The return of college football is still more than two months away, but that doesn't mean fans can't start planning for opening weekend and a slew of big games that will be kicking off across the season.
ESPN on Tuesday announced times for some of the top matchups this year, led by four games that will take place on Labor Day weekend.
Clemson facing Georgia headlines the Week 1 slate on Sept. 4 with a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff on ABC. The non-conference game will be played on neutral ground at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both the Tigers and Bulldogs are expected to be College Football Playoff contenders, so the winner of the game gets a major resume-boost ahead of the conference schedule.
Another ACC-SEC showdown comes earlier that day with defending champion Alabama meeting Miami (Fla.) at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide will be breaking in a new quarterback as they begin their title defense. The Hurricanes will be hoping to play spoiler and start their campaign with a major boost.
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The Sunday of opening weekend sees Notre Dame travel to Florida State. That game will be at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Mississippi and coach Lane Kiffin face Louisville on Labor Day at 8 p.m. on ESPN to close out the first full weekend of the season. That game will also be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
In other games already assigned to prime time, Texas travels to Arkansas and Michigan hosts Washington in Week 2. The following Saturday, Penn State gets a visit from Auburn.
Rivalry games for Oklahoma against Texas and Oklahoma State will also be on ESPN or ABC later in the season, along with Clemson-Florida State and Notre Dame-Virginia Tech.
Saturday, Sept. 4
Alabama vs. Miami (Fla.), Atlanta, ABC, 3:30 p.m.
Clemson vs. Georgia, Charlotte, N.C., ABC, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5
Notre Dame at Florida State, ABC, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 6
Louisville vs. Mississippi, Atlanta, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 11
Texas at Arkansas, ESPN, 7 p.m.
Washington at Michigan, ABC, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18
Auburn at Penn State, ABC, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9
Oklahoma vs. Texas, Dallas, TBD
Notre Dame at Virginia Tech, TBD
Saturday, Oct. 30
Florida State at Clemson, TBD
Saturday, Nov. 27
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, TBD
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: ESPN, ABC set college football game times for Week 1 marquee matchups