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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

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Thu, Oct 11 7:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at Troy
Joe Davis & Jay Walker
ESPNU
  9 p.m. Arizona State at Colorado
Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele
ESPN
Fri, Oct 12 8 p.m. Navy at Central Michigan
Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele Hill
ESPN2
Sat, Oct 13 11 a.m. No. 18 Louisville at Pittsburgh
Tom Hart & John Congemi
ESPNU
  Noon No. 15 Texas vs. No. 13 Oklahoma (from Dallas)
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ABC
  Noon Iowa at Michigan State
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown
ESPN & ESPN 3D
  Noon Northwestern at Minnesota
Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Heather Mitts
ESPN2
  Noon Auburn at Ole Miss
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  Noon Syracuse at No. 20 Rutgers
Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  Noon Lafayette at Yale ESPN3
  12:30 p.m. Duke at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  1 p.m. Temple at Connecticut
Dave Weekley & Rene Ingoglia
ESPN3
  1:30 p.m. Tennessee-Chattanooga at Furman ESPN3
  2 p.m. Akron at Ohio
Dan Gutowsky & John Gregory
ESPN3
  2 p.m. Youngstown State at Illinois State ESPN3
  2 p.m. Liberty at Presbyterian ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. North Carolina at Miami (Fla.)
Anish Shroff & Dan Hawkins
ESPNU
  3 p.m. Western Michigan at Ball State
Jim Barbar & Ben Leber
ESPN3
  3 p.m. Maryland at Virginia ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. Illinois at No. 25 Michigan
Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Lewis Johnson
ABC & ESPN **
    No. 5 West Virginia at Texas Tech
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich
ABC & ESPN **
    No. 10 Oregon State at BYU
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ABC & ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Stony Brook at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Bowling Green ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. Buffalo at Northern Illinois ESPN3 *
  4 p.m. Utah State at San Jose State
Trey Bender & Jay Taylor
ESPN3 *
  4 p.m. Indiana State at North Dakota State ESPN3
  4 p.m. Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Boston College at No. 12 Florida State
Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Maria Taylor
ESPN2
  6 p.m. No. 4 Florida at Vanderbilt
Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Tom Luginbill
ESPNU
  7 p.m. Kentucky at Arkansas ESPN3 *
  7 p.m. Fordham at No. 21 Cincinnati
Mike Gleason, John Bunting & Rontina McCann
ESPN3
  7 p.m. Western Illinois at South Dakota State ESPN3
  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
ESPN
  8 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Louisiana-Monroe ESPN3
  9 p.m. Tennessee at No. 19 Mississippi State
Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Allison Williams
ESPN2
  9 p.m. No. 22 Texas A&M vs. No. 23 Louisiana Tech (from Shreveport)
Joe Davis & Kelly Stouffer
ESPNU

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

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