ESPN/ABC College Football: Seven Conference Championship Games Highlight Regular Season’s Final Week

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ESPN/ABC College Football: Seven Conference Championship Games Highlight Regular Season’s Final Week

  • ACC and Pac-12 Championship Games in Prime Time; Heard on ESPN Radio
  • American, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West, and SWAC Championship Games Televised
  • Texas at No. 12 Baylor Concludes Their Big 12 Slate; ESPN3 Carries Sun Belt Finales

This weekend, ESPN/ABC will televise seven conference championship games and the Big 12 matchup featuring Texas at No. 12 Baylor, while ESPN3 will carry five Sun Belt games, as the 2015 college football regular season wraps up and heads into the bowl season.

On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game featuring No. 10 North Carolina vs. No. 1 Clemson (8 p.m. ET) will air on ABC with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox and Tom Rinaldi on the call from Charlotte, N.C.  The Pac-12 Championship Game presented by Dr Pepper featuring No. 20 USC vs. No. 7 Stanford (7:45 p.m.) will air on ESPN with Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, and Holly Rowe calling the action from Santa Clara, Calif. ESPN Radio will broadcast both games.

The American (ABC at noon), Conference USA (ESPN2 at noon), SWAC (ESPNU at 4 p.m.) and Sports Authority Mountain West (ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m.) Championship Games will also be televised on Saturday, Dec. 5. The Marathon MAC Football Championship (ESPN2 at 8 p.m.) will air on Friday, Dec. 4.

On Sunday, Dec. 6, at noon, ESPN will exclusively unveil the College Football Playoff committee’s final rankings which will determine the two semifinal matchups for the College Football Playoff on New Year’s Eve (ESPN at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.). The four-hour College Football Playoff Selection Day presented by AT&T special will also unveil the complete New Year’s Six matchups.

ESPN/ABC College Football Schedule (Dec. 4-5)

Date Time Game and Commentators Network
Fri, Dec. 4 8 p.m. 2015 Marathon MAC Football Championship from Detroit, Mich.:

Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois
Dave Flemming, Mack Brown, Allison Williams

Sat, Dec. 5 Noon 2015 American Championship:
No. 22 Temple at No. 19 Houston
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay
    Texas at No. 12 Baylor
Dave Pasch, Tom Luginbill, Laura Rutledge
    2015 Conference USA Championship:
Southern Mississippi at Western Kentucky
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Shannon Spake
  2 p.m. Georgia State at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  3 p.m. Texas State at Arkansas State ESPN3
  3 p.m. New Mexico State at Louisiana-Monroe ESPN3
  4 p.m. 2015 SWAC Championship:
Grambling State vs. Alcorn State
Mark Neely, Jay Walker, Tiffany Greene
  5 p.m. Troy at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. 2015 Sports Authority Mountain West Championship Game:
Air Force at San Diego State
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
    Appalachian State at South Alabama ESPN3
  7:45 p.m. 2015 Pac-12 Championship Presented by Dr Pepper from Santa Clara, Calif.:
No. 20 USC vs. No. 7 Stanford
TV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
Radio: Adam Amin, David Norrie, Olivia Harlan
ESPN and ESPN Radio
  8 p.m. 2015 Dr Pepper ACC Championship from Charlotte, N.C.:
No. 10 North Carolina vs. No. 1 Clemson
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox, and Tom Rinaldi
Radio: Bill Rosinski, Kelly Stouffer, Joe Schad
ABC and ESPN Radio


Please note: Schedule does not include the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship (Dec. 5) which will be streamed on ESPN3.


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


Derek Volner

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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