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Aztecs announce some 2018 football kickoff times, TV details

Aztecs announce some 2018 football kickoff times, TV details
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San Diego State's 2018 football schedule was revealed last month. On Tuesday, SDSU's kickoff times and television details were announced. Some of them, anyway.

Most notable was SDSU's home game against Air Force being moved up a day, to Friday, Oct. 12. Kickoff is 6 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. It is one of five games to be broadcast on CBSSN. The other four games — vs. Arizona State (Sept. 15), vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 22), vs. San Jose State (Oct. 20) and at Fresno State (Nov. 17) — all will have 7:30 p.m. kickoff times.

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SDSU will have five other games — at Boise State (Oct. 6), at Nevada (Oct. 27), at New Mexico (Nov. 3), vs. UNLV (Nov. 10) and vs. Hawaii (Nov. 24) — broadcast on ESPN Networks (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3).

Kickoff times and specific broadcast platform are up to ESPN and are typically decided 12 days before the game as the network assesses how attractive the matchups are on its broadcast schedule.

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SDSU's season opener at Stanford (Friday, Aug. 31) and home opener against Sacramento State (Sept. 8) both remain undetermined for time and TV.

Kickoff time for the Stanford game will be determined when the Pac-12 Networks announce broadcast plans. The Sacramento State game could get picked up by AT&T SportsNet or Stadium. If tradition holds to form, the game can be expected to start about 5:30 p.m. and feature the annual KGB SkyShow.

SDSU, which was 10-3 in 2017, is playing 10 of the same opponents as last season, flip-flopping home and road assignments from a year ago. Games against Sacramento State and Eastern Michigan represent the only new opponents.

The Aztecs defeated both Pac-12 opponents — Stanford and Arizona State — last season. They finished 6-2 in the Mountain West, losing to Boise State and Fresno State.

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