College Football: Six of Top Nine Teams Highlighted by No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 15 Ole Miss

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College Football: Six of Top Nine Teams Highlighted by No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 15 Ole Miss

ESPN’s college football game schedule for this week will include six of the top nine ranked programs, highlighted by an ESPN Saturday night doubleheader featuring two of the teams on September 19: No. 7 Georgia vs. South Carolina at 6 p.m. ET followed by No. 2 Alabama against No. 15 Ole Miss at 9:15 p.m.

Saturday also includes an ABC tripleheader with a top six program in each game: No. 4 Michigan State against Air Force at noon, No. 1 Ohio State against Northern Illinois at 3:30 p.m. and No. 6 USC against Stanford at 8 p.m. ESPN Radio will broadcast the ABC Saturday Night Football game and No. 18 Auburn at No. 13 LSU at 3:30 p.m.

In addition to top teams on Saturday, ESPN will televise ACC showdowns on Thursday and Friday night, both involving a ranked team. The Thursday night matchup on September 17 will pit No. 11 Clemson at Louisville at 7:30 p.m. and the Friday contest on September 18 will feature No. 9 Florida State at Boston College at 8 p.m.

Every ABC, ESPN, 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 and through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

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

Date Time (ET) Game/Announcers Network
Thu, Sep 17 7:30 p.m. No. 11 Clemson at Louisville

TV: Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Kaylee Hartung

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad

  7:30 p.m. Florida A&M at South Carolina State

Roy Philpott, Jay Walker

Fri, Sep 18 7:30 p.m. Howard at Hampton (from Washington, D.C.)

Mark Neely, Jay Walker

  8 p.m. No. 9 Florida State at Boston College

Dave Flemming, Mack Brown, Allison Williams

Sat, Sep 19 Noon Air Force at No. 4 Michigan State

Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Tom Luginbill

  Noon Connecticut at No. 22 Missouri

Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Harlan

  Noon Illinois at North Carolina

Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcaterra

  Noon South Florida at Maryland

Clay Matvick, John Congemi

  Noon Nevada at No. 17 Texas A&M

Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Laura Rutledge

SEC Network
  Noon Savannah State at Akron

Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry

  Noon Benedictine at Mid-America Nazarene ESPN3 *
  12:30 p.m. No. 23 Northwestern at Duke ESPN3 *
  12:30 p.m. Central Michigan at Syracuse ESPN3 *
  1 p.m. Edinboro at East Stroudsburg ESPN3 *
  2 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Ohio

Dave Weekley, John Gregory

  2 p.m. Tennessee State at Jacksonville State ESPN3
  2 p.m. Mercyhurst at Bloomsburg ESPN3 *
  2 p.m. Winston-Salam State at Tuskegee ESPN3
  2 p.m. College of Faith (Ark.) at Valparaiso ESPN3 *
  3 p.m. Memphis at Bowling Green ESPN3 *
  3 p.m. Ball State at Eastern Michigan

Dan Gutowsky, Mickey Matthews

  3 p.m. Temple at Massachusetts

Bob Picozzi, Matt Chatham

  3 p.m. Drake at South Dakota ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. Nebraska at Miami (Fla.)

Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

  3:30 p.m. Northern Illinois at No. 1 Ohio State

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch

  3:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at Purdue

Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks

  3:30 p.m. William & Mary at Virginia

Shawn Kenney, Stan Lewter

  3:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio)

Jim Barbar, Dustin Fox

  3:30 p.m. Chattanooga at Samford ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. North Dakota at North Dakota State ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. No. 18 Auburn at No. 13 LSU

Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad

ESPN Radio
  4 p.m. Western Kentucky at Indiana

Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

  4 p.m. Northwestern State at Mississippi State

Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Kayce Smith

SEC Network
  4 p.m. Austin Peay at Vanderbilt

Mike Couzens, Cole Cubelic, Kevin Weidl

SEC Network Alternate
  4 p.m. Saint Francis (Pa.) at Youngstown State ESPN3 *
  5 p.m. Wofford at Idaho

Peter Young, Chad Brown

  6 p.m. South Carolina at No. 7 Georgia

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

  6 p.m. Furman at UCF

Drew Fellios, Forest Conoly

  6 p.m. Jackson State at Southern

Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen

  6 p.m. The Citadel at Georgia Southern

Matt Stewart, Wayne Gandy

  7 p.m. Texas Tech at Arkansas

Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Shannon Spake

  7 p.m. Western Carolina at Tennessee

Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins

  7 p.m. Murray State at Western Michigan

Alex Faust, Pete Najarian

  7 p.m. Missouri State at Arkansas State

Brock Bowling, Jay Taylor

  7 p.m. Southern Miss at Texas State

Trey Bender, George Wrighster

  7 p.m. McNeese State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  7 p.m. Montana at Liberty ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Florida at Kentucky

Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor

SEC Network
  8 p.m. Stanford at No. 6 USC

TV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay

Radio: Jason Benetti, Tom Ramsey, TBD

ABC & ESPN Radio
  8 p.m. Iowa State at Toledo

Eamon McAnaney, Rocky Boiman

  8 p.m. Maine at Tulane

Roy Philpott, Vonnie Holiday

  8 p.m. UTEP at New Mexico State ESPN3 *
  9:15 p.m. No. 15 Ole Miss at No. 2 Alabama

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox



* Local blackout may apply



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