American Athletic Conference announces kickoff times and TV designations for three UTSA games

IRVING, Texas — The American Athletic Conference has announced a series of kickoff times and television designations for the 2023 football season, including three UTSA games.

The Roadrunners now know their game times and television networks for the season opener in Houston, as well as Friday night’s matchups with Army West Point on September 15 and South Florida on November 17.

The Roadrunners will begin their 13th season of play and fourth with the two-time Conference USA Coach of the Year. Jeff Traylor on Saturday, September 2 against Houston in a nationally televised contest on FS1. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. in what will be the program’s second visit to TDECU Stadium and first since a 27-7 victory to open that facility on August 29, 2014. It will be the fourth all-time meeting with the Cougars, who will move to the Big 12 Conference this summer.

The Roadrunners will welcome Army West Point to Military City USA on Friday, September 15 in a game nationally televised on ESPN. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 pm at the Alamodome. UTSA posted a 41-38 overtime road victory last season for its first win in a series led by the Black Knights, 2-1.

UTSA will face USF for the first time on the field of play on an ESPN2 broadcast scheduled for Friday, November 17 at 8 pm from the Alamodome.

Additionally, ESPN will announce at a later date a network and time for UTSA’s home opener against Texas State on Saturday, September 9. The Roadrunners have won all four of their previous matchups with the Bobcats, including a 51-48 double-overtime thriller in the 2020 season opener in the debut of Traylor, who coached new Texas State head coach GJ Kinne in Gilmer High School.

The final week of the 2023 regular season will feature two Black Friday games, one at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN and another at 2:30 p.m. on ABC. Two of the four games currently scheduled for Saturday, November 25 – UTSA at Tulane, Memphis at Temple, Tulsa at East Carolina, and UAB at North Texas – will be moved to those Black Friday windows with a selection taking place on October 9. .

The Athletic Conference football championship game will air on ABC or ESPN at 3 pm CT on Saturday, December 2. The top two teams in the final single-division regular season standings will meet in the ninth AFC Football Championship.

Most of the remaining kickoff times and television designations for the 2023 season will be made weekly throughout the season as part of the conference’s 12-day selection process. For example, UTSA would be notified of the start time and television network designation for the October 7 league opener at Temple on Monday, September 25. The most up-to-date schedule, with television designations, is available at

UTSA also plays a non-conference game on September 23 against Tennessee, which finished 11-2 and was ranked No. 6 in both major polls in 2022. The first meeting with the Volunteers will be held at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.

After their lone inactive week of the regular season, the Roadrunners will play their inaugural AAC road contest against Temple on October 7. The first meeting with the Owls will take place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

UTSA’s first home AAC game will come the following Saturday against a familiar foe, the UAB Blazers. The Roadrunners have come out on top in each of the past two series meetings, including a 44-38 double-overtime road win last November.

The Roadrunners will travel to Boca Raton for an Oct. 21 date with Florida Atlantic before returning home to host East Carolina on Oct. 28 for the first meeting of the two schools on the field.

UTSA will travel to Denton to face North Texas on November 4 in a continuation of a series in which the Roadrunners hold a 6-5 lead after defeating Mean Green twice last fall, including a 48-game win. 27 that secured a second straight. Title C-USA

The Roadrunners will welcome Rice to San Antonio on November 11 in a renewal of a series that has seen UTSA win the last eight contests, including a 41-7 road decision last November that clinched the championship crown. C-USA regular season and one spot. in the conference championship game.

The American welcomes UAB, Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice and UTSA to its ranks in 2023. They will join continuing members from East Carolina, Memphis, Navy, South Florida, SMU, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa to form a conference that will continue to compete for the perennial six New Year’s Bowls and college football playoff appearances.

Season tickets for the UTSA 2023 home football schedule are on sale now. Fans can call 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visit to purchase their tickets.

Season ticket prices start at $90 per seat. Payment plans for all season ticket packages are available.

Current UTSA students receive free admission to all home games when you download tickets through your account manager.

Under the direction of the two-time conference coach of the year. Jeff Traylor, the Roadrunners are coming off an 11-3 season that saw them capture their second straight C-USA Championship and play in a bowl game for the third straight year. UTSA has ranked in the top 25 in each of the past two seasons and has a combined 23 wins in that span, fourth-best total among all FBS teams behind only Georgia (29), Michigan (25) and Alabama. (24) .