Tennessee at California will kick off the new season of ESPN on ABC’s “Saturday Night Football Presented by Southwest Airlines” on Sept. 1.
Every telecast, beginning Sept. 1 and concluding Dec. 1 with the Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship, will kick off at 8 p.m. ET and be offered in high definition on ABC HD.
Other matchups confirmed include: USC at Nebraska (Sept. 15), Washington State at USC and Iowa at Wisconsin (Sept. 22), and Notre Dame at UCLA (Oct. 6).
The schedule does not include games on Sept. 8 and Oct. 13 when ESPN on ABC will televise NASCAR Nextel Cup races from Richmond and Charlotte, respectively.
Every “Saturday Night Football” window from Sept. 29 to Nov. 24 will feature game selections on a six- or 12-day basis (except Notre Dame at UCLA on Oct. 6).