Under the Lights: Michigan State at No. 7 Michigan on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Highlights ESPN/ABC Week 6 Schedule

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Under the Lights: Michigan State at No. 7 Michigan on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Highlights ESPN/ABC Week 6 Schedule

  • Six of Top 7 Teams on ESPN’s Networks; 15 Ranked Teams Overall
  • ESPN: No. 1 Alabama at Texas A&M in Prime Time; No. 13 Miami at Florida State at 3:30 p.m.
  • No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 Georgia at Noon

ESPN’s networks will be the home to college football top teams and two of the best in-state rivalries in week 6 as conference play heats up across the country.

Michigan State at No. 7 Michigan Play in Prime Time for the First Time
Michigan State and No. 7 Michigan meet on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Wells Fargo (7:30 p.m.), the schools’ 110th overall meeting all-time. However, it will be the first time the two schools meet under the lights and in prime time. In their storied rivalry, Michigan State has had the edge lately, winning seven of the last nine meetings, including a shocking, last minute win the last time the Spartans traveled to the Big House in 2015. Michigan comes into the game undefeated this season and has yet to allow more than 17 points to an opponent. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will be at Michigan Stadium for the call of the game.

No. 13 Miami and Florida State, No. 1 Alabama at Texas A&M Highlight ESPN’s Slate
Miami heads to Florida State (3:30 p.m. ESPN) as the 13th ranked Hurricanes meet the Seminoles for the 62nd time. The Hurricanes come into the matchup unbeaten on the season and looking to beat their in-state rival for the first time since 2009. With their recent success, the Seminoles have pulled within one game of Miami in their all times series (31-30).  Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, and Tom Luginbill will be in Tallahassee, Fla., for the call of the game.

ESPN’s primetime slate features No. 1 Alabama on the road at Texas A&M (7:15 p.m.). The Crimson Tide will be looking for its fifth straight win over the Aggies after beginning conference play with back-to-back statement victories against Vanderbilt and Ole Miss. The Aggies, also 2-0 in SEC play, are looking for their first ever victory against Alabama in Kyle Field.  Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will be in College Station, Texas.

No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 Georgia Begin Saturday’s Game Action
A trio of top 5 teams will play in the noon window, as No. 2 Clemson hosts Wake Forest (ESPN2), No. 4 Penn State is at Northwestern (ABC) and No. 5 Georgia is at Vanderbilt (ESPN). Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, and Rocky Boiman will be in Clemson, S.C, while Steve Levy Brian Griese, and Todd McShay will be in Evanston, Ill.,  and Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, and Paul Carcaterra are in Nashville, Tenn.

ACC Matchup of Ranked Teams on Thursday Night
ESPN’s Thursday night action will feature No. 17 Louisville at No. 24 N.C. State (8 p.m.). Tim and Matt Hasselback will be this week’s analysts, joining Dave Flemming in booth and Laura Rutledge on the sidelines. On that same night, Alcorn State is at Alabama State (7:30 p.m. ESPNU), with Tiffany Greene and Jay Walker on the call. Greene is believed to be ESPN’s first African-American female to serve as a play-by-play commentator on a nationally televised college football game.

Additional ESPN’s Networks Week 6 Highlights:

  • 12 Auburn hosts Ole Miss (Noon, SEC Network)
  • 21 Notre Dame at North Carolina (3:30 p.m., ABC)
  • 25 UCF at Cincinnati (8 p.m. on ESPNU)
  • 6 Washington home vs. California on ESPN (10:45 p.m., ESPN)
  • 19 San Diego State travels to UNLV (10:45 p.m., ESPN2)


Date Time (ET) Game Network
Wed, Oct 4 8 p.m. Arkansas State at Georgia Southern
Kevin Negandhi, Rocky Boimain
Thu, Oct 5 7 p.m. Millersville at East Stroudsburg ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Alcorn State at Alabama State
Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker
8 p.m. No. 17 Louisville at No. 24 NC State
Dave Flemming, Tim Hasselbeck, Matt Hasselbeck, Laura Rutledge
Fri, Oct 6 7 p.m. Memphis at UConn
Dave Lamont, Mack Brown, Jen Lada
7:30 p.m. Morgan State at South Carolina State
Eric Clemons, Jay Walker
10:15 p.m. Boise State at BYU
Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath
Sat, Oct 7 Noon No. 4 Penn State at Northwestern
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
No. 5 Georgia at Vanderbilt
Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra
Wake Forest at No. 2 Clemson
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
Ole Miss at No. 12 Auburn
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
Temple at East Carolina
Mike Couzens, John Congemi
Graceland at Evangel ESPN3
12:20 p.m. Duke at Virginia ACC Network Extra
12:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
1 p.m. Georgetown at Princeton ESPN3
North Dakota State at Indiana State ESPN3
Davidson at Jacksonville ESPN3
Brown at Stetson ESPN3
1:30 p.m. Samford at VMI ESPN3
Yale at Dartmouth ESPN3
Western Carolina at Wofford ESPN3
2 p.m. Central Michigan at Ohio
Dave Weekley, John Gregory
Valdosta State at West Georgia ESPN3
California (PA) at Indiana (PA) ESPN3
Mercer at The Citadel ESPN3
Sam Houston State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
2:30 p.m. Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio)
Jim Barbar, Doug Graber
Kutztown at Bloomsburg ESPN3
3 p.m. Florida International at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
Louisiana-Monroe at Texas State
Shawn Kenney, Stanford Routt
Youngstown State at South Dakota ESPN3
3:30 p.m. No. 22 Notre Dame at North Carolina
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
No. 13 Miami at Florida State
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
Minnesota at Purdue
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden
Kent State at Northern Illinois
Dan Gutowsky, Marcus Ray
Ball State at Akron
Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry
Western Michigan at Buffalo
Doug Sherman, Dustin Fox
New Mexico State at Appalachian State
Matt Stewart, Stan Lewter
4 p.m. Tulsa at Tulane

Mark Neely, Ray Bentley

Arkansas at South Carolina
David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
Furman at Chattanooga ESPN3
Oregon State at No. 14 USC
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
5 p.m. Louisiana at Idaho
Joel Meyers, Watson Brown
Western Illinois at Northern Iowa ESPN3
6 p.m. UNC-Pembroke at Wingate ESPN3
6:30 p.m. Georgia State at Coastal Carolina
Jeff McCarrigher, Tyoka Jackson
7 p.m. Southern Illinois at South Dakota State ESPN3
7:15 p.m. No. 1 Alabama at Texas A&M
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
No. 16 Virginia Tech at Boston College
Mike Corey, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones
7:30 p.m. No. 7 Michigan State at Michigan
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
Missouri at Kentucky
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan
SEC Network
Northwestern State at Nicholls ESPN3
Fresno State at San Jose State ESPN3
8 p.m. No. 25 UCF at Cincinnati
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey
10:45 PM California at No. 6 Washington
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessinich
No. 19 San Diego State at UNLV
Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison
TBD Southwest Baptist at Truman State ESPN3

Please note: Not all ESPN3 and ACC Network games are exclusive


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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