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Kickoff Time Set for LSU vs Miami

Kickoff Time Set for LSU vs Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami’s 2018 football opener against LSU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas will be played on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM ET, it was announced Tuesday.

Originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, the matchup will be broadcast on ABC as part of ESPN’s networks five-day college football kickoff weekend showcase. The game will mark the third consecutive year ABC has aired a prime time game on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

The 2018 opener for the Hurricanes and Tigers will mark the first regular season meeting between the two schools since 1988 and just the third overall meeting since 1969. 

ABC’s Kickoff Weekend Sunday Night Presentation has Been Record Setting 
Notre Dame and Texas played in ABC’s first college football kickoff weekend Sunday night presentation in 2016, with the two-overtime thriller generating a total live audience of 11,093,000 viewers – at the time, a kickoff weekend viewership record across all networks. This season, West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech — from Landover, Maryland — played in the second annual ABC special presentation, generating a total live audience of 4,737,000 viewers, the third most-watched college football game on broadcast TV during the season’s kickoff weekend. 

AdvoCare Classic Celebrates 10th Anniversary 
The 2018 AdvoCare Classic will mark the 10th anniversary of the annual kickoff weekend game. The Tigers have played in the game twice, beating Oregon 40-27 in 2011 and TCU 37-27 in 2016. Next year’s game will be the first-time Miami has participated and the team’s first game at AT&T Stadium.