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College Football: 17 Games Featuring Undefeated or One-Loss Teams

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ESPN’s college football schedule this week will include 17 telecasts involving an undefeated or one-loss team. The weekday schedule is highlighted by an ESPN telecast pitting undefeated No. 3 Oregon at one-loss Arizona State in a Pac-12 showdown between Division leaders on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m. ET.

Highlights for Saturday, Oct. 20:

  • ESPN and ABC will each televise a game between ranked, one-loss teams: No. 6 LSU at No. 18 Texas A&M in a matchup between SEC West Division squads at noon on ESPN and No. 17 Texas Tech at No. 23 TCU in a Big 12 contest at 3:30 p.m. on ABC and ESPN2.
  • ESPN2 will televise unbeaten No. 8 Oregon State against Utah at 10:30 p.m.
  • The ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows 8 broadcast at 8 p.m. will feature regional coverage of two intrastate matchups: No. 14 Florida State at Miami (Fla.) and Baylor at No. 25 Texas.
  • ESPN platforms will carry eight of the remaining 12 undefeated teams: No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon, No. 8 Oregon State, No. 12 Mississippi State, No. 15 Rutgers, No. 16 Louisville, No. 21 Cincinnati and Ohio State.
  • ESPN and ESPN2 will each televise an unbeaten SEC team at 7 p.m.: No. 1 Alabama (at Tennessee) on ESPN and No. 12 Mississippi State (against Middle Tennessee) on ESPN2.
  • ESPN will offer coverage of all three remaining undefeated BIG EAST teams: No. 15 Rutgers (at Temple) at noon on ESPN3 and the BIG EAST Network, No. 16 Louisville (against South Florida) at 3:30 p.m. on ABC and ESPN3, and No. 21 Cincinnati (at 6-1 Toledo from the Mid-American Conference) at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.

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

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Tue, Oct 16 9 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at North Texas
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN2
Thu, Oct 18 7:30 p.m. Hampton at North Carolina Central
Joe Davis & Jay Walker
ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. North Alabama at West Georgia ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 3 Oregon at Arizona State
Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele
ESPN
Fri, Oct 19 8 p.m. Connecticut at Syracuse
Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele Hill
ESPN
Sat, Oct 20 Noon Purdue at Ohio State
Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Lewis Johnson
ABC & ESPN2 **
  Virginia Tech at No. 19 Clemson
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ABC & ESPN2 **
  Noon No. 6 LSU at No. 18 Texas A&M
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown
ESPN & ESPN 3D
  Noon Minnesota at Wisconsin
Tom Hart & John Congemi
ESPNU
  Noon Auburn at Vanderbilt
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  Noon No. 15 Rutgers at Temple
Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  Noon Northern Illinois at Akron
Michael Reghi & Doug Graber
ESPN3 *
  12:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Virginia ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  1 p.m. Army at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  1 p.m. Harvard at Princeton ESPN3
  1 p.m. Florida International at Troy ESPN3
  1:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Charleston Southern ESPN3
  2 p.m. San Jose State at Texas-San Antonio ESPN3
  3 p.m. Boston College at Georgia Tech ESPN3 *
  3 p.m. Western Carolina at Elon ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Nebraska at Northwestern
Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Maria Taylor
ABC & ESPN2 *
  No. 17 Texas Tech at No. 23 TCU
Dave Lamont & Kelly Stouffer
ABC & ESPN2 *
  South Florida at No. 16 Louisville
Mark Neely & Ray Bentley
ABC & ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. NC State at Maryland
Anish Shroff & Dan Hawkins
ESPNU
  3:30 p.m. Michigan State at Michigan
ESPN Radio
  3:30 p.m. Ball State at Central Michigan ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Buffalo
Bob Picozzi & Chris Doering
ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. Concord at Liberty ESPN3
  4 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Western Kentucky ESPN3
  4 p.m. Nicholls State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  4 p.m. Shorter at West Alabama ESPN3
  6 p.m. Colorado at No. 10 USC
ESPN Radio
  7 p.m. No. 1 Alabama at Tennessee
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN
  7 p.m. Middle Tennessee at No. 12 Mississippi State
Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN2
  7 p.m. North Carolina at Duke
Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Allison Williams
ESPNU
  7 p.m. No. 21 Cincinnati at Toledo ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 11 Georgia at Kentucky ESPN3 *
  7 p.m. Idaho at Louisiana Tech
Trey Bender & Jay Taylor
ESPN3
  8 p.m. Baylor at No. 25 Texas
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich
ABC & ESPN3 *
  No. 14 Florida State at Miami (Fla.)
Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
ABC & ESPN3 *
  10:30 p.m. Utah at No. 8 Oregon State
Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Shannon Spake
ESPN2
  10:30 p.m. South Carolina State at Florida A&M
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 6 p.m. ET & same day delay on ESPNU

ESPN will use BCS Standings through the remainder of the season

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