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This Weekends ESPN College Football Schedule

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 09/11/2012

This Weekends ESPN College Football Schedule Matchup of Undefeated Teams in Five Telecasts, Two between Ranked Squads

ESPN’s college football schedule this week is highlighted by telecasts of five of the week’s six Football Bowl Subdivision matchups between undefeated teams. Two of the games will include a matchup of ranked teams, both on Saturday, Sept. 15: No. 18 Florida at No. 23 Tennessee (6 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Radio) and No. 20 Notre Dame at No. 10 Michigan State (8 p.m. on ABC). Additional games between unbeaten squads:
  • The Thursday ESPN College Football Primetime game on September 13 at 7:30 p.m. will kick off the action with Rutgers at South Florida in a BIG EAST Conference showdown.
  • ESPN will televise Wake Forest at ACC rival No. 5 Florida State on Saturday, Sept. 15, at noon. Wake Forest has defeated Florida State in four of the series’ six previous games, including a 35-30 victory over then-No. 23 Florida State last season.
  • ESPN will televise No. 14 Texas of the Big 12 at Ole Miss of the SEC in a non-conference matchup on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9:15 p.m. It will mark the first game between the programs since 1966.
Overall, ESPN networks will cover 14 teams ranked in the AP Top 25, including four games on ESPN3 on Saturday, Sept. 15: No. 3 LSU against Idaho at 8 p.m., No. 7 Georgia against Florida Atlantic at 7:30 p.m., No. 8 South Carolina against UAB at 7 p.m. and No. 11 Clemson against Furman at 3 p.m.
ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN 3D and ESPN Radio Schedule
Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Thu, Sep 13 7:30 p.m. Rutgers at South Florida 

Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele
7:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Southern 

Joe Davis & Jay Walker
Fri, Sep 14 9 p.m. Washington State at UNLV 

Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele Hill
Sat, Sep 15 Noon California at No. 12 Ohio State 

Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich
Noon Wake Forest at No. 5 Florida State 

Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown
Noon Arkansas State at Nebraska 

Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Lewis Johnson
Noon No. 13 Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh 

Tom Hart & John Congemi
Noon Bethune-Cookman at Miami 

Drew Fellios, Doug Garber & Tiffany Green
Noon Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn 

Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 & SEC Network
12:30 p.m. Connecticut at Maryland ESPN3 * & ACC Network
12:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Vanderbilt 

Bob Neal & Cole Cubelic
3 p.m. Furman at No. 11 Clemson ESPN3 * & RSN
3:30 p.m. North Carolina at No. 19 Louisville 

Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Maria Taylor
ABC & ESPN2 **
Navy at Penn State 

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ABC & ESPN2 **
3:30 p.m. Virginia at Georgia Tech 

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

Dan Gutowsky & Jerod Cherry
4 p.m. Stony Brook at Syracuse ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
6 p.m. No. 18 Florida at No. 23 Tennessee 

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad
6 p.m. South Alabama at NC State 

Bob Picozzi, Forrest Conoly & Sarah Stankavage
7 p.m. Arizona State at Missouri 

Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Shelley Smith
7 p.m. Western Kentucky at Kentucky 

Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Allison Williams
7 p.m. Rice at Louisiana Tech 

Rich Hollenberg & Ralph Friedgen
7 p.m. Mississippi State at Troy 

Shawn Kenney & John Bunting
7 p.m. Bowling Green at Toledo 

Frank Giardina & TBD
7 p.m. Delaware State at Cincinnati 

Jim Barbar, John Gregory & Rontina McCann
7 p.m. North Carolina Central at Duke 

Dave Weekley, Stan Lewter & Beth McDade
7 p.m. UAB at No. 8 South Carolina ESPN3 * & FSN
7:30 p.m. Florida Atlantic at No. 7 Georgia 

Matt Stewart & Chris Doering
8 p.m. No. 20 Notre Dame at No. 10 Michigan State 

Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
8 p.m. Colorado State at San Jose State 

Trey Bender & John Fina
8 p.m. Idaho at No. 3 LSU ESPN3
9:15 p.m. No. 14 Texas at Mississippi 

Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza
10 p.m. No. 25 BYU at Utah 

Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & Paul Carcaterra
10:30 p.m. Howard at Norfolk State 

Joe Davis & Jay Walker


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