Sun Belt early season 2021 football TV schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The Sun Belt early season 2021 football TV schedule has been announced, and it features 28 games in the first three weeks.

Two Sun Belt Conference members are slated to begin their 2021 seasons on Thursday, Sept. 2. Appalachian State takes on East Carolina at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (7:30pm ET, ESPNU), while Coastal Carolina hosts The Citadel (7pm ET, ESPN+).

The remaining nine Sun Belt teams kick off their 2021 season on Saturday, Sept. 4, beginning with Georgia State hosting Army (ESPNU) and ULM playing at Kentucky (SECN).

The 2021 Sun Belt Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4 at the home stadium of the division winner with the best conference record. The game will be televised by ESPN at a time to be announced.

The Sun Belt Conference has also announced the time and television for eight mid-week games in October and November.

Listed below are the Sun Belt games that have been selected for television as of May 27. Remaining game times and TV coverage will be announced 6-12 days prior to the date of the game.

Sun Belt Early Season 2021 Football TV Schedule

*All times Eastern.

Thursday, Sept. 2 
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina – 7pm, ESPN+
East Carolina at App State – 7:30pm, ESPNU

Saturday, Sept. 4
Army at Georgia State – 12pm, ESPNU
ULM at Kentucky – 12pm, SECN
Louisiana at Texas – 4:30pm, FOX
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern – 6pm, ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State – 7pm, ESPN3
Southern at Troy – 7pm, ESPN3
Baylor at Texas State – 7pm, ESPN+
Southern Miss at South Alabama – 8pm, ESPN+

Friday, Sept. 10
Kansas at Coastal Carolina – 7:30pm, ESPN2

Saturday, Sept. 11
South Alabama at Bowling Green – 4pm, ESPN+
App State at Miami – 7pm, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Memphis at Arkansas State – 7pm, ESPN+
Liberty at Troy – 7pm, ESPN+
Nicholls State at Louisiana – 7pm, ESPN3
Texas State at FIU – 7pm, ESPN+
Georgia State at North Carolina – 7:30pm, ESPN3

Thursday, Sept. 16
Ohio at Louisiana – 8pm, ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 18
Coastal Carolina at Buffalo – 12pm, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Elon at App State, 3:30pm, ESPN+
Georgia Southern at Arkansas – 4pm, SECN
Arkansas State at Washington – 4:15pm, P12N
Charlotte at Georgia State – 7pm, ESPN+
Incarnate Word at Texas State – 7pm, ESPN3
Troy at Southern Miss – 7pm, ESPN+
Alcorn State at South Alabama – 8pm, ESPN3
Jackson State at ULM – 8pm, ESPN3

Thursday, Sept. 23
Marshall at App State – 7:30pm, ESPN

Thursday, Oct. 7
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State – 7:30pm, ESPNU

Tuesday, Oct. 12
App State at Louisiana – 7:30pm, ESPN2

Thursday, Oct. 14
Georgia Southern at South Alabama – 7:30pm, ESPNU

Wednesday, Oct. 20
Coastal Carolina at App State – 7:30pm, ESPN2

Thursday, Oct. 21
Louisiana at Arkansas State – 7:30pm, ESPNU

Thursday, Oct. 28
Troy at Coastal Carolina – 7:30pm, ESPNU

Thursday, Nov. 4
Georgia State at Louisiana – 7:30pm, ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 4
Sun Belt Championship Game, TBA – ESPN

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