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Kickoff Time and TV Channel Set for Akron-Auburn Season Opener

Devon Platana
The kickoff time and TV channel have been set for the college football season opener between Akron and Auburn.
The kickoff time and TV channel have been set for the college football season opener between Akron and Auburn. / Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images
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The increase in warm weather can only mean one thing: summer is around the corner and that's a sign that the new college football season will soon begin. Several huge matchups have been announced to kick off the new season, including a collision between the Akron Zips and Auburn Tigers.

While the time is unknown, the SEC Network has confirmed that the meeting between Auburn and Akron will go down on Saturday, September 4. The game will be broadcasted from Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., and will be be available both on ESPN+ and SEC Network+.

Akron-Auburn State Game Info

The 2020 college football season was largely forgettable for Auburn. The Tigers went 6-5, struggling to win against the higher-ranked teams in the conference. Eventually, their season came to a disappointing halt with a 35-19 loss to the Northwestern Wildcats in the Citrus Bowl. On the other hand, Akron was a measly 1-5 in 2020, finishing as the third-worst team in the Mid-American Conference.

It's looking like Bo Nix will once again be Auburn's No. 1 signal-caller for the third season in a row. He's appeared in 24 games for the Tigers so far, completing 58.7% of his passes for 4,957 passing yards and 28 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. Considering he was SEC Freshman of the Year in 2019, the Tigers will hope that Nix can take an even bigger step in his junior season.

Both Auburn and Akron are longshots to win next season's national championship, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The Tigers odds currently sit at +15000, while the Zips are a bit further behind at +25000.


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