Three Prime Time Games between Ranked Teams Highlights ESPN College Football Television Schedule

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October 2nd, 2012

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Three Prime Time Games between Ranked Teams Highlights Television Schedule
ESPN’s college football schedule this week will include telecasts of three matchups between ranked teams in prime time on Saturday, Oct. 6 highlighted by an ESPN doubleheader: No. 5 Georgia at No. 6 South Carolina at 7 p.m. ET followed by No. 23 Washington at No. 2 Oregon at 10:30 p.m. The ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows broadcast at 8 p.m. will pit No. 21 Nebraska at No. 12 Ohio State.
In addition, ESPN Radio will broadcast two games between undefeated, ranked squads on Saturday, Oct. 6: No. 4 LSU at No. 10 Florida at 3:30 p.m. and No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas at 7 p.m.
Overall, ESPN platforms will carry 16 of the 20 undefeated teams playing games this Saturday: No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 LSU, No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 South Carolina, No. 8 West Virginia, No. 10 Florida, No. 11 Texas, No. 12 Ohio State, No. 20 Mississippi State, No. 22 Rutgers, No. 24 Northwestern, Cincinnati, Louisiana Tech, Ohio and Texas Tech. There are 23 unbeaten teams total with Alabama, Louisville and University of Texas-San Antonio having bye weeks.
Additional highlights for Saturday, Oct. 6:
  • A showdown of Big 12 rivals at 3:30 p.m. will feature one-loss No. 17 Oklahoma at undefeated Texas Tech on ABC and ESPN2.
  • No. 24 Northwestern, leaders of the Big Ten Legends Division at 5-0, will visit Penn State, winners of three straight games, at noon on ESPN and ESPN 3D.
  • ESPNU will televise unbeaten No. 24 Rutgers against Connecticut at noon.
  • The ESPN2 primetime game at 8 p.m. will pit No. 3 Florida State at NC State.
ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN 3D and ESPN Radio Schedule
Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Thu, Oct 4 7:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Florida International

Joe Davis & Jay Walker
7:30 p.m. Midwestern State at West Alabama ESPN3
9 p.m. No. 13 USC at Utah

Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele
Fri, Oct 5 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Syracuse

Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer & Paul Carcaterra
10:15 p.m. Utah State at BYU

Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Shelley Smith
Sat, Oct 6 Noon No. 24 Northwestern at Penn State

Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown
Noon Arkansas at Auburn

Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Tom Luginbill
Noon Connecticut at No. 22 Rutgers

Tom Hart & John Congemi
Noon No. 20 Mississippi State at Kentucky

Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 & SEC Network
Noon South Florida at Temple

Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
Noon Buffalo at Ohio

Michael Reghi & Doug Graber
Noon Albany at Bryant ESPN3
12:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at North Carolina ESPN3 * & ACC Network
1:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Virginia Military Institute ESPN3
2 p.m. Youngstown State at North Dakota State ESPN3
2 p.m. Southern Illinois at Illinois State ESPN3
3 p.m. Virginia at Duke ESPN3 *
3 p.m. Central Michigan at Toledo

Mike Gleason & John Bunting
3 p.m. Northern Illinois at Ball State

Jim Barbar & John Gregory
3:30 p.m. No. 17 Oklahoma at Texas Tech

Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich
ABC & ESPN2 **
Illinois at Wisconsin

Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Maria Taylor
ABC & ESPN2 **
3:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 15 Clemson

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
3:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Maryland

Anish Shroff & Dan Hawkins
3:30 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 10 Florida

Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Allison Williams
ESPN Radio
3:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Liberty ESPN3
4 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State ESPN3
5 p.m. Tulane at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3
5 p.m. Southern at Alcorn State ESPN3
7 p.m. No. 5 Georgia at No. 6 South Carolina

Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
7 p.m. Texas A&M at Ole Miss

Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Angela Mallen
7 p.m. No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas

Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & Owen Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
7 p.m. Vanderbilt at Missouri

Rich Hollenberg & Stan Lewter
7 p.m. UNLV at Louisiana Tech

Trey Bender & Jay Taylor
7 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati ESPN3
8 p.m. No. 21 Nebraska at No. 12 Ohio State

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
8 p.m. No. 3 Florida State at NC State

Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Shelley Smith
10:30 p.m. No. 23 Washington at No. 2 Oregon

Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Lewis Johnson
10:30 p.m. Southern at Alcorn State

Joe Davis & Jay Walker
* 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 5 p.m. ET & same day delay on ESPNU
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