Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have start times, TV assignments for six 2021 football games

Tim Buckley
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

UL has kickoff times and TV/streaming assignments for six of its  2021 football games, including two on ESPN and one on FOX.

Four of the six are midweek games.

The Ragin’ Cajuns’ Sept. 4 season opener at Texas will start at 3:30 p.m. on FOX.

Their Sept. 11 home opener against Nicholls at Cajun Field will start at 6 p.m. and will be streamed on ESPN3.

A home game against Ohio will be played on Sept. 16, a Thursday, at 6 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN. 

UL’s Sun Belt Conference game against visiting Appalachian State will start at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, a Tuesday, and will be televised by ESPN2.

The Cajuns will visit Arkansas State on Oct. 21, a Thursday, for an ESPNU game. Start time is 6:30 p.m.

Their Nov. 4 game, a Thursday against visiting Georgia State, will air on ESPN at 6:30 p.m. That one is a 6:30 p.m. start. on a Thursday.

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The Ragin' Cajuns have received kickoff times and television assignments for games early in the 2021 college football season.

Fourteen ESPN network games for Sun Belt

Start times and TV/streaming assignments for UL’s other games will be announced later.

The Sun Belt on Thursday announced a lineup that includes 14 games that will be televised by an ESPN network channel plus two others on the SEC Network either during the first three weeks of the season or on a midweek night throughout the remainder of the season.

UL is involved in four of those games.

The Dec. 4 Sun Belt Championship game also will air on ESPN. 

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Sun Belt bowl game plans

The Sun Belt also announced start times and TV plans for its five primary affiliate bowls.

The Cure Bowl in Orlando is scheduled Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Two will be played on Dec. 18 and aired on ESPN – the Lending Tree Bowl in Mobile, Alabama (4:45 p.m.) and the New Orleans Bowl (8:15 p.m.) .

The new Myrtle Beach Bowl in Conway, South Carolina, will air on ESPN on Dec. 20 at 1:30 p.m. and the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., will be played on Christmas Day (1:30 p.m.) and aired by ESPN.

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UL played last season at the First Responder Bowl in Dallas, where it beat Texas-San Antonio to cap a 10-1 season.