UPDATE: Top-Ranked Squads Take CFB’s Center Stage on ESPN and ABC, ESPN Networks Spotlight Nearly a Dozen Top 25 Teams in Week 7

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UPDATE: Top-Ranked Squads Take CFB’s Center Stage on ESPN and ABC, ESPN Networks Spotlight Nearly a Dozen Top 25 Teams in Week 7

Updated at 12:15 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 16.

ESPN networks will play host to 10 AP Top 25 ranked teams in Week 7, including No. 1 Clemson and No. 5 North Carolina. In total, 21 games are set for ESPN platforms beginning Wednesday, and every matchup is available on the ESPN App.

ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One features the undefeated Tar Heels traveling to Tallahassee for a matchup against Florida State at 7:30 p.m. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay and Molly McGrath will be on the call from Doak Campbell Stadium. Also on ABC and ESPN Radio Saturday, No. 1 Clemson takes on Georgia Tech at noon with Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky and Marty Smith calling the action, while Sean Kelley and Barrett Jones will be live on the ESPN Radio broadcast. ABC’s 3:30 p.m. game highlights an American matchup between UCF and Memphis, with the Knights winning the last 13 straight contests. Mark Jones, Roddy Jones and Paul Carcaterra are on the call.

ESPN will feature an American doubleheader on Friday evening, with No. 17 SMU kicking things off at Tulane at 6 p.m., with Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison and Lauren Sisler calling the action. At 9:30 p.m., Jason Benetti, Andre Ware and Kris Budden will team up to announce No. 14 BYU at Houston.

Including top-ranked Clemson on ABC Saturday, nearly every game in the noon window features a ranked team. On ESPN, No. 15 Auburn plays at South Carolina with Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Holly Rowe on the call. ACC Network will see No. 13 Miami host Pittsburgh with Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich and Alex Chappell announcing the action. On SEC Network, the SEC Saturday Night trio of Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers and Cole Cubelic will call the SEC East showdown of Kentucky at No. 18 Tennessee at noon.

Due to COVID-19 game postponements, No. 11 Texas A&M takes on Mississippi State and Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense at 4 p.m. on ESPN (originally scheduled for SEC Network). The trio of Dave Neal, DJ Shockley and Dawn Davenport will be on the call. On ACC Network Primetime Football, No. 23 Virginia Tech hosts Boston College at 8 p.m., with the crew of Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck and Katie George calling the action.

Additional Week 7 Highlights (all on ESPN)

  • Coastal Carolina at No. 21 Louisiana: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
    • Announcers: Chris Cotter, Eric Mac Lain, Lericia Harris
  • Georgia State at Arkansas State: Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
    • Announcers: Matt Barrie, Mike Golic Jr., Tera Talmadge

Additional college football updates will be forthcoming, and the schedule is subject to change. Please continue to check @ESPNPR and ESPN Press Room for more information.

Note: Not all digital games are exclusive

Date Time (ET) Game/Talent Network
Wed, Oct 14 7:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina at No. 21 Louisiana
Chris Cotter, Eric Mac Lain, Lericia Harris
ESPN
Thu, Oct 15 7:30 p.m. Georgia State at Arkansas State
Matt Barrie, Mike Golic Jr., Tera Talmadge
ESPN
Fri, Oct 16 6 p.m. No. 17 SMU at Tulane
Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Lauren Sisler
ESPN
  9:30 p.m. No. 14 BYU at Houston
Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Kris Budden
ESPN
Sat, Oct 17 Noon No. 1 Clemson at Georgia Tech
TV: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Marty Smith
Radio: Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones
ABC
  No. 15 Auburn at South Carolina
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Holly Rowe
ESPN
  Navy at East Carolina
Lincoln Rose, Keith Moreland
ESPN2/ESPN+
  Texas State at South Alabama
Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman
ESPNU
  Pittsburgh at No. 13 Miami
Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Alex Chappell
ACC Network
  Kentucky at No. 18 Tennessee
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
  Liberty at Syracuse ESPN3
  South Florida at Temple
Dave Leno, Ken Dunek
ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. UCF at Memphis
Mark Jones, Roddy Jones, Paul Carcaterra
ABC
  Ole Miss at Arkansas
Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Tera Talmadge
SEC Network
  Duke at NC State ESPN3
  Eastern Kentucky at Troy ESPN3
  4 p.m. No. 11 Texas A&M at Mississippi State
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
ESPN
  UMass at Georgia Southern
Bill Roth, Dustin Fox
ESPN2
  Virginia at Wake Forest
Wes Durham, Eric Wood, Jerry Punch
ACC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 5 North Carolina at Florida State
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay, Molly McGrath
ABC
  8 p.m. Boston College at No. 23 Virginia Tech
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
ACC Network
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Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Communications Manager for college football and SEC Network, and oversees publicity for college gymnastics and track & field across all ESPN networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan.
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