Colorado will open its football season with a prime-time spot on ESPN.
Game times and TV slots for three CU games were announced Thursday, including the Sept. 2 season opener against TCU.
The Buffaloes and Horned Frogs are scheduled for an 8 p.m. MDT kickoff at Folsom Field and the game will be televised on ESPN.
This is the eighth time in CU history that the Buffs have opened the season on a Friday night, but only the second time at Folsom Field. The only other Friday night season opener at Folsom Field came last year when the Buffs defeated Northern Colorado.
It was also announced on Thursday that CU’s visit to Minnesota will begin with play on ESPN2 on September 17 at 1:30 p.m. MDT. And the Buffs’ visit to Southern California on Friday, November 11 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and will air on FS1.
On Wednesday, it was announced that CU’s Sept. 10 game with the Air Force will kick off at 1:30 p.m. It will air on CBS.
CU and TCU will meet on the soccer field for the first time as they begin a home-and-home set. The Buffs are scheduled to visit TCU on September 2, 2023.
In Week 2, the Buffs will make their first trip to the Air Force since October 5, 1974. This year’s game will be the second game of a home-and-home set that began with AFA’s visit to Boulder on September 14, 2019.
The Buffs’ Game of Week 3 marks their first trip to Minnesota since September 19, 1992. The Buffs and Gophers began their home-and-home set in Boulder last season.
CU is 12-5 all-time against Air Force and 3-1 against Minnesota.
This marks the first time since 1994 that CU has played non-conference road games in consecutive weeks. In 1994, the Buffs visited No. 4 Michigan and No. 16 Texas in consecutive weeks.
Game times and TV selections for the remainder of CU’s programming will be announced either 12 or six days prior to games per Pac-12’s contractual arrangements with ESPN, FOX and the Pac-12 Network.
Season tickets are currently on sale while single game tickets will be available in July. Visit cubuffs.com to purchase tickets.
Colorado’s 2022 football schedule
(All times mountain)
Friday, September 2 vs. TCU, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Sept. 10, Air Force, 1:30 p.m. (CBS)
Saturday, September 17, Minnesota, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Saturday, Sept. 14 vs. UCLA, TBA
Saturday October 1st in Arizona, TBA
Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. California, TBA
Saturday, October 22, Oregon State, TBA
Saturday, Oct. 29 vs. Arizona State, TBA
Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Oregon, TBA
Friday, November 11 in Southern California at 7:30 p.m. (FS-1)
Saturday, November 19, Washington, TBA
Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Utah, TBA