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College Football: 11 of 17 Undefeated Teams & Three Matchups between Ranked Squads

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ESPN’s college football game schedule for this week will include 11 of the remaining 17 undefeated teams, highlighted by three telecasts between programs in the top 25 rankings and two between unbeaten teams. Overall, ESPN platforms will televise games involving 17 of the top 25 ranked teams.

  • ESPN & ABC will combine to televise three games between ranked teams on Saturday, Oct. 4 beginning at noon with No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 12 Mississippi State in a matchup of unbeaten SEC squads on ESPN. Saturday night matchups will include No. 15 LSU at undefeated No. 5 Auburn at 7 p.m. on ESPN and unbeaten No. 19 Nebraska at No. 10 Michigan State on ABC at 8 p.m.
  • ESPN’s weeknight lineup – highlighted by Thursday and Friday doubleheaders – will include three undefeated teams, highlighted by a showdown between two from the Pac-12: Arizona at No. 2 Oregon on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 p.m. The second game of the doubleheader on Friday, Oct. 3 will showcase undefeated No. 18 BYU against Utah State at 10:15 p.m.
  • ABC will carry two of the undefeated teams in a split regional telecast on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 3:30 p.m.: No. 1 Florida State against Wake Forest and No. 7 Baylor at Texas.
  • ESPN2’s Saturday night game will include undefeated Georgia Tech against Miami (Fla.) at 7:30 p.m. while ESPN’s late Saturday telecast at 10:30 p.m. will pit unbeaten No. 8 UCLA against Utah.

ESPN Goal Line network will offer unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college football games every Saturday noon to midnight. Zubin Mehenti will host the coverage with analyst Pete Najarian.

Every ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3, SEC Network and Longhorn Network game will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Roku devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, SEC Network and ESPN Radio Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game/Announcers Network
Thu, Oct 2 7 p.m. Central Florida at Houston
Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Kayce Smith
ESPN
  7 p.m. Delta State at Florida Tech ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Alabama State at Alcorn State
Mark Neely & Jay Walker
ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Arizona at No. 2 Oregon
Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder
ESPN
Fri, Oct 3 7 p.m. Louisville at Syracuse
Ryan Ruocco, Danny Kanell & Niki Noto
ESPN
  10:15 p.m. Utah State at No. 18 BYU
Dave Flemming, Mike Bellotti & Allison Williams
ESPN
Sat, Oct 4 Noon No. 20 Ohio State at Maryland
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay
ABC
  Noon No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 12 Mississippi State
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
ESPN
  Noon Purdue at Illinois
Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2
  Noon SMU at No. 22 East Carolina
Adam Amin & John Congemi
ESPNU
  Noon Florida at Tennessee
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer & Maria Taylor
SEC Network
  12:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at North Carolina ESPN3 *
  1 p.m. Clarion at Mercyhurst ESPN3 *
  1:30 p.m. Charlotte at Gardner-Webb ESPN3
  1:30 p.m. The Citadel at Wofford ESPN3
  2 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Akron
Michael Reghi & Jerod Cherry
ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Massachusetts at Miami (Ohio)
Jim Barbar & Mickey Matthews
ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. No. 7 Baylor at Texas
Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen & Quint Kessenich
ABC & ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 1 Florida State
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ABC & ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. No. 17 Wisconsin at Northwestern
Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Dawn Davenport
ESPN2
  3:30 p.m. NC State at Clemson
Anish Shroff & Kelly Stouffer
ESPNU
  3:30 p.m. Buffalo at Bowling Green ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. Ohio at Central Michigan
Dave Weekley & John Gregory
ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic: South Carolina State vs. North Carolina A&T (Atlanta)
Mark Neely & Jay Walker
ESPN3 ^
  4 p.m. Vanderbilt at No. 13 Georgia
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  4 p.m. Tennessee-Martin at Jacksonville State ESPN3
  4 p.m. Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3 *
  4 p.m. North Dakota State at Western Illinois ESPN3 *
  5 p.m. Kent State at Northern Illinois
Shawn Kenney & Bob Chmeil
ESPN3
  6 p.m. South Alabama at Appalachian State
Matt Stewart, Al Groh & Tiffany Greene
ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 5 Auburn
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN
  7 p.m. Texas Tech at No. 13 Kansas State
Clay Matvick, Anthony Becht & Cara Capuano
ESPNU
  7 p.m. Toledo at Western Michigan
Dan Gutowsky & Dustin Fox
ESPN3
  7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State
Brock Bowling & Wayne Gandy
ESPN3
  7 p.m. Georgia State at Louisiana-Lafayette
Drew Fellios & Forest Conoly
ESPN3
  7 p.m. Idaho at Texas State
Joel Meyers & Rene Ingoglia
ESPN3
  7 p.m. Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Furman ESPN3 *
  7 p.m. Richmond at Liberty ESPN3 *
  7:30 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Georgia Tech
Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard & Shannon Spake
ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. South Carolina at Kentucky
Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb & Heather Mitts
SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. Arizona State at No. 16 USC
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN Radio
  7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Virginia ESPN3 *
  8 p.m. No. 19 Nebraska at No. 10 Michigan State
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
ABC
  8 p.m. UNLV at San Jose State
Mike Couzens & Dan Hawkins
ESPNEWS
  8 p.m. Georgia Southern at New Mexico State ESPN3 *
  10:30 p.m. Utah at No. 8 UCLA
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN

* Local blackout may apply
^ Available on ESPNU at 10 p.m.

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