The Mountain West Conference released a portion of its national television schedule on Tuesday and, as expected, it includes the Sept. 20 Fresno State matchup against Boise State at Bulldog Stadium.
The Friday night game will kick off at 6 p.m. and be televised by ESPN. It will be the 12th time over the past 13 seasons that ESPN has carried the Fresno State-Boise State game.
Also included on the ESPN schedule: Air Force at Boise State (Sept. 13, ESPN), Utah State at San Jose State (Sept. 27, ESPN), Nevada at San Diego State (Oct. 4, ESPN), Air Force at New Mexico (Nov. 8, ESPNU), UNLV at Air Force (Nov. 21, ESPNU) and Navy at San Jose State (Nov. 22, ESPN2).
ESPN is the second MW television right-holder for conference-controlled football games. CBS Sports Network remains the primary right-holder for the conference.
Between the two networks, up to 44 football games will be televised this season on their various platforms. The remainder of the schedule will be announced at a later date.
Boise State will be on a normal schedule when it comes to Bulldog Stadium, playing at home against the Air Force on Friday, Sept. 13 and at Fresno State on Friday, Sept. 20. The Bulldogs play at Colorado on Saturday, Sept. 14, the week before playing the Broncos.