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Three Prime Time Games between Ranked Teams Highlights Television Schedule
The networks of ESPN detail their lineups for the upcoming weekend.

[via press release from ESPN]

Three Prime Time Games between Ranked Teams Highlights Television Schedule

ESPN's college football schedule this week will include telecasts of three matchups between ranked teams in prime time on Saturday, Oct. 6 highlighted by an ESPN doubleheader: No. 5 Georgia at No. 6 South Carolina at 7 p.m. ET followed by No. 23 Washington at No. 2 Oregon at 10:30 p.m. The ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows broadcast at 8 p.m. will pit No. 21 Nebraska at No. 12 Ohio State.

In addition, ESPN Radio will broadcast two games between undefeated, ranked squads on Saturday, Oct. 6: No. 4 LSU at No. 10 Florida at 3:30 p.m. and No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas at 7 p.m.

Overall, ESPN platforms will carry 16 of the 20 undefeated teams playing games this Saturday: No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 LSU, No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 South Carolina, No. 8 West Virginia, No. 10 Florida, No. 11 Texas, No. 12 Ohio State, No. 20 Mississippi State, No. 22 Rutgers, No. 24 Northwestern, Cincinnati, Louisiana Tech, Ohio and Texas Tech. There are 23 unbeaten teams total with Alabama, Louisville and University of Texas-San Antonio having bye weeks.

Additional highlights for Saturday, Oct. 6:

· A showdown of Big 12 rivals at 3:30 p.m. will feature one-loss No. 17 Oklahoma at undefeated Texas Tech on ABC and ESPN2.

· No. 24 Northwestern, leaders of the Big Ten Legends Division at 5-0, will visit Penn State, winners of three straight games, at noon on ESPN and ESPN 3D.

· ESPNU will televise unbeaten No. 24 Rutgers against Connecticut at noon.

· The ESPN2 primetime game at 8 p.m. will pit No. 3 Florida State at NC State.

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

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network

Thu, Oct 4 7:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Florida International Joe Davis & Jay Walker ESPNU 7:30 p.m. Midwestern State at West Alabama ESPN3 9 p.m. No. 13 USC at Utah Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele ESPN

Fri, Oct 5 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Syracuse Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer & Paul Carcaterra ESPN 10:15 p.m. Utah State at BYU Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Shelley Smith ESPN

Sat, Oct 6 Noon No. 24 Northwestern at Penn State Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown ESPN & ESPN 3D Noon Arkansas at Auburn Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Tom Luginbill ESPN2 Noon Connecticut at No. 22 Rutgers Tom Hart & John Congemi ESPNU Noon No. 20 Mississippi State at Kentucky Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano ESPN3 & SEC Network Noon South Florida at Temple Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul Carcaterra ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network Noon Buffalo at Ohio Michael Reghi & Doug Graber ESPN3 * Noon Albany at Bryant ESPN3 12:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at North Carolina ESPN3 * & ACC Network 1:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Virginia Military Institute ESPN3 2 p.m. Youngstown State at North Dakota State ESPN3 2 p.m. Southern Illinois at Illinois State ESPN3 3 p.m. Virginia at Duke ESPN3 * 3 p.m. Central Michigan at Toledo Mike Gleason & John Bunting ESPN3 3 p.m. Northern Illinois at Ball State Jim Barbar & John Gregory ESPN3 3:30 p.m. No. 17 Oklahoma at Texas Tech Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich ABC & ESPN2 ** Illinois at Wisconsin Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Maria Taylor ABC & ESPN2 ** 3:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 15 Clemson Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards ESPN 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Maryland Anish Shroff & Dan Hawkins ESPNU 3:30 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 10 Florida Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Allison Williams ESPN Radio 3:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Middle Tennessee ESPN3 3:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Liberty ESPN3 4 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State ESPN3 5 p.m. Tulane at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3 5 p.m. Southern at Alcorn State ESPN3 7 p.m. No. 5 Georgia at No. 6 South Carolina Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox ESPN 7 p.m. Texas A&M at Ole Miss Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Angela Mallen ESPNU 7 p.m. No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & Owen Fitzsimmons ESPN Radio 7 p.m. Vanderbilt at Missouri Rich Hollenberg & Stan Lewter ESPN3 * 7 p.m. UNLV at Louisiana Tech Trey Bender & Jay Taylor ESPN3 * 7 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati ESPN3 8 p.m. No. 21 Nebraska at No. 12 Ohio State Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe ABC 8 p.m. No. 3 Florida State at NC State Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Shelley Smith ESPN2 10:30 p.m. No. 23 Washington at No. 2 Oregon Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Lewis Johnson ESPN 10:30 p.m. Southern at Alcorn State 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 5 p.m. ET & same day delay on ESPNU

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