More college football than ever before will stream on ESPN+ this fall, with more than 500 games featuring teams from FBS conferences like the SEC and Big 12, The American, C-USA, MAC, and Sun Belt, and FCS schools from the Big Sky, MVFC, Patriot League, SIAC, MEAC and SWAC. The 2021-22 season kicks off Thursday, September 2.

FBS Schedule Highlights

  • First time featuring SEC games on ESPN+, which will also be simulcast on SECN+, including:
    • September 4 – Akron at Auburn
    • September 11 – McNeese at No. 16 LSU
    • September 18 – Tennessee Tech at Tennessee
  • More Big 12 games than ever before on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, including:
    • September 4 – Northern Iowa at No. 7 Iowa State
    • September 4 – Missouri State at Oklahoma State
    • September 18 – Baylor at Kansas
  • Appearances from top American teams on ESPN+, including:
    • September 4 – Miami (Ohio) at No. 8 Cincinnati
    • September 11 – Murray State at No. 8 Cincinnati
    • September 11 – Bethune-Cookman at UFC
  • Full slate of games from the Sun Belt, MAC and CUSA, including:
    • September 2 – The Citadel at No. 22 Coastal Carolina
    • September 4 – Baylor at Texas State

FCS Schedule Highlights

  • October 23 – Montana at Idaho: The rivalry game for the “Little Brown Stein” in the Big Sky Conference started 118 years ago in 1903. The Grizzlies-Vandals matchup is one of approximately 50 Big Sky college football games that will air on ESPN+ this fall as part of a new multi-year, multi-platform rights agreement announced in June.
  • November 13 – North Dakota State vs. Youngstown State: 12 Division I FCS national championships have been won between these two programs, with NDSU winning four since 2015.
  • November 20 – Lafayette vs. Lehigh: “The Rivalry” has been played 156 times since 1884 with only one interruption in 1896. Part of the Patriot League, which makes its debut on ESPN+ after being postponed last year. Coverage of “The Rivalry” will include both home and away feeds.
  • 20 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games on ESPN+ this fall.
  • 24 Southwestern Athletic Conference 24 games on ESPN+ this fall.
  • The first two rounds of FCS tournament will air on ESPN+, including 16 exclusive games.

New Original Series

  • In addition to live programming, ESPN+ will also debut several original series in support of college football this fall, including:
    • Eli’s Places: An extension of Peyton Manning’s popular Peyton’s Places, two-time Super Bowl champion and former Ole Miss star Eli Manning launches his own version of his brother’s signature series to explore what makes college football a way of life across the country. Eli will travel to some of the most well-known and historic college football establishments and meet with giants in the sport to better understand what makes college football such a national sensation. Debuts Sept. 1.
    • Our Time: UCF Football: New head coach Gus Malzahn and the University of Central Florida Knights charge into the 2021 college football season with hopes of further establishing the program as a national brand on par with some of the best teams in the country. Our Time: UCF Football offers a special inside look at the Knights. Debuts Sept. 9.
    • SMU All-Access: An all-access, inside look at Dallas’ Team. A season-long, weekly docuseries following SMU Football as the Mustangs have their sights set on a championship in year four under Head Coach Sonny Dykes. Debuts Sept. 2.
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