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[10/08/13 - 10:45 AM]
College Football: Nine Unbeatens & 13 Ranked Teams Highlighted by ESPN Prime Time Doubleheader
The action for Saturday will begin at noon with ABC and ESPN telecasts involving an unbeaten team.

[via press release from ESPN]

College Football: Nine Unbeatens & 13 Ranked Teams Highlighted by ESPN Prime Time Doubleheader

ESPN's college football schedule this week includes nine undefeated teams and 13 of the top 25 ranked programs, highlighted by an ESPN doubleheader on Saturday, Oct. 12: unbeaten No. 18 Michigan at Big Ten rival Penn State at 5 p.m. ET followed by one-loss No. 9 Texas A&M at Ole Miss at 8:30 p.m.

The action for Saturday will begin at noon with ABC and ESPN telecasts involving an unbeaten team: The Red River Rivalry pitting No. 12 Oklahoma against Texas from Dallas on ABC and undefeated No. 25 Missouri at No. 7 Georgia, with its only loss of the season coming to No. 3 Clemson, on ESPN.

Additional highlights:

· This week's ESPN Thursday night telecast on October 10 at 7:30 p.m. will pit unbeaten No. 8 Louisville against one-loss Rutgers in a showdown between American Athletic Conference members.

· ABC will televise two ranked teams at 3:30 p.m. in a reverse mirror with ESPN2: undefeated No. 3 Clemson against Boston College and No. 19 Northwestern at Wisconsin.

· An ESPN2 Saturday night doubleheader on October 12 will feature two unbeaten teams: No. 1 Alabama at Kentucky at 7 p.m. ET followed by No. 11 UCLA against California at 10:30 p.m.

· ESPNU will televise Pitt at No. 24 Virginia Tech in an ACC Coastal Division matchup between teams with one-loss on Saturday, Oct. 12, at noon.

· ESPN3 will showcase undefeated No. 23 Northern Illinois against Akron on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. while ESPNEWS will televise unbeaten Houston against Memphis at noon.

All ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 games will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

ESPN Goal Line network will offer unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college football games every Saturday beginning at noon. Goal Line is currently available to Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cox, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast and Midcontinent Communications customers.

ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, Longhorn Network and ESPN Radio Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentator Network

Thu, Oct 10

7:30 p.m. Rutgers at No. 8 Louisville Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder ESPN South Carolina State at North Carolina Central Mark Neely & Jay Walker ESPNU Valdosta State at West Alabama ESPN3

10:30 p.m. Arizona at USC Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN Radio

Fri, Oct 11

8:30 p.m. Temple at Cincinnati Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams ESPN or ESPN2

Sat, Oct 12

Noon No. 12 Oklahoma vs. Texas (from Dallas) Brent Musburger, Todd Blackledge & Heather Cox ABC No. 25 Missouri at No. 7 Georgia Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill ESPN Indiana at Michigan State Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra ESPN2 Pitt at No. 24 Virginia Tech Tom Hart & John Congemi ESPNU Memphis at Houston (from BBVA Compass Stadium) Paul Loeffler & John Bunting ESPNEWS South Florida at Connecticut Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod ESPN3 * & RSN

12:21 p.m. No. 14 South Carolina at Arkansas Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano ESPN3 * & SEC TV

12:30 p.m. Navy at Duke ESPN3 * & RSN

2 p.m. Buffalo at Western Michigan Dan Gutowsky & Rocky Boiman ESPN3 Western Carolina at Auburn ESPN3 * Central Michigan at Ohio ESPN3 * Missouri State at North Dakota State ESPN3 *

3 p.m. Kent State at Ball State Jim Barbar & Mark Herrmann ESPN3 Miami (Ohio) at Massachusetts Bob Picozzi & KC Keeler ESPN3

3:30 p.m. No. 19 Northwestern at Wisconsin TV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ABC & ESPN2 ** & ESPN Radio Boston College at No. 3 Clemson Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich ABC & ESPN2 ** Virginia at Maryland Anish Shroff & Kelly Stouffer ESPNU Syracuse at NC State ESPN3 * & RSN Troy at Georgia State ESPN3 * & RSN

4 p.m. South Dakota State at Western Illinois ESPN3 * Northwestern State at Nicholls State ESPN3 *

5 p.m. No. 18 Michigan at Penn State Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor ESPN Akron at No. 23 Northern Illinois Shawn Kenney & Bob Chmeil ESPN3

6 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Coastal Carolina ESPN3 * Furman at Tennessee-Chattanooga ESPN3 *

7 p.m. No. 1 Alabama at Kentucky Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Lewis Johnson ESPN2 Georgia Tech at BYU Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport ESPNU Louisiana-Monroe at Texas State Andrew Monaco & Kevin O'Connell Longhorn Network Idaho at Arkansas State Brock Bowling & Warrick Dunn ESPN3 Bowling Green at Mississippi State ESPN3 * & RSN Illinois State at Youngstown State ESPN3 *

8 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3 *

8:30 p.m. No. 9 Texas A&M at Ole Miss Brad Nessler, Kirk Herbstreit & Holly Rowe ESPN

10:30 p.m. California at No. 11 UCLA Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards ESPN2 Oregon State at Washington State Joe Davis & Jay Walker ESPNU

Tue, Oct 15

8 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Western Kentucky ESPN2

* Local blackout may apply

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





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