The Big Ten has announced kickoff times for the first two Gophers home football game of the 2017 season.

P.J. Fleck's debut as Minnesota's head coach will be in a Thursday night game, August 31, against Buffalo. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m.

After playing the following Saturday at Oregon State, a 9 p.m. kickoff, the Gophers will play host to Middle Tennessee State at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 16.

The home games will be shown on the Big Ten Network; the Oregon State game on FS1.

The complete Gophers schedule is here.