American early season 2021 football TV schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The American Athletic Conference early season 2021 football TV schedule has been announced, which includes 31 games in the first three weeks.

The schedule kicks off in week one on Thursday, Sept. 2 with five American teams, Temple, UCF, ECU, USF, and Tulsa, taking on non-conference opponents. The remaining six members begin on Saturday, Sept. 4 (Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, and Tulane).

The American has also announced 23 game times and television for matchups from Sept. 25 through Dec. 11.

The 2021 American Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, Dec. 4 will be televised by ABC at a time to be announced.

Listed below are the American games that have been selected for television as of May 27. The remaining American controlled games will be announced 6-12 days prior to the date of the game.

American Early Season 2021 Football TV Schedule

*All times Eastern.

Thursday, Sept. 2
Temple at Rutgers – 6:30pm, BTN
Boise State at UCF – 7pm, ESPN
East Carolina vs. App State – 7:30pm, ESPNU
USF at NC State – 7:30pm, ACCN
UC Davis at Tulsa – 7:30pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Sept. 4
Oklahoma at Tulane – Noon, ABC
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Marshall at Navy – 3:30pm, CBSSN
Texas Tech vs. Houston – 7pm, ESPN
Nicholls at Memphis – 7pm, ESPN+
Abilene Christian at SMU – 7pm, ESPN+

Saturday, Sept. 11
Florida at USF – Noon, ABC
South Carolina at East Carolina – Noon, ESPN2
Tulsa at Oklahoma State – Noon, FS1
Murray State at Cincinnati – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Air Force at Navy – 3:30pm, CBS
Temple at Akron – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Bethune-Cookman at UCF – 6:30pm, ESPN+
Houston at Rice – 6:30pm, CBSSN
Memphis at Arkansas State – 7pm, ESPN+
North Texas at SMU – 7pm, ESPN+
Morgan State at Tulane – 7pm, ESPN+

Friday, Sept. 17
UCF at Louisville – 7:30pm, ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 18
Cincinnati at Indiana – Noon, ABC/ESPN
Boston College at Temple – Noon, ESPN2/ESPNU
SMU at Louisiana Tech – 3:30pm, CBSSN
Tulsa at Ohio State – 3:30pm, FS1
Mississippi State at Memphis – 4pm, ESPN2
Grambling State at Houston – 7pm, ESPN+
Florida A&M at USF – 7pm, ESPN+
Tulane at Ole Miss – 8pm, ESPN2

Saturday, Sept. 25
Wagner at Temple – Noon, ESPN+
Charleston Southern at East Carolina – 6pm, ESPN+

Friday, Oct. 1
Houston at Tulsa – 7:30pm, ESPN

Saturday, Oct. 2
Memphis at Temple – Noon, TBD
Cincinnati at Notre Dame – 2:30pm, NBC
UCF at Navy – 3:30pm, CBSSN

Thursday, Oct. 7
Houston at Tulane – 7:30pm, ESPN

Friday, Oct. 8
Temple at Cincinnati – 7pm, ESPN

Saturday, Oct. 9
SMU at Navy – 3:30pm, CBSSN

Thursday, Oct. 14
Navy at Memphis – 7:30pm, ESPN

Thursday, Oct. 21
Tulane at SMU – 7:30pm, ESPN

Friday, Oct. 22
Memphis at UCF – 7pm, ESPN2

Saturday, Oct. 23
Cincinnati at Navy – Noon, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2

Thursday, Oct. 28
USF at East Carolina – 7:30pm, ESPN

Friday, Oct. 29
Navy at Tulsa – 7:30pm, ESPN2

Saturday, Nov. 6
Navy at Notre Dame – 3:30pm, NBC

Friday, Nov. 12
Cincinnati at USF – 6pm, ESPN2

Friday, Nov. 19
Memphis at Houston – 9pm, ESPN2

Saturday, Nov. 20
East Carolina at Navy – 3:30pm, CBSSN

Friday, Nov. 26
USF at UCF – 3:30/7pm, ABC/ESPN
TBD vs. TBD – 3:30/7pm, ABC/ESPN

Saturday, Nov. 27
Houston at UConn – Noon, CBSSN

Saturday, Dec. 4
American Football Championship – TBD, ABC

Saturday, Dec. 11
Army vs. Navy – 3pm, CBS

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