Opening Weekend, Oct 4-7: Red River Showdown, National League Division Series, NFC Championship Rematch, 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers and More

In October, when the fan calendar peaks, FOX Sports is at its best, delivering a premium slate of live events and studio programming on FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app.

In his 25th October at FOX Sports, Lead NFL and MLB Announcer, Joe Buck says, “To have been here at the beginning and then to be here now and see the growth over 25 years; I think it’s the best destination in this business. Anybody that’s ever worked here knows that it’s different at FOX.”

Starting opening weekend, Thursday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 7, FOX Sports’ expert voices and best-in-class production team kick off the greatest month in sports:

  • The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts bring their long-standing rivalry to THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, presented by Bud Light
  • National League Division Series begins with Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers
  • The Red River Showdown, between powerhouses #19 Texas and #7 Oklahoma, renews one of college football’s elite rivalries
  • Reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Champion U.S. Women’s National Team begins the road back to the World Cup, during the Concacaf Women’s Championship, taking on Mexico and Panama
  • Weigh-In, Prelims and Postfight for a blockbuster UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor
  • Young U.S. Soccer stars Christian Pulisic and Weston McKinnie lead their Bundesliga teams Dortmund and Schalke into a weekend of international action
  • LigaMX heats up as teams look to secure their playoff spots on FOX Deportes
  • AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK caps off the weekend – a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship featuring the Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles.

“At home, in the control room or on the sidelines, there’s nothing like a great October sports weekend,” adds Mark Silverman, President of National Networks, FOX Sports.  “During this four-day window, we’ll spotlight some of the world’s most recognizable teams and athletes across NFL, MLB, college football, soccer and UFC. It’s a powerful statement for our networks and sets the tone for another exciting fall.”

A programming schedule of highlighted matchups is below. All events are available via livestream on the FOX Sports app.

(All times are subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Event Networks
Thursday, Oct. 4 5:00 PM NLDS Game 1: Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers FS1/FOX Deportes
7:30 PM Concacaf Women’s Championship:

USA vs. Mexico

8:00 PM Thursday Night Football:

Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots

FOX/FOX Deportes
Friday, Oct. 5 4:00 PM NLDS Game 2: Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers FS1/FOX Deportes
9:30 PM NLDS Game 2: Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers FS1/FOX Deportes
Saturday, Oct. 6 12:00 PM The Red River Showdown:

#19 Texas vs. #7 Oklahoma


Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach

FS2/FOX Deportes

Khabib vs. McGregor

8:00 PM FS1 UFC 229 PRELIMS:

Khabib vs. McGregor

FS1/FOX Deportes
10:30 PM Liga MX:

Tijuana Xolos vs. Gallos Blancos de Querétaro

FS2/FOX Deportes
Sunday, Oct. 7 1:00 AM FS1 UFC 229 POSTFIGHT:

Khabib vs. McGregor

4:25 PM AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles FOX
5:00 PM Concacaf Women’s Championship:

Panama vs. USA

8:00 PM NLDS Game 3: Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves FS1/FOX Deportes