College Football Week 7: ABC’s Saturday Night Football Features No. 2 Ohio State at No. 8 Wisconsin

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College Football Week 7: ABC’s Saturday Night Football Features No. 2 Ohio State at No. 8 Wisconsin

  • Top 25 SEC Matchup in Prime Time on ESPN
  • Five Top 10 Teams Overall; 12 Top 25 Teams

ABC’s Saturday Night Football will air a top 10, Big Ten matchup when No. 2 Ohio State plays No. 8 Wisconsin (8 p.m.) from Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 15. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Samantha Ponder will be in Madison, Wisconsin for the call of the game. On Saturday morning, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (9 a.m.) televises live from the University of Wisconsin campus.

On ESPN in prime time, No. 12 Ole Miss will play No. 22 Arkansas (7 p.m.) in a top 25 SEC West matchup.  Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, and Holly Rowe will have the call from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Additionally, ESPN3 offers the Command Center and sky cam options as secondary screen experiences.

ESPN/ABC also airs No. 3 Clemson, No. 7 Louisville, and No. 10 Nebraska during college football week 7:

  • 3 Clemson will host NC State (noon on ABC)
  • 7 Louisville will host Duke on Friday, Oct. 14 ( 7 p.m. on ESPN)
  • 10 Nebraska is at Indiana (3:30 p.m. on ABC or ESPN2**)

Additional Top 25 Games:

  • 13 Houston will host Tulsa (7 p.m. on ESPN2)
  • 14 Florida State is in Tallahassee vs. Wake Forest (3:30 p.m. on ESPN)
  • 15 Boise State vs. Colorado State (10:15 p.m. on ESPN2)
  • 16 Miami will host North Carolina (3:30 p.m. on ABC or ESPN2**)
  • 17 Virginia Tech at Syracuse (3:45 p.m. on ESPNU)
  • 18 Florida is in Gainesville vs. Missouri (4 p.m. on SEC Network)
  • 19 Oklahoma returns to Norman to play Kansas State (Noon on ESPN and ESPN Radio)

All games are Saturday, Oct. 15 unless noted

Please note: No. 25 Navy at East Carolina originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct.13 has been postponed to November 19. Per the American Conference, the postponement came about in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and anticipated flooding in the Greenville and eastern North Carolina area this week.


Week 7

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Wed, Oct. 12 8 p.m. Appalachian State at Louisiana-Lafayette
Chris Cotter, Rocky Boiman, Quint Kessenich
Fri, Oct. 14 7 p.m. Duke at No. 7 Louisville
Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath
8 p.m. Memphis at Tulane
Roy Philpott, Charles Arbuckle
10:15 p.m. Mississippi State at BYU
Tom Hart, Andrew Ware, Cole Cubelic
Sat, Oct. 15 Noon NC State at No. 3 Clemson
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
Kansas State at No. 19 Oklahoma
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint KessenichRadio: Bill Rosinki, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN and ESPN Radio
Iowa at Purdue
Anish Shroff, Tom Ramsey, Kevin Weidl
Minnesota at Maryland
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
Vanderbilt at Georgia
David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Olivia Harlan
SEC Network
Illinois at Rutgers
Mike Couzens, Dan Hawkins
Missouri Valley at Central Methodist ESPN3*
Dayton at Jacksonville ESPN3
12:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra*
Pittsburgh at Virginia ACC Network Extra*
1 p.m. Valparaiso at Stetson ESPN3
Wagner at Central Connecticut ESPN3
North Carolina A&T at  Bethune-Cookman
Eric Clemons, Jay Walker
1:30 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at Wingate ESPN3
2 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Ohio
Dave Weekley, Dustin Fox
West Chester at Bloomsburg ESPN3*
West Alabama at West Georgia ESPN3
2:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
Kent State at Miami (Ohio)
Jim Barbar, John Gregory
3 p.m. South Dakota at Indiana State ESPN3
Western Illinois at Missouri State ESPN3*
VMI at Samford ESPN3
Tennessee-Chattanooga at The Ciradel ESPN3*
3:30 p.m. No. 10 Nebraska at Indiana
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch 
ABC or ESPN2**
North Carolina at No. 16 Miami
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
ABC or ESPN2**
Wake Forest at No. 14 Florida State
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
New Mexico vs. Air Force from The Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas
Mike Corey, Al Groh
Georgia State at Troy
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly
Bowling Green at Toledo ESPN3*
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois
Shawn Kenney, Marcus Ray
Ball State at Buffalo
Doug Sherman, Tyoka Jackson 
Louisiana Tech at Massachusetts ESPN3*
South Dakota State at North Dakota State ESPN3*
3:45 p.m. No. 17 Virginia Tech at Syracuse
Eamon McAnaney, John Congemi
4 p.m. Missouri at No. 18 Florida
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
Abilene Christian at Sam Houston State ESPN3
Southeastern Louisiana at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
Western Carolina at Mercer ESPN3
Truman State at Grand Valley State ESPN3*
5 p.m. New Mexico State at Idaho ESPN3*
6 p.m. New Haven at Stonehill ESPN3
California (PA) at Clarion ESPN3*
7 p.m. No. 12 Ole Miss at No. 22 Arkansas
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
Tulsa at No. 13 Houston
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra
Iowa State at Texas
Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks, Keith Moreland, Dawn Davenport
Longhorn Network
South Alabama at Arkansas State
Matt Stewart, Doug Graber
Texas State at Louisiana-Monroe
Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen
Northern Iowa at Youngstown State ESPN3
Southern Illinois at Illinois State ESPN3*
Central Arkansas at McNeese ESPN3
Robert Morris at Duquesne ESPN3
Liberty at Kennesaw State ESPN3
Southern Illinois at Illinois State ESPN3*
7:30 p.m. Temple at UCF
Dave Lamont, Rene Ingoglia
Southern Mississippi at LSU
Clay Matvick, Dusty Dvoracek
SEC Network
8 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State at No. 8 Wisconsin
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder
10:15 p.m. Colorado State at No. 15 Boise State
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley, Cole Cubelic
10:30 p.m. UCLA at Washington State
Allen Bestick, Mike Bellotti, Kris Budden

*Non Exclusive Game
**Regionalized Window
***Re-airing on ESPNU at 11 p.m. ET. Game was originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13.   


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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