The schedule has been set for ABC’s Saturday Night Football for the first three weeks of the 2018 college football season. ESPN announced the slate today.
The first Saturday night game of the season will feature Alabama and Louisville in Orlando. That will be followed up in Week 2 by Penn State and Pitt.
Ohio State-TCU in Arlington, Tex. rounds out the first three weeks.
LSU and Miami (Fla.) will face off on Sunday night of Labor Day Weekend. That game will also be shown on ABC in prime time.
ESPN announces the first three ABC Saturday Night Football Games.
Week 1 Alabama vs Louisville
Week 2 Penn State at Pitt
Week 3 Ohio State vs TCU
Also, Labor Day weekend Sunday night game: Miami vs LSU.
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Alabama will be heavily favored against Louisville in Week 1. Penn State should also be comfortably favored against Pitt, though that game is at Heinz Field.
On paper, the best matchup of the first three Saturday night games is Ohio State-TCU. The winner of that contest picks up a major boost to its College Football Playoff resume.
All of these games will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
We can’t wait.