ESPN’s College Football Week 4 Schedule: No. 7 Stanford at No. 20 Oregon on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Highlights Schedule with a Top 10 Team in Every Saturday Game Window


  • 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.).

 

Date Time Matchups/Commentators Network
Thu, Sept 20 7:30 p.m. Tulsa at Temple
Dave Flemming, Dusty Dvoracek/Dan Orlovsky, Laura Rutledge
ESPN
Fri, Sept 21 7 p.m. Florida Atlantic at No. 16 UCF
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Dekker
ESPN
  Harvard at Brown
Chris Cotter, Jack Ford
ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Washington State at USC
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom LuginbillRadio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN/ESPN Radio
Sat, Sept 22 Noon Notre Dame at Wake Forest
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
ABC
  No. 2 Georgia at Missouri
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
ESPN
  Boston College at Purdue
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks
ESPN2
  Ohio at Cincinnati
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
ESPNU
  Navy at SMU
Bill Roth, Mike Golic Jr.
ESPNEWS
  Kent State at Ole Miss
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
  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
ESPN3
  Miami (Ohio) at Bowling Green
Shawn Kenney, Al Groh
ESPN+
  Maine at Central Michigan
Chris Vosters, Marcus Ray
ESPN+
  4:30 p.m. Howard vs. Bethune-Cookman from Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker
ESPN3**
  3:30 p.m. No. 3 Clemson at Georgia Tech

Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ABC/ESPN Radio
  Kansas State at No. 12 West Virginia
Clay Matvick, Dan Orlovsky, Paul Carcaterra
ESPN
  Florida International at No. 21 Miami
Kevin Brown, Andre Ware
ESPN2
  Northern Illinois at Florida State
Mark Neely, John Congemi, Ed Aschoff
ESPNU
  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
ESPNEWS
  South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Kris Budden
SEC Network
  6 p.m. McNeese at BYU ESPN3
  North Texas at Liberty ESPN3
  7 p.m. Florida at Tennessee
Adam Amin, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
ESPN
  No. 14 Mississippi State at Kentucky
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
ESPN2
  Louisiana Tech at No. 6 LSU
Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison
ESPNU
  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
SEC Network
  New Mexico State at UTEP ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 7 Stanford at No. 20 Oregon
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
ABC
  East Carolina at South Florida
Dave LaMont, Ray Bentley
ESPNEWS
  Texas Southern at Houston
Joel Meyers, Forrest Conoly
ESPN3
  South Alabama at Memphis ESPN3
  10:15 p.m. Air Force at Utah State
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey
ESPN2
  10:30 p.m. Arizona State at t-No. 10 Washington
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
ESPN

**Airing on ESPNU at conclusion of Louisiana Tech-LSU
Note all digital games are exclusive

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





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