Big Ten Football Comes to FOX and FS1
UCLA Hosts Texas A&M in Sunday Night Primetime Showdown
FOX Sports Celebrates “Texas Football Days”
NEW YORK, NY – FOX Sports kicks off its best college football schedule yet with four straight days of games, from Thursday, Aug. 31, through Sunday, Sept. 3, including, for the first time ever on FOX and FS1, Big Ten regular-season home games.
FS1’s season opens tonight as quarterback Mason Rudolph leads No. 10 Oklahoma State against Tulsa. Hosted by Rob Stone, pregame coverage begins at 6:30 PM ET with studio analysts Matt Leinart, Robert Smith and Dave Wannstedt. Play-by-play announcer Joe Davis, analyst Brady Quinn and sideline reporter Bruce Feldman have the call live from Boone Pickens Stadium at 7:30 PM ET.
The action continues Friday night with the first-ever Big Ten regular-season home game on FS1, as Rutgers hosts No. 8 Washington and Heisman Trophy candidate Jake Browning in “The War Before the Shore.” Pregame coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET and includes live hits from High Point Solutions Stadium, plus a segment from Cris Carter, Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe, whose new show FIRST THINGS FIRST premieres Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 6:30 AM ET on FS1. FOX Sports’ lead college football broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, analyst Joel Klatt and sideline reporter Jenny Taft call the action when the game kicks off at 8:00 PM ET.
FOX Sports presents a full day of games on Saturday, beginning with the first game of the Tom Herman era at Texas, as the No. 23-ranked Longhorns host Maryland on FS1. Pregame coverage begins at 11:00 AM ET before former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich calls his first game in the broadcast booth alongside play-by-play announcer Justin Kutcher, fellow analyst Petros Papadakis and sideline reporter Jennifer Hale. The Maryland-Texas matchup also marks the first of 13 games this season televised on FS1 and simulcast in 4K to outlets including DirecTV.
On the FOX broadcast network, No. 7 Oklahoma, led by first-year head coach Lincoln Riley, hosts UTEP with coverage beginning at 3:00 PM ET, before No. 16 Louisville and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson face Purdue, led by new head coach and former Cardinals quarterback Jeff Brohm, at 7:30 PM ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Davis, Quinn and Feldman have the call in the second half of their weekend doubleheader.
The first full weekend of the college football season continues the following day with Texas A&M at UCLA, the first Sunday primetime college football game to air on the FOX broadcast network. Stone, Leinart, Smith and Wannstedt are live from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for a half-hour edition of FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL KICKOFF at 7:00 PM ET before Johnson, Klatt and Taft call the action in their second game in three days. The full Week 1 schedule of games on the FOX broadcast network, FS1, FS2, FSN and BTN is below.
Led by FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports this week celebrates “Football Days in Texas,” a week-long event highlighting the game at all levels throughout the state. Featuring the first two Friday night high school football games to ever be televised, “Football Days in Texas” recognizes the importance of the sport in helping communities come together, especially in light of the ongoing impact from Hurricane Harvey. For more information, visit FOXSports.com/Southwest.
In 2017, FOX Sports televises top games from the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences. FOX Sports is home to some of the most anticipated matchups of the season, including Ohio State at Michigan, Oklahoma State at Oklahoma in the annual Bedlam rivalry, and Texas at USC in the first rematch of the 2006 BCS National Championship Game. FOX Sports is also home to the Big Ten and Big 12 championship games and the Foster Farms Bowl and San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl.
|Buffalo at Minnesota||Brandon Gaudin, Glen Mason
& Kyndra de St. Aubin
|Tulsa at #10 Oklahoma State||Joe Davis, Brady Quinn & Bruce Feldman||8/31||7:30 PM||FS1|
|#8 Washington at Rutgers||Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt & Jenny Taft||9/1||8:00 PM||FS1|
|Maryland at #23 Texas||Justin Kutcher, Mark Helfrich,
Petros Papadakis & Jennifer Hale
|Ball State at Illinois||Chris Denari & J Leman||9/2||12:00 PM||BTN|
|Wyoming at Iowa||Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen & Lisa Byington||9/2||12:00 PM||BTN|
|UTEP at #7 Oklahoma||Joe Davis, Brady Quinn & Bruce Feldman||9/2||3:30 PM||FOX|
|Nevada at Northwestern||Brandon Gaudin, Chuck Long
& Michelle McMahon
|Eastern Washington at
|Brendan Burke, Dave Anderson
& Christian Steckel
|Liberty at Baylor||Eric Collins, Danny Kanell & AJ Hawk||9/2||7:00 PM||FS2|
|Purdue vs #16 Louisville||Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman
& Holly Sonders
|Jackson State at TCU||Mark Followill, Brian Baldinger
& Lesley McCaslin
|Arkansas State at Nebraska||Joe Beninati, Glen Mason
& Elise Menaker
|Montana State at
#24 Washington State
|Brian Custer & Ben Leber||9/2||10:30 PM||FS1|
|Texas A&M at UCLA||Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt & Jenny Taft||9/3||7:30 PM||FOX|