Let’s provide the college football games for Week 9 which actually began on Tuesday. ESPN has an ACC matchup on Thursday night.
For Saturday, the big game is Notre Dame at Oklahoma, both hoping to move up in the BCS rankings. College GameDay will be in Norman, OK and that will be the showcase game on ABC in primetime with Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox.
There are plenty of more games that will be aired on the ESPN family in Week 9. It’s Week 9 already! Amazing.
Here’s the ESPN listing of games for you. It’s all below in black & white.
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 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 MendozaESPN 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
* 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
That is all.