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Posted by Michael Humes on October 9, 2012

ESPN College Football Schedule Includes Three Games between Ranked Teams

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ESPN’s college football schedule this week will be highlighted by telecasts of three of the four matchups between ranked teams, all on Saturday, Oct. 13: No. 3 South Carolina at No. 9 LSU (8 p.m. ET on ESPN); the Red River Rivalry pitting No. 15 Texas vs. No. 13 Oklahoma from Dallas (noon on ABC); and No. 22 Texas A&M vs. No. 23 Louisiana Tech from Shreveport, a game postponed from opening weekend due to weather (9 p.m. on ESPNU).

Additional notes for Saturday, Oct. 13:

  • ESPNU will televise four games, including three unbeaten – and four ranked – teams: No. 18 Louisville (at Pittsburgh at 11 a.m.), No. 4 Florida (at Vanderbilt at 6 p.m.) and No. 23 Louisiana Tech (against one-loss No. 22 Texas A&M at 9 p.m.)
  • ESPNU and ESPN3 will combine to carry all three of the remaining undefeated BIG EAST teams: No. 18 Louisville (at Pittsburgh at 11 a.m. on ESPNU), No. 20 Rutgers (against Syracuse at noon on ESPN3 and the BIG EAST Network) and No. 21 Cincinnati (against Fordham at 7 p.m. on ESPN3).
  • ESPN2 will televise No. 19 Mississippi State, one of four remaining unbeaten teams in the SEC, against conference rival Tennessee at 9 p.m. Mississippi State’s 5-0 record is its best start to a season since 1999. It is also only the fourth time Mississippi State has won its first five games in its 113 years of playing football. Tennessee leads the series 28-15-1, including wins in 9 of the last 10 games.
  • ESPN platforms will carry 10 undefeated teams in action Saturday, Oct. 13: No. 3 South Carolina, No. 4 Florida, No. 5 West Virginia, No. 10 Oregon State, No. 18 Louisville, No. 19 Mississippi State, No. 20 Rutgers, No. 21 Cincinnati, No. 23 Louisiana Tech and Ohio.

ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN 3D and ESPN Radio Schedule

DateTime (ET)Game / CommentatorsNetwork
Thu, Oct 117:30 p.m.Western Kentucky at Troy
Joe Davis & Jay Walker
 9 p.m.Arizona State at Colorado
Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele
Fri, Oct 128 p.m.Navy at Central Michigan
Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele Hill
Sat, Oct 1311 a.m.No. 18 Louisville at Pittsburgh
Tom Hart & John Congemi
 NoonNo. 15 Texas vs. No. 13 Oklahoma (from Dallas)
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
 NoonIowa at Michigan State
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown
 NoonNorthwestern at Minnesota
Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Heather Mitts
 NoonAuburn at Ole Miss
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 & SEC Network
 NoonSyracuse at No. 20 Rutgers
Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
 NoonLafayette at YaleESPN3
 12:30 p.m.Duke at Virginia TechESPN3 * & ACC Network
 1 p.m.Temple at Connecticut
Dave Weekley & Rene Ingoglia
 1:30 p.m.Tennessee-Chattanooga at FurmanESPN3
 2 p.m.Akron at Ohio
Dan Gutowsky & John Gregory
 2 p.m.Youngstown State at Illinois StateESPN3
 2 p.m.Liberty at PresbyterianESPN3
 2:30 p.m.North Carolina at Miami (Fla.)
Anish Shroff & Dan Hawkins
 3 p.m.Western Michigan at Ball State
Jim Barbar & Ben Leber
 3 p.m.Maryland at VirginiaESPN3 *
 3:30 p.m.Illinois at No. 25 Michigan
Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Lewis Johnson
  No. 5 West Virginia at Texas Tech
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich
  No. 10 Oregon State at BYU
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
 3:30 p.m.Stony Brook at Coastal CarolinaESPN3
 3:30 p.m.Miami (Ohio) at Bowling GreenESPN3 *
 3:30 p.m.Buffalo at Northern IllinoisESPN3 *
 4 p.m.Utah State at San Jose State
Trey Bender & Jay Taylor
 4 p.m.Indiana State at North Dakota StateESPN3
 4 p.m.Northwestern State at Southeastern LouisianaESPN3
 5:30 p.m.Boston College at No. 12 Florida State
Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Maria Taylor
 6 p.m.No. 4 Florida at Vanderbilt
Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Tom Luginbill
 7 p.m.Kentucky at ArkansasESPN3 *
 7 p.m.Fordham at No. 21 Cincinnati
Mike Gleason, John Bunting & Rontina McCann
 7 p.m.Western Illinois at South Dakota StateESPN3
 7 p.m.TCU at Baylor
Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
 8 p.m.No. 3 South Carolina at No. 9 LSU
Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
 8 p.m.Florida Atlantic at Louisiana-MonroeESPN3
 9 p.m.Tennessee at No. 19 Mississippi State
Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Allison Williams
 9 p.m.No. 22 Texas A&M vs. No. 23 Louisiana Tech (from Shreveport)
Joe Davis & Kelly Stouffer

* Local blackout may apply
** Reverse mirror in which ESPN will regionalize two games on ABC to markets not receiving the telecast