Game times set for PSU football

Five game times for the 2019 Penn State Football season presented by PSECU were announced today. Penn State’s season opener against Idaho will kick at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 on BTN, the Buffalo game Sept. 7 will be at 7:30 p.m. on FOX, the Pittsburgh game Sept. 14 will be at noon on ABC, the contest at Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27 will be at 8 p.m. on FS1 and the Homecoming game against Purdue will kick at noon on Oct. 5 on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2.

In addition to the television arrangements, the games will also air on the Penn State Sports Network and

The Nittany Lions will take on Idaho for the first time in program history. This is also the first time Penn State has faced a Big Sky team.

Penn State is 2-1 all-time against Buffalo and 26-3 against MAC opponents. The Nittany Lions used a strong rushing attack to post a 27-14 win over the Bulls when the teams met last in 2015. The Nittany Lion defense registered six sacks, led by three sacks and two forced fumbles by Carl Nassib. Saquon Barkley made a splash with his first career 100-yard game with 115 yards on 12 carriers and a touchdown.

Times set for two Cuse home games

The Orange begin the 2019 campaign on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. against the Flames. The game will air on ESPN+, the network’s subscription-based streaming service that launched in April 2018. The following week, Syracuse will face Maryland at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7 on either ESPN or ESPN2.

The matchup with Liberty is the first gridiron meeting between the Orange and Flames. Liberty recently completed the two-year NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) reclassification process and is playing the 2019 season as an independent. The Flames were previously a member of the Big South Conference. They competed in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) prior to 2018.

The Maryland contest marks the renewal of a series that began in 1920. The Orange are 19-15-2 in their previous 36 games with the Terps, including a 20-3 triumph the last time Syracuse visited College Park in 2013.

Kickoff times for five games on the Orange’s fall schedule are now confirmed. In addition to the two announced today, start times and television assignments for Clemson (7:30 p.m., ABC), NC State (8 p.m., ESPN) and Pittsburgh (7 p.m., ESPN) were released earlier this month.

Season and single-game Syracuse football tickets are on sale now online (, by phone (888-DOME-TIX) or in person at the Dome Box Office (Gate B). Season tickets start at $125.

Syracuse’s single-game ticket allotment for the home opener versus Clemson on Sept. 14 is sold out. The only way to guarantee a seat to watch the Orange and Tigers is through the purchase of a season ticket or three-game partial plan. A limited number of partial plans featuring Clemson and two games of the customer’s choice are available for $99.