[10/09/12 - 01:13 PM]
ESPN College Football Schedule Includes Three Games between Ranked Teams
The networks of ESPN detail their schedules for the upcoming weekend.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN College Football Schedule Includes Three Games between Ranked Teams

ESPN's college football schedule this week will be highlighted by telecasts of three of the four matchups between ranked teams, all on Saturday, Oct. 13: No. 3 South Carolina at No. 9 LSU (8 p.m. ET on ESPN); the Red River Rivalry pitting No. 15 Texas vs. No. 13 Oklahoma from Dallas (noon on ABC); and No. 22 Texas A&M vs. No. 23 Louisiana Tech from Shreveport, a game postponed from opening weekend due to weather (9 p.m. on ESPNU).

Additional notes for Saturday, Oct. 13:

· ESPNU will televise four games, including three unbeaten - and four ranked - teams: No. 18 Louisville (at Pittsburgh at 11 a.m.), No. 4 Florida (at Vanderbilt at 6 p.m.) and No. 23 Louisiana Tech (against one-loss No. 22 Texas A&M at 9 p.m.)

· ESPNU and ESPN3 will combine to carry all three of the remaining undefeated BIG EAST teams: No. 18 Louisville (at Pittsburgh at 11 a.m. on ESPNU), No. 20 Rutgers (against Syracuse at noon on ESPN3 and the BIG EAST Network) and No. 21 Cincinnati (against Fordham at 7 p.m. on ESPN3).

· ESPN2 will televise No. 19 Mississippi State, one of four remaining unbeaten teams in the SEC, against conference rival Tennessee at 9 p.m. Mississippi State's 5-0 record is its best start to a season since 1999. It is also only the fourth time Mississippi State has won its first five games in its 113 years of playing football. Tennessee leads the series 28-15-1, including wins in 9 of the last 10 games.

· ESPN platforms will carry 10 undefeated teams in action Saturday, Oct. 13: No. 3 South Carolina, No. 4 Florida, No. 5 West Virginia, No. 10 Oregon State, No. 18 Louisville, No. 19 Mississippi State, No. 20 Rutgers, No. 21 Cincinnati, No. 23 Louisiana Tech and Ohio.

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

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network

Thu, Oct 11 7:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at Troy Joe Davis & Jay Walker ESPNU 9 p.m. Arizona State at Colorado Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele ESPN

Fri, Oct 12 8 p.m. Navy at Central Michigan Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele Hill ESPN2

Sat, Oct 13 11 a.m. No. 18 Louisville at Pittsburgh Tom Hart & John Congemi ESPNU Noon No. 15 Texas vs. No. 13 Oklahoma (from Dallas) Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe ABC Noon Iowa at Michigan State Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown ESPN & ESPN 3D Noon Northwestern at Minnesota Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Heather Mitts ESPN2 Noon Auburn at Ole Miss Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano ESPN3 & SEC Network Noon Syracuse at No. 20 Rutgers Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul Carcaterra ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network Noon Lafayette at Yale ESPN3 12:30 p.m. Duke at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network 1 p.m. Temple at Connecticut Dave Weekley & Rene Ingoglia ESPN3 1:30 p.m. Tennessee-Chattanooga at Furman ESPN3 2 p.m. Akron at Ohio Dan Gutowsky & John Gregory ESPN3 2 p.m. Youngstown State at Illinois State ESPN3 2 p.m. Liberty at Presbyterian ESPN3 2:30 p.m. North Carolina at Miami (Fla.) Anish Shroff & Dan Hawkins ESPNU 3 p.m. Western Michigan at Ball State Jim Barbar & Ben Leber ESPN3 3 p.m. Maryland at Virginia ESPN3 * 3:30 p.m. Illinois at No. 25 Michigan Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Lewis Johnson ABC & ESPN ** No. 5 West Virginia at Texas Tech Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich ABC & ESPN ** No. 10 Oregon State at BYU Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards ABC & ESPN3 3:30 p.m. Stony Brook at Coastal Carolina ESPN3 3:30 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Bowling Green ESPN3 * 3:30 p.m. Buffalo at Northern Illinois ESPN3 * 4 p.m. Utah State at San Jose State Trey Bender & Jay Taylor ESPN3 * 4 p.m. Indiana State at North Dakota State ESPN3 4 p.m. Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3 5:30 p.m. Boston College at No. 12 Florida State Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Maria Taylor ESPN2 6 p.m. No. 4 Florida at Vanderbilt Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Tom Luginbill ESPNU 7 p.m. Kentucky at Arkansas ESPN3 * 7 p.m. Fordham at No. 21 Cincinnati Mike Gleason, John Bunting & Rontina McCann ESPN3 7 p.m. Western Illinois at South Dakota State ESPN3 7 p.m. TCU at Baylor Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Ian Fitzsimmons ESPN Radio 8 p.m. No. 3 South Carolina at No. 9 LSU Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox ESPN 8 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Louisiana-Monroe ESPN3 9 p.m. Tennessee at No. 19 Mississippi State Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Allison Williams ESPN2 9 p.m. No. 22 Texas A&M vs. No. 23 Louisiana Tech (from Shreveport) Joe Davis & Kelly Stouffer ESPNU

* Local blackout may apply

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

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