We’re getting close to the end of the college football regular season. After this weekend, there’s the traditional Thanksgiving rivalry games, then the conference championship games and finally, the Army-Navy game before heading into the inexorable Bowl season in December. Anyway, Saturday Night Football on ABC will have a split national broadcast between Oklahoma and Baylor and USC at Oregon. Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Erin Andrews will be in the Great Northwest to cover Trojans-Ducks. It’ll be the second straight Pac-12 game for the crew.
ESPN will carry the Oklahoma State-Iowa State game on Friday and the first-ever Nebraska-Michigan Big Ten Conference game will be aired on ESPN, Saturday at noon ET.
The entire schedule is below.
College Football: Coverage Involving All Top Five Teams & Eight of Top Nine in Action on ESPN Networks
ESPN’s college football schedule this week includes telecasts involving the top five teams, eight of the top nine and 17 ranked teams overall. Highlights:
- Two of the top five as part of an ABC Saturday Night Football split-national broadcast November 19 at 8 p.m.: No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 22 Baylor and USC at No. 4 Oregon.
- Unbeaten No. 1 LSU at Mississippi on ESPN on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.
- A Friday night Big 12 showdown pitting undefeated No. 2 Oklahoma State at Iowa State on ESPN2 on November 18 at 8 p.m.
- No. 3 Alabama hosting Georgia Southern on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. on ESPN3.
- No. 16 Nebraska at No. 18 Michigan in a Big Ten showdown Saturday, Nov. 19, at noon on ESPN.
Date Time (ET) Game Network Wed, Nov 16 8 p.m. Ohio at Bowling Green
Dave Lamont & Ray Bentley
ESPN/ESPN3 Western Michigan at Miami (Ohio)
Mike Morgan & Charles Arbuckle
ESPN2/ESPN3 Thu, Nov 17 8 p.m. North Carolina at No. 8 Virginia Tech
Rece Davis, Craig James, Jesse Palmer & Jenn Brown
ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN 3D Fri, Nov 18 8 p.m. No. 2 Oklahoma State at Iowa State
Joe Tessitore & Rod Gilmore
ESPN/ESPN3 Toledo at Central Michigan
Sam Gore & Tom Luginbill
ESPNU Sat, Nov 19 Noon No. 16 Nebraska at No. 18 Michigan
Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman, Urban Meyer & Quint Kessenich
ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Radio No. 17 Wisconsin at Illinois
Beth Mowins & Mike Bellotti
ESPN2/ESPN3 Cincinnati at Rutgers
Mike Morgan & Danny Kanell
ESPNU Kentucky at No. 14 Georgia
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3/SEC Network Louisville at Connecticut
Mike Gleason, John Congemi & Eamon McAnaney
ESPN3/BIG EAST Network The Citadel at No. 12 South Carolina ESPN3 12:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at Duke ESPN3 1 p.m. Samford at No. 24 Auburn ESPN3 Furman at Florida ESPN3 Army at Temple ESPN3 2 p.m. Georgia Southern at No. 3 Alabama ESPN3 Minot State at Texas-San Antonio Longhorn Network 2:30 p.m. Florida A&M at Bethune-Cookman
Tom Werme & Jay Walker
ESPN Classic / ESPN3 3 p.m. Maryland at Wake Forest ESPN3 3:30 p.m. No. 21 Penn State at Ohio State
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ABC/ESPN/ESPN3 No. 7 Clemson at NC State
Mike Patrick & Craig James
ABC/ESPN/ESPN3 Texas Tech at Missouri
Dave Lamont & Ray Bentley
ABC/ESPN3 Miami at South Florida
Pam Ward & Dan Hawkins
ESPNU 4 p.m. Navy at San Jose State ESPN3 5 p.m. Utah State at Idaho ESPN3 7 p.m. No. 1 LSU at Mississippi
Bob Wischusen & Bob Davie
ESPN/ESPN3 Vanderbilt at Tennessee
Clay Matvick, Brian Griese & Allison Williams
ESPNU/ESPN 3D Arkansas State at Middle Tennessee ESPN3 North Texas at Western Kentucky ESPN3 7:30 p.m. Virginia at No. 25 Florida State
Mark Jones & Ed Cunningham
ESPN2/ESPN3 8 p.m. USC at No. 4 Oregon
Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Erin Andrews
ABC/ESPN3* No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 22 Baylor
Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Heather Cox
ABC/ESPN3*/ESPN Radio 10:15 p.m. California at No. 9 Stanford
Carter Blackburn & Brock Huard
ESPN/ESPN3 New Mexico State at BYU
Adam Amin & David Diaz-Infante
ESPNU 11 p.m. Fresno State at Hawaii ESPN3 Tue, Nov 22 7 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Ohio
Dave Lamont & Tim Brown
* Alternate game of ABC’s split national telecast available on ESPN3, WatchESPN.com and ESPN GamePlan
And College GameDay will be in Houston for the SMU-Houston game.
ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning College GameDay will originate from a new college campus for the second straight week – visiting the University of Houston, on Saturday, Nov. 19, in advance of the Conference USA matchup between No. 11 Houston and SMU. The GameDay set will be located on Cullen Circle on Houston’s campus. The weekly show airs at 9-10 a.m. on ESPNU and 10 a.m.-noon on ESPN.
Houston and SMU are each making their first appearance on College GameDay.
That will do it.