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Posted by Michael Humes on October 2, 2012

Three Prime Time Games between Ranked Teams Highlights Television Schedule

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ESPN’s college football schedule this week will include telecasts of three matchups between ranked teams in prime time on Saturday, Oct. 6 highlighted by an ESPN doubleheader: No. 5 Georgia at No. 6 South Carolina at 7 p.m. ET followed by No. 23 Washington at No. 2 Oregon at 10:30 p.m. The ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows broadcast at 8 p.m. will pit No. 21 Nebraska at No. 12 Ohio State.

In addition, ESPN Radio will broadcast two games between undefeated, ranked squads on Saturday, Oct. 6: No. 4 LSU at No. 10 Florida at 3:30 p.m. and No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas at 7 p.m.

Overall, ESPN platforms will carry 16 of the 20 undefeated teams playing games this Saturday: No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 LSU, No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 South Carolina, No. 8 West Virginia, No. 10 Florida, No. 11 Texas, No. 12 Ohio State, No. 20 Mississippi State, No. 22 Rutgers, No. 24 Northwestern, Cincinnati, Louisiana Tech, Ohio and Texas Tech. There are 23 unbeaten teams total with Alabama, Louisville and University of Texas-San Antonio having bye weeks.

Additional highlights for Saturday, Oct. 6:

  • A showdown of Big 12 rivals at 3:30 p.m. will feature one-loss No. 17 Oklahoma at undefeated Texas Tech on ABC and ESPN2.
  • No. 24 Northwestern, leaders of the Big Ten Legends Division at 5-0, will visit Penn State, winners of three straight games, at noon on ESPN and ESPN 3D.
  • ESPNU will televise unbeaten No. 24 Rutgers against Connecticut at noon.
  • The ESPN2 prime time game at 8 p.m. will pit No. 3 Florida State at NC State.

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

DateTime (ET)Game / CommentatorsNetwork
Thu, Oct 47:30 p.m.Arkansas State at Florida International
Joe Davis & Jay Walker
ESPNU
 7:30 p.m.Midwestern State at West AlabamaESPN3
 9 p.m.No. 13 USC at Utah
Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele
ESPN
Fri, Oct 57 p.m.Pittsburgh at Syracuse
Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN
 10:15 p.m.Utah State at BYU
Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Shelley Smith
ESPN
Sat, Oct 6NoonNo. 24 Northwestern at Penn State
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown
ESPN & ESPN 3D
 NoonArkansas at Auburn
Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Tom Luginbill
ESPN2
 NoonConnecticut at No. 22 Rutgers
Tom Hart & John Congemi
ESPNU
 NoonNo. 20 Mississippi State at Kentucky
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 & SEC Network
 NoonSouth Florida at Temple
Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
 NoonBuffalo at Ohio
Michael Reghi & Doug Graber
ESPN3 *
 NoonAlbany at BryantESPN3
 12:30 p.m.Virginia Tech at North CarolinaESPN3 * & ACC Network
 1:30 p.m.Presbyterian at Virginia Military InstituteESPN3
 2 p.m.Youngstown State at North Dakota StateESPN3
 2 p.m.Southern Illinois at Illinois StateESPN3
 3 p.m.Virginia at DukeESPN3 *
 3 p.m.Central Michigan at Toledo
Mike Gleason & John Bunting
ESPN3
 3 p.m.Northern Illinois at Ball State
Jim Barbar & John Gregory
ESPN3
 3:30 p.m.No. 17 Oklahoma at Texas Tech
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich
ABC & ESPN2 **
  Illinois at Wisconsin
Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Maria Taylor
ABC & ESPN2 **
 3:30 p.m.Georgia Tech at No. 15 Clemson
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN
 3:30 p.m.Wake Forest at Maryland
Anish Shroff & Dan Hawkins
ESPNU
 3:30 p.m.No. 4 LSU at No. 10 Florida
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Allison Williams
ESPN Radio
 3:30 p.m.Louisiana-Monroe at Middle TennesseeESPN3
 3:30 p.m.Gardner-Webb at LibertyESPN3
 4 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston StateESPN3
 5 p.m.Tulane at Louisiana-LafayetteESPN3
 5 p.m.Southern at Alcorn StateESPN3
 7 p.m.No. 5 Georgia at No. 6 South Carolina
Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
ESPN
 7 p.m.Texas A&M at Ole Miss
Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Angela Mallen
ESPNU
 7 p.m.No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & Owen Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
 7 p.m.Vanderbilt at Missouri
Rich Hollenberg & Stan Lewter
ESPN3 *
 7 p.m.UNLV at Louisiana Tech
Trey Bender & Jay Taylor
ESPN3 *
 7 p.m.Miami (Ohio) at CincinnatiESPN3
 8 p.m.No. 21 Nebraska at No. 12 Ohio State
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ABC
 8 p.m.No. 3 Florida State at NC State
Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Shelley Smith
ESPN2
 10:30 p.m.No. 23 Washington at No. 2 Oregon
Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Lewis Johnson
ESPN
 10:30 p.m.Southern at Alcorn State
Joe Davis & Jay Walker
ESPNU ***

* 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 5 p.m. ET & same day delay on ESPNU

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