College football's Friday schedule in 2016

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday June 24, 2016

Wrapping up our look at weekday college football games this fall, it’s Friday, and there’s another big slate of games this year.

There are 56 Friday games this fall, up from 52 in each of the past two years. There’s even a Friday game that technically will be a Saturday local time a week before the rest of FBS starts play. The day after Thanksgiving also gives us day games.

Boise State has four Friday games after having six last season. Every conference has at least one team playing on Friday, and there are several games that could shape the landscape of the College Football Playoff.

Here’s the Friday schedule:

Week 0 (Aug. 26)

Cal vs. Hawaii (in Australia) - 10 p.m. ET (TV TBA)

Week 1 (Sept. 2)

Furman at Michigan State - 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Army at Temple - 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Colgate at Syracuse - 7 p.m. (
Mississippi Valley State at Eastern Michigan - 6 p.m. (
Albany at Buffalo - 7 p.m. (
Northwestern State at Baylor - 7:30 p.m. (TV TBA)
Colorado State vs. Colorado (in Denver) - 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Kansas State at Stanford - 9 p.m. (FS1)
Toledo at Arkansas State - 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Cal Poly at Nevada - 9:30 p.m. (TV TBA)
Ball State at Georgia State - Time TBA

Week 2 (Sept.9)

Maryland at Florida International - 7:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Louisville at Syracuse - 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Week 3 (Sept. 16)

Baylor at Rice - 8 p.m. ESPN
Arkansas State at Utah State - 9 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Arizona State at UTSA - 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Week 4 (Sept. 23)

Wyoming at Eastern Michigan - 7:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
TCU at SMU - 8 p.m. (ESPN)
USC at Utah - 9 p.m. (FS1)

Week 5 (Sept. 30)

Toledo at BYU - Time TBA
Stanford at Washington - 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Week 6 (Oct. 7)

Clemson at Boston College - 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Tulane at UCF - 8 p.m. (ESPN2/U)
SMU at Tulsa - 8 p.m. (ESPN2/U)
Boise State at New Mexico - 9 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Week 7 (Oct. 14)

Duke at Louisville - 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Memphis at Tulane - 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
San Diego State at Fresno State - 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Mississippi State at BYU - Time TBA

Week 8 (Oct. 21)

South Florida at Temple - 7 p.m. (ESPN)
San Jose State at San Diego State - 10:30 p.m.
Oregon at Cal - 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Week 9 (Oct. 28)

Navy at South Florida - 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
San Diego State at Utah State - 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Air Force at Fresno State - 10:30 p.m.

Week 10 (Nov. 4)

Central Michigan at Miami (OH) - 6 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Temple at UConn - 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
San Jose State at Boise State - 10:15 p.m.

Week 11 (Nov. 11)

Boston College at Florida State - 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Week 12 (Nov. 18)

Memphis at Cincinnati - 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
UNLV at Boise State - 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

Week 13 (Nov. 25)

Arkansas at Missouri - 2:30 p.m. (CBS)
Boise State at Air Force - 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Washington at Washington State - 3:30 p.m. (TV TBA)
TCU at Texas - 3:30 p.m. (TV TBA)
Baylor at Texas Tech - 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Arizona State at Arizona - 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Buffalo at Bowling Green - Time TBA
Northern Illinois at Kent State - Time TBA
Toledo at Western Michigan - Time TBA
NC State at North Carolina - Time TBA
Cincinnati at Tulsa - Time TBA
Houston at Memphis - Time TBA
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss - Time TBA
Nebraska at Iowa - Time TBA

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Chris Vannini is in his fifth year with and serves as its managing editor. He has previously written for the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The State News,, 247Sports and SB Nation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Be sure to follow @coachingsearch and send emails to