Two BYU football games moved for national television

By Kevin Kelley -
San Jose State at BYU (2011)
Douglas C. Pizac-US PRESSWIRE

Two BYU football games have been moved to accommodate national television broadcasts, Mike Humes of ESPN announced today.

BYU’s season opener against Washington State has been moved to Thursday, Aug. 30 and will be televised by ESPN at 10:15 p.m. ET. The game was initially set for Saturday, Sept. 1.

A second game at LaVell Edwards Stadium has also been moved. The Cougars will now host the Hawaii Warriors on Friday, Sept. 28. The game, originally planned for Saturday, Sept. 29, will be televised by ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.

ESPN also announced today that the Utah State at BYU contest on Friday, Oct. 5 will be televised by ESPN or ESPN2 at 10:15 p.m. ET.

The announcement now gives BYU a total of five 2012 football games on national TV:

  • Washington State – Thurs., Aug. 30, 10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
  • at Boise State – Thurs., Sept. 20, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN
  • Hawaii – Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
  • Utah State – Fri., Oct. 5, 10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN or ESPN2
  • at Notre Dame – Sat., Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC

BYUtv will broadcast the Cougars’ home game against Weber State on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. ET.

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Comments (10)

Two Thursday games and two more Friday games. Are they trying to apply to the MAC?

One Friday game we will always want (we’d take a bye too). It’s on the Friday before a conference we have every year. One Thursday game is to open the season. What team wouldn’t want to be on ESPN to open the season?

The other two? Yeah I’d prefer Saturdays, but I’ll take ESPN on any day of the week.

Besides, the MAC is for Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s no? ACC/Big East/Boise St are for Thursday’s and Friday’s.

These weekday games aren’t that bad. You aren’t fighting for face time on a Saturday like everyone else. However local fans prefer Saturday games so they don’t have to worry about their work schedule. I can live with this.

I wish they could come up with a better time than 8:15. I think they are putting a sour taste in the mouth of the season ticket holders. Also for the record I am not a season ticket holder, I just wish I was.

don’t think I didn’t notice the picture….I’ll have my response tomorrow!