Utah-BYU kickoff: 8:15 p.m. Aug. 29 in Provo, televised by ESPN

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham greets Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake after Utah defeated BYU, 35-27, in football action between the Brigham Young Cougars and the Utah Utes, at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, November 24, 2018.

The Aug. 29 football season opener between Utah and BYU will kick off at 8:15 p.m. in Provo to accommodate an ESPN telecast, the schools announced Thursday.

The rivalry game, being played in August for the first time, is part of a Thursday night doubleheader on ESPN. Utah hopes to match the longest winning streak for either school in the rivalry with a ninth straight victory, after rallying for a 35-27 win last November.

The Utes will play at the other end of the TV window in their second game, hosting Northern Illinois at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 on the Pac-12 Networks. Utah will meet Idaho State at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 14 on the Pac-12′s Mountain Network and visit USC for its Pac-12 opener at 7 p.m. MDT Sept. 20 (a Friday) in an FS1 telecast.

Three other BYU kickoff times were announced Thursday. The Cougars will visit Tennessee at 5 p.m. MDT Sept. 7 in an ESPN game and host USC at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14, in a game televised by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. The Cougars’ Nov. 16 home game vs. Idaho State will kick off at 1 p.m. on BYUtv.

In a previously announced starting time, BYU will visit San Diego State at 7 p.m. MDT Nov. 30. CBS Sports Network will televise the game.