Utah-Florida has a kickoff time, BYU’s TV guide, and other early football schedule observations

BYU, Utah and Utah State all released part of their national broadcast schedule.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah football players pause to remember Aaron lowe and Ty Jordan during a break in the action, between Utah Utes and Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

The countdown is on.

With under 100 days until their seasons begin, BYU, Utah State and Utah all released significant chunks of their college football schedules on Thursday, revealing national television programming and kickoff times.

The highlights of the schedule release include Utah kicking off its season against Florida in a prime timeslot on ESPN. The Utah State-BYU game will also take place on ESPN, with a 6 p.m. local kickoff. And BYU’s game against Notre Dame will be on primetime on the East Coast, broadcast on NBC.

Here are takeaways and schedules from each school.

Utah Utes

The Utes only released broadcast details for four games thus far. That said, Utah’s most anticipated game against Florida will be on ESPN at 5 p.m. MT to start the season.

Utah will also play on FS1 against Washington State at 8 p.m. local time. Its games against San Diego State and Southern Utah will take place on ESPN2 and the PAC-12 network respectively.

Utah is still waiting to unveil the majority of its television schedule, including games against USC, UCLA and Oregon.

BYU Cougars

As was expected, the Cougars have front-loaded their schedule with nationally televised games. Four of the team’s first six games will be broadcast on the flagship channels of ESPN, NBC or FOX.

The Cougars will take on Baylor on ESPN in Week 2. BYU will then go through a stretch of playing Oregon on FOX, Utah State on ESPN and Notre Dame on NBC. Notably, the broadcast details of BYU’s game against Arkansas have not been released. However, it is possible that game could also wind up on ESPN.

BYU’s home games will almost all be evening or night kickoffs. The Baylor game will start at 8:15 p.m. local time. The only home game set to start before 6 p.m. is against Utah Tech at 1:30 p.m.

BYU’s biggest game of the season, against Notre Dame, will get the main NBC broadcast on Oct. 8. The game will kick off in Las Vegas at 5:30 p.m. MT.

Overall, BYU will play seven games on ESPN networks. This includes one game broadcast simultaneously on BYUtv and ESPN3 against Utah Tech.

Utah State Aggies

Utah State will play nine games with national broadcasts, but two stand out. The final meeting between the Aggies and BYU will be on ESPN. Later on, USU will play Boise State on CBS for a 10 a.m. kickoff.

Other notable games for Utah State include its matchup with Alabama on the SEC Network at 5:30 p.m. Then, to open the season, the Aggies will host UConn at 2 p.m. on FS1.

The Mountain West Conference has Utah State in nine nationally televised games.

BYU kickoff and TV info

Sept. 3. BYU @ South Florida, 2 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Sept. 10. Baylor @ BYU. 8:15 p.m. MT (ESPN)

Sept. 17. BYU @ Oregon. 1:30 p.m. MT (FOX)

Sept. 24. Wyoming @ BYU. TBD. ESPN Networks

Sept. 29. Utah State @ BYU. 6 p.m. MT (ESPN)

Oct. 8. BYU vs. Notre Dame. 5:30 p.m. MT (NBC)

Oct. 15. Arkansas @ BYU, TBD (ESPN Networks)

Oct. 22 BYU @ Liberty, TBD

Oct. 28. East Carolina @ BYU. 6 p.m. MT (ESPN2)

Nov. 5. BYU @ Boise State, TBD (FOX, FS1 or FS2)

Nov. 19. Utah Tech @ BYU. 1:30 p.m. MT (BYUtv & ESPN3)

Nov. 26 BYU @ Stanford, TBD

Utah kickoff and TV info

Sept. 3 Utah @ Florida, 5:00 pm MT (ESPN)

Sept. 10 Southern Utah @ Utah, 11:30 a.m. MT (PAC12 Network)

Sept. 17 San Diego State @ Utah, 8 p.m. MT (ESPN 2)

Oct. 27 Utah @ Washington State, 8 p.m. MT (FS1)

Utah State kickoff and TV info

Aug. 27 vs. UConn, 2 p.m. (FS1)

Sept. 3 at Alabama, 5:30 p.m. (SEC Network)

Sept. 10 vs. Weber State TBD

Sept.24 vs. UNLV, 5 p.m. (CBSSN)

Sept. 29 at BYU, 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Oct. 8 vs. Air Force, TBD (Fox Sports Networks)

Oct. 15 at Colorado State, 5 p.m. (CBSSN)

Oct. 22 at Wyoming, TBD (Fox Sports Networks)

Nov. 5 vs. New Mexico, 1:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Nov. 12 at Hawai’i, TBD

Nov. 19 vs. San Jose State, TBD (Fox Sports Networks)

Nov. 25 at Boise State, 10 a.m. (CBS)