FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME is Live from State Fair of Texas with Two-Hour Program Prior to 12:00 PM ET Kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 6
New York – Everything’s bigger in Texas, including FOX Sports’ plans for the Red River Showdown between Texas and Oklahoma on Saturday, Oct. 6. The network today announced that the game kicks off at 12:00 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network and is preceded by a special edition of FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME live from the State Fair of Texas in Dallas beginning at 10:00 AM ET on FS1 and continuing at 11:00 AM ET on FOX and FS1.
Host Rob Stone and analysts Matt Leinart, Robert Smith and Dave Wannstedt go live from outside Cotton Bowl Stadium, bringing viewers the latest news and analysis leading up to one of college football’s biggest rivalries. During Saturday’s pregame show, Leinart sits down with one of the season’s biggest breakout sensations, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. Once the game kicks off, FOX Sports lead college football play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, analyst Joel Klatt and reporter Jenny Taft call the action.
The studio location, on Lone Star Boulevard between the Texas Hall of State and the Esplanade, also features special fan giveaways and activities, courtesy of FOX Sports and its partners, prior to the game on Saturday.
FOX Sports also presents complete coverage of the Red River Showdown on the FOX Sports app, as well as complementary digital coverage beginning with a special edition of Klatt’s Facebook Live show “Breaking the Huddle presented by Dr Pepper,” on Friday, Oct. 5, from the studio location. During the game on Saturday, FOX Sports’ digital offerings include Field Pass content created by FOX Sports U students as well as exclusive PROcast videos, Gus Johnson’s Call of the Game and more. After the final whistle, Klatt gives his postgame thoughts on Facebook Live from the broadcast booth, while Taft wraps up the day’s action on “CFB Now presented by Wendy’s,” exclusively on Twitter.
In 2018, FOX Sports televises an impressive lineup of top games from the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences. FOX Sports is also home to the Pac-12 and Big Ten championship games in addition to the San Francisco Bowl and San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl.