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Weber State’s opener at Utah gets TV, kick time; BYU and USU get assignments

Thursday , May 31, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Running back Josh Davis (28) outruns defender Justus Brown (26) during the football scrimmage on Thursday August 17, 2017. At Stewart Stadium at the campus of Weber State in Ogden.

BRIAN WOLFER/Special to the Standard-Examiner

Running back Josh Davis (28) outruns defender Justus Brown (26) during the football scrimmage on Thursday August 17, 2017. At Stewart Stadium at the campus of Weber State in Ogden.

TV networks announced a slew of college football TV assignments and kickoff times Thursday for the 2018 season, including several games for Utah schools.

One of the games now set is Weber State’s season opener at Utah on Thursday, Aug. 30. That game is set for 6 p.m. and will air on Pac-12 Network.

The traditional conference weekend matchup between BYU and Utah State — set for Friday, Oct. 5, in Provo — is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

> Weber State and Utah add 2 future football games

The big rivalry game — BYU at Utah, temporarily back at the end of the season on Nov. 24 — does not yet have a TV assignment or kickoff time.

TV assignments and kickoff times are determined by what network owns the TV rights for the home team. Utah games, for example, are dictated by the Pac-12’s TV contracts with ESPN and FOX. BYU has its own contract with ESPN.

Here’s a look at what games were announced for each team. Kickoff times are listed in Mountain time.

BYU

Sept. 1: at Arizona, 8:45 p.m., ESPN

Sept. 8: vs. Cal, 8:15 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU

Sept 15: at Wisconsin, 1:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN/ESPN2

Sept. 22: vs. McNeese State, 4 p.m., BYUtv

Oct. 5: vs. Utah State, 7 p.m., ESPN2

Nov. 3: at Boise State, picked up by ESPN but time TBD

UTAH

Aug. 30: vs. Weber State, 6 p.m., Pac-12 Network

Sept. 8: at N. Illinois, 7:30 p.m., ESPNews

Sept. 15: vs. Washington, 8 p.m., ESPN

Oct. 12: vs. Arizona, 8 p.m., ESPN

Oct. 26: at UCLA, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

UTAH STATE

Aug. 31: at Michigan State, 5 p.m., Big Ten Network

Oct. 5: at BYU, 7 p.m., ESPN2

WEBER STATE

Aug. 30: at Utah, 6 p.m., Pac-12 Network