Game times and television networks were announced for Alabama football's second and third games of the 2018 season on Thursday.

The Crimson Tide will open the 2018 home schedule on Sept. 8 with a 2:30 p.m. (CT) game against Arkansas State at Bryant-Denny Stadium that will air on ESPN2. Alabama will then face Ole Miss in Oxford the following Saturday (Sept. 15) for a 6 p.m. (CT) kickoff on ESPN.

Alabama and Arkansas State are set to meet for the third time in program history in 2018 with the Crimson Tide winning the first two meetings in 1982 (34-7) and 2008 (35-0). The Tide leads the Ole Miss series, 52-10-2, after winning the past two contests, including a 66-3 victory a season ago in Tuscaloosa.

The Crimson Tide will open the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1, in the Camping World Kickoff Game against Louisville at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (CT).

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