College Football: 11 of Top 15 Teams across ESPN Networks

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September 3rd, 2013

Randall Telfer, Kevin Graf, Robert Woods, Terrell Turner

via press release:

College Football: 11 of Top 15 Teams across ESPN Networks
 
The second week of the college football season will include 49 games across ESPN networks, highlighted by 11 of the top 15 teams in the Associated Press poll on the schedule. The lineup also includes 19 games available exclusively on ESPN3, surpassing the network’s previous high of 17 exclusive contests. Schedule highlights:
 
  • ESPN will provide a Saturday tripleheader of marquee matchups on September 7 that includes historic rivalries, two matchups between ranked teams and the second night game ever at Michigan’s legendary Michigan Stadium:
  • No. 12 Florida will visit intrastate rival Miami at noon ET, marking the first game between the programs since 2008.
  • No. 6 South Carolina will take on SEC East Division rival No. 11 Georgia at 4:30 p.m.
  • No. 17 Michigan will host No. 14 Notre Dame at 8 p.m. It will be the second night game at the Big House since its opening in 1927. The first, a 35-31 victory over Notre Dame in 2011, was televised by ESPN.
  • ABC’s Saturday afternoon telecast will include No. 2 Oregon (at Virginia) and No. 3 Ohio State (against San Diego State) at 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 will offer reverse mirror coverage of the games on ABC.
  • ESPN2 and ESPNU will televise night games with ranked programs, both beginning at 7 p.m.: No. 9 LSU against UAB on ESPNU and No. 15 Texas at BYU on ESPN2.
  • ESPN3’s 19 exclusive games include action involving No. 8 Louisville against Eastern Kentucky (noon), Virginia Tech against Western Carolina (1:30 p.m.), Boise State against Tennessee-Martin (3 p.m.), Duke at Memphis (4:30 p.m.) and NC State against Richmond (6 p.m.).
  • The Longhorn Network will present a special production telecast of Texas at BYU. Director’s Chair: Texas at BYU will feature a mosaic of six camera angles, providing fans with a unique director’s view of the game. The Texas-centric supplement to the ESPN2 telecast will include commentary from ESPN2’s commentators.
  • SEC TV – ESPN’s SEC syndication package launched in 2009 and previously referred to in local markets as “SEC Network” – will offer Western Kentucky, coming off a victory over Kentucky, at Tennessee at 12:21 p.m. ESPN3 will provide coverage of the game outside of the SEC territory.
  • 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.
 
All 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, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, Longhorn Network and ESPN Radio Schedule
Fri, Sep 6 8 p.m. Wake Forest at Boston College

Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN2
Sat, Sep 7 Noon No. 12 Florida at Miami (Fla.)

Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
ESPN
Cincinnati at Illinois

Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
ESPN2
South Florida at Michigan State

Tom Hart & John Congemi
ESPNU
Eastern Kentucky at No. 8 Louisville

Dave Weekley, John Gregory & Rotina McCann
ESPN3
Bowling Green at Kent State

Michael Reghi & Doug Graber
ESPN3 *
Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky ESPN3 & RSN *
Houston at Temple

Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPN3 & RSN *
Clark Atlanta at West Alabama ESPN3
12:21 p.m. Western Kentucky at Tennessee

Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 & SEC TV *
12:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at North Carolina ESPN3 & ACC Network *
South Carolina State at No. 4 Clemson ESPN3 & RSN *
1 p.m. Army at Ball State

Trey Bender & Mark Herrmann
ESPN3
1:30 p.m. Western Carolina at Virginia Tech

John Sadak, John Bunting & Cat Whitehill
ESPN3
2 p.m. Maine at Massachusetts

Bob Picozzi & Brian Kinchen
ESPN3
Tennessee-Chattanooga at Georgia State

Dave Popkin & Stan Lewter
ESPN3
3 p.m. Tennessee-Martin at Boise State

Jim Barbar & Kevin O’Connell
ESPN3
New Hampshire at Central Michigan

Wayne Randazzo & Dustin Fox
ESPN3
3:30 p.m. San Diego State at No. 3 Ohio State

Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
ABC & ESPN2 **
No. 2 Oregon at Virginia

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ABC & ESPN2 **
Toledo at Missouri

Anish Shroff & Kelly Stouffer
ESPNU
Alcorn State at Mississippi State

Mike Morgan, Cole Cubelic & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN3 *
4 p.m. Old Dominion at Maryland

Beth Mowins & Joey Galloway
ESPNEWS
4:30 p.m. No. 6 South Carolina at No. 11 Georgia

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN
Duke at Memphis

Joel Meyers & Al Groh
ESPN3
5 p.m. Ferris State at North Dakota State ESPN3
6 p.m. Richmond at NC State

Shawn Kenney, KC Keeler & Sarah Stankavidge
ESPN3
James Madison at Akron

Frank Giardina & Jerrod Cherry
ESPN3
Furman at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
Wofford at Citadel ESPN3
Alabama State at Jackson State

Joe Davis & Jay Walker
ESPN3 ^
7 p.m. No. 15 Texas at BYU

Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor
ESPN2 & Longhorn Network
UAB at No. 9 LSU

Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport
ESPNU
North Texas at Ohio

Keith Morehouse & Peter Vaas
ESPN3
Nicholls State at Western Michigan

Dan Gutowsky & Forrest Connoly
ESPN3
Prairie View A&M at Texas State

Brock Bowling & Jay Taylor
ESPN3
Savannah State at Troy

Drew Fellios & Roland Williams
ESPN3
Grambling State at Louisiana-Monroe

Roy Philpott & Barrett Brooks
ESPN3
Southeast Missouri State at Ole Miss ESPN3
Samford at Arkansas ESPN3
Sam Houston State at No. 7 Texas A&M ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas ESPN3
Monmouth at Liberty ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Auburn ESPN3 & RSN *
Austin Peay at Vanderbilt

Matt Stewart, Chris Doering & Angela Mallen
ESPN3 & RSN *
8 p.m. No. 14 Notre Dame at No. 17 Michigan

Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
ESPN
Montana State at SMU

Tyler Denning & Pete Najarian
ESPN3
10 p.m. Cal Poly at Fresno State

Peter Young & Corey Chavous
ESPN3
10:30 p.m. Washington State at No. 25 USC

Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN Radio
 
* Local blackout may apply
** Reverse mirror in which ESPN2 will regionalize two games on ABC to markets not receiving the telecast
^ Available on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m.
 
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