Three Top 10 Teams in Conference Play and Matchups of Ranked SEC Teams Highlight ESPN/ABC Week 4 College Football Slate

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Three Top 10 Teams in Conference Play and Matchups of Ranked SEC Teams Highlight ESPN/ABC Week 4 College Football Slate

ESPN/ABC’s college football schedule for week 4 includes No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Clemson and No. 7 Stanford in conference play and two ranked matchups of SEC teams.

ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Wells Fargo features No. 7 Stanford at UCLA (8 p.m.) as the Cardinal faces their first road test of the season when they make their second consecutive appearance on the network’s prime-time telecast. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Samantha Ponder will be in Pasadena, Calif. for the call of the game. Prior to the Cardinal-Bruins matchup, ABC will also televise No. 4 Michigan hosting Penn State (3:30 p.m.) as the Wolverines and Nittany Lions both open up Big Ten play.

ESPN is set to air three SEC matchups, two of which feature top 25 matchups, beginning with No. 12 Georgia at No. 23 Ole Miss (noon) and concluding with No. 17 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Texas A&M  (9 p.m.) from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. No. 18 LSU at Auburn (6 p.m.) completes the SEC trifecta.

ESPN begins week 4 on Thursday, Sept. 22, when No. 5 Clemson travels to Georgia Tech (7:30 p.m.), the Tigers’ first ACC opponent of the year. Clemson’s last ACC loss was at Bobby Dodd Stadium, when they suffered a 28-6 setback in November 2014.

Additional ESPN/ABC Week 4 Highlights:

  • 1 Alabama hosts Kent State (noon on SEC Network)
  • 6 Houston will travel to Texas State (7 p.m. on ESPNU)
  • 13 Florida State will travel to South Florida (Noon on ABC)

All games Saturday, Sept. 24 unless noted

ESPN3 Features DataCenter on Thursday Nights
ESPN3 DataCenter debuted last week during the Houston at Cincinnati matchup as an additional viewing experience for ESPN’s Thursday Night College Football telecasts. The alternate ESPN3 option features ESPN’s main television production supplemented by statistics, tweets and additional relevant information for an enhanced real time experience on one screen. This week DataCenter features No. 5 Clemson at Georgia Tech on Thursday, Sept. 22.



ESPN3 Command Center Features No. 17 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Texas A&M
For the third week, ESPN3 spotlights one of college football’s biggest games with a Command Center viewing option. Command Center features a full-time split screen with the live game action, along with the SkyCam view of every play, isolated camera feeds of both head coaches, enhanced statistics, real time drive charts and the ESPN telecast call. This week’s Command Center is available for the No. 17 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Texas A&M matchup via WatchESPN and the ESPN app.



In addition to DataCenter and Command Center, ESPN3 will also feature a SkyCam option for No.5 Clemson at Georgia Tech and No. 17 Arkansas at No. 10 Texas A&M. The SkyCam view on ESPN3 includes stadium sound and halftime band performances.


Week 4

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Sept. 22 7 p.m. Fairmont State at Alderson Broaddus ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. No. 5 Clemson at Georgia Tech
Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge
ESPN and ESPN Radio
Fri, Sept. 23 8 p.m. TCU at SMU
Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Dawn Davenport
Sat, Sept. 24 Noon No. 13 Florida State at South Florida
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
    No. 12 Georgia at No. 23 Ole Miss
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
ESPN and ESPN Radio
    Iowa at Rutgers
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
    Colorado State at Minnesota
Eamon McAnaney, John Congemi
    Kent State at No. 1 Alabama
Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
    Nevada at Purdue
Mike Couzens, Dan Hawkins
    Charlotte at Temple ESPN3
    Grand View at Missouri Valley ESPN3
  12:30 p.m. Central Michigan at Virginia ESPN3
    East Carolina at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. Central Connecticut at Bryant ESPN3*
    Charleston Southern at Monmouth ESPN3*
    Wager at Boston College
Bob Picozzi, Matt Chatham
ACC Network Extra*
  1:30 p.m. East Tennessee State at Wofford ESPN3*
    Catawba at Wingate ESPN3*
  2 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Ohio
Dave Weekley, John Gregory
    Davidson at Valparaiso ESPN3*
  3 p.m. Illinois State at Indiana State ESPN3*
    Central State at Kentucky State ESPN3*
  3:30 p.m. Penn State at No. 4 Michigan
Dave Flemming, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
    BYU vs. West Virginia (from FedEx Field at Landover, Md.)
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra
    Pittsburgh at North Carolina
Clay Matvick, Dusty Dvoracek
    Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
    Western Illinois at Northern Illinois
Jim Barbar, Al Groh
    Appalachian State at Akron ESPN3
    Mississippi State at Massachusetts ESPN3
  4 p.m. Delaware State at Missouri
David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Olivia Harlan
SEC Network
  6 p.m. No. 18 LSU at Auburn
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
  7 p.m. No. 6 Houston at Texas State
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Alex Corddry
    Central Arkansas at Arkansas State
Shawn Kenney, Tom O’Brien
    Nicholls at South Alabama
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly
    New Mexico State at Troy
Brett Dolan, Watson Brown
    Army at Buffalo ESPN3*
    Georgia Southern at Western Michigan ESPN3*
    Abilene Christian at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3*
    Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3
    Jacksonville State at Liberty ESPN3
    Jacksonville at Stetson ESPN3*
    Howard at Morgan State ESPN3
    North Alabama at West Alabama ESPN3*
    Southeast Missouri State at Murray State ESPN3*
  7:30 p.m. South Carolina at Kentucky
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 7 Stanford at UCLA
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder
    Bowling Green at Memphis
Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley
    Louisiana-Lafayette at Tulane
Joel Meyers, Chad Brown
  9 p.m. No. 17 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Texas A&M (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas)
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
  10 p.m. California at Arizona State
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch
  10:15 p.m. Air Force at Utah State
Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti, Kris Budden

*ESPN3 or ACC Network Extra Exclusive
Rankings per Associated Press (Sept. 18)




Gracie Blackburn

Gracie is the Communications Manager for ESPN’s College Networks. She handles all media requests and questions concerning SEC Network and Longhorn Network. Gracie also supports on college sports airing across ESPN networks.
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