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ESPN's College Football Schedule This Week: No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma & No. 11 Mississippi State at No. 1 Alabama in Prime Time
The networks of ESPN detail their schedules for the coming weekend.

[via press release from ESPN]

No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma & No. 11 Mississippi State at No. 1 Alabama in Prime Time

ESPN's college football schedule this week will be highlighted by two Saturday night telecasts matching ranked teams with all four in the top 11 of the BCS standings:

· ABC will broadcast undefeated No. 5 Notre Dame at one-loss No. 8 Oklahoma as part of the Saturday Night Football series at 8 p.m. ET. Notre Dame has defeated Oklahoma eight of the nine all-time meetings against the Sooners, including the last meeting in 1999.

· ESPN will televise No. 11 Mississippi State at No. 1 Alabama in a showdown of unbeaten SEC teams at 8:30 p.m. Mississippi State, at 7-0, has had its best start to a season since 1999 and won its first seven games for only the second time in 113 years of playing football. Alabama has won eight of the last 10 games against the Bulldogs.

Overall, ESPN platforms will offer coverage of seven of the remaining 11 undefeated teams: No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 11 Mississippi State, No. 15 Rutgers, No. 16 Louisville, No. 24 Ohio and Ohio State. Additional highlights:

· An ESPN Friday night matchup on October 26 will pit one-loss Cincinnati at undefeated BIG EAST foe No. 16 Louisville at 8 p.m.

· ESPN will televise unbeaten Ohio State at a Penn State squad that has won five straight since opening the season 0-2 on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m.

· ESPN3 will provide coverage of Kent State, with a 6-1 record, at undefeated No. 15 Rutgers on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3:30 p.m.

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

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network

Tue, Oct 23

8 p.m. Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette Joe Tessitore & Desmond Howard ESPN2

Thu, Oct 25

7:30 p.m. No. 18 Clemson at Wake Forest Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele ESPN

7:30 p.m. Delaware State at Morgan State Joe Davis & Jay Walker ESPNU

7:30 p.m. Valdosta State at Shorter ESPN3

Fri, Oct 26

8 p.m. Cincinnati at No. 16 Louisville Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele Hill ESPN

Sat, Oct 27 Noon Tennessee at No. 13 South Carolina Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown ESPN & ESPN 3D

Noon Iowa at Northwestern Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Lewis Johnson ESPN2

Noon Kentucky at Missouri Tom Hart & John Congemi ESPNU

Noon Ole Miss at Arkansas Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano ESPN3 & SEC Network

Noon Temple at Pittsburgh Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul Carcaterra ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network

Noon Northern Illinois at Western Michigan Michael Reghi & Doug Graber ESPN3 *

12:30 p.m. NC State at North Carolina ESPN3 * & ACC Network

1 p.m. Maryland at Boston College Shawn Kenney & John Bunting ESPN3

1 p.m. Stony Brook at Presbyterian ESPN3

1:30 p.m. The Citadel at Wofford ESPN3

1:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Charleston Southern ESPN3

2 p.m. Utah State at Texas-San Antonio Jonathan Yardley & Forrest Conoly ESPN3

2 p.m. South Dakota at Indiana State ESPN3

3 p.m. BYU at Georgia Tech ESPN3

3 p.m. Youngstown State at South Dakota State ESPN3

3:30 p.m. Michigan State at No. 25 Wisconsin Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards ABC & ESPN2 * No. 9 USC at Arizona Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor ABC & ESPN2 *

3:30 p.m. Duke at No. 12 Florida State Anish Shroff, Dan Hawkins & Tom Luginbill ESPNU

3:30 p.m. Kent State at No. 15 Rutgers Mike Corey & Rene Ingoglia ESPN3 *

3:30 p.m. No. 24 Ohio at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3 *

3:30 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green Greg Franke & Tom Cole ESPN3

3:30 p.m. North Texas at Middle Tennessee ESPN3

3:30 p.m. Liberty at Coastal Carolina ESPN3

4 p.m. Sam Houston State at Lamar ESPN3

5:30 p.m. Ohio State at Penn State Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich ESPN

6 p.m. Western Kentucky at Florida International Drew Fellios & Warrick Dunn ESPN3

7 p.m. No. 20 Texas A&M at Auburn Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Allison Williams ESPNU

7 p.m. Syracuse at South Florida Mike Gleason & John Gregory ESPN3

7 p.m. Massachusetts at Vanderbilt ESPN3 *

8 p.m. No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox ABC

8 p.m. No. 22 Michigan at Nebraska ESPN: Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN2 & ESPN Radio

8 p.m. Louisiana Tech at New Mexico State ESPN3

8 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at McNeese State ESPN3

8 p.m. West Texas A&M at West Georgia ESPN3

8:30 p.m. No. 11 Mississippi State at No. 1 Alabama Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe ESPN

10:30 p.m. Magic City Classic: Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State (from Birmingham) 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 3:30 p.m. ET & same day delay on ESPNU

ESPN will use BCS Standings through the remainder of the season

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