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College Football’s Week 8 Features a Dozen Ranked Teams Across ESPN Networks and CFB Primetime with The Pat McAfee Show for No. 24 Mississippi State at No. 6 Alabama

ESPN’s industry-leading college football coverage welcomes a dozen ranked squads in Week 8 and the final regular season edition of the CFB Primetime with The Pat McAfee Show alternate telecast. In all, nearly 40 matchups, including a trio of ranked-vs.-ranked clashes, are set for ESPN networks beginning Wednesday, Oct. 19.

ESPN’s lead commentary crew of Chris FowlerKirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe will have the call of No. 24 Mississippi State at No. 6 Alabama, Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The trio will be joined by Todd McShay providing NFL Draft analysis and insight on the sport’s top pro prospects. CFB Primetime with The Pat McAfee Show will offer an alternate telecast of Bulldogs-Crimson Tide on ESPN2, while the SEC West showdown will also be supplemented by both the Command Center and SkyCast on the ESPN App. 

Saturday’s ABC lineup kicks off with a battle of ACC unbeatens featuring No. 14 Syracuse at No. 5 Clemson at noon, with Sean McDonoughTodd Blackledge and Molly McGrath on the call. At 3:30 p.m. on ABC, Big 12 foes No. 20 Texas and No. 11 Oklahoma State face off in Stillwater featuring Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek and Tom Luginbill calling the action. On ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital OneJoe TessitoreGreg McElroy and Katie George will provide commentary for the Big Ten tussle between Minnesota and No. 16 Penn State – the Nittany Lions’ annual marquee White Out game under the lights at Beaver Stadium – at 7:30 p.m. The primetime presentation will be amplified by the AT&T SkyCast on the ESPN App. 

Kicking off the day’s action on ESPN is No. 21 Cincinnati on the road at SMU at noon, as Mark JonesRobert Griffin III and Quint Kessenich call the 4K Game of the Week. A Big Ten battle is slated for ESPN at 3:30 p.m., as Bob WischusenDan Orlovsky and Kris Budden provide commentary for Purdue at Wisconsin. In Pac-12 After Dark action, Dave FlemmingRod Gilmore and Tiffany Blackmon will announce Washington at California at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN.

ESPN’s college networks feature a pair of top 15 teams in Week 8. At noon on SEC Network, third-ranked Tennessee looks to continue its historic campaign with a matchup against in-state opponent UT Martin, featuring Taylor ZarzourMatt Stinchcomb and Alyssa Lang on the call. At 3:30 p.m. on ACC Network, Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich and Lericia Harris are on the mic for Boston College at No. 13 Wake Forest.

Additional Programming Highlights:

For updates to programming schedules and game assignments, please visit ESPNPressRoom.com.

DateTime (ET)Game/CommentatorsNetwork
Wed, Oct 197:30 p.m.Georgia State at Appalachian State
Drew Carter, Aaron Murray, Marilyn Payne
ESPN2
Thu, Oct 207:30 p.m.Virginia at Georgia Tech
Matt Barrie, Louis Riddick, Harry Lyles Jr.
ESPN
 Troy at South Alabama
Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Taylor Davis 
ESPNU
Fri, Oct 217 p.m.Princeton at Harvard
Eric Frede, Jack Ford
ESPNU
7:30 p.m.Tulsa at Temple
Roy Philpott, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2
Sat, Oct 22NoonNo. 14 Syracuse at No. 5 Clemson
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Molly McGrath
ABC
 No. 21 Cincinnati at SMU
Mark Jones, Robert Griffin III, Quint Kessenich
ESPN
  Kansas at Baylor
Anish Shroff, Brock Osweiler, Taylor McGregor 
ESPN2
  Houston at Navy
Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman, Dawn Davenport 
ESPNU
  UT Martin at No. 3 Tennessee
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
  Akron at Kent State
Doug Sherman, Forrest Conoly
ESPN+
 12:30 p.m.Duke at MiamiESPN3
 1 p.m.Toledo at Buffalo
Michael Reghi, Tyoka Jackson
ESPN+
  Bowling Green at Central Michigan
Dan Gutowsky, Adam Breneman
ESPN3
 1:30 p.m.North Carolina Central at South Carolina State
Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker
ESPN3*
 2 p.m.Eastern Michigan at Ball State
Jim Barbar, Marcus Ray
ESPN+
  Northern Illinois at Ohio
Anthony Lima, Ryan Cavanaugh
ESPN+
 3 p.m.No. 7 Ole Miss at LSU
Mike Couzens, Max Starks, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
  Rice at Louisiana TechESPN+
 3:30 p.m.No. 20 Texas at No. 11 Oklahoma State
Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill
ABC
  Purdue at Wisconsin
Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Kris Budden 
ESPN
  Memphis at No. 25 Tulane
Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Stormy Buonantony
ESPN2
  BYU at Liberty
Kevin Brown, Hutson Mason
ESPNU
  Boston College at No. 13 Wake Forest
Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Lericia Harris
ACC Network
  Florida International at CharlotteESPN3
  Georgia Southern at Old DominionESPN+
  Marshall at James MadisonESPN+
 4 p.m.Vanderbilt at Missouri
Dave Neal, Deuce McAllister, Andraya Carter 
SEC Network
  Florida Atlantic at UTEPESPN+
 5 p.m.Arkansas State at LouisianaESPN+
  Southern Miss at Texas StateESPN+
 7 p.m.No. 24 Mississippi State at No. 6 Alabama
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe, Todd McShay
ESPN
  CFB Primetime with The Pat McAfee Show:
No. 24 Mississippi State at No. 6 Alabama
Pat McAfee & Guests
ESPN2
 7:30 p.m.Minnesota at No. 16 Penn State
Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Katie George 
ABC
  UCF at East Carolina
John Schriffen, Rene Ingoglia
ESPNU
  Texas A&M at South Carolina
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
 8 p.m.Pittsburgh at Louisville
Wes Durham, Tim Hasselbeck, Kelsey Riggs
ACC Network
 10:30 p.m.Washington at California
Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Tiffany Blackmon
ESPN
 11 p.m.Montana at Sacramento State
Brian Custer, Dustin Fox, Jalyn Johnson
ESPN2

*Tape delayed on ESPNU at 11 p.m. Saturday

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Crucial Conference Clashes Take Center Stage on ESPN Networks, 15 Ranked Teams and Nearly 50 Games Highlight ESPN’s Week 11 College Football Schedule

Big Ten tussles between No. 7 Michigan and Penn State, Purdue and No. 5 Ohio State – both on ABC

SEC West on the line in primetime on ESPN, featuring No. 14 Texas A&M at No. 16 Ole Miss

Additional key matchups: No. 17 Mississippi State at No. 13 Auburn, No. 19 NC State at No. 9 Wake Forest, No. 10 Notre Dame at Virginia, Northwestern at No. 21 Wisconsin

Week 11 of the 2021 college football season features 15 of the CFP Top 25 – including three matchups with ranked teams on both sides of the ball – in action on ESPN networks. In total, nearly 50 games are slated for ESPN platforms, with every game available on the ESPN App.

ESPN’s Saturday primetime game features a big SEC West battle, as No. 14 Texas A&M takes on No. 16 Ole Miss in Oxford. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Radio, with Chris FowlerKirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe on TV, and Marc Kestecher and Ben Hartsock announcing the action on ESPN Radio. The Aggies-Rebels showdown will be supplemented by the AT&T 5G SkyCast and the Great Clips Command Center on ESPN3 and the ESPN App. The game will be amplified by ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot from The Grove on Saturday morning (9am – noon, ESPN & ESPNU).

A trio of top-10 teams are set for the spotlight on ABC in Week 11. A B1G Saturday kicks off ABC afternoon action, with a quartet of Big Ten teams scheduled for conference contests. Penn State hosts No. 7 Michigan at noon, with Sean McDonoughDan Orlovsky and Molly McGrath on the call. At 3:30 p.m., Purdue looks to knock off fifth-ranked Ohio State, with Joe TessitoreGreg McElroy and Katie George commentating from Columbus.

ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One features No. 10 Notre Dame on the road against Virginia. The primetime presentation is set for 7:30 p.m. on ABC and ESPN Radio, with Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek and Tom Luginbill on ABC and Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones and Ian Fitzsimmons on the ESPN Radio call from Charlottesville.

In addition to the seventh-ranked Wolverines, several ranked squads are slated for noon kickoffs on Saturday. On ESPN, another SEC West showdown is set between No. 17 Mississippi State and No. 13 Auburn. Bob Wischusen, Jordan Rodgers and Kris Budden are announcing the action from The Plains. On ESPN2, No. 21 Wisconsin hosts Big Ten foe Northwestern featuring Clay MatvickRocky Boiman and Tiffany Blackmon on the mic. On SEC Network, second-ranked Alabama welcomes New Mexico State to T-Town, with Taylor ZarzourMatt Stinchcomb and Alyssa Lang calling the Aggies-Crimson Tide contest.

In primetime on ESPN2, No. 18 Kentucky visits Vanderbilt Stadium to face the Dores at 7pm, with Anish ShroffMike Golic Jr. and Taylor McGregor on the call. ACC Network is home to the third ranked vs. ranked matchup of the day on ESPN networks, as No. 9 Wake Forest plays host to in-state ACC rival NC State. The 19th-ranked Wolfpack are set to take on the Demon Deacons at 7:30pm, with Dave O’BrienTim Hasselbeck and Kelsey Riggs announcing the ACC action.

ESPN’s robust schedule of ranked games kicks off Thursday with No. 25 Pittsburgh hosting North Carolina. Matt BarrieRoddy Jones and Katie George will be on the ESPN call at 7:30 p.m. Friday night features a primetime battle between No. 6 Cincinnati and American rival South Florida on ESPN2. Set for 6pm, Jason BenettiAndre Ware and Paul Carcaterra will be providing commentary. Closing out live CFB coverage Saturday on ESPN is No. 4 Oregon welcoming Washington State to Autzen Stadium. Dave FlemmingRod Gilmore and Stormy Buonantony are slated to announce the Pac-12 After Dark action.

ESPN Networks – Additional Week 11 Highlights

  • Secretaries’ Cup: Merchant Marine Academy vs. Coast Guard Academy: Saturday at noon,  ESPN3
    • Talent: Robert Lee, Craig Haubert
  • SIAC Championship: Albany State vs. Miles College: Saturday at 3 p.m., ESPN3
    • Talent: Drew Carter, Charles Arbuckle
  • Southern Miss at UTSA: Saturday at 3:30 p.m., ESPN+
  • Jackson State at Southern: Saturday at 7 p.m., ESPN3
    • Talent: Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker

College Football Playoff Top 25 Revealed on Tuesday at State Farm Champions Classic

In a college football season filled with upsets and thrillers, ESPN will exclusively reveal the second week of the College Football Playoff Top 25 with the College Football Playoff Top 25 Ranking Show Presented by Goodyear on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at approximately 9 p.m. between State Farm Champions Classic men’s college basketball games. Rece Davis will host the show live from New York City, joined by college football analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Joey Galloway and David Pollack.

College Football on ESPN+

ESPN+ features 50 college football games this week, including action from the SEC, American, Conference USA and Sun Belt. Highlights from this week’s ESPN+ college football original programming include:

  • Eli’s Places– The season finale, Episode 10: “Big Manning on Campus,” debuted last week. Eli Manning returns to The University of Mississippi and joins his father and Ole Miss all-time great, Archie Manning, to reminisce and have his college jersey retired.
  • Our Time: UCF Football– Available to stream now on ESPN+, Episode 8: “Tough Love” looks at offensive line coach Herb Hand — despite his demand for perfection, he cares more about his guys than what they can do on the field. New episodes debut every Thursday throughout the season.
  • SMU Football: The Hilltop– “Trick or Treat,” the ninth episode of SMU Football: The Hilltop, debuted last week. New episodes of The Hilltopwill be available to stream every Thursday during the season.

Additional college football updates will be forthcoming, and the schedule is subject to change. Please continue to check @ESPNPR and ESPN Press Room for more information.

The full schedule and on-air talent grid can be found here.

Note: all rankings above are based on the Nov. 2 CFP Top 25

Ranked Teams Battle on ESPN Networks illustration by Vaughn Lowery use by 360 Magazine

ESPN × College Football Week 8

ESPN networks will highlight nearly a dozen ranked squads during Week 8 of the college football season, including four of the top five programs ranked in the AP Top 25. In total, nearly 40 games are set for the spotlight on ESPN platforms, with every game available on the ESPN App.

One of the week’s biggest matchups is No. 10 Oregon taking on UCLA on Saturday afternoon. Set for ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe will be on the call. The game will be amplified by ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot pregame show on Saturday morning (9 a.m. – noon) on the campus of UCLA.

ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One features the fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes visiting the Indiana Hoosiers, with Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek and Tom Luginbill announcing the action at 7:30 p.m. Rounding out the ranked teams taking the field Saturday on ABC, No. 7 Penn State hosts Illinois at noon with Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky and Kris Budden on the call.

A trio of ranked squads are set for ESPN Saturday, as No. 3 Oklahoma kicks off the action at noon against Kansas. The Big 12 battle, this week’s 4K Game of the Week, features Mark Jones, Robert Griffin III and Quint Kessenich calling the action. At 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, No. 23 Pittsburgh clashes with Clemson, as Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge and Molly McGrath provide commentary. The Panthers-Tigers matchup will be supplemented by the AT&T 5G SkyCast on ESPN3 and the ESPN App.

ESPN’s Saturday lineup is rounded out by Tennessee traveling to fourth-ranked Alabama. The matchup is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN Radio, with Jason Benetti, Greg McElroy and Katie George on ESPN and Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones and Ian Fitzsimmons on the ESPN Radio call from Tuscaloosa. The Great Clips Command Center and SkyCast viewing option will also be available on ESPN3 and the ESPN App for the primetime presentation.

ESPN2 highlights two conference contests with ranked road squads on Saturday. At noon, No. 2 Cincinnati takes on Navy with Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore and Stormy Buonantony announcing the American Athletic Conference action. At 7:30 p.m., No. 18 NC State flies to South Florida to face off against Miami. Anish Shroff, Mike Golic Jr. and Taylor McGregor will commentate the ACC cross-divisional matchup.

ESPN networks will showcase two early-week games featuring ranked teams, highlighting No. 14 Coastal Carolina and No. 21 SMU. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., the Chanticleers take on Appalachian State on ESPN2, with Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill and Tiffany Blackmon on the call. Thursday, Matt Barrie, Roddy Jones and Harry Lyles Jr. are on the call for Tulane at the 21st-ranked Mustangs, set for 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Ranked Teams Battle on ESPN Networks illustration by Vaughn Lowery use by 360 Magazine

Ranked Teams Battle on ESPN Networks

Nearly a Dozen Ranked Teams Slated for ESPN Networks, West Virginia at No. 4 Oklahoma Featured on ABC’s Saturday Night Football

Key matchups: West Virginia at No. 4 Oklahoma, Rutgers at No. 19 Michigan, Tennessee at No. 11 Florida, No. 25 Kansas State at Oklahoma State, No. 9 Clemson at NC State

Week 4 of college football across ESPN networks sees several ranked teams in action, including four of the top five in this week’s AP Top 25. ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One features West Virginia at No. 4 Oklahoma at 7:30 p.m. ET, with AT&T SkyCast available on ESPN3 and the ESPN App. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Holly Rowe will call the matchup between the host Sooners and the Mountaineers, who look to upset their second straight ranked opponent after knocking off then-No. 15 Virginia Tech last week.

In a rematch from last year’s triple-overtime thriller, Rutgers and No. 19 Michigan, a matchup of undefeated teams, meet at 3:30 p.m. on ABC, as Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, and Molly McGrath announce the action from Ann Arbor. Also on ABC Saturday is a noon Big 12 battle between Texas Tech and Texas. Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, and Tom Luginbill will be on the TV call, with Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones, and Ian Fitzsimmons providing commentary on the ESPN Radio broadcast.

An intriguing SEC showdown on Saturday is Tennessee at No. 11 Florida on ESPN and ESPN Radio, with the visiting Vols looking for their first victory in the Swamp since 2004. Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, and Katie George will handle announcing duties on the ESPN telecast at 7 p.m., with Marc Kestecher and Ben Hartsock on ESPN Radio. The matchup will have additional programming on ESPN3 and the ESPN App with SkyCast and the Great Clips Command Center.

ESPN also welcomes another trio of cross-conference clashes to its Saturday slate in No. 9 Clemson at NC State, LSU at Mississippi State, and Arizona at No. 3 Oregon. The all-ACC action, this week’s 4K Game of the Week, is set for 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, with Mark Jones, Robert Griffin III and Quint Kessenich on the call. The SEC contest between the Tigers and the Bulldogs kicks off ESPN’s CFB schedule at noon, with Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, and Kris Budden life from Starkville. In this week’s Pac-12 After Dark matchup, the third-ranked Ducks take on Arizona at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN, with Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, and Stormy Buonantony calling the action from Autzen.

ESPN College Networks – Week 4
A quartet of ranked teams are slated for ESPN’s college networks in Week 4, including No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Georgia, No. 21 North Carolina, and No. 25 Kansas State.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide host Southern Miss at 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network, with the SEC Saturday Night trio of Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, and Cole Cubelic on the call. Earlier in the afternoon on SECN, the second-ranked Bulldogs venture to Vandy, with Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, and Alyssa Lang calling the matchup in Music City.

On ACC Network, No. 21 North Carolina goes down I-85 to take on Georgia Tech at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The ACC Network Primetime contest features Roy Philpott, Tim Hasselbeck, and Kelsey Riggs announcing the action in Atlanta.

On Big 12 Now on ESPN+, No. 25 Kansas State takes on Oklahoma State in a Big 12 battle. Shawn Kenney, Ryan Leaf, and Shane Sparks are set to call the showdown in Stillwater at 7 p.m.

College Football Original Series on ESPN+

Eli’s Places – Episode 3: “Nick Saban” follows Eli Manning to Tuscaloosa where he spends his “spring break” at Nick Saban’s lake house. Eli talks with the Alabama head coach about The Process, reminisces about Saban’s storied coaching career and tries to hang on as Saban takes him tubing on the lake. Episode 4: “The Only Autograph That Matters” debuts tomorrow, when Eli examines the evolution of recruiting with renowned talent analyst, Tom Lemming. Big brother Peyton also chaperones Eli’s recruiting trip to LSU, where Head Coach Ed Orgeron gives the full-court press to get Eli to become a Tiger.

Our Time: UCF Football – Available to stream now on ESPN+, Episode 2 “Making Moves” follows the Knights’ first win of the season, while UCF Football is buzzing after the school makes a decision that impacts their program’s future. Each episode of Our Time: UCF Football offers an inside look at the start of the Gus Malzahn era in Orlando, taking fans behind the scenes with Malzahn, other Knight coaches and UCF players who are mic’d up for various segments. New episodes debut every Thursday throughout the season.

SMU Football: The Hilltop – “The Team from Denton”, the third episode of SMU Football: The Hilltop, features freshman wide receiver Roderick Daniels, Jr., a Dallas native living out his dream playing for his hometown Mustangs, and takes fans into the locker room during halftime before SMU’s 28-point second-half explosion on their way to a big 35-12 win over North Texas. New episodes of The Hilltop will be available to stream every Thursday during the season.

Additional ESPN Networks – Week 4 Highlights

Wake Forest at Virginia: Friday at 7 p.m., ESPN2

Talent: Mike Morgan, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra

South Florida at No. 15 BYU: Saturday at 10:15 p.m., ESPN2

Talent: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Dawn Davenport

UMass at No. 17 Coastal Carolina: Saturday at 1 p.m., ESPN+

Additional college football updates will be forthcoming, and the schedule is subject to change. Please continue to check @ESPNPR and ESPN Press Room for more information.

The full schedule and on-air talent grid can be found here.