College Football: No. 23 Florida State at No. 10 Miami and No. 1 Alabama at No. 16 Arkansas in Prime Time Highlights ESPN/ABC Week 6 Schedule

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College Football: No. 23 Florida State at No. 10 Miami and No. 1 Alabama at No. 16 Arkansas in Prime Time Highlights ESPN/ABC Week 6 Schedule

ESPN/ABC’s week 6 college football schedule is highlighted by two prime time, in-conference, ranked matchups when No. 23 Florida State travels to No. 10 Miami (8 p.m. on ABC) and No. 1 Alabama is at No. 16 Arkansas (7 p.m. on ESPN) on Saturday, Oct. 8.  The two matchups are among 12 ranked teams, including No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Michigan, on an ESPN network.

ABC/ESPN Prime Time Action
ABC’s Saturday Night Football features the Seminoles-Hurricanes matchup, an in-state rivalry that dates back to 1951 and has seen FSU win the last six matchups. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Samantha Ponder will be on the call from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

ESPN airs the Crimson Tide-Razorbacks game, a matchup of SEC West division teams. Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will be on the call from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR.

Additional ESPN/ABC Highlights:

  • Friday Night Lights: 3 Clemson is at Boston College on Friday, Oct. 7 (7:30 p.m. on ESPN)
  • SEC West vs. East: LSU at No. 18 Florida in an SEC battle (Noon on ESPN)
  • Saturday Matinee: Notre Dame at NC State (Noon on ABC)
  • ACC Ranked Foes: 25 Virginia Tech is at No. 17 UNC (3:30 p.m. on ABC/ESPN2**)
  • Big Ten Battle: 2 Ohio State plays host to Indiana (3:30 p.m. on ESPN)
  • Wolverines’ First Road Test: 4 Michigan at Rutgers (7 p.m. on ESPN2)

ESPN3 Secondary Screen Experiences
ESPN3 will once again utilize SkyCam, DataCenter and Command Center for select games this week. More information on each option can be found here.

  • Sky Cam:
    • LSU at Florida (Noon)
    • Indiana at Ohio State (3:30 p.m.)
    • Alabama at Arkansas (7 p.m.)
    • Georgia at South Carolina (7:30 p.m.)***
  • Data Center:
    • Temple at Memphis on Thursday, Oct. 6 (8 p.m.)
  • Command Center:
    • Alabama at Arkansas (7 p.m.)

 All games are Saturday, Oct. 8, unless noted


Please note: This was updated on October 6 at 5 p.m. ET

ESPN’s Networks Week 6 Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Wed, Oct. 5 8 p.m. Georgia Southern at Arkansas State
Chris Cotter, Rocky Boiman, Quint Kessenich
Thu, Oct. 6 7:30 p.m. Norfolk State at North Carolina AT&T ESPNU
8 p.m. Temple at Memphis
Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge
Fri, Oct. 7 7:30 p.m. No. 3 Clemson at Boston College
Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath
8 p.m.
SMU at Tulsa
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
Sat, Oct. 8 Noon Notre Dame at NC State
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
Auburn at Mississippi State
Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Cole Cubelic
Iowa at Minnesota
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
TCU at Kansas
Eamon McAnaney, John Congemi
East Carolina at South Florida
Mike Couzens, Dan Hawkins
Benedictine at Culver-Stockton ESPN3*
Shippensburg at West Chester ESPN3*
Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra*
1 p.m. Samford at Furman ESPN3
Dartmouth at Yale ESPN3*
1:30 p.m. East Tennessee State at VMI ESPN3
Bethune-Cookman at South Carolina State
Eric Clemons, Jay Walker
Tusculum at Wingate ESPN3
2 p.m. North Greenville at The Citadel ESPN3
Gannon at Edinboro ESPN3*
Drake at Valparaiso ESPN3
Tennessee Tech at Jacksonville State ESPN3
Bowling Green at Ohio
Dave Weekley, John Gregory
3 p.m. Saint Francis (PA) at Robert Morris ESPN3
Youngstown State at Illinois State ESPN3*
North Dakota State at Missouri State ESPN3*
Northern Iowa at South Dakota ESPN3*
Miami (Ohio) at Akron
Michael Reghi, Dustin Fox
Toledo at Eastern Michigan ESPN3*
West Florida at Mississippi College ESPN3
3:30 p.m. BYU at Michigan State
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch
ABC and ESPN2**
No. 25 Virginia Tech at No. 17 North Carolina
Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley, Alex Corddry
ABC and ESPN2**
Indiana at No. 2 Ohio State
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
Iowa State at Oklahoma State
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Dawn Davenport
Army at Duke ACC Network Extra
Kent State at Buffalo
Doug Sherman, Marcus Ray
Ball State at Central Michigan ESPN3*
Texas State at Georgia State
Matt Stewart, Wayne Gandy
4 p.m. Vanderbilt at Kentucky
David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Olivia Harlan
SEC Network
Indiana State at Western Illinois ESPN3
No. 21 Colorado at USC
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
6 p.m. Presbyterian at Gardner-Webb ESPN3
Mercyhurst at Slippery Rock ESPN3*
7 p.m. No. 1 Alabama at No. 16 Arkansas
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
No. 4 Michigan at Rutgers
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra
Texas Tech at Kansas State
Clay Matvick, Dusty Dvoracek
Syracuse at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
Fresno State at Nevada
Trey Bender, Jay Taylor
Idaho at Louisiana-Monroe
Shawn Kenney, Forrest Conoly
Campbell at Jacksonville ESPN3
Ferris State at Grand Valley State ESPN3
Sam Houston State at Incarnate Word ESPN3
Campbell at Jacksonville ESPN3
South Dakota State at Southern Illinois ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Georgia at South Carolina
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
8 p.m. No. 23 Florida State at No. 10 Miami
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder
Midwestern State at Texas A&M Commerce ESPN3*
10:30 p.m. Washington State at No. 15 Stanford
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
UCLA at Arizona State
Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti, Kris Budden
UNLV at San Diego State
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey

*Non-Exclusive Game
**Reverse Mirror game
*** on SEC Network +



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

Derek Volner

I currently lead ESPN’s NFL Communications, including Monday Night Football, NFL Draft and studio programming. Previously, I did the same for ESPN’s vast college football portfolio. I have been with ESPN since 2013.
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