ESPN/ABC Week 9 College Football: No. 3 Clemson at No. 12 Florida State on ABC’s Saturday Night Football and Big Ten Tripleheader Featuring Top 10 Teams on ESPN

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ESPN/ABC Week 9 College Football: No. 3 Clemson at No. 12 Florida State on ABC’s Saturday Night Football and Big Ten Tripleheader Featuring Top 10 Teams on ESPN

  • B1G Saturday: No. 2 Michigan-Michigan State, Northwestern-No. 6 Ohio State and No. 7 Nebraska-No. 11 Wisconsin
  • 5 Louisville, No. 8 Baylor and No. 9 Texas A&M in Action

In week 9 of the college football season, ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Walmart airs an important ACC Atlantic division matchup as No. 3 Clemson travels to No. 12 Florida State on Saturday, Oct. 29 (8 p.m. ET). Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Samantha Ponder will be at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. for the matchup of AP ranked teams.

B1G Saturday on ESPN
ESPN airs a tripleheader of Big Ten action with each game featuring a Top 10 team and concluding with a matchup of top ranked teams.  The action begins with No. 2 Michigan traveling to Michigan State (noon), continues with No. 6 Ohio State hosting Northwestern (3:30 p.m.) and concludes with No. 7 Nebraska at No. 11 Wisconsin (7 p.m.). ESPN3 will offer the Sky Cam option for the Michigan-Michigan State game and the Nebraska-Wisconsin game will have both the Sky Cam and Command Center options on the platform.

Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, and Allison Williams will be in East Lansing, Mich., for the Wolverines-Spartans matchup, while Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill in Columbus, Ohio, for the Wildcats-Buckeyes game and Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe in Madison, Wis., for the Cornhuskers-Badgers matchup.

Additional Top 25 Games on ESPN’s Networks 

  • No. 25 Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh on Thursday, Oct. 27 (7 p.m. on ESPN)
  • No. 22 Navy travels to South Florida on Friday, Oct. 28 (7 p.m. on ESPN2)
  • No. 5 Louisville visits Virginia (Noon on ABC or ESPN2**)
  • No. 24 Penn State heads to Purdue (Noon on ABC or ESPN2**)
  • No. 8 Baylor at Texas (3:30 p.m. on ABC)
  • No. 18 Tennessee is at South Carolina (7:15 p.m. on ESPN2)
  • No. 15 Auburn visits Ole Miss (7:15 p.m. on SEC Network and Sky Cam option on SEC Network +)
  • No. 9 Texas A&M hosts New Mexico State (7:30 p.m. on ESPNU)

ESPN Radio will be in Jacksonville, Fla., for the call of the Georgia vs. No. 14 Florida game (3:30 p.m.)

All games are Saturday, Oct. 29, unless note
**Game is regionalized

Week 9

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Oct. 27 7 p.m. No. 25 Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh
Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge
7:30 p.m. Appalachian State at Georgia Southern
Dave Lamont, Rocky Boiman
Akron at Buffalo ESPN3*
10:30 p.m. California at USC
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN, ESPN3*** and ESPN Radio
Fri, Oct. 28  7 p.m. No. 22 Navy at South Florida
Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath
10:30 p.m. Air Force at Fresno State
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley
Sat, Oct. 29 Noon No. 5 Louisville at Virginia
Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti, Kris Budden
No. 24 Penn State at Purdue
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
No. 2 Michigan at Michigan State
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
UCF at Houston
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey, Dawn Davenport
Kentucky at Missouri
Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
UConn at East Carolina
Mike Couzens, Dan Hawkins
Duke at Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra*
Wagner at Massachusetts ESPN3*
Peru State at Graceland ESPN3*
West Chester at East Stroudsburg ESPN3*
12:30 p.m. Boston College at NC State ACC Network Extra*
1 p.m. Kennesaw State at Monmouth ESPN3
1:30 p.m. Furman at VMI ESPN3
Mercer at Wofford ESPN3
2 p.m. East Tennessee State at The Citadel ESPN3
Butler at Valparaiso ESPN3
3 p.m. Southern Illinois at Missouri State ESPN3
South Dakota State at Illinois State ESPN3*
Seton Hill at Edinboro ESPN3*
Western Illinois at South Dakota ESPN3*
Eastern Illinois at Jacksonville State ESPN3
3:30 p.m. No. 8 Baylor at Texas
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
Northwestern at No. 6 Ohio State
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
Texas Tech at TCU
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra
Maryland at Indiana
Eamon McAnaney, John Congemi
Samford at Mississippi State
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Olivia Harlan
SEC Network
Georgia at No. 14 Florida
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
Army at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra*
Miami (Ohio) at Eastern Michigan ESPN3*
Central Arkansas at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3
4 p.m. SMU at Tulane
Dave Lamont, Brian Kinchen
Indiana State at Youngstown State ESPN3
Alabama A&M at Alabama State ESPN3
5 p.m. Georgia State at South Alabama
Matt Stewart, Doug Graber
6 p.m. William Jewell at Indianapolis ESPN3
7 p.m. No. 7 Nebraska at No. 11 Wisconsin
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
Middle Tennessee at Florida International ESPN3
North Dakota State at Northern Iowa ESPN3*
Valdosta State at Florida Tech ESPN3
Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State
Shawn Kenney, Forrest Conoly
Houston Baptist at Lamar ESPN3
Texas Southern at Sam Houston State ESPN3
Nicholls at Northwestern State ESPN3*
7:15 p.m. No. 18 Tennessee at South Carolina
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
No. 15 Auburn at Ole Miss
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network and SEC Network +
7:30 p.m. New Mexico State at No. 9 Texas A&M
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks
8 p.m. No. 3 Clemson at No. 12 Florida State
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder
Tulsa at Memphis
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
10:45 p.m. Washington State at Oregon State
Clay Matvick, Dusty Dvoracek, Alex Corddry

*Non Exclusive
**Game is regionalized
***ESPN3 offers the DataCenter


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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