Joining a host of other sports team, the San Diego State football team will stream its season opener against UC Davis on Sept. 2 live on social media, the school announced Wednesday.
The deal is part of a partnership between Stadium, a digital sports network, and the Mountain West Conference. Stadium will produce the games exclusively for Facebook, which failed in its bid earlier this year to stream NFL games on its platform. The Aztecs-Aggies game can be found by visiting Stadium: Live College Football Facebook page.
Other than the opener, the rest of the Aztecs’ regular season games will be broadcast on either CBS, Pac-12 or ESPN networks.
SDSU is coming off an 11-3 season after knocking off Wyoming, 27-24, in the MW Championship game and Houston, 34-10, in the Las Vegas Bowl, to finish ranked both the Associated Press Top 25 poll and the Amway Coaches Poll. It was the first time in 30 years that San Diego State has been ranked in the final AP poll.
The Aztecs will have to work their way back up the ranking this season. The team was tied with UCLA for No. 36 in AP preseason poll released Monday. Last season, SDSU debuted at No. 31 before cracking the top 25 at No. 22 after beating North Illinois in Week 3. The Aztecs moved up to No. 19 during a bye week but dropped from the ranking after losing to South Alabama.
Kick-off time for the SDSU-UC Daivs game is slated for 5:30 p.m. at San Diego Stadium. The game will be followed by the 42nd annual KGB SkyShow, the largest fireworks show in the area.