Texas to kick off in primetime on WBRZ

Texas to kick off in primetime on WBRZ

LSU Athletics announced Wednesday the Tigers will go up against the Texas Longhorns at 6:30 p.m. September 7 in Austin.

ESPN announced Wednesday the first three games of the 14th season of Saturday Night Football.

The appearance on Saturday Night Football, which has been broadcast since 2006, will be just the second time in Syracuse's football history that it will play in ABC's marquee slot. Football season can't come soon enough.

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The Tigers closed out the 2018 season by knocking off previously undefeated and eighth-ranked UCF, 40-32, in the Fiesta Bowl, while the Longhorns beat Georgia, 28-21, in the Sugar Bowl.

LSU and Texas will meet for the first time since the 2002 season when the teams squared off in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The Orange was also one of Clemson's toughest games a year ago, falling 27-23 on the road. For the Tigers, they ride into the 2019 season on a 17 game regular season winning streak, with their last loss coming October 13, 2017, at the same site as this year's game - against Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.

The network also announced ABC will televise four conference championship games, starting with the Pac-12 on Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. ET.

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