College Football: Six of Top Nine Teams Plus No. 14 USC at No. 13 Stanford

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College Football: Six of Top Nine Teams Plus No. 14 USC at No. 13 Stanford

College GameDay Visits Oregon’s Campus for Ninth Time

The second week of the college football season will include 51 games across ESPN networks, highlighted by six of the top nine teams in the Associated Press poll plus No. 14 USC at No. 13 Stanford (Saturday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC). Overall, ESPN networks will carry 16 of the top 25 ranked teams. Highlights for Saturday, Sept. 6:

  • ESPN will televise a tripleheader of matchups with a ranked team in each game: No. 24 Missouri at Toledo at noon, No. 15 Ole Miss against Vanderbilt at 4:30 p.m. and No. 8 Ohio State against Virginia Tech at 8 p.m. ESPN3 will cover the Virginia Tech at Ohio State matchup from the SkyCam angle and use only the natural sounds in the stadium as part of a special ESPN3 Surround presentation.
  • An ESPN2 prime time doubleheader will feature No. 5 Auburn against San Jose State at 7 p.m. and Colorado at Boise State at 10:15 p.m.
  • SEC Network’s schedule will include three of the top 12 ranked teams: No. 2 Alabama against Florida Atlantic at noon, No. 9 Texas A&M against Lamar at 7:30 p.m. and No. 12 LSU against Sam Houston State at 7:30 p.m.
  • ABC will provide a split national telecast of No. 4 Oklahoma at Tulsa and Akron at Penn State at noon with ESPN2 offering reverse mirror coverage of the games.
  • ESPN3 will carry 25 games on Saturday, including No. 1 Florida State against The Citadel (7:30 p.m.), No. 23 Clemson against South Carolina State (12:30 p.m.) and No. 25 Louisville against Murray State (7 p.m.).

In addition to the Saturday schedule, ESPN will televise a Friday night doubleheader kicking off with an ACC showdown pitting Pittsburgh at Boston College at 7 p.m. followed by Washington State at Nevada at 10:30 p.m.

Friday videoVideo of Boston College coach Steve Addazio and Pitt coach Paul Chryst on playing Friday night games


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.

College GameDay Visits Oregon’s Campus for Ninth Time
ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football’s longest running and most celebrated pregame show – will originate from Oregon’s campus in Eugene on Saturday, Sept. 6. The weekly three-hour Emmy Award-winning show (Saturday 9 a.m.-noon) will originate from Memorial Quad. Oregon GameDay

Hosted by Chris Fowler, the GameDay team consists of analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack with reporting by Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Scott Van Pelt, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski.

College GameDay nuggets:

  • GameDay’s visit to Eugene is the first time in which Oregon will be facing a non-conference opponent.
  • Corso has picked the Ducks 15 times and Oregon is 11-4 in those games.
  • This marks the ninth time GameDay has been at the site of a Michigan State game. The Spartans are 4-4 in the previous eight games.
  • Corso has picked the Spartans twice – and been correct both times – including the Rose Bowl last year.
  • Since the start of the 2009 season, GameDay has visited 14 Pac-12 on-campus games (this being the 14th). In the same span, GameDay has been to 16 SEC and 10 Big Ten sites (excluding Conference Championship, Bowl and neutral-site games).
  • Saturday’s matchup marks the 79th time GameDay has been on campus for a game between top 10 teams.
  • Corso has lost his week two pick each of the last two years – last year Michigan beat Notre Dame and in 2012, Florida topped Texas A&M.

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

Date Time (ET) Game/Announcers Network
Thu, Sep 4 7 p.m. Cheyney at Lincoln ESPN3 *
Fri, Sep 5 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Boston College
Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
  10:30 p.m. Washington State at Nevada
Mark Neely, Mike Bellotti & Shelley Smith
Sat, Sep 6 Noon No. 4 Oklahoma at Tulsa
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay
ABC & ESPN2 **
  Akron at Penn State
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ABC & ESPN2 **
  Noon No. 24 Missouri at Toledo
Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen & Quint Kessenich
  Noon McNeese State at No. 19 Nebraska
Adam Amin & John Congemi
  Noon Central Michigan at Purdue
Eamon McAnaney & Dan Hawkins
  Noon Florida Atlantic at No. 2 Alabama
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  Noon Arkansas State at Tennessee
Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Dawn Davenport
SEC Network ^
  Noon Stony Brook at Connecticut ESPN3 *
  12:30 p.m. South Carolina State at No. 23 Clemson ESPN3 *
  1 p.m. Navy at Temple
Dave Leno & Ken Dunek
  2 p.m. UAB at Mississippi State ESPN3 *
  2 p.m. New Mexico State at Georgia State
Charlie Neal & Wayne Gandy
  2 p.m. South Alabama at Kent State
Michael Reghi & Jerod Cherry
  3 p.m. Colorado at Massachusetts (Foxborough, Mass.)
Bob Picozzi & Matt Chatham
  3:30 p.m. No. 14 USC at No. 13 Stanford
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
  3:30 p.m. Ball State at Iowa
Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
  3:30 p.m. Ohio at Kentucky
Clay Matvick & Anthony Becht
  3:30 p.m. Richmond at Virginia
Wayne Randazzo & John Gregory
  3:30 p.m. Virginia Military Institute at Bowling Green
Dan Gutowsky & Dustin Fox
  3:30 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Miami (Ohio)
Jim Barbar & Rocky Boiman
  4 p.m. Georgia Tech at Tulane
Joel Meyers & Brian Kinchen
  4 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Florida
Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb & Heather Mitts
SEC Network
  4 p.m. Nicholls State at Arkansas
Matt Stewart, Cole Cubelic & Kayce Smith
SEC Network ^
  4 p.m. Liberty at Norfolk State ESPN3 *
  4:30 p.m. No. 15 Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt (Nashville)
Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard & Shannon Spake
  6 p.m. Savannah State at Georgia Southern
Kevin Corke & Peter Vaas
  6 p.m. Campbell at Appalachian State
Ryan Rose & Mickey Matthews
  6 p.m. Old Dominion at NC State
Roy Phillpot, George Wrighster & Angela Mallen
  6 p.m. Furman at Mercer ESPN3
  6 p.m. Lafayette at Sacred Heart ESPN3 *
  6:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Wake Forest
Dave Weekley & Al Groh
  7 p.m. San Jose State at No. 5 Auburn
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
  7 p.m. East Carolina at No. 21 South Carolina
Anish Shroff, Kelly Stouffer & Cara Capuano
  7 p.m. Murray State at No. 25 Louisville
Shawn Kenney, Darius Walker & Lindsay Patterson
  7 p.m. Florida A&M at Miami (Fla.)
Drew Fellios, Forest Conoly & Tiffany Greene
  7 p.m. Idaho at Louisiana-Monroe
Brock Bowling & Curtis Baham
  7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Louisiana-Lafayette
Dave Raymond & Jay Taylor
  7 p.m. Duke at Troy
Trey Bender & Chad Brown
  7 p.m. Southeast Missouri State at Kansas ESPN3 *
  7:30 p.m. Sam Houston State at No. 12 LSU
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer & Maria Taylor
SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. Lamar at No. 9 Texas A&M
Dave Baker, Greg McElroy & Niki Noto
SEC Network ^
  7:30 p.m. The Citadel at No. 1 Florida State ESPN3 *
  7:30 p.m. BYU at Texas
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN Radio
  8 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 8 Ohio State
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
  8 p.m. San Diego State at No. 21 North Carolina
Mike Couzens & Rene Ingoglia
  8 p.m. Grambling at Houston
Brett Dolan & Pat Hill
  10:15 p.m. Colorado State at Boise State
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore & Jessica Mendoza
  10:15 p.m. Air Force at Wyoming
Mike Corey & David Diaz-Infante

* Local blackout may apply
** Reverse mirror in which ESPN2 will regionalize two games on ABC to markets not receiving the telecast
^ Game will appear on SEC Network alternate channel; check local listings// for channel number


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