College Football: Saturday Night Telecasts Showcase Five Top 10 Teams

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College Football: Saturday Night Telecasts Showcase Five Top 10 Teams

ESPN’s college football game schedule for this week will showcase prime time telecasts involving five of the top 10 teams in the Associated Press poll on Saturday, Sept. 13:

  • No. 3 Alabama against Southern Miss at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2
  • No. 10 LSU against Louisiana-Monroe at 7 p.m. on ESPNU
  • No. 4 Oklahoma against Tennessee at 8 p.m. on ABC
  • No. 9 USC at Boston College at 8 p.m. on ESPN
  • No. 7 Texas A&M against Rice at 9 p.m. on ESPN2

The weekly ESPN Thursday and Friday night telecasts will also include a ranked team in each: No. 25 BYU against Houston Thursday, Sept. 11, at 9 p.m. and No. 8 Baylor at Buffalo Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. Additional highlights for Saturday, Sept. 13:

  • An ESPN afternoon doubleheader will begin with No. 17 Virginia Tech against East Carolina at noon followed by Iowa State at in-state rival Iowa at 3:30 p.m.
  • ABC will provide an afternoon doubleheader beginning at noon with Kent State at No. 22 Ohio State and Boise State at Connecticut as part of a split national telecast with ESPN2 reverse mirror coverage. The 3:30 p.m. game will feature Arkansas at Texas Tech.
  • In addition to No. 10 LSU at 7 p.m., ESPNU will televise No. 16 Arizona State at Colorado at 10 p.m.
  • An SEC Network tripleheader will kick off at noon with No. 20 Missouri against UCF followed by No. 14 Ole Miss against Louisiana-Lafayette at 4 p.m. The prime time matchup, which will also be broadcast on ESPN Radio, will pit Kentucky against conference foe Florida at 7:30 p.m.

ESPN Goal Line network will offer unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college football games every Saturday noon to midnight. Zubin Mehenti will host the coverage with analyst Pete Najarian.

Every ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3, SEC Network and Longhorn Network game will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Roku devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

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

Date Time (ET) Game/Announcers Network
Thu, Sep 11 7 p.m. North Alabama at Mississippi College ESPN3
  9 p.m. Houston at No. 25 BYU
Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder
Fri, Sep 12 7 p.m. Toledo at Cincinnati
Eamon McAnaney, Dan Hawkins & Niki Noto
  8 p.m. No. 8 Baylor at Buffalo
Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
Sat, Sep 13 Noon Kent State at No. 22 Ohio State
Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen & Quint Kessenich
ABC & ESPN2 **
  Noon Boise State at Connecticut
Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
ABC & ESPN2 **
  Noon East Carolina at No. 17 Virginia Tech
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
  Noon Indiana at Bowling Green
Mark Neely & David Diaz-Infante
  Noon Syracuse at Central Michigan
Dave Lamont & Ray Bentley
  Noon UCF at No. 20 Missouri
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  Noon Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech ESPN3 *
  Noon Massachusetts at Vanderbilt ESPN3 *
  12:30 p.m. No. 21 Louisville at Virginia ESPN3 *
  1 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Illinois State ESPN3 *
  2 p.m. Air Force at Georgia State
Shawn Kenney & Rocky Boiman
  3 p.m. Indiana State at Ball State
Jim Barbar & John Gregory
  3:30 p.m. Iowa State at Iowa
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay
  3:30 p.m. Arkansas at Texas Tech
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
  3:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Miami (Fla.)
Adam Amin & John Congemi
  3:30 p.m. Kansas at Duke ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. Incarnate Word at North Dakota State
Trey Bender & Jay Taylor
  4 p.m. Mississippi State at South Alabama
Mike Couzens & Rene Ingoglia
  4 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 14 Ole Miss
Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb & Heather Mitts
SEC Network
  4 p.m. Drake at Western Illinois ESPN3
  5 p.m. Western Michigan at Idaho
Peter Young & Pat Hill
  6 p.m. Southern Miss at No. 3 Alabama
Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard & Shannon Spake
  7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at No. 10 LSU
Clay Matvick, Anthony Becht & Dawn Davenport
  7 p.m. Abilene Christian at Troy
Drew Fellios & Forest Conoly
  7 p.m. Furman at Presbyterian ESPN3 *
  7 p.m. Brevard at Liberty ESPN3 *
  7:30 p.m. Kentucky at Florida
TV: Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer & Maria Taylor
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
SEC Network & ESPN Radio
  8 p.m. Tennessee at No. 4 Oklahoma
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
  8 p.m. No. 9 USC at Boston College
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
  8 p.m. Navy at Texas State
Joel Meyers & Al Groh
  8 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane
Dave Weekley & Brian Kinchen
  9 p.m. Rice at No. 7 Texas A&M
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore & Jessica Mendoza
  10 p.m. No. 16 Arizona State at Colorado
Anish Shroff, Kelly Stouffer & Cara Capuano

* Local blackout may apply
** Reverse mirror in which ESPN2 will regionalize two games on ABC to markets not receiving the telecast 


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