A December to Remember: ESPN’s Week 14 Kicks Off a Month of CFB Highlights with Championship Hopes on the Horizon

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A December to Remember: ESPN’s Week 14 Kicks Off a Month of CFB Highlights with Championship Hopes on the Horizon

With more than a dozen ranked teams appearing on ESPN networks in Week 14, the first week of December is set for high-stakes showcases with conference and College Football Playoff implications on the line. ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One features the ACC showdown between No. 3 Clemson and Virginia Tech from Blacksburg at 7:30 p.m. ET. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will be on the call. In total, more than 30 matchups are set for the first week of December, and every game is available on the ESPN App.

In the Big Ten, two afternoon games with conference championship implications are set for ABC. At noon, Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky and Quint Kessenich will call No. 4 Ohio State at Michigan State. At 3:30 p.m., No. 16 Wisconsin hosts No. 12 Indiana, with Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy and Holly Rowe announcing the action.

At noon, No. 5 Texas A&M will look to keep its CFP hopes in view when the Aggies take on No. 22 Auburn on the road on ESPN. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay and Allison Williams will team up for the call. No. 13 Iowa State is coming off a big road win over Big 12 rival Texas, as the Cyclones host West Virginia on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. Dave Pasch, Mike Golic, Sr. and Paul Carcaterra will call the action. On ESPN2 and ESPN Radio at noon, another Big 12 battle highlights No. 23 Oklahoma State on the road at TCU. Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek and Kris Budden will be on the TV call, with Marc Kestecher and Ben Hartsock on the radio broadcast.

On ESPNU at 2 p.m., No. 20 Coastal Carolina looks to stay undefeated when they host Liberty with Bill Roth and Dustin Fox announcing the action from Brooks Stadium. Earlier in the day, the Chanticleers will host College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (9 a.m. – noon | ESPN/ESPNU) for the first time in program history. Fans interested in joining the show virtually can visit CollegeGameDay.com for more information.

The Pac-12 has two games set for ESPN networks on Saturday, including No. 15 Oregon at California in primetime on ESPN. Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore and Taylor McGregor will be on the call. In the late night window, Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison and Ian Fitzsimmons will announce the action from Oregon State at Utah, also on ESPN.

ESPN’s college networks feature a trio of ranked matchups on Saturday. No. 10 Miami hits the road to take on Duke at 8 p.m. for ACC Network Primetime Football, featuring Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck and Katie George on the call. At noon, No. 19 North Carolina hosts Western Carolina for their lone non-conference regular season matchup. Wes Durham, Roddy Jones and Lericia Harris will call the action. At 4 p.m. on SEC Network, Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb and Lauren Sisler will be on the mic for Vanderbilt at No. 9 Georgia.

Second College Football Playoff Rankings Set for Tuesday
With the postseason looming and the question of “Who’s In?” on the minds of teams and fans alike, ESPN ushers in the second College Football Playoff rankings of the season with College Football Playoff Top 25 Ranking Show Presented by Capital One on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Rece Davis will host the show, joined by college football analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Joey Galloway, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack.

Additional ESPN Networks – Week 14 Highlights

  • No. 1 Alabama at LSU: Saturday at 7:30 p.m., ESPN Radio
    • Talent: Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones
  • No. 25 Tulsa at Navy: Saturday at 3:30 p.m., ESPN2
    • Talent: Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill, Alex Chappell
  • Rice at No. 21 Marshall: Saturday at noon, ESPN+

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.

Date Time (ET) Game/Talent Network
Fri, Dec 4 8:30 p.m. Louisiana at Appalachian State
Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Taylor Davis
Sat, Dec 5 Noon No. 4 Ohio State at Michigan State
Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Quint Kessenich
No. 5 Texas A&M at No. 22 Auburn
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay, Allison Williams
No. 23 Oklahoma State at TCU
TV: Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Kris Budden
Radio: Marc Kestecher, Ben Hartsock
Western Carolina at No. 19 North Carolina
Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Lericia Harris
ACC Network
Arkansas at Missouri
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
Toledo at Northern Illinois
Shawn Kenney, Bob Chmiel
Florida International at Charlotte ESPN3
Memphis at Tulane
David Saltzman, Keith Moreland
Rice at No. 21 Marshall ESPN+
2 p.m. Liberty at No. 20 Coastal Carolina
Bill Roth, Dustin Fox
Bowling Green at Akron
Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry
Troy at South Alabama ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan
Dan Gutowsky, Devin Gardner
3 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State ESPN3
3:30 p.m. No. 12 Indiana at No. 16 Wisconsin
Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Holly Rowe
West Virginia at No. 13 Iowa State
Dave Pasch, Mike Golic Sr., Paul Carcaterra
No. 25 Tulsa at Navy
Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill, Alex Chappell
Boston College at Virginia ESPN3
4 p.m. Georgia Tech at NC State
Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Eric Wood
ACC Network
Vanderbilt at No. 9 Georgia
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Lauren Sisler
SEC Network
5:30 p.m. Ball State at Central Michigan
Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman
6 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Georgia Southern ESPN+
7 p.m. No. 15 Oregon at California
Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Taylor McGregor
7:30 p.m. No. 3 Clemson at Virginia Tech
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
South Carolina at Kentucky
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
No. 1 Alabama at LSU
Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones
ESPN Radio
8 p.m. No. 10 Miami at Duke
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
ACC Network
10:30 p.m. Oregon State at Utah
Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison, Ian Fitzsimmons

Note: Not all digital games are exclusive


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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