On Monday, the ACC announced game times and TV network information for the games for Saturday, September 27. Boston College's home game against Colorado State draws an early 12:30 p.m. kickoff and will be televised by the ACC's regional sports networks (NESN in New England).
A 12:30 p.m. Eastern start for a home game against a team from the Mountain Time Zone? I'll take it.
Like Boston College, Colorado State is 2-1 on the year and 0-1 in conference play. The Rams opened the season with a 31-17 victory over in-state rival Colorado at Sports Authority Field in Denver. Colorado State followed that up with a 13-point road loss at Boise State in its Mountain West Conference opener, and, last week, bounced back with a convincing 49-21 victory over FCS UC Davis.
The two schools have met just once previously -- a 35-21 Eagles victory in the 2003 Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl.
Around the rest of the ACC, ESPN has declared a three-day option on three games. Game times and networks for North Carolina-Clemson, Duke-Miami and Florida State-N.C. State will be determined no later than Sunday, September 21.
The rest of the games for the weekend of September 27 below.
Saturday, September 27
Western Michigan Broncos at Virginia Tech Hokies, ACC Network, 12:30 p.m.
Colorado State Rams at Boston College Eagles, RSN, 12:30 p.m.
Akron Zips at Pittsburgh Panthers, ESPN3, 1:30 p.m.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Louisville Cardinals, ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.
Kent State Golden Flashes at Virginia Cavaliers, ESPN3, 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Syracuse Orange, ESPN, 8:00 p.m.
All times are Eastern.