August 31st looks to be a day chock full of football, Disney style:
Georgia announced that its highly anticipated opening matchup with Clemson — at Clemson — is set to air on ABC at 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 31. This game could feature two top-10 teams once the season starts. The Bulldogs are 44-26-2 all time when playing on ABC.
LSU’s opener on Aug. 31 against TCU in the Cowboys Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will kick off at 9 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN. LSU and TCU will be meeting for the first time since 1968. The Tigers hold a 5-2-1 lead in the all-time series.
Before the Bulldogs and Tigers kick off their seasons, the defending champs will get the national stage inside the Georgia Dome in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta. Alabama will face Virginia Tech at 5:30 p.m. ET on Aug. 31, and the game will be televised on ESPN.
I wonder who wins the “You are looking live at…” sweepstakes. Personally, give me Nessler and Blackledge any day.
And kudos on the night game at Clemson. Maybe this time they won’t run out of ice before halftime.