College Football’s Week 12 Welcomes 11 Top 25 Squads Across ESPN Platforms – No. 5 Washington and No. 12 Oregon State Clash in Corvallis on ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One

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College Football’s Week 12 Welcomes 11 Top 25 Squads Across ESPN Platforms – No. 5 Washington and No. 12 Oregon State Clash in Corvallis on ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One

In the penultimate week of the college football regular season, 11 ranked teams are slated to play on ESPN platforms, with more than 50 matchups on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network, ACC Network, ESPN+ and ESPN Radio in Week 12.

A powerhouse Pac-12 showdown is set for ABC and ESPN Radio in primetime, as undefeated No. 5 Washington cruises into Corvallis to crash into No. 12 Oregon State at 7:30 p.m. ET. ESPN’s lead commentary team of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe have the ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One call, with ESPN Radio’s top college football crew of Marc Kestecher, Kelly Stouffer and Ian Fitzsimmons on the broadcast.

Other conference clashes on ABC include No. 11 Louisville at Miami at noon, featuring Sean McDonough, Greg McElroy and Molly McGrath announcing the ACC action. The ABC broadcast will be supplemented by a Command Center offering on ACC Network. At 3:30 p.m., Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek and Tom Luginbill team up for a Pac-12 afternoon presentation as cross-town rivals UCLA and USC battle for the Victory Bell. Mike Couzens and Max Starks will also provide commentary on ESPN Radio.

A trio of ranked teams is in action on ESPN, highlighted by No. 14 Missouri hosting SEC East foe Florida. The Tigers are coming off a big win in Week 11, and Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer and Katie George have the CoMo call. Kicking off ESPN’s Saturday slate is 17th-ranked Oklahoma on the road at BYU. Mark Jones, Louis Riddick and Quint Kessenich are slated for the noon Sooners/Cougars commentary. At 3:30 p.m., No. 24 North Carolina dips down to Death Valley to take on Clemson. Bob Wischusen, Robert Griffin III and Kris Budden are set to announce the ACC action.

ESPN2 welcomes a pair of Top 25 teams on Saturday, starting with No. 15 Oklahoma State on the road at Houston. Dave Flemming, Brock Osweiler and Kayla Burton team up for the 4 p.m. telecast. At 8 p.m., No. 19 LSU hosts Georgia State, featuring Roy Philpott, Roddy Jones and Taylor McGregor on the call. Also in ranked action Saturday, No. 9 Ole Miss plays host to UL Monroe with Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb and Alyssa Lang providing commentary at noon on SEC Network.

ESPNU ushers in a pair of rivalry games Saturday starting with the 139th edition of “The Game” showcasing the second-oldest college football rivalry between FCS No. 19 Harvard and Yale. Eric Frede and Jack Ford are set to call the Ivy League clash at noon. At 3:30 p.m., the Florida Classic features Bethune-Cookman and FCS No. 7 Florida A&M from Orlando, with Tiffany Greene and Jay Walker teaming up for the HBCU action.

ESPN+ Highlights – Week 12
Nearly 50 matchups are set for ESPN+ in Week 12, including a trio of SEC squads led by No. 8 Alabama on Senior Day against Chattanooga. Texas A&M and Mississippi State are also in action on the platform Saturday, with all three matchups simulcast on SEC Network+. No. 23 Tulane is on the road at Florida Atlantic on ESPN+ at noon, and 2023 CFP runner-up TCU hosts Big 12 rival Baylor at 3:30 p.m. on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. Undefeated James Madison and unbeaten Liberty are also on ESPN+ in Week 12, with the Dukes squaring off against App State at 2 p.m. after hosting College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (9a-noon, ESPN) and the Flames welcoming UMass at 1 p.m. Full ESPN+ schedule.

FCS Selection Show
The 2023 FCS championship selection show, which will unveil the complete tournament field and official bracket, is set for Sunday, Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Matt Schick, Rene Ingoglia and Jay Walker will be on the desk for the show as 24 teams will be selected for the championships, with 10 automatically qualifying and the remaining 14 teams earning at-large bids. The FCS Championship Game will be broadcast on ABC at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024 and all games in the FCS postseason will be streamed live on ESPN+.

For updates to programming schedules and game assignments, please visit ESPNPressRoom.com. All rankings utilized are from the Nov. 7 edition of the College Football Playoff Top 25.

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Platform
Tue, Nov 14 7 p.m. Toledo at Bowling Green
Jay Alter, Rene Ingoglia
ESPN2
  7 p.m. Western Michigan at Northern Illinois
Connor Onion, Aaron Murray
ESPNU
Wed, Nov 15 7 p.m. Buffalo at Miami (Ohio)
Mike Corey, Rocky Boiman, Taylor McGregor
ESPN2
  7 p.m. Central Michigan at Ohio
Jason Ross Jr, Dustin Fox
ESPNU
Thu, Nov 16 7 p.m. Boston College at Pittsburgh
Matt Barrie, Dan Mullen, Harry Lyles Jr.
ESPN
Fri, Nov 17 9 p.m. South Florida at UTSA
Anish Shroff, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2
Sat, Nov 18 Noon No. 11 Louisville at Miami
Sean McDonough, Greg McElroy, Molly McGrath
ABC
Noon No. 17 Oklahoma at BYU
Mark Jones, Louis Riddick, Quint Kessenich
ESPN
Noon SMU at Memphis
Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Stormy Buonantony
ESPN2
Noon Harvard at Yale
Eric Frede, Jack Ford
ESPNU
Noon UL Monroe at No. 9 Ole Miss
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
Noon East Carolina at Navy
Mike Corey, Dustin Fox
ESPNEWS/ESPN+
Noon Southern Miss at Mississippi State
Clay Matvick, Aaron Murray, Lericia Harris
ESPN+/SECN+
Noon Abilene Christian at Texas A&M
Courtney Lyle, Hutson Mason, Ashley Stroehlein
ESPN+/SECN+
Noon Chattanooga at No. 8 Alabama
John Schriffen, Rocky Boiman, Dawn Davenport
ESPN+/SECN+
Noon No. 23 Tulane at Florida Atlantic
Richard Cross, Taylor McHargue, Smacker Miles
ESPN+
1 p.m. UMass at Liberty ESPN+
2 p.m. Rice at Charlotte
Noah Reed, Reggie Walker
ESPN+
2 p.m. Kent State at Ball State
Michael Reghi, Marcus Ray
ESPN+
2 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Jacksonville State ESPN+
2 p.m. UTEP at Middle Tennessee ESPN+
2 p.m. Appalachian State at James Madison ESPN+
2:30 p.m. Cincinnati at West Virginia
Jorge Sedano, Orlando Franklin, Marilyn Payne
Big 12 Now on ESPN+
3 p.m. Temple at UAB
James Westling, Leger Douzable
ESPN+
3 p.m. North Texas at Tulsa
Ted Emrich, Adam Breneman
ESPN+
3 p.m. Texas State at Arkansas State ESPN+
3:30 p.m. UCLA at USC
TV: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill
Radio: Mike Couzens, Max Starks
ABC/ESPN Radio
3:30 p.m. No. 24 North Carolina at Clemson
Bob Wischusen, Robert Griffin III, Kris Budden
ESPN
3:30 p.m. Florida Classic: Bethune-Cookman
vs. Florida A&M (Orlando, Fla.)

Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker
ESPNU
3:30 p.m. NC State at Virginia Tech
Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Sherree Burruss
ACC Network
3:30 p.m. Baylor at TCU
Shawn Kenney, Barrett Brooks
Big 12 Now on ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Sam Houston at Western Kentucky ESPN+
4 p.m. No. 15 Oklahoma State at Houston
Dave Flemming, Brock Osweiler, Kayla Burton
ESPN2
4 p.m. New Mexico State at Auburn
Dave Neal, Derek Mason, Taylor Davis
SEC Network
5 p.m. Marshall at South Alabama ESPN+
6 p.m. Old Dominion at Georgia Southern ESPN+
7:30 p.m. No. 5 Washington at No. 12 Oregon State
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe
Radio: Marc Kestecher, Kelly Stouffer, Ian Fitzsimmons
ABC/ESPN Radio
7:30 p.m. Florida at No. 14 Missouri
Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer, Katie George
ESPN
7:30 p.m. Florida International at Arkansas
Brian Custer, Rod Gilmore, Lauren Sisler
ESPNU
7:30 p.m. Kentucky at South Carolina
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
8 p.m. Georgia State at No. 19 LSU
Roy Philpott, Roddy Jones, Taylor McGregor
ESPN2
8 p.m. Syracuse at Georgia Tech
Wes Durham, Tim Hasselbeck, Taylor Tannebaum
ACC Network

 

Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Senior Director of Communications overseeing publicity strategy for ESPN’s entire college sports portfolio, including college football and the College Football Playoff, 40 NCAA Championships and ESPN's college 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 Guardians fan.
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