LOGAN, Utah – Utah State football will have seven more nationally televised games it was announced Friday as the Mountain West released the remainder of its national television package for the 2016 season. To date, eight of Utah State’s 12 regular season games this coming fall are slated for national television.
The additional 35 Mountain West games announced Friday will be aired by CBS Sports Network and ESPN networks exclusively on Saturdays. Between the two television networks, 45 football games will be aired this coming season on various platforms.
Utah State’s seven additional nationally televised contests, all of which are Mountain West matchups, will include three home games and four road games. Five of the contests will appear on one of the ESPN Networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN3), while the other two games will be televised by CBS Sports Network.
Utah State’s two Mountain West games on CBS Sports Network include a road game at Colorado State on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m., and a home game against Fresno State on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8:30 p.m.
Utah State’s five Mountain West games that will be nationally televised on one of the ESPN networks include its league opener at home against Air Force on Saturday, Sept. 24, its road game at Boise State on Saturday, Oct. 1, its road game at Wyoming on Saturday, Nov. 5, its regular season home finale against New Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 12, and its road game at Nevada to conclude conference play on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Kick times and specific outlets for Utah State’s five ESPN games mentioned above will be determined during the course of the regular season (generally a 12-day window).
Utah State has one more Mountain West game that will be televised nationally as part of a 10-game Friday night package that was announced by the conference earlier this month, as USU will host San Diego State on Friday, Oct. 28, on CBS Sports Network at 6 p.m.
Additional broadcasts by ROOT Sports and the Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders will be announced in the coming weeks.
During the 2015 season, Utah State had nine nationally televised games on CBS Sports Network and ESPN networks.
In addition to announcing television providers for the 2016 football season, Utah State also announced next fall’s promotional schedule, including Homecoming, which will coincide with the Air Force game. USU’s Hall of Fame Weekend will accompany its season opener against Weber State, while its annual ‘White Out’ game will be against Arkansas State. Utah State’s Cancer Awareness game will be against Fresno State, while its Parents/Family Weekend will be the following Friday when USU hosts San Diego State. Finally, Military Appreciation and Senior Day will occur against New Mexico.
Utah State’s 2016 schedule begins with a non-conference home game against Weber State on Thursday, Sept. 1, followed by a road game at Pac-12 Conference member USC on Saturday, Sept. 10. USU then returns home to host Sun Belt Conference member Arkansas State on Saturday, Sept. 17
Utah State will begin Mountain West play at home for the third-straight year as it hosts Air Force on Saturday, Sept. 24. USU then plays back-to-back Mountain West road games at Boise State and at Colorado State on Saturday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 8, respectively.
Utah State will then have a bye before hosting Fresno State and San Diego State in back-to-back Mountain West home games on Saturday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 28, respectively.
As the calendar turns to November, Utah State plays at Wyoming on Saturday, Nov. 5, before hosting New Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 12, in its final home game. USU will then conclude its regular season with back-to-back road games against Mountain West foe Nevada on Saturday, Nov. 19, and at in-state rival BYU on Saturday, Nov. 26.
For Utah State, this year’s schedule marks the first time since 2012 that it will have three home games before the first of October, while it will also be playing consecutive road games to end a season for the first time since 2007.
The 2016 schedule will play out over 14 weeks, concluding on Saturday, Dec. 3, with the Mountain West Football Championship Game to be played at the home stadium of the highest ranked of the two divisional champions.
The 2016 MW football membership includes Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming in the Mountain Division and Fresno State, Hawai’i, Nevada, San Diego State, San José State and UNLV in the West Division.
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2016 UTAH STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
<table border=”0″><tbody><tr><td>Date</td><td>Opponent</td><td>TV</td><td>Time</td></tr><tr><td>Sept. 1 (Thurs)</td><td>Weber St.</td><td>TBA</td><td>TBA</td></tr><tr><td>Sept. 10</td><td>@ USC</td><td>TBA</td><td>TBA</td></tr><tr><td>Sept. 17</td><td>Arkansas St.</td><td>TBA</td><td>TBA</td></tr><tr><td>Sept. 24</td><td>Air Force*</td><td>ESPN Net.</td><td>TBA</td></tr><tr><td>Oct. 1</td><td>@ Boise St.*</td><td>ESPN Net.</td><td>TBA</td></tr><tr><td>Oct. 8</td><td>@ Colorado St.*</td><td>CBSSN</td><td>8 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td>Oct. 22</td><td>Fresno St.*</td><td>CBSSN</td><td>8:30 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td>Oct. 28 (Fri)</td><td>San Diego St*</td><td>CBSSN</td><td>6 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td>Nov. 5</td><td>@ Wyoming*</td><td>ESPN Net.</td><td>TBA</td></tr><tr><td>Nov. 12</td><td>New Mexico*</td><td>ESPN Net.</td><td>TBA</td></tr><tr><td>Nov. 19</td><td>@ Nevada*</td><td>ESPN Net.</td><td>TBA</td></tr><tr><td>Nov. 26</td><td>@ BYU</td><td>TBA</td><td>TBA</td></tr></tbody></table>
Dec. 3 Mountain West Championship
* – Mountain West game
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