College Football TV Schedule: First batch of game times announced by major networks

By Hoss McBain

ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS each released their first batch of college football game times for the 2019 season. 

Texas A&M and Texas State kick off the slate of Texas games with a Thursday night showdown at Kyle Field, the first game of the Jake Spavital era in San Marcos. Houston will travel to Oklahoma on the Sunday to debut Dana Holgorsen in front of a national audience. 

The vast majority of nonconference games are officially announced. Power Five intraconference games generally do not get released until closer to the date so that leagues can keep some flexibility. However, several were released early, especially Thursday and Black Friday games. The Red River Showdown also is officially on the books. 

The biggest takeaway from the schedule release? ESPN+ is becoming a requirement to follow college football. Baylor has a nonconference matchup on the premium network, and several AAC and C-USA games will make their way there as well.

2019 also marks the start of C-USA's partnership with the NFL Network. North Texas will face off against UTEP and Rice on the platform. 

Here's information about times and TV information for every released FBS game in the state so far. 

*this list will be updated

Baylor Bears

Aug 31: Baylor vs. Stephen F. Austin (6 p.m. on ESPN+)

Sept. 7: Baylor vs. UTSA (3 p.m. on FSN)

Sept. 21: Baylor at Rice (6 p.m. on CBS Sports Network)

Oct. 31: Baylor vs. West Virginia (7 p.m. on ESPN)

Houston Cougars

Sept. 1: Houston at Oklahoma (6:30 p.m. on ABC)

Sept. 7: Houston vs. Prairie View A&M (7 p.m. on ESPN3)

Sept. 13: Houston vs. Washington State (8:15 p.m. on ESPN)

Sept. 19: Houston at Tulane (7 p.m. on ESPN)

Oct. 24: Houston vs. SMU (6:30 p.m. ESPN)

North Texas Mean Green

Aug. 31: North Texas vs. Abilene Christian (6:30 p.m. on ESPN+)

Sept. 7: North Texas at SMU (6 p.m. on ESPN3)

Sept. 14: North Texas at Cal (3:15 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks)

Sept. 21: North Texas vs. UTSA (6:30 p.m. on Stadium on Facebook)

Sept. 28: North Texas vs. Houston (7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network on Facebook)

Oct. 12: North Texas at Southern Miss (6 p.m. on Stadium on Facebook)

Oct. 19: North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee (3 p.m. on Stadium)

Oct. 26: North Texas at Charlotte (2:30 p.m. on ESPN+)

Nov. 2: North Texas vs. UTEP (2:30 p.m. on NFL Network)

Nov. 9: North Texas at Louisiana Tech (3 p.m. on Stadium on Facebook)

Nov. 23: North Texas at Rice (2:30 p.m. on NFL Network)

Nov. 30: North Texas vs. UAB (3 p.m. on Stadium)

Rice Owls

Aug. 30: Rice at Army (5 p.m. on CBS Sports Network)

Sept. 6: Rice vs. Wake Forest (7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network)

Sept. 14: Rice vs. Texas (7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network)

Sept. 21: Rice vs. Baylor (6 p.m. on CBS Sports Network)

Sept. 28: Rice vs. Louisiana Tech (6 p.m. on ESPN3)

Oct. 5: Rice at UAB (TBD on ESPN+)

Oct. 19: Rice at UTSA (5 p.m. on ESPN3)

Oct. 26: Rice vs. Southern Miss (12 p.m. on ESPN+)

Nov. 2: Rice vs. Marshall (2:30 p.m. on Stadium on Facebook)

Nov. 16: Rice at Middle Tennessee (3:30 p.m. on ESPN+)

Nov. 23: Rice vs. North Texas (2:30 p.m. on NFL Network)

Nov. 30: Rice at UTEP (2 p.m. on ESPN3)

SMU Mustangs

Aug. 31: SMU at Arkansas State (6 p.m. on ESPN+)

Sept. 7: SMU vs. North Texas (6 p.m. on ESPN3)

Sept. 14: SMU vs. Texas State (6 p.m. on ESPN3)

Oct. 24: SMU at Houston (6:30 p.m. ESPN)

Nov. 23: SMU at Navy (2:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network)

Texas Longhorns

Aug. 31: Texas vs. Louisiana Tech (7 p.m. on Longhorn Network)

Sept. 7: Texas vs. LSU (6:30 p.m. on ABC)

Sept. 14: Texas vs. Rice (7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network)

Oct. 12: Texas vs. Oklahoma (11 a.m. on FOX)

Nov. 29: Texas vs. Texas Tech (11 a.m. on FOX/FS1)

Texas A&M Aggies

Aug. 29: Texas A&M vs. Texas State (7:30 p.m. on SEC Network)

Sept. 7: Texas A&M at Clemson (2:30 p.m. on ABC)

Sept. 14: Texas A&M vs. Lamar (6 p.m. on ESPN2 or ESPNU)

TCU Horned Frogs

Aug. 31: TCU vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (7 p.m. on FSN)

Sept. 14: TCU at Purdue (6:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network)

Nov. 29: TCU vs. West Virginia (2:30 p.m. on ABC or ESPN)

Texas State Bobcats

Aug. 29: Texas State at Texas A&M (7:30 p.m. on SEC Network)

Sept. 7: Texas State vs. Wyoming (6 p.m. on ESPN+)

Sept. 14: Texas State at SMU (6 p.m. on ESPN3)

Oct. 10: Texas State vs. Louisiana-Monroe (8:15 p.m. on ESPNU)

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Aug. 31: Texas Tech vs. Montana State (3 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest)

Sept. 7: Texas Tech vs. UTEP (3 p.m. on FSSW+)

Sept. 14: Texas Tech at Arizona (9:30 p.m. on ESPN)

Nov. 29: Texas Tech at Texas (11 a.m. on FOX/FS1)

UTEP Miners

Aug. 31: UTEP vs. Houston Baptist (7 p.m. on ESPN+)

Sept. 7: UTEP at Texas Tech (3 p.m. on FSN)

Sept. 21: UTEP vs. Nevada (7 p.m. on ESPN3)

Sept. 28: UTEP at Southern Miss (6 p.m. on ESPN+)

Oct. 5: UTEP vs. UTSA (7 p.m. on ESPN+)

Oct. 19: UTEP at FIU (6 p.m. on ESPN+)

Oct. 26: UTEP vs. Louisiana Tech (7 p.m. on ESPN3)

Nov. 2: UTEP at North Texas (2:30 p.m. on NFL Network)

Nov. 9: UTEP vs. Charlotte (2 p.m. on ESPN+)

Nov. 16: UTEP at UAB (TBD on ESPN3)

Nov. 30: UTEP vs. Rice (2 p.m. on ESPN3)

UTSA Roadrunners

Aug. 31: UTSA vs. Incarnate Word (5 p.m. on ESPN3)

Sept. 7: UTSA at Baylor (3 p.m. on FSN)

Sept. 14: Army at UTSA (2:30 p.m. on NFL Network)

Sept. 21: UTSA at North Texas (6:30 p.m. on Stadium on Facebook)

Oct. 5: UTSA at UTEP (7 p.m. on ESPN+)

Oct. 12: UTSA vs. UAB (5 p.m. on ESPN+)

Oct. 19: UTSA vs. Rice (5 p.m. on ESPN3)

Nov. 9: UTSA at Old Dominion (1 p.m. on ESPN3)

Nov. 16: UTSA vs. Southern Miss (5 p.m. on ESPN+)

Nov. 23: UTSA vs. FAU (5 p.m. on ESPN+)

Nov. 30: UTSA at Louisiana Tech (2:30 p.m. on ESPN+)

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