2018 MAC football TV schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2018 MAC football TV schedule has been announced, which features 16 nationally televised games in October and November on the ESPN and CBS networks.

The season kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 30 when Ball State hosts Central Connecticut at 7:00pm ET on ESPN+.

The 2018 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan will be played on Friday, Nov. 30 and will be televised by ESPN2.

Listed below are the MAC games that have been selected for television as of May 31. All remaining MAC controlled games will be announced 12 days prior to the date of the game.

2018 MAC Football TV Schedule
*All times Eastern.

Thursday, Aug. 30
Central Connecticut at Ball State – 7pm, ESPN+

Friday, Aug. 31
Syracuse at Western Michigan – 6pm, CBSSN
Monmouth at Eastern Michigan – 6:30pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Sept. 1
Kent State at Illinois – Noon, BTN
Howard at Ohio – 2pm, ESPN+
Central Michigan at Kentucky – 3:30pm, ESPNU
Marshall at Miami – 3:30pm, ESPN+
NIU at Iowa – 3:30pm, BTN
Delaware State at Buffalo – 6pm, ESPN3
VMI at Toledo – 7pm, ESPN3
Akron at Nebraska – 8pm, FOX
Bowling Green at Oregon – 8pm, Pac-12 Network

Saturday, Sep. 8
Eastern Michigan at Purdue – Noon, BTN
Western Michigan at Michigan – Noon, FS1
Kansas at Central Michigan – 3pm, ESPN+
Ball State at Notre Dame – 3:30pm, NBC
Buffalo at Temple – 3:30pm, ESPN3
Howard at Kent State – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Morgan State at Akron – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Maryland at Bowling Green – 6pm, ESPN+
Utah at NIU – 7:30pm, ESPNews
Cincinnati at Miami – 8pm, Raycom/ESPN3
– at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Saturday, Sep. 15
Ball State at Indiana – Noon, BTN
Kent State at Penn State – Noon, FS1
Miami (FL) at Toledo – Noon, ABC/ESPN/2/U
Ohio at Virginia – 3pm, ACCNExtra
Central Michigan at NIU – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Miami at Minnesota – 3:30pm, BTN
Eastern Kentucky at Bowling Green – 4pm, ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Buffalo – 6pm, ESPN+
Delaware State at Western Michigan – 7pm, ESPN+
Akron at Northwestern – 7:30pm, BTN

Saturday, Sep. 22
Eastern Michigan at San Diego State – 10:30pm, CBSSN

Saturday, Sep. 29
Western Michigan at Miami – 3:30pm, TV TBA
NIU at Eastern Michigan – 6pm, ESPN+
Toledo at Fresno State – Time TBA, ESPN network

Saturday, Oct. 6
Bowling Green at Toledo – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Miami at Akron – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Ohio at Kent State – 3:30pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Oct. 13
Western Michigan at Bowling Green – 3pm, ESPN+
Ohio at NIU – 3:30pm, ESPN network

Saturday, Oct. 20
Miami at Army – Noon, CBSSN
Bowling Green at Ohio – 2pm, ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Ball State – 3pm, ESPN+
Western Michigan at Central Michigan – 3pm, ESPN+

Thursday, Oct. 25
Ball State at Ohio – 7pm, ESPN2/CBSSN
Toledo at Western Michigan – 7pm, ESPN2/CBSSN

Tuesday, Oct. 30
Kent State at Bowling Green – 8pm, ESPN2/ESPNU
Miami at Buffalo – 8pm, ESPN2/ESPNU

Wednesday, Oct. 31
Ball State at Toledo – 7:30pm, ESPN2

Thursday, Nov. 1
NIU at Akron – 7pm, ESPNU/CBSSN
Ohio at Western Michigan – 7pm, ESPNU/CBSSN

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Kent State at Buffalo – 7:30pm, ESPNU

Wednesday, Nov. 7
Ohio at Miami – 7 or 8pm, ESPN2/ESPNU
Toledo at NIU – 7 or 8pm, ESPN2/ESPNU

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Western Michigan at Ball State – 6pm, ESPN2

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Buffalo at Ohio – 7 or 8pm, ESPN2/ESPNU
Miami at NIU – 7 or 8pm, ESPN2/ESPNU

Thursday, Nov. 15
Toledo at Kent State – 6pm, CBSSN

Tuesday, Nov. 20
Ball State at Miami – 7pm, ESPNU/ESPN+
NIU at Western Michigan – 7:00pm, ESPNU/ESPN+

Friday, Nov. 30
MAC Football Championship Game – 7pm, ESPN2
Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.

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