Bedlam Set for ABC’s Saturday Night Football with Big 12 Battle Between No. 14 Oklahoma State and No. 18 Oklahoma, Nearly 20 Ranked Teams Set for ESPN Networks in Week 12

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Bedlam Set for ABC’s Saturday Night Football with Big 12 Battle Between No. 14 Oklahoma State and No. 18 Oklahoma, Nearly 20 Ranked Teams Set for ESPN Networks in Week 12

Note (10:30 a.m. ET, Saturday): No. 4 Clemson at Florida State has been postponed. Due to this postponement, updates have been made to the schedule grid below.

  • No. 10 Wisconsin at No. 19 Northwestern Set for ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • 16 Ranked Squads Slated for Games on ESPN Networks
  • Nearly Three Dozen Games Across ESPN Networks

ESPN’s industry-leading college football coverage heads into Week 12 with 16 Top 25 teams set to be showcased on ESPN networks this week. ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One will highlight a Big 12 battle between No. 14 Oklahoma State and No. 18 Oklahoma for the annual Bedlam rivalry game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe on the call. In total, 31 games are set for ESPN platforms beginning Tuesday, and every game is available on the ESPN App.

ABC’s Saturday slate features two Top 25 teams on the road, including No. 4 Clemson at Florida State at noon, with Dave Pasch, Mike Golic Sr. and Dawn Davenport announcing the action on ABC. At 3:30 p.m., Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay and Molly McGrath will call No. 10 Wisconsin at No. 19 Northwestern, with the winner having the inside track to the Big Ten Championship Game. Badgers-Wildcats is also the Samsung QLED 4K Game of the Week.

There are two other ranked squads in action in the noon window on Saturday, including No. 6 Florida and No. 15 Coastal Carolina. On ESPN, the sixth-ranked Gators travel to the Music City to match up with the Vanderbilt Commodores, as Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky and Paul Carcaterra will announce the action. Over on ESPN2, the Chanticleers look to stay undefeated on the season as they host Appalachian State. Clay Matvick, Dustin Fox and Marty Smith will be calling the action.

ESPN and ESPN2 boast a pair of ranked teams playing mid-afternoon matchups, with No. 7 Cincinnati taking on UCF at 3:30 p.m., with Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek and Quint Kessenich on the call. On ESPN2, Jason Benetti, Andre Ware and Taylor McGregor will call UCLA at No. 11 Oregon.

In Saturday primetime on ESPN, No. 23 Auburn hosts SEC East foe Tennessee at 7 p.m., with Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy and Allison Williams teaming up for the call. In the late night window, No. 20 USC travels to Utah for a 10:30 p.m. matchup on ESPN, featuring Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore and Stormy Buonantony announcing the action.

SEC Network’s Saturday schedule has two ranked squads slated, including No. 1 Alabama’s first SEC game on SEC Network. The top-ranked Crimson Tide host Kentucky at 4 p.m. on SECN and ESPN Radio. The crew of Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers and Cole Cubelic will take the TV call, while Sean Kelley and former Alabama All-American Barrett Jones will be on the radio broadcast. On SEC Saturday Night, Dave Neal, DJ Shockley and Lauren Sisler will team up to call Mississippi State on the road at No. 13 Georgia at 7:30 p.m.

Mid-Week MACtion Marches On
The Mid-American Conference is set for three mid-week matchups in Week 3 across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS. On Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, Kent State hosts rival Akron with Courtney Lyle and Dustin Fox announcing the action.

Wednesday boasts a MACtion doubleheader at 7 p.m., with Western Michigan at Central Michigan on ESPN2 and Northern Illinois traveling to Ball State on ESPNEWS. Roy Philpott and Kelly Stouffer will be on the call on ESPN2, with Clay Matvick and Rocky Boiman live on ESPNEWS.

Additional ESPN Networks – Week 12 Highlights

  • Tulane at No. 25 Tulsa: Thursday at 7:30 p.m., ESPN
    • Talent: Matt Barrie, Mike Golic Jr., Kris Budden
  • North Alabama at No. 8 BYU: Saturday at 3 p.m., ESPN3
  • No. 21 Liberty at NC State: Saturday at 7:30 p.m., ESPN3

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
Tue, Nov 17 8 p.m. Akron at Kent State
Courtney Lyle, Dustin Fox
Wed, Nov 18 7 p.m. Western Michigan at Central Michigan
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer
  Northern Illinois at Ball State
Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman
Thu, Nov 19 7:30 p.m. Tulane at No. 25 Tulsa
Matt Barrie, Mike Golic Jr., Kris Budden
Fri, Nov 20 7 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville
TV: Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill, Katie George
Radio: Marc Kestecher, Ben Hartsock
Sat, Nov 21 Noon No. 6 Florida at Vanderbilt
Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Paul Carcaterra
Appalachian State at No. 15 Coastal Carolina
Clay Matvick, Dustin Fox, Marty Smith
Arkansas State at Texas State
John Schriffen, Jay Walker
LSU at Arkansas
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Tera Talmadge
SEC Network
East Carolina at Temple
Dave Leno, Ken Dunek
Stephen F. Austin at Memphis
David Saltzman, Keith Moreland
2 p.m. Florida International at Western Kentucky ESPN3
Rice at North Texas ESPN3
3 p.m. North Alabama at No. 8 BYU ESPN3
UTSA at Southern Mississippi ESPN+
3:30 p.m. No. 10 Wisconsin at No. 19 Northwestern
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay, Molly McGrath
No. 7 Cincinnati at UCF
Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Quint Kessenich
UCLA at No. 11 Oregon
Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Taylor McGregor
Middle Tennessee at Troy ESPN3
4 p.m. Georgia State at South Alabama
Mike Couzens, Rocky Boiman
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh
Chris Cotter, Eric Wood, Lericia Harris
ACC Network
Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama
TV: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
Radio: Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones
SEC Network/ESPN Radio
Abilene Christian at Virginia ESPN3
7 p.m. Tennessee at No. 23 Auburn
Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Allison Williams
7:30 p.m. No. 14 Oklahoma State at No. 18 Oklahoma
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe
Mississippi State at No. 13 Georgia
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Lauren Sisler
SEC Network
Missouri at South Carolina
Mike Morgan, Hutson Mason, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network Alternate
No. 21 Liberty at NC State ESPN3
10:30 p.m. No. 20 USC at Utah
Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Stormy Buonantony

Note: Not all digital games are exclusive


Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Communications Manager for ESPN 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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