Ole Miss football will play in primetime on ESPN for season opener vs. Louisville
OXFORD — The first Ole Miss football game of the 2021 season will be played in primetime on national TV for the entire college football world to see.
Ole Miss' season opener against Louisville will be played at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Sept. 6 in Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta and will be televised on ESPN. The Ole Miss-Louisville game will be the only FBS game played on Labor Day, giving the Rebels and the Cardinals a timeslot all to their own.
The Rebels are guaranteed to play a minimum two games on ESPN this fall. The Egg Bowl against Mississippi State will be broadcast on ESPN on Thanksgiving night at 7:30 p.m.
This will be the first ever meeting between Ole Miss and Louisville. The game is part of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff, which will also include a game between Alabama and Miami on Saturday, Sept. 4. Ole Miss has played in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff once previously, beating Boise State 35-21 in 2014.
Ole Miss' 2021 non-conference schedule also includes home games against Austin Peay, Tulane and Liberty.
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