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

IRVING, Texas — The American Athletic Conference has announced a number of kickoff times and television designations for the 2023 football season, including three UTSA games.
The Roadrunners now know their game times and TV networks for the season opener at Houston, as well as Friday night matchups with Army West Point on Sept. 15 and South Florida on Nov. 17.
The Roadrunners will kick off their 13th season of play and fourth under two-time Conference USA Coach of the Year Jeff Traylor on Saturday, Sept. 2, against Houston in a nationally televised contest on FS1. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in what will be the program's second visit to TDECU Stadium and the first since a 27-7 victory to open that facility on Aug. 29, 2014. It will mark the fourth all-time meeting with the Cougars, who are moving to the Big 12 Conference this summer.
The Roadrunners will welcome Army West Point to Military City USA on Friday, Sept. 15, in a nationally televised game on ESPN. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at the Alamodome. UTSA pulled out a 41-38 road victory in overtime 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 gridiron in an ESPN2 broadcast slated for 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Alamodome.
Additionally, ESPN will announce at a later date a network and time for UTSA's home opener against Texas State on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Roadrunners have won all four 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 G.J. Kinne at 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 one at 2:30 p.m. on ABC. Two of four games currently slotted for Saturday, Nov. 25 — UTSA at Tulane, Memphis at Temple, Tulsa at East Carolina and UAB at North Texas — will move to those Black Friday windows in a selection that will be made by Oct. 9.
The American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game will air on either ABC or ESPN at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday, Dec. 2. The top two teams in the final single-division regular-season standings will meet in the ninth American Athletic Conference Football Championship.
Most of the remaining start times and television designations for the 2023 season will be made on a weekly basis through the season as part of the conference's 12-day selection process. For example, UTSA would be notified of its kickoff time and television network designation for the Oct. 7 league opener at Temple on Monday, Sept. 25. The most up-to-date schedule, with television designations, is available at TheAmerican.org.
UTSA also plays a nonconference contest on Sept. 23 against Tennessee, which finished 11-2 and ranked No. 6 in both major polls in 2022. The first-ever meeting with the Volunteers will take place at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.
Following their lone idle week of the regular season, the Roadrunners will play their inaugural AAC contest on the road against Temple on Oct. 7. The first meeting with the Owls will take place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
UTSA's first-ever 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 meetings in the series, including a 44-38 double-overtime road triumph 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 two schools' first meeting on the gridiron.
UTSA will travel to Denton to face North Texas on Nov. 4 in a continuation of a series in which the Roadrunners hold a 6-5 edge after defeating the Mean Green twice this past fall, including a 48-27 victory that secured a second straight C-USA title.
The Roadrunners will welcome Rice to San Antonio on Nov. 11 in a renewal of a series that has seen UTSA win the last eight contests, including a 41-7 road decision this past November that clinched the C-USA regular season crown and a 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 East Carolina, Memphis, Navy, South Florida, SMU, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa to comprise a conference that will continue to compete for perennial New Year's Six bowls and College Football Playoff appearances.
Season tickets for the 2023 UTSA football home schedule are on sale now. Fans can call 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visit goUTSA.com/tickets 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 by downloading tickets via their Account Manager.
Under the direction of two-time conference coach of the year Jeff Traylor, the Roadrunners are coming off an 11-3 campaign that saw them capture their second straight C-USA Championship and play in a bowl game for the third year in a row. UTSA has been ranked in the top 25 in each of the last two seasons and boasts a combined 23 wins over that span, the fourth-best total among all FBS teams behind only Georgia (29), Michigan (25) and Alabama (24).