College Football Playoff Impact Games to Air on ESPN and ABC in Week 11; No. 2 Clemson Looks to Remain Undefeated on ABC’s Saturday Night Football

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College Football Playoff Impact Games to Air on ESPN and ABC in Week 11; No. 2 Clemson Looks to Remain Undefeated on ABC’s Saturday Night Football


  • Clemson at No. 22 Boston College in Pivotal ACC Atlantic Division Matchup; College GameDay Built by The Home Depot Onsite
  • No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 8 Washington State and No. 12 UCF Showcased throughout Saturday
  • College Football Playoff Second Rankings Reveal Tuesday Live from State Farm Champions Classic
  • Secretaries’ Cup: Coast Guard Academy at Merchant Marine Academy as Part of ESPN’s 10th Annual America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans Initiative

ESPN and ABC will air a number of College Football Playoff impact games in week 11, with No. 2 Clemson, No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 8 Washington State and No. 12 UCF all playing throughout Saturday, Nov. 10. Each of the teams face conference opponents, as they attempt to lock up a spot in their respective conference championship game, except the Bulldogs who have already clinched SEC East.  This week’s slate will follow the second exclusive reveal of the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 9 p.m. ET live from the State Farm Champions Classic.

ABC’s Saturday Night Football Features Undefeated and No. 2 Clemson in Pivotal ACC Matchup at No. 22 Boston College; College GameDay Built by The Home Depot Returns to BC for First Time Since 2009
ABC’s Saturday Night Football features undefeated No. 2 Clemson on the road at No. 22 Boston College (8 p.m.) in a pivotal ACC Atlantic Division matchup. The Eagles hold a 4-1 conference record, second best in the division to the Tigers. Clemson, while still looking to clinch the division title, has its sights set beyond an ACC Championship appearance, looking to stay on path for a fourth consecutive CFP berth. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will be at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass., for the call of the game.

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (9 a.m. – noon) will set the scene for ABC’s Saturday Night Football, making its first trip to Boston College since 2009.

ABC Airs Bedlam: Oklahoma State at No. 7 Oklahoma, ESPN Showcases No. 8 Washington State at Colorado in Late Afternoon
ABC and ESPN will both have significant College Football Playoff and conference impact games in the late afternoon window, as ABC televises the annual Bedlam game featuring Oklahoma State at No. 7 Oklahoma (3:30 p.m.) and ESPN airs No. 8 Washington State at Colorado (3:30 p.m.). Both the Sooners and the Cougars will make their respective conference championship games if they win out and both are with striking distance of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s top 4. Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay will be in Norman, Okla, while Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, and Allison Williams will be in Boulder, Colo.

Auburn and No. 6 Georgia Matchup for 123rd Time on ESPN in Prime Time
ESPN in prime time will air No. 6 Georgia hosting Auburn (7 p.m.), as the two schools play for the 123rd time in a series that is remarkably even. The Bulldogs have a slight edge with 58 wins to Auburn’s 56 and the two teams have tied eight times. The Bulldogs have gotten the better of the all-time series with success as of late, winning four of the last five matchups. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, and Holly Rowe will be in Athens, Ga.

No. 12 UCF Looks to Extend Nation’s Longest Winning Streak
The nation’s longest winning streak will be on the line when No. 12 UCF hosts Navy (noon) on ESPN2. The Knights have won 21 consecutive games, with one of those matchups coming against the Midshipman in the schools’ first ever matchup last season.  Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks and Roddy Jones will be in Orlando, Fla., for the game.

Undefeated in Conference Play, Troy Showcased in One of More than 25 Conference Games on ESPN+
ESPN+ will feature more than 25 conference games, including the Sun Belt’s only undefeated conference team as Troy is at Georgia Southern. A complete schedule can be found on the ESPN App

Secretaries’ Cup: Coast Guard Academy at Merchant Marine Academy Streams on ESPN3 Ahead of Veterans Day
The 47th Secretaries’ Cup between U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Merchant Marine Academy (noon) will stream on ESPN3 ahead of Veterans Day. The Merchant Marine Academy leads the all-time series 32-14. The game is part of ESPN’s 10th annual America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans initiative.

Please note: Rankings from the first College Football Playoff selection committee reveal were used in this release

Second College Football Playoff Ranking Reveled Tuesday Live From State Farm Champions Classic
The second College Football Playoff rankings will be exclusively revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at approximately 9 p.m. on College Football Playoff: Top 25 in between games at the State Farm Champions Classic. The special is the second of five preliminary rankings before the final rankings are revealed on Sunday, Dec. 2. Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Joey Galloway and David Pollack will be live at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Complete details are here.

Date Time (ET)  Matchups/Commentators Network
Tue, Nov 6 7:30 p.m. Kent State at Buffalo
Kevin Brown, Ray Bentley
Wed, Nov 7 7 p.m. Ohio  at Miami (Ohio)
Matt Barrie, Rocky Boiman
8 p.m. Toledo at Northern Illinois
Chris Cotter, Desmond Howard
 Thu, Nov 8 7 p.m. North Carolina Central at Bethune-Cookman
Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker
7:30 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 21 NC State
Dave Flemming, Tim Hasselbeck/Matt Hasselbeck, Laura RutledgeRadio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
Fri, Nov 9 7 p.m. Louisville at No. 19 Syracuse
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Dekker
  10:15 p.m. No. 23 Fresno State at Boise State
Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison, Alyssa Lang
Sat, Nov 10 Noon Wisconsin at No. 14 Penn State
Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath
  South Carolina at Florida
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
  Navy at No. 12 UCF
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones
  Tulsa at Memphis
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
  Vanderbilt at Missouri
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
  SMU at UConn
Drew Fellios, Al Groh
  Akron at Eastern Michigan
Dan Gutowsky, Bob Carpenter
  Coast Guard Academy at Merchant Marine Academy
Robert Lee, Matt Chatham
  12:20 p.m. North Carolina at Duke ACC Network Extra
  1 p.m. Troy at Georgia Southern ESPN+
  2 p.m. North Texas at Old Dominion ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Charlotte at Marshall ESPN+
  3 p.m. Liberty at No. 25 Virginia ACC Network Extra
  Middle Tennessee at UTEP ESPN+
  Jackson State at Alabama State ESPN3
  Bowling Green at Central Michigan
Chris Vosters, Marcus Ray
  3:30 p.m. Oklahoma State at No. 7 Oklahoma
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
  No. 8 Washington State at Colorado
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
  Purdue at Minnesota
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
  Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh
Kevin Brown, Andre Ware
  Kentucky at Tennessee
Taylor Zarzour, John Congemi, Kris Budden
SEC Network
  4 p.m. East Carolina at Tulane
Jay Alter, Dustin Fox
  Appalachian State at Texas State ESPN3
  5 p.m. Georgia State at Louisiana ESPN+
  Louisiana-Monroe at South Alabama ESPN+
  Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina ESPN+
  7 p.m. Auburn at No. 6 Georgia
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
  Miami at Georgia Tech
TV: Clay Matvick, Dan Orlovsky, Paul CarcaterraRadio: Bill Rosinski, Barrett Jones, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN2 and ESPN Radio
  South Florida at Cincinnati
Bill Roth, Mike Golic Jr.
  Rice at Louisiana Tech ESPN+
  Florida International at UTSA ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. No. 3 LSU at Arkansas
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 2 Clemson at No. 22 Boston College
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
  10:30 p.m. UNLV at San Diego State
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley, Alex Corddry
  10:30 PM California at USC
Adam Amin, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
ESPN and ESPN Radio
  Colorado State at Nevada
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey

Not all digital 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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