Iowa State Football: Primetime Kickoff for Homecoming Game


A couple of updates spawned in the last couple days for kickoff times and TV network assignments of two Iowa State football games.

Oct 13, 2012; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads (right center) leads his team out onto the field before a game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Jack Trice Stadium. Kansas State defeated Iowa State 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

First, the game against Oklahoma State was bundled with other Big 12 games as a six-day pick a week ago, guaranteeing that the game would either be on FX or ABC for a morning, late afternoon, or evening kickoff. It was officially announced yesterday that the Cyclones and the Cowboys will be on FX at 11:00 a.m. CT.

The same announcing duo of Justin Kutcher and Eric Crouch are expected to call the game. They’ve done all the other Big 12 games on FX at that time this season.

Today, it was announced that Iowa State’s homecoming game against Baylor would kickoff at 6:00 p.m. CT and it would be televised on FOX Sports Networks. It will be the finale of a tripleheader of Big 12 action on the regional networks. Per Matt’s College Sports on TV, local networks FSN North and FSN Midwest will be televising all the games.

Iowa State has had four day games and two night games, and have two day games and one night game scheduled. All games have been televised with the exception of the game against Western Illinois. With so many networks and timeslots available for Big 12 games on the FOX and ESPN networks, every Big 12 Conference game will be on TV.

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