College Football: No. 3 Clemson at No. 14 Louisville on ABC’s Saturday Night Football, Top 10 Teams throughout the Day Highlight ESPN’s Week 3 Slate

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College Football: No. 3 Clemson at No. 14 Louisville on ABC’s Saturday Night Football, Top 10 Teams throughout the Day Highlight ESPN’s Week 3 Slate

  • 1 Alabama Hosts Colorado State, No. 12 LSU at Mississippi State in Prime Time
  • 9 Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh at Noon, No. 10 Wisconsin at BYU at 3:30 p.m.
  • Industry-Leading 60 Game Schedule

ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Wells Fargo airs an ACC showdown between No. 3 Clemson and No. 14 Louisville (8 p.m. ET) to highlight ESPN’s industry-leading 60-game college football week 3 schedule. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will be at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to call the third consecutive SNF game featuring both a matchup of ranked teams and a top 3 team.  College GameDay Built by the Home Depot (9 a.m. – noon) will also be onsite, the premier pregame show’s second consecutive year televising from the school.

***Week 3 Schedule Changes Due to Hurricane Irma***
The aforementioned Clemson-Louisville matchup was originally scheduled for 3:30 p.m., with Miami at Florida State airing at 8 p.m.  However, the Miami-FSU game was postponed due to Hurricane Irma and has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 7. As a result, the Tigers-Cardinals game shifted to 8 p.m. and Notre Dame at Boston College shifted from noon to 3:30 p.m. remaining on ESPN.  Additionally, Georgia Tech at UCF, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 on ESPNEWS, has been canceled. A number of other network designations also changed. See below for a full week 3 schedule on ESPN’s Networks.

ESPN’s Networks Feature A Top 10 Team at Noon, 3:30 p.m. and Multiple in Prime Time
ESPN’s networks will feature multiple top 10 teams in week 3, including at noon and 3:30 p.m. and multiple in prime time. Among those top teams are No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 10 Wisconsin both on the road, with the Cowboys playing at Pittsburgh (Noon on ESPN) and the Badgers at BYU (3:30 p.m. on ABC). Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, and Tom Luginbill will be in Pittsburgh and Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, and Paul Carcaterra will be in Provo, Utah.  Additional highlights:

  • SEC on ESPN: No. 1 Alabama and No. 12 LSU in prime time on ESPN2 and ESPN respectively. The Crimson Tide host Colorado State, while the Tigers travel to Mississippi State with both games kicking off at 7 p.m. Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore and Quint Kessenich will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala., while Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe head to Starkville, Miss. SEC Nation will also be in Starkville.
  • Bruins Head East: For the first time ever, No. 25 UCLA travels to Memphis (noon, ABC). It is also just the second ever meeting between the Bruins-Tigers, with UCLA beating Memphis at home in 2014. Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, and Rocky Boiman will be on the call.
  • SEC Network with Full Slate: SEC Network airs five games, including Kentucky at South Carolina in prime time (7:30 p.m.) No. 15 Auburn hosting Mercer (4 p.m.) and No. 13 Georgia at home vs. Samford (7:30 p.m.) airs on SEC Network Alternate this week

All Games are Saturday, Sept. 16 unless noted

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Sept. 14 8 p.m. New Mexico at Boise State
Dave Flemming, Brock Huard, Laura Rutledge
Fri, Sept. 15 7 p.m. Illinois at No. 22 South Florida
Dave Lamont, Mack Brown, Jen Lada
Massachusetts at Temple
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
10:15 p.m. Arizona at UTEP
Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath
Sat, Sept. 16 Noon No. 25 UCLA at Memphis

Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

No. 9 Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbilll
UConn at Virginia
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden
Kansas at Ohio
Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison
Louisiana at Texas A&M
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
Edinboro at West Chester ESPN3
Peru State at Missouri Valley ESPN3
12:20 p.m. Furman at NC State ACC Network Extra
12:30 p.m. Baylor at Duke ACC Network Extra
1:00 p.m. Grand Valley State at Michigan Tech ESPN3
Walsh at Jacksonville ESPN3
The Citadel at East Tennessee State ESPN3
2:00 p.m. Central Connecticut State and Youngstown State ESPN3
3:00 p.m. North Dakota at South Dakota ESPN3
Tennessee Tech at Ball State

Jim Barbar, Mark Herrmann

Utah State at Wake Forest

Bill Roth, Christian Ponder

ACC Network Extra
3:30 p.m. No. 10 Wisconsin at BYU
Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carceterra
Notre Dame at Boston College
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
North Texas at Iowa
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones
SMU at No. 20 TCU
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey
Central Michigan at Syracuse

Doug Sherman, Matt Chatham 

ACC Network Extra
4:00 p.m. Purdue at Missouri
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan
SEC Network
Mercer at No. 15 Auburn
Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen, Gabe Gross
SEC Network Alternate
6:00 p.m. Colgate at Buffalo
Greg Mescall, Marcus Ray
Carson-Newman at Wingate ESPN3
Dartmouth at Stetson ESPN3
Villanova at Lafayette ESPN3
Indian State at Liberty ESPN3
Tennessee-Martin at Chattanooga ESPN3
7:00 p.m. No. 12 LSU at Mississippi State
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
Colorado State at No. 1 Alabama
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
Idaho at Western Michigan
Dan Gutowsky, Tyoka Jackson
Tulsa at Toledo ESPN3
Appalachian State at Texas State
Tyler Denning, Stan Lewter
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Arkansas State
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly
Southern Miss at Louisiana-Monroe
David Saltzman, Watson Brown
Alabama A&M at South Alabama
Matt Stewart, Doug Graber
North Alabama at Valdosta State ESPN3
Houston Baptist at Abilene Christian ESPN3
Incarnate World at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
Lamar at Northwestern State ESPN3
Tusculum at Limestone ESPN3
Monmouth at Albany ESPN3
Drake at South Dakota State ESPN3
Jackson State at Grambling State*
Eric Clemons, Jay Walker
7:30 p.m. No. 18 Kansas State at Vanderbilt
Mike Couzens, John Congemi
Kentucky at South Carolina
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
Samford at No. 13 Georgia
Mike Morgan, Barrett Jones, Desmond Purnell
SEC Network Alternate
8:00 p.m. No. 3 Clemson at No. 14 Louisville
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
Rice at Houston
Robert Lee, Stanford Routt
Troy at New Mexico State ESPN3
Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
8:30 p.m. Texas at No. 4 USC
Bill Rosinski, Dusty Dvoracek, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
10:00 p.m. San Jose State at Utah
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley, Alex Corddry
10:30 p.m. Ole Miss at California
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison WIlliams

*Airing on-delay at 10 p.m. on ESPNU
Not all ESPN3 and ACC Network Extra games are exclusive


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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