Press Releases

College Football

College Football: Four Conference Championships, No. 12 Kansas State at No. 7 Baylor and FCS Second Round Action

By     

Posted on

Note: Release includes College Football Playoff Rankings released on November 25

ESPN’s college football game schedule for this week will include multiple contests involving teams that are currently in the discussion for one of the four spots in the inaugural College Football Playoff, highlighted by four conference championship games and No. 12 Kansas State at No. 7 Baylor in prime time. ESPN3 will also carry all eight of the NCAA Division I Football Championship (FCS) second-round contests. Highlights:

 

  • The Saturday night lineup on December 6 will include two key matchups: undefeated No. 3 Florida State vs. ACC Coastal Division champion No. 16 Georgia Tech in the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN Radio, and two-loss No. 12 Kansas State at one-loss No. 7 Baylor on ESPN at 7:45 p.m. Also on Saturday, ESPN2 will televise Louisiana Tech at No. 24 Marshall in the Conference USA Championship Game at noon.
  • ESPN2 and ESPN Radio will each carry a conference championship on Friday, Dec. 5: Pac-12 South Division champion No. 11 Arizona vs. one-loss No. 2 Oregon, whose only loss of the season was to Arizona, in the 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game at 9 p.m. on ESPN Radio and Northern Illinois vs. Bowling Green in the 2014 Marathon MAC Football Championship on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.

 

ESPN’s extensive season-long coverage of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) – nearly 200 games involving more than 90 FCS programs – will continue on Saturday, Dec. 6, with all eight second-round NCAA Division I Football Championship matchups on ESPN3. Every second-round matchup will also be available on ESPN GamePlan. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will combine to carry the quarterfinals (Dec. 12-13), semifinals (Dec. 19-20) and Championship from Frisco, Texas (January 10).

 

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

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Dec 4 7:30 p.m. UCF at East Carolina
Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder
ESPN
Fri, Dec 5 7 p.m. 2014 Marathon MAC Football Championship: Northern Illinois vs. Bowling Green (Detroit)
Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN2
  9 p.m. 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game: No. 11 Arizona vs. No. 2 Oregon (Santa Clara, Calf.)
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN Radio
Sat, Dec 6 Noon Iowa State at No. 5 TCU
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
ABC
  Noon Houston at Cincinnati
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay
ESPN
  Noon Conference USA Championship Game: Louisiana Tech at No. 24 Marshall
Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2
  1 p.m. FCS Championship – Second Round: Fordham at New Hampshire
Bob Picozzi & Matt Chatham
ESPN3
  1 p.m. FCS Championship – Second Round: Indiana State at Chattanooga
Ryan Rose & Rocky Boiman
ESPN3
  1 p.m. FCS Championship – Second Round: Richmond at Coastal Carolina
Brock Bowling & Mickey Matthews
ESPN3
  2 p.m. FCS Championship – Second Round: Sam Houston State at Jacksonville State
Roy Philpott & Forrest Conoly
ESPN3
  2 p.m. FCS Championship – Second Round: Northern Iowa at Illinois State
Shawn Kenney & Al Groh
ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. FCS Championship – Second Round: South Dakota State at North Dakota State
Wayne Randazzo & Pat Hill
ESPN3
  4 p.m. 2014 SWAC Championship: Alcorn State vs. Southern (Houston)
Mark Neely, Jay Walker & Tiffany Greene
ESPNU
  4:30 p.m. FCS Championship – Second Round: Montana at Eastern Washington
Trey Bender & Darius Walker
ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. FCS Championship – Second Round: Liberty at Villanova
Jim Barbar & Dustin Fox
ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Temple at Tulane
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN2
  7:45 p.m. No. 12 Kansas State at No. 7 Baylor
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN
  8 p.m. 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game: No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 16 Georgia Tech (Charlotte)
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
Radio: Dave Flemming, Brock Huard & Shannon Spake
ABC & ESPN Radio

 -30-