- ABC’s SNF Returns to Oregon for First Time Since 2012
- No. 2 Georgia, No. 3 Clemson Face Conference Road Challenges; No. 8 Notre Dame Away For First Time
- No. 10 Washington Hosts Arizona State
- No. 16 UCF Hosts Florida Atlantic, USC Hosts Washington State on Friday Night
- No. 12 Ranked Teams Overall; ESPN+ Features Troy After its Big Upset
ESPN’s week 4 college football schedule will feature a top 10 team in every single game window on Saturday, Sept. 22, highlighted by No. 7 Stanford at No. 10 Oregon on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Wells Fargo — the sport’s only prime-time matchup of ranked teams this week. Surrounding the Pac-12 showdown, No. 2 Georgia, No. 3 Clemson, and No. 10 Washington also face conference foes, while No. 6 LSU will be at home in non-conference action. Overall, 12 ranked teams will highlight ESPN’s schedule, including No. 8 Notre Dame which leaves the comforts of its home stadium for the first time this season.
ABC’s Saturday Night Football Makes Return to Oregon For First Time Since 2012; College GameDay Built By The Home Depot Sets the Scene
ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Wells Fargo airing of the Cardinal-Ducks matchup marks the return of the sport’s most-watched franchise to Autzen Stadium for the first time since 2012. Then, the first-ranked Ducks also hosted Stanford in a game that the road team would win in overtime. Now, Cardinal running back and Heisman hopeful Bryce Love will be center stage in looking to pull off a similar victory in the 82nd matchup of the two schools. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will be in Eugene, Ore., for the call of the game, while College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (9 am – noon) will help set the scene as the show makes its 10th appearance on the Oregon campus and its first since 2014.
No. 8 Notre Dame and No. 2 Georgia Road Tests Begin Saturday Action
ESPN’s networks barrage of showcasing the sport’s top ranked teams begins immediately on Saturday as No. 8 Notre Dame heads to Wake Forest (ABC) and No. 2 Georgia heads to Missouri (ESPN) at noon. The trip to North Carolina marks the Fighting Irish’s first road test of the season, while the Bulldogs’ are looking for their second SEC road win. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will be in Winston Salem, N.C., while Steve Levy, Brian Griese, and Todd McShay will be in Columbia, Mo.
No. 3 Clemson and No. 12 West Virginia Begin Conference Play
The third ranked Clemson Tigers and No. 12 West Virginia open up conference play in the late afternoon window as the Tigers head to Georgia Tech (ABC) and the Mountaineers host Kansas State (ESPN), with both games kicking off at 3:30 p.m. Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek and Molly McGrath will be in Atlanta, while Clay Matvick, Dan Orlovsky and Paul Carcaterra are in Morgantown, W.V.
No. 10 Washington Huskies Welcome in Herm Edwards, Arizona State
The Washington Huskies, tied for No. 10 in the AP Poll, will play its first home Pac-12 contest when it hosts Arizona State (ESPN) at 10:30 p.m. The Huskies are coming off an impressive win last week at Utah, while Arizona State has a winning record under first year coach Herm Edwards. Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard and Allison Williams will be in Seattle.
Friday Night: No. 16 UCF Hosts Florida Atlantic in Sunshine State Showdown; USC Hosts Washington State
ESPN’s Friday night action begins with an intrastate, non-conference matchup as Florida Atlantic heads to No. 16 UCF (7 p.m.). The Owls have started 2-1 after winning the Conference USA title last year, while the Knights are on a 15-game winning streak. Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer and Olivia Dekker will be in Orlando, Fla. Following the game, USC will host Washington State in a Pac-12 showdown (10:30 p.m.) Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill will be in Los Angeles for the call.
Additional Ranked Teams on ESPN’s Networks:
- Tigers Look to Keep Rolling: 6 LSU hosts Louisiana Tech on ESPNU (7 p.m.)
- SEC Opener for Bulldogs: 14 Mississippi State heads to Kentucky to open SEC play on ESPN2 (7 p.m.)
- South Florida Showdown: 21 Miami hosts Florida International on ESPN2 (3:30 p.m.)
- Eagles Fly to Midwest: 23 Boston College heads to Purdue on ESPN2 (noon)
Troy Featured on ESPN+ Following Big Upset Win
ESPN+ will stream more than 25 games on Saturday, Sept. 22, including Troy at Louisiana-Monroe (7 p.m.) as the Trojans open up conference play following a win at Nebraska last week. Coastal Carolina at Louisiana kicks off at the same time in another Sun Belt game, while Miami (Ohio) at Bowling Green (3 p.m.) will face off in MAC play. In FCS action, No. 1 North Dakota State will host Delaware (2 p.m.).
|Thu, Sept 20||7:30 p.m.||Tulsa at Temple
Dave Flemming, Dusty Dvoracek/Dan Orlovsky, Laura Rutledge
|Fri, Sept 21||7 p.m.||Florida Atlantic at No. 16 UCF
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Dekker
|Harvard at Brown
Chris Cotter, Jack Ford
|10:30 p.m.||Washington State at USC
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom LuginbillRadio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
|Sat, Sept 22||Noon||Notre Dame at Wake Forest
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
|No. 2 Georgia at Missouri
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
|Boston College at Purdue
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks
|Ohio at Cincinnati
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
|Navy at SMU
Bill Roth, Mike Golic Jr.
|Kent State at Ole Miss
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
|12:20 p.m.||Pittsburgh at North Carolina||Raycom|
|12:30 p.m.||Louisville at Virginia||RSN|
|2 p.m.||Western Michigan at Georgia State||ESPN+|
|3 p.m.||Western Kentucky at Ball State
Jim Barbar, Mark Herrmann
|Miami (Ohio) at Bowling Green
Shawn Kenney, Al Groh
|Maine at Central Michigan
Chris Vosters, Marcus Ray
|4:30 p.m.||Howard vs. Bethune-Cookman from Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker
|3:30 p.m.||No. 3 Clemson at Georgia Tech
Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
|Kansas State at No. 12 West Virginia
Clay Matvick, Dan Orlovsky, Paul Carcaterra
|Florida International at No. 21 Miami
Kevin Brown, Andre Ware
|Northern Illinois at Florida State
Mark Neely, John Congemi, Ed Aschoff
|North Carolina Central at Duke
Doug Sherman, John Gregory
|ACC Network Extra|
|Gardner-Webb at Appalachian State||ESPN+|
|4 p.m.||UConn at Syracuse
Shawn Kenney, Dustin Fox
|South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Kris Budden
|6 p.m.||McNeese at BYU||ESPN3|
|North Texas at Liberty||ESPN3|
|7 p.m.||Florida at Tennessee
Adam Amin, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
|No. 14 Mississippi State at Kentucky
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
|Louisiana Tech at No. 6 LSU
Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison
|Rice at Southern Mississippi||ESPN+|
|Texas State at UTSA||ESPN+|
|Alabama State at Grambling State||ESPN3|
|UNLV at Arkansas State||ESPN3|
|Coastal Carolina at Louisiana||ESPN+|
|Troy at Louisiana-Monroe||ESPN+|
|7:30 p.m.||Arkansas at Auburn
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
|New Mexico State at UTEP||ESPN3|
|8 p.m.||No. 7 Stanford at No. 20 Oregon
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
|East Carolina at South Florida
Dave LaMont, Ray Bentley
|Texas Southern at Houston
Joel Meyers, Forrest Conoly
|South Alabama at Memphis||ESPN3|
|10:15 p.m.||Air Force at Utah State
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey
|10:30 p.m.||Arizona State at t-No. 10 Washington
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
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