College Football Schedule: 18 Ranked Teams including Eight of Top 10

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College Football Schedule: 18 Ranked Teams including Eight of Top 10

ESPN’s college football schedule this week is highlighted by 18 teams in the Associated Press rankings – including eight of the top 10 – and 10 of the remaining 14 undefeated programs. ESPN2 and ESPN will each televise a weeknight game featuring an unbeaten team from the American on the road: No. 22 Temple at East Carolina on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and No. 18 Memphis at Tulsa on Friday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Highlights for Saturday, Oct. 24:

  • Each game of the ABC tripleheader will showcase an undefeated squad in the top seven: No. 6 Clemson at Miami (Fla.) at noon, a 3:30 p.m. split-national window pitting No. 7 Michigan State against Indiana and Texas Tech at one-loss No. 17 Oklahoma (ESPN2 will show the game viewers do not receive on ABC) and No. 1 Ohio State at Rutgers in the Saturday Night Football contest at 8 p.m.
  • An ESPN quadrupleheader will kick off at noon with unbeaten No. 2 Baylor against Iowa State. The prime-time doubleheader will pit No. 15 Texas A&M at No. 24 Ole Miss at 7 p.m. followed by one-loss No. 10 Stanford against Washington at 10:30 p.m.
  • Two games at 7 p.m. will each have an undefeated top nine team – No. 5 LSU against Western Kentucky on ESPNU and No. 9 Florida State at Georgia Tech on ESPN2.

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 / Commentators Network
Tue, Oct 20 8 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State

Mike Corey, Rocky Boiman

Thu, Oct 22 7 p.m. No. 22 Temple at East Carolina

Mark Neely, Ray Bentley

  7:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at Appalachian State

Roy Philpott, Jay Walker

  7:30 p.m. Valdosta State at Shorter ESPN3 *
  9 p.m. No. 20 California at UCLA

Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Kaylee Hartung

Fri, Oct 23 8 p.m. No. 18 Memphis at Tulsa

Dave Flemming, Mack Brown, Allison Williams

  10:30 p.m. Utah State at San Diego State

Ryan Ruocco, David Diaz-Infante

Sat, Oct 24 Noon No. 6 Clemson at Miami (Fla.)

Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay

  Noon Iowa State at No. 2 Baylor

Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Shannon Spake

  Noon Northwestern at Nebraska

Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcaterra

  Noon No. 25 Pittsburgh at Syracuse

Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks

  Noon No. 21 Houston at UCF

Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

  Noon Auburn at Arkansas

Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Kevin Weidl

SEC Network
  Noon NC State at Wake Forest ESPN3 *
  Noon Mid-America Nazarene at Baker ESPN3 *
  12:30 p.m. Boston College at Louisville ESPN3 *
  1 p.m. Bowling Green at Kent State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Monmouth ESPN3
  1 p.m. Central Connecticut State at Sacred Heart ESPN3
  1 p.m. North Dakota State at Indiana State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Assumption at American International ESPN3
  1:30 p.m. The Citadel at Furman ESPN3
  2 p.m. Fresno State at Air Force ESPN3
  2 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Western Michigan ESPN3
  2 p.m. North Alabama at West Georgia ESPN3 *
  2 p.m. Bloomsburg at West Chester ESPN3 *
  3 p.m. Central Michigan at Ball State ESPN3
  3 p.m. No. 19 Toledo at Massachusetts ESPN3
  3 p.m. VMI at Mercer ESPN3
  3 p.m. Western Illinois at Illinois State ESPN3 *
  3 p.m. Missouri State at South Dakota ESPN3 *
  3 p.m. Northern Iowa at South Dakota State ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. Indiana at No. 7 Michigan State

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Laura Rutledge

  3:30 p.m. Texas Tech at No. 17 Oklahoma

Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Harlan

  3:30 p.m. Penn State at Maryland (from Baltimore)

Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley, Dawn Davenport

  3:30 p.m. No. 23 Duke at Virginia Tech

Clay Matvick, John Congemi

  3:30 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Virginia at North Carolina ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. Ohio at Buffalo ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. Tennessee at No. 8 Alabama

Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad

ESPN Radio
  4 p.m. SMU at South Florida

Eamon McAnaney, Rocky Boiman

  4 p.m. Missouri at Vanderbilt

Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Kayce Smith

SEC Network
  5 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Idaho ESPN3
  6 p.m. IUP at Slippery Rock ESPN3 *
  7 p.m. No. 15 Texas A&M at No. 24 Ole Miss

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

  7 p.m. No. 9 Florida State at Georgia Tech

Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

  7 p.m. Western Kentucky at No. 5 LSU

Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins

  7 p.m. Central Arkansas at Lamar ESPN3
  7 p.m. Kennesaw State at Liberty ESPN3 *
  7 p.m. Youngstown State at Southern Illinois ESPN3 *
  7 p.m. South Alabama at Texas State ESPN3 *
  7 p.m. Northwestern State at McNeese State ESPN3 *
  7:30 p.m. Kentucky at Mississippi State

Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor

SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 1 Ohio State at Rutgers

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox

  8 p.m. Troy at New Mexico State ESPN3 *
  10:15 p.m. Wyoming at Boise State

Mark Neely, Tom Ramsey

  10:30 p.m. Washington at No. 10 Stanford

Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Tom Luginbill


* Local blackout may apply


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