ESPN’s Networks to Feature Seven Teams With at Least Nine Wins in Week 13, Including College Football Playoff Contenders Oregon and LSU in Primetime; Networks’ Early Window Games Include Minnesota Chasing Big Ten Title Berth and Alabama on Senior Day

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ESPN’s Networks to Feature Seven Teams With at Least Nine Wins in Week 13, Including College Football Playoff Contenders Oregon and LSU in Primetime; Networks’ Early Window Games Include Minnesota Chasing Big Ten Title Berth and Alabama on Senior Day

  • Oregon Travels to Arizona State on ABC’s Saturday Night Football
  • LSU Hosts Arkansas as Tigers Close in on Undefeated Regular Season
  • Cincinnati and Memphis Play Separate in New Year’s Six Impact Games

ESPN’s networks will feature seven teams with at least nine wins, including undefeated LSU, as College Football Playoff and conference championship impact games pepper the Week 13 schedule. Saturday’s primetime games featuring Oregon and LSU highlight a daylong slate that also contains Alabama, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Memphis and Appalachian State – all schools with nine wins that are vying for College Football Playoff, New Year’s Six and/or conference championship berths.

Oregon Ducks Look to Extend Winning Streak to 10 on ABC’s Saturday Night Football
ABC’s Saturday Night Football will feature Oregon at Arizona State (7:30 p.m. ET), as the Ducks are two games away from riding into the Pac-12 Championship game with an unblemished conference record. Overall, Oregon and quarterback Justin Herbert are on a nine-game winning streak, entering the contest 9-1 on the season. Arizona State is in the hunt for a bowl, but must defeat Oregon to keep its postseason hopes alive. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will be in Tempe, Ariz., for the call.

LSU Hones in on SEC Championship Game Berth
The College Football Playoff committee’s current No. 1 team, LSU, will look to remain undefeated on the season (10-0) when the Tigers host Arkansas on ESPN (7 p.m.). LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, the Heisman front-runner, is looking to lead the Tigers to their first SEC Championship appearance since 2011, a feat the team will accomplish with a victory over the Razorbacks. Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill will be in Tiger Stadium for the game.

Minnesota Eyes School’s First Big Ten Championship Game Appearance; Alabama’s Senior Day Showcased
ABC and ESPN begin the Saturday before Thanksgiving with Minnesota at Northwestern (noon) and Alabama hosting Western Carolina (noon), respectively. The Gophers continue to control their own destiny for the school’s first ever Big Ten Championship game appearance, coming into the game with one loss on the season (9-1). Alabama, also with just one loss on the season (9-1), is set to play the remainder of its schedule without quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who suffered a season-ending injury. Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky and Allison Williams call the Big Ten clash, while Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer and Lauren Sisler will be in Tuscaloosa.

Michigan at Indiana, USC Hosts UCLA in Late Afternoon  
Michigan looks to extend its winning streak to four when they travel to Indiana on ESPN (3:30 p.m.). The Wolverines are playing their best football of the season, having outscored their opponents 127-31 during their winning streak. At the same time, USC plays its final home game on ABC as the Trojans host cross-town rival UCLA (3:30 p.m.) in the 87th meeting between the two schools. The Trojans, with a win, stay in contention for a Pac-12 Championship game berth. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will be in Bloomington, Ind., while Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay and Molly McGrath will be in Los Angeles.

Cincinnati and Memphis Both Eye New Year’s Six Game; Appalachian State on ESPN+
Cincinnati, who currently holds the pole position as the highest ranked Group of Five team, will host Temple on ESPN2 (7 p.m.). The Bearcats enter the game with a 9-1 record, with that one loss coming at undefeated Ohio State. Memphis, who currently sits tied atop the American West standings and ranked just behind Cincinnati by the CFP, is at South Florida on ESPNU (4 p.m.). Ranked Appalachian State hosts Texas State on ESPN+ (2:30 p.m.), as the Mountaineers enter the game with a 9-1 record.

Additional Highlights

  • Oklahoma State is at West Virginia on ESPN2 (noon)
  • Auburn hosts Samford on SEC Network (noon)

ESPN College Football 150: College vs. Pro Theme Week
ESPN College Football 150 continues this week with College vs. Pro theme week, as The American Game will delve into the dynamic between the two entities on Tuesday (8 p.m.) The Greatest will unveil the best college to pro head coaches in the history of the sport on Thursday (7 p.m.). Both programs air on ESPN.

College Football Playoff Committee Newest Rankings Exclusively Revealed
ESPN will exclusively reveal the College Football Playoff committee’s updated rankings on Tuesday, Nov. 19 (7 p.m.). Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Joey Galloway, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack will be on the air, with College Football Playoff committee chairman Rob Mullens joining the show following the announcement of the new rankings.

All games Saturday, Nov. 23 unless noted

A partial schedule is below; all games are here; CFP rankings from Nov. 12 utilized in table below

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Tue, Nov 19 7:30 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois
Matt Barrie, Cole Cubelic
  Ohio at Bowling Green
Jay Alter, Rocky Boiman
Wed, Nov 20 7:30 p.m. Toledo at Buffalo
Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley
  Akron at Miami (Ohio)
Mike Corey, Dustin Fox
Thu, Nov 21 8 p.m. NC State at Georgia Tech
Adam Amin, Matt Hasselbeck, Pat McAfee, Molly McGrath
Fri, Nov 22 9:30 p.m. Colorado State at Wyoming
Dave Flemming, Tom Ramsey, Paul Carcaterra
Sat, Nov 23 Noon No. 8 Minnesota at Northwestern
Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison Williams
  Western Carolina at No. 5 Alabama
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Lauren Sisler
  No. 22 Oklahoma State at West Virginia
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
  Harvard at Yale
Wes Durham, Roddy Jones
  Samford at No. 12 Auburn
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
  Ball State at Kent State
Michael Reghi, Dustin Fox
  East Carolina at UConn
Robert Lee, Matt Chatham
  No. 9 Penn State at No. 2 Ohio State
Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
  Liberty at Virginia ACC Network Extra
  1 p.m. North Carolina Central at North Carolina A&T
Shawn Kenney, Forrest Conoly
  2 p.m. Air Force at New Mexico
Trey Bender, Tyoka Jackson
  South Alabama at Georgia State ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Texas State at No. 25 Appalachian State ESPN+
  3 p.m. Alcorn State at Jackson State ESPN3
  Georgia Southern at Arkansas State ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. UCLA at USC
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay, Molly McGrath
  No. 15 Michigan at Indiana
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
  Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Olivia Dekker
  Florida A&M vs, Bethune-Cookman at Camping World Stadium
Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker, Lericia Harris
  UT Martin at Kentucky
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
  East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt
Dave LaMont, Ray Bentley, Taylor Davis
SEC Network Alternate
  Louisiana Tech at UAB ESPN+
  Western Kentucky at Southern Mississippi ESPN+
  Mercer at North Carolina ACCNX
  4 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville

Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Kelsey Riggs

  No. 18 Memphis at South Florida
Clay Matvick, Ryan Leaf
  4:30 p.m. Old Dominion at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
  5 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Louisiana-Monroe ESPN3
  Troy at Louisiana ESPN+
  6 p.m. Florida Atlantic at UTSA ESPN+
  7 p.m. Arkansas at No. 1 LSU
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
  Temple at No. 17 Cincinnati

Anish Shroff, John Congemi, Kris Budden

  7:30 p.m. Tennessee at Missouri
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
  Abilene Christian at Mississippi State
Mark Neely, Hudson Mason, Dr. Jerry Punch
SEC Network Alternate
  Duke at Wake Forest
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
ACC Network
  No. 6 Oregon at Arizona State
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
  Houston at Tulsa

Kevin Brown, Andre Ware

  8 p.m. TCU at No. 10 Oklahoma
Marc Kestecher, Ben Hartstock
ESPN Radio
  10 p.m. Washington at Colorado
Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
  10:30 p.m. Nevada at Fresno State
Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison
  North Carolina Central at North Carolina A&T ESPNU

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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