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College Football Week 7: No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson among the Eight Undefeated Teams on ESPN’s Networks


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  • ABC’s Saturday Night Football: Utah at No. 13 USC
  • Red River Showdown: No. 12 Oklahoma vs. Texas from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas
  • 8 Washington State and No. 5 Washington Both in Pac-12 Road Matchups; No. 11 Miami at Home vs. Georgia Tech in Pivotal ACC Matchup

ESPN’s networks will televise eight undefeated teams, including No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Georgia, No. 5 Washington and No. 8 Washington State during college football’s week 7, which includes both the Tigers and Cougars playing on Friday, Oct. 13 in an ESPN doubleheader.

No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Georgia Saturday in Primetime vs. SEC Foes
Alabama and Georgia, the two remaining unbeaten teams in the SEC, will both play conference home games in primetime on Saturday, with the Crimson Tide hosting Arkansas on ESPN (7:15 p.m.) and the Bulldogs welcoming in Missouri on SEC Network (7:30 p.m.).

Alabama attempts to extend the nation’s longest home FBS winning streak (15 games) while the Razorbacks look to win at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the first time since 2003.  Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the call of the game.

Georgia, under second year head coach Kirby Smart, is off to its best start since 2005 (6-0) as they will host Missouri for just the third time ever. Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, and Cole Cubelic will be at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., for the telecast.

Friday Night Doubleheader: Both No. 2 Clemson and No. 8 Washington State in Conference Road Matchups
The No. 2 Clemson Tigers will play on Friday, as the Tigers travel to Syracuse (7 p.m. on ESPN) for just the third time in school history for the teams’ sixth ever meeting. The Orange’s lone victory in the series came back in 1996. Following the matchup, No. 8 Washington State is at California (10:30 p.m. on ESPN) as the Cougars play as a top 10 team for the first time since 2003.

ABC’s Saturday Night Football: Live from Los Angeles; No. 5 Washington at Arizona State
ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Wells Fargo will televise from Los Angeles, as No. 13 USC hosts Utah in a Pac-12 South matchup. The Trojans are undefeated at home this season as they welcome in Utes to the LA Coliseum. Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay will call the game.

Washington, who has won its last eight Pac-12 conference road games, heads to Arizona State (10:45 p.m. on ESPN), the site of the Huskies last conference road loss back in 2015. Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill will be in Tempe, Arizona, for the game.

Red River Showdown and Pivotal ACC Conference Matchup Highlight Saturday Afternoon Action
The Red River Showdown featuring No. 12 Oklahoma and Texas from Dallas (ESPN) and No. 11 Miami (ABC) hosting Georgia Tech, both at 3:30 p.m., will highlight the Saturday afternoon slate.

Both the Sooners (Lincoln Riley) and Longhorns (Tom Herman) will have first year head coaches in the series that dates back to 1900. Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will be at the Cotton Bowl for the game.

The Yellow Jackets head to Miami with an undefeated conference record, tied with the Hurricanes atop the Coastal division. Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore and Quint Kessenich are in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Additional Ranked Teams on ESPN’s Networks:

  • No. 24 Texas Tech at West Virginia at noon (ESPNU)
  • No. 20 NC State at Pittsburgh at noon (ACC Network Extra)
  • No. 10 Auburn at LSU at 3:30 p.m. (ESPN Radio)
  • No. 25 Navy at Memphis at 3:45 p.m. (ESPNU)
  • No. 18 South Florida at Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

All games Saturday, Oct. 14, unless noted

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Wed, Oct 11 8 p.m. South Alabama at Troy
Kevin Negandhi, Rocky Boiman
Thu, Oct 12 7:30 p.m. Texas State at Louisiana
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley
Fri, Oct 13 7 p.m. No. 2 Clemson at Syracuse
Dave Lamont, Mack Brown, Jen Lada
  10:30 p.m. No. 8 Washington State at California
Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath
Sat, Oct 14 Noon No. 17 Michigan at Indiana
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
  South Carolina at Tennessee
Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra
  Florida State at Duke
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden
  No. 24 Texas Tech at West Virginia
Mike Couzens, John Congemi
  UConn at Temple
Bill Roth, Christian Ponder
  BYU at Mississippi State
David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
  No. 20 NC State at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  MidAmerica Nazarene at Baker ESPN3
  12:20 p.m. Boston College at Louisville ACC Network Extra
  12:30 p.m. Bloomsburg at West Chester ESPN3
   1 p.m. Findlay at Hillsdale ESPN3
  VMI at Furman ESPN3
  Davidson at Stetson ESPN3
  Holy Cross at Yale ESPN3
  Savannah State at Morgan State ESPN3
  2 p.m. Indiana (PA) at Slippery Rock ESPN3
  Hampton at Norfolk State ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Old Dominion at Marshall ESPN3
  3 p.m. Northern Iowa at South Dakota State ESPN3
  Indiana State at South Dakota ESPN3
  Illinois State at Southern Illinois ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 11 Miami
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessinich
  No. 12 Oklahoma at Texas
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
  Northwestern at Maryland
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones
  Vanderbilt at Ole Miss
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan
SEC Network
  No. 10 Auburn at LSU
Bill Rowsinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
  Virginia at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  Ohio at Bowling Green
Jim Barbar, Bobby Carpenter
  Miami (Ohio) at Kent State
Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry
  Toledo at Central Michigan
Dave Weekley, Marcus Ray
  Northern Illinois at Buffalo
Doug Sherman, Dustin Fox
  East Tennessee State at Western Carolina ESPN3
  3:45 No. 25 Navy at Memphis
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
  4 p.m. Houston at Tulsa

Shawn Kenney, Al Groh

  Abilene Christian at Nicholls ESPN3
  Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State ESPN3
  Missouri State at Western Illinois ESPN3
  5 p.m. Appalachian State at Idaho
Trey Bender, Jay Taylor
  Georgia State at Louisiana-Monroe
Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen
  6 p.m. New Mexico State at Georgia Southern
Matt Stewart, Tyoka Jackson
  Duquesne at Robert Morris ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Liberty ESPN3
  Wofford at The Citadel ESPN3
  7 p.m. Texas A&M at Florida
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
  UT San Antonio at North Texas ESPN3
  Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly
  Southeastern Louisiana at Houston Baptist ESPN3
  Stephen F. Austin at Central Arkansas ESPN3
  Mississippi College at Valdosta State ESPN3
  North Dakota State at Youngstown State ESPN3
  7:15 p.m. Arkansas at No. 1 Alabama
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
  7:30 p.m. Cincinnati at No. 18 South Florida
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey
  Missouri at No. 4 Georgia
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
8 p.m. Utah at No. 13 USC
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
10:15 p.m. Nevada at Colorado State
Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison
10:45 p.m. No. 5 Washington at Arizona State
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

Please note: Not all ESPN3 and ACC Network Extra games are exclusive


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