Preseason favorite South Florida kicks off AAC schedule on CBS Sports Network

When the American Athletic Conference held its annual media days last month, South Florida was picked as the overwhelming favorite to win the league in 2017. There's a ton of excitement about Bulls football this fall with several key players back from last year's 10-win season and the arrival of Charlie Strong as coach. 

USF is one several teams getting a one-week head-start on the 2017 season, taking the field for the first game on Aug. 26 at San Jose State. That game, along with the Pac-12-Mountain West matchup of Oregon State at Colorado State earlier in the day, will kick off CBS Sports Network's coverage of the American Athletic Conference, Mountain West, the Service Academies and more in 2017. 

UCF and Memphis will be on the field and on CBS Sports Network for a doubleheader the following Thursday (Aug. 31) as the rest of the conference -- and the rest of college football -- take the field across Labor Day weekend. 

One note from the broadcasting side: Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and former Illinois offensive lineman David Diehl will be joining the CBS Sports Network as analysts. 

Check out the kickoff times and TV info for the first month of the college football season on CBS Sports Network below (all times ET): 

Saturday, Aug. 26

  • Oregon State at Colorado State (2:30 p.m.)
  • USF at San Jose State (7:30 p.m.)

Thursday, Aug. 31

  • FIU at UCF (6 p.m.)
  • Louisiana Monroe at Memphis (9:15 p.m.)

Friday, Sept. 1 

Saturday, Sept. 2 

Saturday, Sept. 9

Saturday, Sept. 16

Saturday, Sept. 23

  • American Athletic Conference TBD (12 p.m.)
  • Cincinnati at Navy (3:30 p.m.)
  • San Diego State at Air Force (7 p.m.)

Friday, Sept. 29

Saturday, Sept. 30 

  • American Athletic Conference TBD (12 p.m.)
  • UTEP at Army (3:30 p.m.)
  • Air Force at New Mexico (7 p.m.)
  • Northern Illinois at San Diego State (10:30 p.m.)
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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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