College Football: 11 of Top 15 Teams across ESPN Networks

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College Football: 11 of Top 15 Teams across ESPN Networks

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The second week of the college football season will include 49 games across ESPN networks, highlighted by 11 of the top 15 teams in the Associated Press poll on the schedule. The lineup also includes 19 games available exclusively on ESPN3, surpassing the network’s previous high of 17 exclusive contests. Schedule highlights:

  • ESPN will provide a Saturday tripleheader of marquee matchups on September 7 that includes historic rivalries, two matchups between ranked teams and the second night game ever at Michigan’s legendary Michigan Stadium:
  • No. 12 Florida will visit intrastate rival Miami at noon ET, marking the first game between the programs since 2008.
  • No. 6 South Carolina will take on SEC East Division rival No. 11 Georgia at 4:30 p.m.
  • No. 17 Michigan will host No. 14 Notre Dame at 8 p.m. It will be the second night game at the Big House since its opening in 1927. The first, a 35-31 victory over Notre Dame in 2011, was televised by ESPN.
    • ABC’s Saturday afternoon telecast will include No. 2 Oregon (at Virginia) and No. 3 Ohio State (against San Diego State) at 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 will offer reverse mirror coverage of the games on ABC.
    • ESPN2 and ESPNU will televise night games with ranked programs, both beginning at 7 p.m.: No. 9 LSU against UAB on ESPNU and No. 15 Texas at BYU on ESPN2.
    • ESPN3’s 19 exclusive games include action involving No. 8 Louisville against Eastern Kentucky (noon), Virginia Tech against Western Carolina (1:30 p.m.), Boise State against Tennessee-Martin (3 p.m.), Duke at Memphis (4:30 p.m.) and NC State against Richmond (6 p.m.).
    • The Longhorn Network will present a special production telecast of Texas at BYU. Director’s Chair: Texas at BYU will feature a mosaic of six camera angles, providing fans with a unique director’s view of the game. The Texas-centric supplement to the ESPN2 telecast will include commentary from ESPN2’s commentators.
    • SEC TV – ESPN’s SEC syndication package launched in 2009 and previously referred to in local markets as “SEC Network” – will offer Western Kentucky, coming off a victory over Kentucky, at Tennessee at 12:21 p.m. ESPN3 will provide coverage of the game outside of the SEC territory.
    • ESPN Goal Line network will offer unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college football games every Saturday beginning at noon. Goal Line is currently available to Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cox, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast and Midcontinent Communications customers.

All games will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, Longhorn Network and ESPN Radio Schedule

Fri, Sep 6 8 p.m. Wake Forest at Boston College
Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
Sat, Sep 7 Noon No. 12 Florida at Miami (Fla.)
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
    Cincinnati at Illinois
Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
    South Florida at Michigan State
Tom Hart & John Congemi
    Eastern Kentucky at No. 8 Louisville
Dave Weekley, John Gregory & Rotina McCann
    Bowling Green at Kent State
Michael Reghi & Doug Graber
    Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky ESPN3 & RSN *
    Houston at Temple
Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod
    Clark Atlanta at West Alabama ESPN3
  12:21 p.m. Western Kentucky at Tennessee
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
  12:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at North Carolina ESPN3 & ACC Network *
    South Carolina State at No. 4 Clemson ESPN3 & RSN *
  1 p.m. Army at Ball State
Trey Bender & Mark Herrmann
  1:30 p.m. Western Carolina at Virginia Tech
John Sadak, John Bunting & Cat Whitehill
  2 p.m. Maine at Massachusetts
Bob Picozzi & Brian Kinchen
    Tennessee-Chattanooga at Georgia State
Dave Popkin & Stan Lewter
  3 p.m. Tennessee-Martin at Boise State
Jim Barbar & Kevin O’Connell
    New Hampshire at Central Michigan
Wayne Randazzo & Dustin Fox
  3:30 p.m. San Diego State at No. 3 Ohio State
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
ABC & ESPN2 **
    No. 2 Oregon at Virginia
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ABC & ESPN2 **
    Toledo at Missouri
Anish Shroff & Kelly Stouffer
    Alcorn State at Mississippi State
Mike Morgan, Cole Cubelic & Paul Carcaterra
  4 p.m. Old Dominion at Maryland
Beth Mowins & Joey Galloway
  4:30 p.m. No. 6 South Carolina at No. 11 Georgia
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
    Duke at Memphis
Joel Meyers & Al Groh
  5 p.m. Ferris State at North Dakota State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Richmond at NC State
Shawn Kenney, KC Keeler & Sarah Stankavidge
    James Madison at Akron
Frank Giardina & Jerrod Cherry
    Furman at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
    Wofford at Citadel ESPN3
    Alabama State at Jackson State
Joe Davis & Jay Walker
  7 p.m. No. 15 Texas at BYU
Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor
ESPN2 & Longhorn Network
    UAB at No. 9 LSU
Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport
    North Texas at Ohio
Keith Morehouse & Peter Vaas
    Nicholls State at Western Michigan
Dan Gutowsky & Forrest Connoly
    Prairie View A&M at Texas State
Brock Bowling & Jay Taylor
    Savannah State at Troy
Drew Fellios & Roland Williams
    Grambling State at Louisiana-Monroe
Roy Philpott & Barrett Brooks
    Southeast Missouri State at Ole Miss ESPN3
    Samford at Arkansas ESPN3
    Sam Houston State at No. 7 Texas A&M ESPN3
    South Dakota at Kansas ESPN3
    Monmouth at Liberty ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Auburn ESPN3 & RSN *
    Austin Peay at Vanderbilt
Matt Stewart, Chris Doering & Angela Mallen
  8 p.m. No. 14 Notre Dame at No. 17 Michigan
Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
    Montana State at SMU
Tyler Denning & Pete Najarian
  10 p.m. Cal Poly at Fresno State
Peter Young & Corey Chavous
  10:30 p.m. Washington State at No. 25 USC
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN Radio

* Local blackout may apply
** Reverse mirror in which ESPN2 will regionalize two games on ABC to markets not receiving the telecast
^ Available on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m.


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