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College Football: Six Saturday Prime Time Telecasts including No. 3 Ole Miss, No. 4 Alabama & No. 5 Auburn


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ESPN’s college football game schedule for Saturday, Oct. 25, will include six prime time telecasts involving at least one ranked team, highlighted by three of the top five: undefeated No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 24 LSU (7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN), one-loss No. 4 Alabama at Tennessee (7:30 p.m. on ESPN2) and one-loss No. 5 Auburn against South Carolina (7:30 p.m. on SEC Network).

Saturday night matchups involving a ranked team include No. 13 Ohio State, with a 5-1 record, at Penn State on ABC at 8 p.m.; one-loss No. 14 Arizona State at Washington at 10:45 p.m. on ESPN; and No. 21 Clemson against Syracuse on ESPNU at 7 p.m.

The Saturday afternoon lineup will be highlighted by three one-loss ranked teams beginning with No. 11 Kansas State against Texas and No. 16 Nebraska against Rutgers at noon on ESPN and ESPN2, respectively. ABC will televise No. 8 Michigan State against Michigan at 3:30 p.m.

Virginia Tech Thursday Night Record
ESPN’s Thursday night telecast will pit Miami (Fla.) at Virginia Tech at 8 p.m. It will mark Virginia Tech’s second straight ESPN Thursday night game this season and the program’s 29th overall, the most among all programs. The Hokies – with a 20-8 overall record and 11-4 at home in Thursday night games – have never hosted the Hurricanes on the weeknight series, but have played them twice on the road, losing both (16-14 in 2008 and 30-12 in 2012). Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer spoke about playing Thursday night games while at ESPN this summer. 

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, 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
Tue, Oct 21 8 p.m. Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette
Mike Couzens, Ray Bentley & Laura Rutledge
Thu, Oct 23 7 p.m. Connecticut at No. 18 East Carolina
Anish Shroff & Kelly Stouffer
  8 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Virginia Tech
Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder
Fri, Oct 24 7 p.m. South Florida at Cincinnati
Dave Lamont & Ray Bentley
  7:30 p.m. Troy at South Alabama
Eamon McAnaney & Dan Hawkins
  9 p.m. BYU at Boise State
Dave Flemming, David Diaz-Infante & Allison Williams
Sat, Oct 25 Noon Texas at No. 11 Kansas State
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
  Noon Rutgers at No. 16 Nebraska
Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
  Noon Minnesota at Illinois
Clay Matvick & Anthony Becht
  Noon Memphis at SMU
Mike Couzens & Gene Chizik
  Noon UAB at Arkansas
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  12:30 p.m. North Carolina at Virginia ESPN3 *
  1 p.m. Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan
Dan Gutowsky & John Gregory
  1 p.m. Saint Francis at Sacred Heart ESPN3
  1 p.m. Harvard at Princeton ESPN3
  1:30 p.m. Samford at Furman ESPN3
  2 p.m. Ohio at Western Michigan
Michael Reghi & Dustin Fox
  2 p.m. Akron at Ball State
Jim Barbar & Mark Herrmann
  2 p.m. Georgia Southern at Georgia State
Matt Stewart & Pat Hill
  2 p.m. Massachusetts at Toledo * ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Kent State at Miami (Ohio)
Dave Weekley & Rocky Boiman
  2:30 p.m. Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois ESPN3
  3 p.m. Youngstown State at South Dakota State ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Michigan at No. 8 Michigan State
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay
  3:30 p.m. No. 22 West Virginia at Oklahoma State
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Quint Kessenich
  3:30 p.m. Oregon State at Stanford
Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen & Jeannine Edwards
  3:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh
Adam Amin, John Congemi & Cara Capuano
  3:30 p.m. Boston College at Wake Forest ESPN3 *
  3:30 p.m. Central Michigan at Buffalo
Doug Sherman & Jerod Cherry
  3:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Liberty ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. 2014 Magic City Classic: Alabama A&M at Alabama State (Birmingham, Ala.)
Mark Neely & Jay Walker
  3:30 p.m. Holy Cross at Lafayette ESPN3 *
  4 p.m. UNLV at Utah State
Mike Corey & Rene Ingoglia
  4 p.m. Vanderbilt at Missouri
Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb & Kayce Smith
SEC Network
  4 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3 *
  7 p.m. Syracuse at No. 21 Clemson
Anish Shroff & Kelly Stouffer
  7 p.m. West Georgia at North Alabama ESPN3
  7 p.m. Indiana State at Southern Illinois ESPN3
  7 p.m. Texas State at Louisiana-Monroe
Drew Fellios & Forrest Conoly
  7:15 p.m. No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 24 LSU
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
  7:30 p.m. No. 4 Alabama at Tennessee
Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard & Shannon Spake
  7:30 p.m. South Carolina at No. 5 Auburn
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer & Maria Taylor
SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 13 Ohio State at Penn State
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
  8 p.m. Nicholls State at Houston Baptist ESPN3
  10:45 p.m. No. 14 Arizona State at Washington
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore & Jessica Mendoza

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