SEC Network Kicks Off 2018 Football Season on Thursday, August 30

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SEC Network Kicks Off 2018 Football Season on Thursday, August 30

ESPN today announced the first three weeks of its 2018 college football slate, with Southeastern Conference action kicking off on Thursday, August 30 with Texas A&M hosting Northwestern State at 8:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network. Over the course of the first three weeks of the season, SEC Network will air 17 games as part of more than 30 SEC-centric matchups across ABC and ESPN networks.

Aggie head coach Jimbo Fisher’s SEC debut opens the first week of the season, with five additional matchups throughout the weekend airing on SEC Network and SEC Network Alternate. In total, ESPN networks will telecast 13 games on opening weekend, including four neutral site games.

The SEC Network Saturday schedule continues with five games on September 8 and six games in Week 3. The first SEC matchup of the year on SEC Network will feature SEC East rivals Kentucky and Florida on September 8 from Gainesville.

In addition, ESPN will telecast the Egg Bowl, featuring the annual showdown between Mississippi State and Ole Miss, on Thursday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. Additional details, including talent assignments for each matchup, will be announced at a later date.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Aug 30 8:30 p.m. Northwestern State at Texas A&M SEC Network
Sat, Sept 1 Noon Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech (Houston) ESPN
  Coastal Carolina at South Carolina SEC Network
  3:30 p.m. Washington vs. Auburn (Atlanta) ABC
  Austin Peay at Georgia ESPN
  Central Michigan at Kentucky ESPNU
  4 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Arkansas SEC Network
  UT Martin at Missouri SEC Network Alternate
  7:30 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Miss. State ESPNU
  Charleston Southern at Florida SEC Network
  Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt SEC Network Alternate
  8 p.m. Alabama vs. Louisville (Orlando) ABC
Sun, Sept 2 7:30 p.m. LSU vs. Miami (Arlington) ABC
Sat, Sept 8 Noon Miss. State at Kansas State ESPN
  Nevada at Vanderbilt SEC Network
  3:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Alabama ESPN2
  4 p.m. East Tennessee State at Tennessee SEC Network
  Southern Illinois at Ole Miss SEC Network Alternate
  7 p.m. Clemson at Texas A&M ESPN
  Southeastern Louisiana at LSU ESPN2/ESPNU
  Wyoming at Missouri ESPN2/ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. Kentucky at Florida SEC Network
  Alabama State at Auburn SEC Network Alternate
Sat, Sept 15 Noon UTEP at Tennessee SEC Network
  Murray State at Kentucky SEC Network Alternate
  4 p.m. Colorado State at Florida SEC Network
  North Texas at Arkansas SEC Network Alternate
  7 p.m. Alabama at Ole Miss ESPN
  7:15 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Georgia ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. Louisiana Monroe at Texas A&M SEC Network
  Louisiana Lafayette at Miss. State SEC Network Alternate
  Marshall at South Carolina ESPNU
Thu, Nov 22 7:30 p.m. Mississippi State at Ole Miss ESPN


Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Director of Communications for ESPN College Football and SEC Network, and oversees publicity for college gymnastics and track & field across all ESPN networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.
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