- College Football Playoff Impact Game: ABC’s Saturday Night Football – No. 4 Clemson vs. Virginia Tech in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game
- Group of 5 Impact Games: Undefeated No. 21 Western Michigan vs. Ohio in the Marathon MAC Championship Game and No. 25 Navy vs. Temple in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game
- Conference USA, Mountain West and SWAC Championship Games Air on ESPN’s Networks
- ESPN Radio Broadcasts Pac-12 Championship Game – No. 9 Colorado vs. No. 5 Washington
With No. 4 Clemson, No. 21 Western Michigan and No. 25 Navy playing in their conference championship games, ESPN’s networks industry-leading college football regular season schedule concludes with College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six impact matchups. The Tigers are currently in the College Football Playoff top 4 and the Broncos and Midshipmen are expected to be the highest ranked Group of 5 teams — setting them up for a potential bid to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl — after the latest College Football Playoff rankings are unveiled Tuesday, Nov. 29 (7 p.m. on ESPN). Overall, seven conference champions will be crowned on ESPN’s networks Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, leading into the exclusive reveal of the College Football Playoff final rankings Sunday, Dec. 4 (noon ET on ESPN).
Clemson Looks to Make the College Football Playoff
ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Walmart features the Dr Pepper ACC Championship game between No. 4 Clemson and Virginia Tech (8 p.m.) from Orlando, Fla. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Samantha Ponder will be at Camping World Stadium for the call of the game.
The Clemson Tigers can advance to the College Football Playoff for the second consecutive year after advancing to the College Football Playoff Championship last season. The Tigers are also going for back-to-back conference championships for the first time in nearly 30 years (1987-88) and their 16th ACC Championship overall, which would be the most of any school in the conference. Virginia Tech is attempting to win its first conference championship since 2010 and its fifth overall.
Group of 5 Impact Games
The Midshipmen host Temple in the American Athletic Conference Championship game on ABC (noon) from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, and Holly Rowe call the game from Annapolis, Md. Temple is making its second appearance in the championship game after losing last year to Houston in conference’s inaugural conference championship game.
The undefeated Broncos are up against Ohio in the Marathon MAC Football Championship on ESPN2 (7 p.m.) from Ford Field on Friday, Dec. 2. Adam Amin, Mack Brown and Molly McGrath call the contest from Detroit. Both teams are looking for their first MAC Championship game win after losing in their combined five previous performances.
ESPN airs a pair of conference championship games — the Mountain West Football Championship Game featuring San Diego State at Wyoming (7:45 p.m.) from War Memorial Stadium and the 2016 Dynacraft Conference USA Championship Game (noon) featuring Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky from Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay will be in Laramie, Wy., for the Mountain West game and Dave Pasch, Tom Luginbill and Quint Kessenich will be in Kentucky for the Conference USA tilt.
ESPNU televises the SWAC Football Championship Presented by McDonald’s featuring Grambling vs. Alcorn State from NRG Stadium. Eric Clemons, Jay Walker, Sherree Burruss will be in Houston for the call of the game.
ESPN Radio broadcasts the Pac-12 Championship featuring No. 9 Colorado vs. No. 5 Washington (9 p.m.) from Levi’s Stadium on Friday, Dec. 2. Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons will be in Santa Clara, Calif., for the game.
All conference championship games are Saturday, Dec. 3 unless noted
Please note: College Football Playoff rankings from Nov. 22 were used in this release. The committee will update their rankings on Tuesday, Nov. 29 (7 p.m. on ESPN).
ESPN Network’s Week 14 Slate of Games
|Fri, Dec. 2||7 p.m.||2016 Marathon MAC Football Championship from Detroit: No. 21 Western Michigan vs. Ohio
Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath
|9 p.m.||2016 Pac-12 Championship from Santa Clara: No. 9 Colorado vs. No. 5 Washington
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
|Sat, Dec. 3||Noon||2016 American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game: Temple vs. No. 25 Navy
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
|2016 Dynacraft Conference USA Championship Game: Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky
Dave Pasch, Tom Luginbill, Quint Kessenich
|Troy at Georgia Southern
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra
|1 p.m.||New Mexico State at South Alabama||ESPN3|
|3 p.m.||Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe||ESPN3|
|4 p.m.||2016 SWAC Football Championship Presented by McDonald’s from Houston, Tex.:
Grambling vs. Alcorn State
|5 p.m.||Georgia State at Idaho||ESPN3|
|7:30 p.m.||Arkansas State at Texas State
Allen Bestwick, Ahmad Brooks, Kris Budden
|7:45 p.m.||2016 Mountain West Football Championship Game
San Diego State at Wyoming
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
|8 p.m.||2016 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game from Orlando, Fla.
No. 4 Clemson vs. Virginia Tech
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha PonderRadio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
|ABC and ESPN Radio|
Please note: Schedule does not include the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship which is carried exclusively by ESPN