ESPN/ABC College Football Week 8 Slate: No. 2 Ohio State on ABC’s Saturday Night Football and Two Top 25 SEC Matchups in Prime Time

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ESPN/ABC College Football Week 8 Slate: No. 2 Ohio State on ABC’s Saturday Night Football and Two Top 25 SEC Matchups in Prime Time

Unbeaten No. 2 Ohio State is at Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 22, as the Buckeyes make their second consecutive, Big Ten road appearance on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Walmart (8 p.m. ET). Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Samantha Ponder are on the call from Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.

ESPN televises two Top 25, SEC prime-time matchups featuring No. 17 Arkansas at No. 21 Auburn (6 p.m.) followed by No. 23 Ole Miss at No. 25 LSU (9 p.m.). Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, and Holly Rowe will be at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., for the call of the game, while Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer and Kaylee Hartung head to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. Additionally, ESPN3 will offer Command Center and Sky Cam second screen options for the Razorbacks-Tigers matchup.

Seven more AP Top 25 teams will be carried on an ESPN Network:

  • 14 Boise State hosts BYU on Thursday, Oct. 20 (10:15 p.m. on ESPN with Data Center option on ESPN3).
  • 7 Louisville is home vs. NC State (noon on ABC)
  • 10 Wisconsin travels to Iowa (noon on ESPN with sky cam option on ESPN3)
  • 22 North Carolina at Virginia (3 p.m. on ACC Network Extra)
  • 8 Nebraska at home vs. Purdue (3:30 P.M. on ABC or ESPN2**)
  • 12 West Virginia welcomes TCU (3:30 p.m. on ABC or ESPN2**)
  • 11 Houston heads to SMU (7 p.m. on ESPN2)

All games on Saturday, Oct. 22 unless noted;
**Game is regionalized


ESPN’s Networks College Football Schedule (Week 8)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Oct. 20 7 p.m. Miami at Virginia Tech
Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge
7:30 p.m. Troy at South Alabama
Mark Neely, Jay Walker
10:15 p.m. BYU at No. 14 Boise State
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra
Fri, Oct. 21 7 p.m. South Florida at Temple
Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath
Duquesne at Saint Francis (Pa.) ESPN3
10:30 p.m. Oregon at California
Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti, Kris Budden  
San Jose State at San Diego State
Mike Couzens, Dan Hawkins
Sat, Oct. 22 Noon NC State at No. 7 Louisville
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams  
No. 10 Wisconsin at Iowa
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
Texas at Kansas State
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
Rutgers at Minnesota
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks
Massachusetts at South Carolina
Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
UCF at UConn
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
Miami (Ohio) at Bowling Green
Dave Weekley, John Gregory
Central Michigan at Toledo ESPN3*
Grand View at Peru State ESPN3*
12:30 p.m. Syracuse at Boston College ACC Network Extra*
1 p.m. Ohio at Kent State
Michael Reghi and Dustin Fox
Bowie State at Virginia Union ESPN3
Harvard at Princeton ESPN3*
Shorter at West Florida ESPN3
1:30 p.m. The Citadel at Wofford ESPN3
2 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Norfolk State
Eric Clemons, Jay Walker
Missouri State at Northern Iowa ESPN3*
East Stroudsburg at Bloomsburg ESPN3*
Edinboro at Slippery Rock ESPN3*
3 p.m. Illinois State at South Dakota ESPN3
Indiana State at Southern Illinois ESPN3
Youngstown State at South Dakota State ESPN3*
Akron at Ball State
Jim Barbar, Mark Herrman
No. 22 North Carolina at Virginia ACC Network Extra*
3:30 p.m. TCU at No. 12 West Virginia
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
ABC or ESPN2**
Purdue at No. 8 Nebraska
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch
ABC or ESPN2**
Idaho at Appalachian State
Matt Stewart, Forrest Conoly
Tennessee-Martin at Georgia State
Drew Fellios, Wayne Gandy
Eastern Michigan at No. 20 Western Michigan ESPN3*
Buffalo at Northern Illinois
Shawn Kenney, Al Groh
Monmouth at Liberty ESPN3*
3:45 p.m. Tulane at Tulsa
Eamon McAnaney, John Congemi
4 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Missouri
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Olivia Harlan
SEC Network
6 p.m. No. 17 Arkansas at No. 21 Auburn
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
Presbyterian at Charleston Southern ESPN3
7 p.m. No. 11 Houston at SMU
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra
Louisiana Tech at Florida International ESPN3
North Dakota State at Western Illinois ESPN3
Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas State ESPN3*
Lamar at Central Arkansas ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Tennessee State at Vanderbilt
Clay Matvick, Dusty Dvoracek
Mississippi State at Kentucky
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
SEC Network
8 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State at Penn State
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder
Georgia Southern at New Mexico State ESPN3*
9 p.m. No. 23 Ole Miss at No. 25 LSU
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Kaylee HartungRadio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN and ESPN Radio
10:30 p.m. Wyoming at Nevada
Dave Lamont, Tom Ramsey

*Non-Exclusive Game


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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