ESPN College Football Week 4: No. 12 Texas Opens Conference Slate vs. Undefeated Oklahoma State on ABC’s Saturday Night Football; No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 LSU and No. 9 Florida Among Top Teams on the Schedule

  • Longhorns Host Saturday Night Football for Second Time in Three Weeks; No. 15 UCF at Pitt and No. 22 Washington at BYU also on ABC
  • No. 16 Oregon Opens Conference Play at Stanford on ESPN in Primetime
  • ESPN College Football 150 Weekly Theme: Evolution; The American Game and The Greatest Weekly Series Continues

ESPN’s networks will showcase No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama in non-conference games as well as No. 4 LSU, No. 9 Florida, No. 12 Texas, No. 16 Oregon, No. 19 Washington State, and No. 20 Boise State in conference matchups during college football’s week 4. The slate will play out during ESPN College Football 150’s “Evolution” week, as the weekly episodes of The American Game and The Greatest examine how the sport has progressed throughout the years.

ABC’s Saturday Night Football: Undefeated Oklahoma State at No. 12 Texas in a Big 12 Opener for Both Teams
The No. 12 Texas Longhorns will host ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Wells Fargo  for the second time in three weeks after not hosting the premier franchise since 2013. The undefeated Oklahoma State Cowboys come to Austin (7:30 p.m. ET), as both teams play in their first Big 12 game of the season. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Maria Taylor will call the game from Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

ESPN CFB150 Showcase Game: No. 9 Florida Hosting Tennessee
ESPN will begin its day with No. 9 Florida hosting Tennessee (noon) in the ESPN CFB150 Showcase Game, as the Volunteers-Gators continue a series which began more than 100 years ago. Florida has won 13 of the last 14 matchups, dating back to 2005. Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, and Allison Williams will be in Gainesville, Fla., for the call.

No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama Non-Conference Games; No. 4 LSU in its SEC Opener

  • 1 Clemson hosts Charlotte on ACC Network Primetime Football (7:30 p.m.)
  • 2 Alabama at home vs. Southern Mississippi on ESPN2 (noon)
  • 4 LSU at Vanderbilt in the Tigers’ conference opener on SEC Network (noon.)

No. 15 UCF at Pittsburgh, No. 22 Washington at BYU Featured in Afternoon
ABC will feature two ranked teams on the road in the afternoon, as No. 15 UCF travels to Pittsburgh and No. 22 Washington is at BYU (3:30 p.m.). Both games will be on ABC or ESPN2, depending on viewer location. Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, and Quint Kessenich will be in Pittsburgh, while Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay, and Molly McGrath will be in Provo, Utah.

Michigan State at Northwestern (noon) begins the day on ABC, as the Spartans and Wildcats open Big Ten play. Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, and Tom Luginbill call the game in Evanston, Ill.

Back-to-Back Signature Pac-12 Games Conclude ESPN Quadrupleheader
The No. 16 Oregon Ducks at Stanford (7 p.m.) and UCLA at No. 19 Washington State (10:30 p.m.) will conclude ESPN’s Saturday with two signature Pac-12 games as the Ducks, Bruins and Cougars open their conference slates. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, and Holly Rowe will be in Stanford, Calif., and Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, and Rocky Boiman are in Pullman, Wash.

Additional ESPN Week 4 Highlights

  • 20 Boise State welcoming Air Force on ESPN2 (Friday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m.)
  • 23 Cal at Ole Miss on ESPNU (Noon)
  • 21 Virginia hosting Old Dominion on ESPN2 (7 p.m.)
  • Big 12 Now on ESPN+ features West Virginia at Kansas (4:30 p.m.)

ESPN College Football 150 Theme: Evolution
ESPN College Football 150 theme this week is “Evolution,” as ESPN’s multi-platform content will look at how the sport has evolved throughout the years. Highlighting the programming is episode two of The American Game and The Greatest, on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, at 7 p.m.

  • The American Game Presented by Cintas: Over 150 years, college football has evolved in so many different and transformative ways, from a rugby-like scrum in the nineteenth century to the wide-open, thrilling game we enjoy today. All throughout its history, the sport’s constant evolutions have had common threads, with officials and coaches striving to make it safer, more exciting, and more entertaining. Episode includes Nick Saban, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Sally Jenkins, Holly Rowe, Charles Davis, and Mark Harmon.
  • The Greatest Presented by Xfinity: ESPN’s panel will look at the top innovations of the sport.

All Games Saturday, Sept. 21, unless noted

DATE Time (ET) Matchup Network
Thur, Sept. 19 8 p.m. Houston at Tulane
Adam Amin, Matt Hasselbeck, Pat McAfee, Molly McGrath
Fri, Sept. 20 9 p.m. Air Force at No. 20 Boise State
Dave Flemming, Jim Mora, Paul Carcaterra
  No. 10 Utah at USC
Marc Kestecher, Ben Hartsock
ESPN Radio
Sat Sept. 21 Noon Michigan State at Northwestern
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
  Tennessee at No. 9 Florida
Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison WilliamsTed Emrich, Barrett Jones, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN and ESPN Radio
  Southern Mississippi at No. 2 Alabama
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Lauren Sisler
  No. 23 California at Ole Miss
Clay Matvick, Ryan Leaf, Taylor Davis
  Western Michigan at Syracuse
Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Eric Wood
ACC Network
  No. 4 LSU at Vanderbilt
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
  Elon at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  Graceland at Central Methodist ESPN3
  Findlay at Ohio Dominican ESPN3
  1 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Presbyterian ESPN+
  Eastern Illinois at Indiana State ESPN+
  Dartmouth at Jacksonville ESPN+
  Mercer at Furman ESPN+
  Holy Cross at Yale ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. Robert Morris at VMI ESPN+
  2:00 p.m. Howard at Delaware State ESPN3
  Louisiana at Ohio
Jay Barbar, John Gregory
  West Virginia State at Southeast Missouri State ESPN+
  3 p.m. Central Connecticut at Eastern Michigan
Chris Vosters, Marcus Ray
  Troy at Akron
Doug Sherman, Forrest Conoly
  Kennesaw State at Missouri State ESPN+
  Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Tennessee State ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. No. 15 UCF at Pittsburgh
Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
  No. 22 Washington at BYU
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay, Molly McGrath
  Louisville at Florida State
Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Olivia Dekker
  Temple at Buffalo
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
  Appalachian State at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  Bowling Green at Kent State
Michael Reghi, Dustin Fox
  UC Davis at North Dakota State ESPN+
  4 p.m. Central Michigan at Miami ACC Network
  Kentucky at Mississippi State
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
  South Carolina at Missouri
Mike Morgan, Ray Bentley, Tera Talmadge
SEC Network Alternate
  James Madison at Chattanooga ESPN+
  Tennessee Tech at Western Illinois ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. West Virginia at Kansas Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  5:00 p.m. Idaho State at Northern Iowa ESPN+
  Butler at Princeton ESPN+
  6:00 p.m. William & Mary at East Carolina ESPN3
  Prairie View A&M at Alcon State ESPN3
  Wagner at Florida Atlantic ESPN+
  Hampton at Liberty ESPN+
  Southern at Florida A&M ESPN3
  Davidson at Campbell ESPN+
  Western New England at Stetson ESPN+
  Charleston Southern at The Citadel ESPN+
  Gardner-Webb at Wofford ESPN+
  7:00 p.m. No. 16 Oregon at Stanford
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
  Old Dominion at No. 21 Virginia
Kevin Brown, Andre Ware, Ed Aschoff
  Ball State at NC State
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Kris Budden
  Southern Illinois at Arkansas State ESPN3
  McPherson College at Bethel College ESPN3
  Alabama A&M at Samford ESPN3
  Georgia State at Texas State ESPN+
  Southern Utah at South Dakota State ESPN+
  North Alabama at Jacksonville State ESPN+
  Morehead State at Murray State ESPN+
  McNeese at Abilene Christian ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. Oklahoma State at No. 12 Texas
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
  Charlotte at No. 1 Clemson
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
ACC Network
  San Jose State at Arkansas
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
  Northern Arizona at Illinois State ESPN+
  Austin Peay at East Tennessee State ESPN+
  8 p.m. Nevada at UTEP ESPN3
  Lamar at SE Louisiana ESPN+
  10:15 p.m. Toledo at Colorado State
Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison
  10:30 p.m. UCLA at No. 19 Washington State
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

 Note: Not all digital games are exclusive


Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner

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