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ESPN's College Football Schedule This Week: Matchup of Undefeated Teams in Five Telecasts, Two between Ranked Squads
Highlights include No. 18 Florida at No. 23 Tennessee and No. 20 Notre Dame at No. 10 Michigan State.

[via press release from ESPN]

Matchup of Undefeated Teams in Five Telecasts, Two between Ranked Squads

ESPN's college football schedule this week is highlighted by telecasts of five of the week's six Football Bowl Subdivision matchups between undefeated teams. Two of the games will include a matchup of ranked teams, both on Saturday, Sept. 15: No. 18 Florida at No. 23 Tennessee (6 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Radio) and No. 20 Notre Dame at No. 10 Michigan State (8 p.m. on ABC). Additional games between unbeaten squads:

· The Thursday ESPN College Football Primetime game on September 13 at 7:30 p.m. will kick off the action with Rutgers at South Florida in a BIG EAST Conference showdown.

· ESPN will televise Wake Forest at ACC rival No. 5 Florida State on Saturday, Sept. 15, at noon. Wake Forest has defeated Florida State in four of the series' six previous games, including a 35-30 victory over then-No. 23 Florida State last season.

· ESPN will televise No. 14 Texas of the Big 12 at Ole Miss of the SEC in a non-conference matchup on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9:15 p.m. It will mark the first game between the programs since 1966.

Overall, ESPN networks will cover 14 teams ranked in the AP Top 25, including four games on ESPN3 on Saturday, Sept. 15: No. 3 LSU against Idaho at 8 p.m., No. 7 Georgia against Florida Atlantic at 7:30 p.m., No. 8 South Carolina against UAB at 7 p.m. and No. 11 Clemson against Furman at 3 p.m.

ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN 3D and ESPN Radio Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network

Thu, Sep 13
7:30 p.m. Rutgers at South Florida Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele ESPN
7:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Southern Joe Davis & Jay Walker ESPNU

Fri, Sep 14
9 p.m. Washington State at UNLV Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele Hill ESPN

Sat, Sep 15
Noon California at No. 12 Ohio State Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich ABC
Noon Wake Forest at No. 5 Florida State Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown ESPN & ESPN 3D
Noon Arkansas State at Nebraska Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Lewis Johnson ESPN2
Noon No. 13 Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh Tom Hart & John Congemi ESPNU
Noon Bethune-Cookman at Miami Drew Fellios, Doug Garber & Tiffany Green ESPN3
Noon Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano ESPN3 & SEC Network
12:30 p.m. Connecticut at Maryland ESPN3 * & ACC Network
12:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Vanderbilt Bob Neal & Cole Cubelic ESPN3 & CSS
3 p.m. Furman at No. 11 Clemson ESPN3 * & RSN
3:30 p.m. North Carolina at No. 19 Louisville Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Maria Taylor ABC & ESPN2 ** Navy at Penn State Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards ABC & ESPN2 **
3:30 p.m. Virginia at Georgia Tech Anish Shroff & Dan Hawkins ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Morgan State at Akron Dan Gutowsky & Jerod Cherry ESPN3
4 p.m. Stony Brook at Syracuse ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
6 p.m. No. 18 Florida at No. 23 Tennessee Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio
6 p.m. South Alabama at NC State Bob Picozzi, Forrest Conoly & Sarah Stankavage ESPN3
7 p.m. Arizona State at Missouri Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Shelley Smith ESPN2
7 p.m. Western Kentucky at Kentucky Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Allison Williams ESPNU
7 p.m. Rice at Louisiana Tech Rich Hollenberg & Ralph Friedgen ESPN3
7 p.m. Mississippi State at Troy Shawn Kenney & John Bunting ESPN3
7 p.m. Bowling Green at Toledo Frank Giardina & TBD ESPN3
7 p.m. Delaware State at Cincinnati Jim Barbar, John Gregory & Rontina McCann ESPN3
7 p.m. North Carolina Central at Duke Dave Weekley, Stan Lewter & Beth McDade ESPN3
7 p.m. UAB at No. 8 South Carolina ESPN3 * & FSN
7:30 p.m. Florida Atlantic at No. 7 Georgia Matt Stewart & Chris Doering ESPN3 & CSS
8 p.m. No. 20 Notre Dame at No. 10 Michigan State Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox ABC
8 p.m. Colorado State at San Jose State Trey Bender & John Fina ESPN3
8 p.m. Idaho at No. 3 LSU ESPN3
9:15 p.m. No. 14 Texas at Mississippi Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza ESPN
10 p.m. No. 25 BYU at Utah Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & Paul Carcaterra ESPN2
10:30 p.m. Howard at Norfolk State Joe Davis & Jay Walker ESPNU ***

* Local blackout may apply

** Reverse mirror in which ESPN2 will regionalize two games on ABC to markets not receiving the telecast

*** Live on ESPN3 at 4 p.m. ET & same day delay on ESPNU

  [september 2012]  


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