College Football: 17 Games Featuring Undefeated or One-Loss Teams on ESPN Schedule

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October 16th, 2012

via press release:

College Football: 17 Games Featuring Undefeated or One-Loss Teams
ESPN’s college football schedule this week will include 17 telecasts involving an undefeated or one-loss team. The weekday schedule is highlighted by an ESPN telecast pitting undefeated No. 3 Oregon at one-loss Arizona State in a Pac-12 showdown between Division leaders on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m. ET.
Highlights for Saturday, Oct. 20:
  • ESPN and ABC will each televise a game between ranked, one-loss teams: No. 6 LSU at No. 18 Texas A&M in a matchup between SEC West Division squads at noon on ESPN and No. 17 Texas Tech at No. 23 TCU in a Big 12 contest at 3:30 p.m. on ABC and ESPN2.
  • ESPN2 will televise unbeaten No. 8 Oregon State against Utah at 10:30 p.m.
  • The ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows 8 broadcast at 8 p.m. will feature regional coverage of two intrastate matchups: No. 14 Florida State at Miami (Fla.) and Baylor at No. 25 Texas.
  • ESPN platforms will carry eight of the remaining 12 undefeated teams: No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon, No. 8 Oregon State, No. 12 Mississippi State, No. 15 Rutgers, No. 16 Louisville, No. 21 Cincinnati and Ohio State.
  • ESPN and ESPN2 will each televise an unbeaten SEC team at 7 p.m.: No. 1 Alabama (at Tennessee) on ESPN and No. 12 Mississippi State (against Middle Tennessee) on ESPN2.
  • ESPN will offer coverage of all three remaining undefeated BIG EAST teams: No. 15 Rutgers (at Temple) at noon on ESPN3 and the BIG EAST Network, No. 16 Louisville (against South Florida) at 3:30 p.m. on ABC and ESPN3, and No. 21 Cincinnati (at 6-1 Toledo from the Mid-American Conference) at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.
ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN 3D and ESPN Radio Schedule
Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Tue, Oct 16 9 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at North Texas

Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
Thu, Oct 18 7:30 p.m. Hampton at North Carolina Central

Joe Davis & Jay Walker
7:30 p.m. North Alabama at West Georgia ESPN3
9 p.m. No. 3 Oregon at Arizona State

Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele
Fri, Oct 19 8 p.m. Connecticut at Syracuse

Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele Hill
Sat, Oct 20 Noon Purdue at Ohio State

Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Lewis Johnson
ABC & ESPN2 **
Virginia Tech at No. 19 Clemson

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ABC & ESPN2 **
Noon No. 6 LSU at No. 18 Texas A&M

Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown
Noon Minnesota at Wisconsin

Tom Hart & John Congemi
Noon Auburn at Vanderbilt

Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 & SEC Network
Noon No. 15 Rutgers at Temple

Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
Noon Northern Illinois at Akron

Michael Reghi & Doug Graber
12:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Virginia ESPN3 * & ACC Network
1 p.m. Army at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
1 p.m. Harvard at Princeton ESPN3
1 p.m. Florida International at Troy ESPN3
1:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Charleston Southern ESPN3
2 p.m. San Jose State at Texas-San Antonio ESPN3
3 p.m. Boston College at Georgia Tech ESPN3 *
3 p.m. Western Carolina at Elon ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Nebraska at Northwestern

Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Maria Taylor
No. 17 Texas Tech at No. 23 TCU

Dave Lamont & Kelly Stouffer
South Florida at No. 16 Louisville

Mark Neely & Ray Bentley
3:30 p.m. NC State at Maryland

Anish Shroff & Dan Hawkins
3:30 p.m. Michigan State at Michigan

ESPN Radio
3:30 p.m. Ball State at Central Michigan ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Buffalo

Bob Picozzi & Chris Doering
3:30 p.m. Concord at Liberty ESPN3
4 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Western Kentucky ESPN3
4 p.m. Nicholls State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
4 p.m. Shorter at West Alabama ESPN3
6 p.m. Colorado at No. 10 USC

ESPN Radio
7 p.m. No. 1 Alabama at Tennessee

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
7 p.m. Middle Tennessee at No. 12 Mississippi State

Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza
7 p.m. North Carolina at Duke

Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Allison Williams
7 p.m. No. 21 Cincinnati at Toledo ESPN3
7 p.m. No. 11 Georgia at Kentucky ESPN3 *
7 p.m. Idaho at Louisiana Tech

Trey Bender & Jay Taylor
8 p.m. Baylor at No. 25 Texas

Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich
No. 14 Florida State at Miami (Fla.)

Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
10:30 p.m. Utah at No. 8 Oregon State

Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Shannon Spake
10:30 p.m. South Carolina State at Florida A&M

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 6 p.m. ET & same day delay on ESPNU
ESPN will use BCS Standings through the remainder of the season
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