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College Football: 11 of Top 15 Teams across ESPN Networks
ESPN will provide a Saturday tripleheader of marquee matchups on September 7.

[via press release from ESPN]

College Football: 11 of Top 15 Teams across ESPN Networks

The second week of the college football season will include 49 games across ESPN networks, highlighted by 11 of the top 15 teams in the Associated Press poll on the schedule. The lineup also includes 19 games available exclusively on ESPN3, surpassing the network's previous high of 17 exclusive contests. Schedule highlights:

· ESPN will provide a Saturday tripleheader of marquee matchups on September 7 that includes historic rivalries, two matchups between ranked teams and the second night game ever at Michigan's legendary Michigan Stadium:

· No. 12 Florida will visit intrastate rival Miami at noon ET, marking the first game between the programs since 2008.

· No. 6 South Carolina will take on SEC East Division rival No. 11 Georgia at 4:30 p.m.

· No. 17 Michigan will host No. 14 Notre Dame at 8 p.m. It will be the second night game at the Big House since its opening in 1927. The first, a 35-31 victory over Notre Dame in 2011, was televised by ESPN.

· ABC's Saturday afternoon telecast will include No. 2 Oregon (at Virginia) and No. 3 Ohio State (against San Diego State) at 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 will offer reverse mirror coverage of the games on ABC.

· ESPN2 and ESPNU will televise night games with ranked programs, both beginning at 7 p.m.: No. 9 LSU against UAB on ESPNU and No. 15 Texas at BYU on ESPN2.

· ESPN3's 19 exclusive games include action involving No. 8 Louisville against Eastern Kentucky (noon), Virginia Tech against Western Carolina (1:30 p.m.), Boise State against Tennessee-Martin (3 p.m.), Duke at Memphis (4:30 p.m.) and NC State against Richmond (6 p.m.).

· The Longhorn Network will present a special production telecast of Texas at BYU. Director's Chair: Texas at BYU will feature a mosaic of six camera angles, providing fans with a unique director's view of the game. The Texas-centric supplement to the ESPN2 telecast will include commentary from ESPN2's commentators.

· SEC TV - ESPN's SEC syndication package launched in 2009 and previously referred to in local markets as "SEC Network" - will offer Western Kentucky, coming off a victory over Kentucky, at Tennessee at 12:21 p.m. ESPN3 will provide coverage of the game outside of the SEC territory.

· ESPN Goal Line network will offer unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college football games every Saturday beginning at noon. Goal Line is currently available to Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cox, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast and Midcontinent Communications customers.

All games will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, Longhorn Network and ESPN Radio Schedule

Fri, Sep 6 8 p.m. Wake Forest at Boston College Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams ESPN2

Sat, Sep 7 Noon No. 12 Florida at Miami (Fla.) Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill ESPN Cincinnati at Illinois Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich ESPN2 South Florida at Michigan State Tom Hart & John Congemi ESPNU Eastern Kentucky at No. 8 Louisville Dave Weekley, John Gregory & Rotina McCann ESPN3 Bowling Green at Kent State Michael Reghi & Doug Graber ESPN3 * Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky ESPN3 & RSN * Houston at Temple Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod ESPN3 & RSN * Clark Atlanta at West Alabama ESPN3 12:21 p.m. Western Kentucky at Tennessee Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano ESPN3 & SEC TV * 12:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at North Carolina ESPN3 & ACC Network * South Carolina State at No. 4 Clemson ESPN3 & RSN * 1 p.m. Army at Ball State Trey Bender & Mark Herrmann ESPN3 1:30 p.m. Western Carolina at Virginia Tech John Sadak, John Bunting & Cat Whitehill ESPN3 2 p.m. Maine at Massachusetts Bob Picozzi & Brian Kinchen ESPN3 Tennessee-Chattanooga at Georgia State Dave Popkin & Stan Lewter ESPN3 3 p.m. Tennessee-Martin at Boise State Jim Barbar & Kevin O'Connell ESPN3 New Hampshire at Central Michigan Wayne Randazzo & Dustin Fox ESPN3 3:30 p.m. San Diego State at No. 3 Ohio State Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake ABC & ESPN2 ** No. 2 Oregon at Virginia Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards ABC & ESPN2 ** Toledo at Missouri Anish Shroff & Kelly Stouffer ESPNU Alcorn State at Mississippi State Mike Morgan, Cole Cubelic & Paul Carcaterra ESPN3 * 4 p.m. Old Dominion at Maryland Beth Mowins & Joey Galloway ESPNEWS 4:30 p.m. No. 6 South Carolina at No. 11 Georgia Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe ESPN Duke at Memphis Joel Meyers & Al Groh ESPN3 5 p.m. Ferris State at North Dakota State ESPN3 6 p.m. Richmond at NC State Shawn Kenney, KC Keeler & Sarah Stankavidge ESPN3 James Madison at Akron Frank Giardina & Jerrod Cherry ESPN3 Furman at Coastal Carolina ESPN3 Wofford at Citadel ESPN3 Alabama State at Jackson State Joe Davis & Jay Walker ESPN3 ^ 7 p.m. No. 15 Texas at BYU Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor ESPN2 & Longhorn Network UAB at No. 9 LSU Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport ESPNU North Texas at Ohio Keith Morehouse & Peter Vaas ESPN3 Nicholls State at Western Michigan Dan Gutowsky & Forrest Connoly ESPN3 Prairie View A&M at Texas State Brock Bowling & Jay Taylor ESPN3 Savannah State at Troy Drew Fellios & Roland Williams ESPN3 Grambling State at Louisiana-Monroe Roy Philpott & Barrett Brooks ESPN3 Southeast Missouri State at Ole Miss ESPN3 Samford at Arkansas ESPN3 Sam Houston State at No. 7 Texas A&M ESPN3 South Dakota at Kansas ESPN3 Monmouth at Liberty ESPN3 7:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Auburn ESPN3 & RSN * Austin Peay at Vanderbilt Matt Stewart, Chris Doering & Angela Mallen ESPN3 & RSN * 8 p.m. No. 14 Notre Dame at No. 17 Michigan Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox ESPN Montana State at SMU Tyler Denning & Pete Najarian ESPN3 10 p.m. Cal Poly at Fresno State Peter Young & Corey Chavous ESPN3 10:30 p.m. Washington State at No. 25 USC Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN Radio

* Local blackout may apply

** Reverse mirror in which ESPN2 will regionalize two games on ABC to markets not receiving the telecast

^ Available on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m.

  [september 2013]  


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