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SEC Network kicks off 2018 football season on August 30

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ESPN today announced the first three weeks of its 2018 college football slate, with Southeastern Conference action kicking off on Thursday, August 30 with Texas A&M hosting Northwestern State at 8:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network. Over the course of the first three weeks of the season, SEC Network will air 17 games as part of more than 30 SEC-centric matchups across ABC and ESPN networks.

Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher's SEC debut opens the first week of the season, with five additional matchups throughout the weekend airing on SEC Network and SEC Network Alternate. In total, ESPN networks will telecast 13 games on opening weekend, including four neutral site games.

The SEC Network Saturday schedule continues with five games on September 8 and six games in Week 3. The first SEC matchup of the year on SEC Network will feature SEC East rivals Kentucky and Florida on September 8 from Gainesville.

In addition, ESPN will telecast the Egg Bowl, featuring the annual showdown between Mississippi State and Ole Miss, on Thursday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. Additional details, including talent assignments for each matchup, will be announced at a later date.

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Thu, Aug 308:30 p.m.Northwestern State at Texas A&MSEC Network
Sat, Sept 1NoonOle Miss vs. Texas Tech (Houston)ESPN
Coastal Carolina at South CarolinaSEC Network
3:30 p.m.Washington vs. Auburn (Atlanta)ABC
Austin Peay at GeorgiaESPN
Central Michigan at KentuckyESPNU
4 p.m.Eastern Illinois at ArkansasSEC Network
UT Martin at MissouriSEC Network Alternate
7:30 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Miss. StateESPNU
Charleston Southern at FloridaSEC Network
Middle Tennessee at VanderbiltSEC Network Alternate
8 p.m.Alabama vs. Louisville (Orlando)ABC
Sun, Sept 27:30 p.m.LSU vs. Miami (Arlington)ABC
Sat, Sept 8NoonMiss. State at Kansas StateESPN
Nevada at VanderbiltSEC Network
3:30 p.m.Arkansas State at AlabamaESPN2
4 p.m.East Tennessee State at TennesseeSEC Network
Southern Illinois at Ole MissSEC Network Alternate
7 p.m.Clemson at Texas A&MESPN
Southeastern Louisiana at LSUESPN2/ESPNU
Wyoming at MissouriESPN2/ESPNU
7:30 p.m.Kentucky at FloridaSEC Network
Alabama State at AuburnSEC Network Alternate
Sat, Sept 15NoonUTEP at TennesseeSEC Network
Murray State at KentuckySEC Network Alternate
4 p.m.Colorado State at FloridaSEC Network
North Texas at ArkansasSEC Network Alternate
7 p.m.Alabama at Ole MissESPN
7:15 p.m.Middle Tennessee at GeorgiaESPN2
7:30 p.m.Louisiana Monroe at Texas A&MSEC Network
Louisiana Lafayette at Miss. StateSEC Network Alternate
Marshall at South CarolinaESPNU
Thu, Nov 227:30 p.m.Mississippi State at Ole MissESPN