida Atlantic at Georgia Southern, ESPN2, 4 p.m.

The Citadel at Clemson, ACC, 4 p.m.

Troy at Middle Tennessee, ESPNU, 4 p.m.

SMU at North Texas, CBSSN, 6 p.m.

Louisiana Tech at Southern Mississippi, ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.

Texas State at Louisiana-Monroe, ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.

Wake Forest at North Carolina State, ACC, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 24

Alabama-Birmingham at South Alabama, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25

Memphis at Texas-San Antonio, CBSSN, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Florida at Mississippi, ESPN, noon

Kansas State at Oklahoma, Fox, noon

Kentucky at Auburn, SEC, noon

Mississippi State at LSU, CBS, 3:30 p.m.

Texas at Texas Tech, Fox, 3:30 p.m.

Georgia at Arkansas, SEC, 4 p.m.

South Florida at Florida Atlantic, CBSSN, 6 p.m.

Alabama at Missouri, ESPN, 7 p.m.

Tennessee at South Carolina, SEC, 7:30 p.m.

Troy at Brigham Young, ESPN, 10:15 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Missouri at Tennessee, SEC, noon

South Carolina at Florida, ESPN,noon

Abilene Christian at Army, CBSSN, 1:30 p.m.

Texas A&M at Alabama, CBS, 3:30 p.m.

Mississippi at Kentucky, SEC, 4 p.m.

Auburn at Georgia, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

LSU at Vanderbilt, SEC, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Louisiana-Lafayette at Appalachian State, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Tulane at Houston, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9

Louisville at Georgia Tech, ESPN, 7 p.m.

Campbell at Wake Forest, ACC, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Oklahoma vs. Texas, Dallas, Fox, noon

The Citadel at Army, CBSSN, 1:30 p.m.

Florida State at Notre Dame, NBC, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Appalachian State at Georgia Southern, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Georgia State at Arkansas State, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 16

SMU at Tulane, ESPN2 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Army at Texas-San Antonio, CBSSN, 1:30 p.m.

Louisville at Notre Dame, NBC, 2:30 p.m.

Marshall at Louisiana Tech, CBSSN, 6 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Missouri, SEC, 7:30 p.m.

Georgia at Alabama, CBS, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 22

Arkansas State at Appalachian State, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23

Tulsa at South Florida, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Louisiana-Lafayette at Alabama-Birmingham, CBSSN, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Mercer at Army, CBSSN, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29

South Alabama at Georgia Southern, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 30

Marshall at Florida International, CBSSN, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Kentucky at Missouri, SEC, noon

LSU at Auburn, CBS, 3:30 p.m.

Mississippi at Vanderbilt, SEC, 4 p.m.

North Texas at Texas-El Paso, CBSSN, 4 p.m.

Mississippi State at Alabama, ESPN, 7 p.m.

Arkansas at Texas A&M, SEC, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 5 

SMU at Temple, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 6

Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina State, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 7

Air Force at Army, CBS, 11:30 a.m.

Florida at Georgia, CBS, 3:30 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Mississippi State, SEC, 4 p.m.

Louisiana Tech at North Texas, CBSSN, 6 p.m.

Clemson at Notre Dame, NBC, 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 13

Florida Atlantic at Florida International, CBSSN, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Middle Tennessee at Marshall, CBSSN, 1:30 p.m.

Alabama at LSU, CBS, 6 p.m.

Southern Mississippi at Western Kentucky, CBSSN, 6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20

Syracuse at Louisville, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Georgia Southern at Army, CBSSN, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 27

Southern Mississippi at Alabama-Birmingham, CBSSN, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Army vs. Navy, Philadelphia, CBS, 3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 1

Rose Bowl – College Football Playoff semifinal, 5 p.m., ESPN

Sugar Bowl – College Football Playoff semifinal, 8:45 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Jan. 13

College Football Playoff championship game, 8 p.m., ESPN

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