North Dakota State vs Iowa State football: Coverage map, announcers, local listings, and more


A familiar announcer will be making an appearance for Iowa State’s season opener against North Dakota State on FOX Sports 1.

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Justin Kutcher is the play-by-play man and on the call with him will be Coy Wire as the color commentator. Wire serves as a college football studio contributor on FOX Sports 1 and normally was a part of the crew on Thursday nights last year.

Wire is a former college football and NFL linebacker, spending his college years at Stanford and had an 8-year career in the pros with the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons.

This won’t be a normal crew for college football on FOX Sports 1. They are covering four games in four days. Generally, newly hired Tim Brando will be calling Thursday night games and the best game on the network on Saturdays. He is calling FS1’s Thursday night game between Rutgers and Washington State.

Kutcher, formerly a main play-by-play announcer and sometimes doing double-duty on the weekends like Brando is doing this year, wasn’t even listed on the main broadcast crew list. It’s unknown how many games he’ll actually call this year, but he hasn’t been demoted. Instead, he’ll be found on select NFL games on Sunday.

— FOX Sports 1 can be found on channel 74, 52-9, and in HD on 861 on Mediacom in the Ames and Nevada area. For satellite viewers, it can be found on DirecTV channel 219 (both SD/HD) and Dish Network channel 150 (both SD/HD)*.

Other providers: Channel 83 and 583 (HD) on Verizon FiOS, Channel 652 and 1652 (HD) on AT&T U-verse, and channel 207 (HD only) on Google Fiber. For other local cable services, click here to enter your zip code and find out what channel it is on.

Most cable/satellite providers will give you access to games online on FOX Sports Go. An app is also available in the iOS App Store, and for the first time this season, Android’s Google Play, Kindle Fire, and the Windows Store.

— Regional coverage: Here are the football games that will be available locally over the air in the Ames/Des Moines area. All times in CST.

  • Georgia Southern at North Carolina State – 11:30 AM, TV: WHO 13-3 (ACC Network)
  • West Virginia vs Alabama (at Atlanta, GA) – 2:30 PM, TV: ABC (reverse mirror)
  • Rice at Notre Dame – 2:30 PM, TV: NBC
  • Fresno State at USC – 6:30 PM, TV: FOX
  • Oklahoma State vs Florida State (at Arlington, TX) – 7:00 PM, TV: ABC