ESPN+ to Stream More than 500 College Football Games This Fall

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ESPN+ to Stream More than 500 College Football Games This Fall

More FBS and FCS Games Than Ever Before, Live on the Industry-Leading Sports Streaming Service


More college football than ever before will stream on ESPN+ this fall, with more than 500 games featuring teams from FBS conferences like the SEC and Big 12, The American, C-USA, MAC, and Sun Belt, and FCS schools from the Big Sky, MVFC, Patriot League, SIAC, MEAC and SWAC. The 2021-22 season kicks off Thursday, September 2.

FBS schedule highlights:

  • First time featuring SEC games on ESPN+, which will also be simulcast on SECN+, including:
    • September 4 – Akron at Auburn
    • September 11 – McNeese at No. 16 LSU
    • September 18 – Tennessee Tech at Tennessee
  • More Big 12 games than ever before on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, including:
    • September 4 – Northern Iowa at No. 7 Iowa State
    • September 4 – Missouri State at Oklahoma State
    • September 18 – Baylor at Kansas
  • Appearances from top American teams on ESPN+, including:
    • September 4 – Miami (Ohio) at No. 8 Cincinnati
    • September 11 – Murray State at No. 8 Cincinnati
    • September 11 – Bethune-Cookman at UCF
  • Full slate of games from the Sun Belt, MAC and CUSA, including:
    • September 2 – The Citadel at No. 22 Coastal Carolina
    • September 4 – Baylor at Texas State

FCS schedule highlights:

  • October 23 – Montana at Idaho: The rivalry game for the “Little Brown Stein” in the Big Sky Conference started 118 years ago in 1903. The Grizzlies-Vandals matchup is one of approximately 50 Big Sky college football games that will air on ESPN+ this fall as part of a new multi-year, multi-platform rights agreement announced in June.
  • November 13 – North Dakota State vs. Youngstown State: 12 Division I FCS national championships have been won between these two programs, with NDSU winning four since 2015.
  • November 20 – Lafayette vs. Lehigh: “The Rivalry” has been played 156 times since 1884 with only one interruption in 1896. Part of the Patriot League, which makes its debut on ESPN+ after being postponed last year. Coverage of “The Rivalry” will include both home and away feeds.
  • 20 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games on ESPN+ this fall.
  • 24 Southwestern Athletic Conference 24 games on ESPN+ this fall.
  • The first two rounds of FCS tournament will air on ESPN+, including 16 exclusive games.

* ESPN’s overall week 1 college football schedule and commentator assignments.

In addition to live programming, ESPN+ will also debut several original series in support of college football this fall, including:

  • Eli’s Places: An extension of Peyton Manning’s popular Peyton’s Places, two-time Super Bowl champion and former Ole Miss star Eli Manning launches his own version of his brother’s signature series to explore what makes college football a way of life across the country. Eli will travel to some of the most well-known and historic college football establishments and meet with giants in the sport to better understand what makes college football such a national sensation. Debuts Sept. 1.
  • Our Time: UCF Football: New head coach Gus Malzahn and the University of Central Florida Knights charge into the 2021 college football season with hopes of further establishing the program as a national brand on par with some of the best teams in the country. Our Time: UCF Football offers a special inside look at the Knights. Debuts Sept. 9.
  • SMU Football: The Hilltop: An all-access, inside look at Dallas’ Team. A season-long, weekly docuseries following SMU Football as the Mustangs have their sights set on a championship in year four under Head Coach Sonny Dykes. Debuts Sept. 2.

CFB on ESPN+ 2021 Schedule (Announced to Date):

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Thu., Sept 2 7 p.m. Western Illinois at Ball State ESPN+
7 p.m. The Citadel at No. 22 Coastal Carolina ESPN+
7 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Samford ESPN+
7 p.m. Point University at Mercer ESPN+
7 p.m. Incarnate Word at Youngstown State ESPN+
7:30 p.m. UC Davis at Tulsa ESPN+
7:30 p.m. Southern Illinois at Southeast Missouri State ESPN+
7:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Chattanooga ESPN+
8 p.m. UT Martin at Western Kentucky ESPN+
8 p.m. Reinhardt at Kennesaw State ESPN+
8 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Murray State ESPN+
8 p.m. North American at Lamar ESPN+
9 p.m. Sam Houston State at Northern Arizona ESPN+
Fri., Sept 3 8 p.m. South Dakota at Kansas Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Sat., Sept 4 Noon Villanova at Lehigh ESPN+
12:30 p.m. Marist at Georgetown ESPN+
1 p.m. West Florida at McNeese ESPN+
1:30 p.m. Davidson at VMI ESPN+
2 p.m. Rice at Arkansas ESPN+/SECN+
3 p.m. North Dakota at Idaho State ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at No. 8 Cincinnati ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Albany at North Dakota State ESPN+
4 p.m. Simon Fraser Univ at Idaho ESPN+
4 p.m. St. Andrews at Presbyterian ESPN+
4 p.m. Towson at Morgan State ESPN+
4 p.m. Bowie State at Delaware State ESPN+
4:30 p.m. Northern Iowa at No. 7 Iowa State Big 12 Now on ESPN+
6 p.m. Virginia Union at Hampton ESPN+
6 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Western Carolina ESPN+
6 p.m. Allen University at Benedict College ESPN+
7 p.m. Nicholls at Memphis ESPN+
7 p.m. Abilene Christian at SMU ESPN+
7 p.m. Missouri State at Oklahoma State Big 12 Now on ESPN+
7 p.m. Baylor at Texas State ESPN+
7 p.m. Akron at Auburn ESPN+/SECN+
7 p.m. Eastern Illinois at South Carolina ESPN+/SECN+
7 p.m. Prairie View A&M at Texas Southern ESPN+
7 p.m. Tarleton at Stephen F. Austin ESPN+
8 p.m. Southern Mississippi at South Alabama ESPN+
8 p.m. East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt ESPN+/SECN+
8 p.m. Duquesne at TCU Big 12 Now on ESPN+
9 p.m. Sacramento State at Dixie State ESPN+
Sat., Sept 11 1 p.m. Stony Brook at Colgate ESPN+
1:30 p.m. Wyoming at Northern Illinois ESPN+
2 p.m. Merrimack at Holy Cross ESPN+
2 p.m. Charleston Southern at The Citadel ESPN+
2 p.m. Northern Arizona at South Dakota ESPN+
2 p.m. Georgetown at Delaware State ESPN+
2:30 p.m. Furman at Tennessee Tech ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Murray State at Cincinnati ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Temple at Akron ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Valparaiso at North Dakota State ESPN+
4 p.m. South Alabama at Bowling Green ESPN+
4 p.m. Central Washington at Eastern Washington ESPN+
4 p.m. Ft. Lauderdale at Presbyterian ESPN+
5 p.m. Long Island at West Virginia Big 12 Now on ESPN+
6 p.m. Elon at Campbell ESPN+
6 p.m. Monmouth at Fordham ESPN+
6:30 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at UCF ESPN+
6:30 p.m. North Carolina Central at Marshall ESPN+
7 p.m. North Texas at SMU ESPN+
7 p.m. Morgan State at Tulane ESPN+
7 p.m. Texas State at Florida International ESPN+
7 p.m. Texas Southern at Baylor Big 12 Now on ESPN+
7 p.m. Memphis at Arkansas State ESPN+
7 p.m. Liberty at Troy ESPN+
7 p.m. Southern Illinois at Kansas State Big 12 Now on ESPN+
7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech Big 12 Now on ESPN+
7 p.m. Chattanooga at North Alabama ESPN+
7 p.m. Samford at UT Martin ESPN+
7 p.m. Louisiana College at Abilene Christian ESPN+
7 p.m. Southeast Missouri State at Sam Houston State ESPN+
7 p.m. Fort Lewis at Tarleton ESPN+
7 p.m. Northern Colorado at Houston Baptist ESPN+
7:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Ole Miss ESPN+/SECN+
8 p.m. McNeese at LSU ESPN+/SECN+
8 p.m. Drake at Montana State ESPN+
8 p.m. Central Arkansas at Missouri State ESPN+
8 p.m. Western Illinois at Montana ESPN+
9 p.m. Northern Iowa at Sacramento State ESPN+
10 p.m. Weber State at Dixie State ESPN+
Sat., Sept 18 Noon Chattanooga at Kentucky ESPN+/SECN+
Noon Southeast Missouri State at Missouri ESPN+/SECN+
Noon Tennessee Tech at Tennessee ESPN+/SECN+
Noon Holy Cross at Yale ESPN+
Noon Princeton at Lehigh ESPN+
12:30 p.m. Rhode Island at Brown ESPN+
12:30 p.m. New Hampshire at Lafayette ESPN+
12:30 p.m. Harvard at Georgetown ESPN+
1 p.m. Marist at Columbia ESPN+
1 p.m. William & Mary at Colgate ESPN+
2 p.m. VMI at Cornell ESPN+
2 p.m. Lane College at Fort Valley State ESPN+
2:05 p.m. Nevada at Kansas State Big 12 Now on ESPN+
3 p.m. San Diego at Montana State ESPN+
3 p.m. Morehead State at Austin Peay ESPN+
3 p.m. Kentucky State at Tennessee State ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Long Island at Miami (Ohio) ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Elon at Appalachian State ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Baylor at Kansas Big 12 Now on ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Samford at Western Carolina ESPN+
4 p.m. Lamar at Northern Colorado ESPN+
4 p.m. Eastern Washington at Western Illinois ESPN+
5 p.m. Western Oregon at Portland State ESPN+
5 p.m. Drake at North Dakota ESPN+
6 p.m. Middle Tennessee at UTSA ESPN+
6 p.m. Presbyterian at Campbell ESPN+
6 p.m. Monmouth at Charleston Southern ESPN+
6 p.m. Lincoln (PA) at Gardner-Webb ESPN+
6 p.m. Pennsylvania at Bucknell ESPN+
6 p.m. Kennesaw State at Wofford ESPN+
6 p.m. McNeese State at Southern ESPN+
6 p.m. Elizabeth City State University at Norfolk State ESPN+
7 p.m. Grambling at Houston ESPN+
7 p.m. Florida A&M at South Florida ESPN+
7 p.m. Troy at Southern Mississippi ESPN+
7 p.m. Charlotte at Georgia State ESPN+
7 p.m. Florida International at Texas Tech Big 12 Now on ESPN+
7 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Central Arkansas ESPN+
7 p.m. Indiana State at Eastern Kentucky ESPN+
7 p.m. North Alabama at Jacksonville State ESPN+
7 p.m. Illinois State at Eastern Illinois ESPN+
7 p.m. Texas Permian Basin at Abilene Christian ESPN+
7 p.m. Southern Utah at Tarleton ESPN+
7 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN+
7 p.m. UT Martin at Northwestern State ESPN+
7 p.m. Dayton at Southern Illinois ESPN+
7:30 p.m. Delaware State at East Tennessee State ESPN+
8 p.m. South Dakota at Cal Poly ESPN+
8 p.m. James Madison at Weber State ESPN+


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ESPN+: Olivia Wilson ([email protected]) and Kevin Ota ([email protected])

CFB on ESPN: Amanda Brooks ([email protected])

Olivia Wilson

Based out of Austin, Texas, Olivia Wilson is a communications manager focusing on ESPN+, The Walt Disney Company's leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. Prior to joining the DMED Communications team, Wilson worked in ESPN Communications on X Games, Marketing and Corporate Citizenship for five years. Wilson is a proud graduate of Florida State University.
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