ESPN College Football: No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 12 Clemson and No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 25 Florida Highlight Week 5 Schedule Featuring Nation’s Top 6 Teams

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ESPN College Football: No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 12 Clemson and No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 25 Florida Highlight Week 5 Schedule Featuring Nation’s Top 6 Teams

ESPN’s college football week 5 schedule will feature the nation’s top 6 teams and 15 ranked teams overall when it carries more than 40 games between Thu, Oct. 1, and Sat, Oct. 3, highlighted by Saturday Night Football on ABC presented by Wells  No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 12 Clemson (8 p.m. ET) and No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 25 Florida (ESPN at 7 p.m.)
Additional Sat, Oct. 3, highlights:

  • ABC will also air Texas at No. 4 TCU (noon) and No. 1 Ohio State at Indiana or Texas Tech at No. 5 Baylor (3:30 p.m.)*
  • ESPN will feature a quadruple header: Iowa at No. 19 Wisconsin (noon), No. 11 Florida State at Wake Forest (3:30 p.m.), and Oregon at Colorado (10 p.m.) in addition to the previously mentioned No. 3. Ole Miss at No. 25 Florida (7 p.m.)
  • SEC Network’s schedule is highlighted by a top 25 matchup: No. 21 Mississippi State at No. 14 Texas A&M (7:30 p.m.)
  • Purdue at No. 2 Michigan State (Noon on ESPN2) and Eastern Michigan at No. 9 LSU (7 p.m. on ESPNU) also on the slate
  • ESPN Radio will broadcast No. 13 Alabama at No. 8 Georgia (3:30 p.m.)

*Regionalized on ABC/ESPN2

Every ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3, SEC Network and Longhorn Network game will also streamed live on WatchESPN, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices 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 / Commentators Networks
Thu, Oct 1 7:30 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Cincinnati
Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Kaylee Hartung
ESPN
  Alabama State at Texas Southern
Mark Neely, Jay Walker
ESPNU
Fri, Oct 2 7 p.m. Memphis at South Florida
Dave Flemming, Mack Brown, Allison Williams
ESPN2
  10:15 p.m. Connecticut at BYU
Eamon McAnaney, Rocky Boiman
ESPN2
Sat, Oct 3 Noon Texas at No. 4 TCU
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay
ABC
  Iowa at No. 19 Wisconsin
Steve Levy, Brock Huard, Shannon Spake
ESPN
  Purdue at No. 2 Michigan State
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2
  Army at Penn State
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks
ESPNU
  UCF at Tulane
Jason Benetti, Brian Kinchen
ESPNEWS
  South Carolina at Missouri
Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech ESPN3**
  12:30 p.m. Louisville at NC State ESPN3**
  2 p.m. Ohio at Akron
Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry
ESPN3
  3 p.m. Toledo at Ball State ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Central Michigan
Jim Barbar, Dustin Fox
ESPN3
  Florida International at UMass
Alex Faust, Matt Chatham
ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Texas Tech at No. 5 Baylor
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Tom Luginbill
ABC / ESPN2
  No. 1 Ohio State at Indiana
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch
ABC / ESPN2
  No. 11 Florida State at Wake Forest
Mark Neely, David Diaz-Infante
ESPN
  North Carolina at Georgia Tech
Clay Matvick, John Congemi
ESPNU
  Boston College at Duke ESPN3**
  No. 13 Alabama at No. 8 Georgia
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad
ESPN Radio
  Bowling Green at Buffalo ESPN3
  Miami (Ohio) at Kent State
Dough Sherman, Josh Cribbs
ESPN3
  Wyoming at Appalachian State
Dave Weekley, Al Groh
ESPN3
  Liberty at Georgia State
Matt Stewart, Wayne Gandy
ESPN3
  4 p.m. East Carolina at SMU
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
ESPNEWS
  San Jose State at Auburn
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Kayce Smith
SEC Network

 

  Bethune-Cookman at NC Central
Roy Philpott, Jay Walker
ESPN3&
  7 p.m. No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 25 Florida
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
ESPN
  Arkansas at Tennessee
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
ESPN2
  Eastern Michigan at No. 9 LSU
Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins
ESPNU
  Idaho at Arkansas State
Dave Raymond, Stan Lewter
ESPN3
  Georgia Southern at Louisiana-Monroe
Joel Meyers, Pete Najarian
ESPN3
  South Alabama at Troy
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly
ESPN3
  Colorado State at Utah State
Trey Bender, Jay Taylor
ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. No. 21 Mississippi State at No. 14 Texas A&M
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor
SEC Network
  Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky
Mike Couzens, Cole Cubelic, Kevin Weidl
SEC Network Alternate
  8 p.m. No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 12 Clemson
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox
ABC
  10 p.m. Oregon at Colorado
Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Harlan
ESPN
  10:15 p.m. Hawaii at Boise State
Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley
ESPN2

** – Local blackout may apply
& – Tape-delayed at 10:30 p.m. on ESPNU
All rankings are per the AP Top 25 Poll (Sept. 27)

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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner

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I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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