Alabama-Louisville will kick off ABC’s SNF

The Sports Xchange

May 16, 2018 at 4:19 pm.

National champion Alabama will play Louisville in ABC’s first Saturday Night Football game on Sept. 1, and Miami will play LSU on Sunday night of the season-opening weekend, ESPN announced.

The network announced its schedule for the first three weeks of Saturday night games.

After Alabama meets Louisville in Orlando, Fla., at 8 p.m. ET, Miami and LSU will play the next day at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, at 7:30 p.m. ET. It will be the third straight season ABC airs a Sunday night game on Labor Day weekend, when college football doesn’t compete against the NFL.

On the second Saturday, Penn State will play Pittsburgh in the ABC Saturday Night Game, with Ohio State going against TCU in Arlington the following Saturday night.