ABC releases SEC football game times for Week 1 of 2017 season


A potential matchup of preseason No. 1 vs. Appalachian State at 5:15 p.m. and LSU vs. BYU in Houston at 8:30 p.m. Florida faces MI in Arlington, Texas, at 2:30 p.m. on ABC.

Just more than three months remain between now and the start of football season, and Thursday, Clemson's first game of the year was assigned a kickoff time.

Fresh off of their national championship-winning season, the Tigers are now ranked No. 7 in ESPN's top 25 preseason rankings.

Though no one has announced exactly how the Fox-ESPN game-selection process works, Ohio State's 247 site has reported that, "Fox and ESPN would essentially hold a "draft" to pick which weekend they would have the top choice of games".

- Utah State at Wisconsin on Friday night, September 1, on ESPN.

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We also learned by ESPN that Oklahoma will face Ohio State on September 16 at 8pm on ABC. The huge opening Saturday starts at noon with Penn State and Akron ahead of the MI and Florida game from Texas.

The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic, featuring Florida State and Alabama on September 2 (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) in Atlanta, highlights an otherwise Big Ten-heavy Week 1 schedule, which was released on Thursday by ESPN.

- BYU vs. LSU at NRG Stadium in Houston at 9:30 ET on September 2, on ESPN2.

3, Virginia Tech will play West Virginia on ABC at 7:30 p.m., and a day later, Georgia Tech will play Tennessee at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

- Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee in Atlanta on Monday night, September 4, on ESPN.