ESPN’s Week 14 College Football Menu: ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, American Athletic Conference and MAC Title Game Berths on the Line; Highly Ranked College Football Playoff Teams in Rivalry Games


  • Virginia Tech-Virginia and Wisconsin-Minnesota Winners Advance to Conference Championship Games
  • Utah, Memphis and Western Michigan Advance to Conference Championship Games with a Win; Clemson and LSU Look to Remain Undefeated
  • Georgia-Georgia Tech Among Many Traditional Rivalry Games
  • 2019 FCS Football Championship Set to Begin

ESPN concludes November with a full menu of college football games, including seven teams — Memphis, Minnesota, Utah, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Western Michigan and Wisconsin – that can all advance to their respective conference championship game with a win, highlighting the network’s Thanksgiving week (Nov. 26-30) slate.  Clemson, Georgia, and LSU — who have already clinched conference championship game berths — will look to stay among the top teams in the College Football Playoff Committee rankings, as Clemson plays at South Carolina and Georgia visits Georgia Tech in historic rivalry games while LSU finishes conference play hosting Texas A&M. Overall, more than 50 games from the FBS will be served up this week and an additional eight contests from the first round of the 2020 Division I Football Championship are also on the menu.

Georgia at Georgia Tech, Clemson at South Carolina Begin Final Regular Season Saturday
ABC and ESPN will begin Saturday, Nov. 30, with traditional rivalries: Georgia-Georgia Tech (noon) and Clemson-South Carolina (noon). For the Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets, the game marks the 114th matchup, while the Tigers and Gamecocks play for the 117th time. Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky and Allison Williams will be Atlanta, while Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill are in Columbia, S.C.

Winner of Wisconsin-Minnesota Advances to Big Ten Championship
The winner of the Big Ten West will be determined on ABC, as Wisconsin travels to Minnesota (3:30 p.m.) in the 129th meeting of the most played FBS rivalry. The Badgers and Gophers annually play for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, and both schools have won the game 60 times with eight ties. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will call the game from TCF Bank Stadium, adding to a historic day for Minnesota which will begin with College GameDay originating from the campus for the first time ever.

On ESPN, Baylor will travel to Kansas (3:30 p.m.) as the Bears play in their final regular season game prior next week’s DR Pepper Big 12 Championship Game. Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht and Rocky Boiman will be in Lawrence, Kan.

ABC’s Saturday Night Football will Feature Utah Looking to Advance to Pac-12 Championship Game
ABC’s Saturday Night Football will feature Utah hosting Colorado (7:30 p.m.), as the Utes will advance to the Pac-12 Championship Game with a victory. For both schools, the game will mark just the second appearance on the Saturday Night Football franchise. Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay, and Molly McGrath will be in Salt Lake City.

LSU Looks to Remain Undefeated; First Meeting with Texas A&M Since Last Year’s Seven Overtime Matchup
ESPN will air No. 1 LSU hosting Texas A&M (7 p.m.), as the Tigers look to win their first 12 games of the season for the first time since 2011. Last season, the Tigers-Aggies played in an epic seven overtime affair, with A&M coming out victorious 74-72. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will be in Baton Rouge.

Virginia Tech-Virginia Winner Goes to ACC Championship; Memphis Goes to AAC Championship with a Victory
ABC will air a doubleheader on Black Friday – Nov. 29  – as Virginia Tech will be at Virginia (noon), with the winner set to advance to the ACC Championship Game. Cincinnati at Memphis (3:30 p.m.) will follow and a win by the Tigers will set up a rematch in the conference championship game the following week. Dave Flemming, Jim Mora and Paul Carcaterra are in Charlottesville, Va., with Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore and Quint Kessenich in Memphis.

The week begins with Western Michigan at Northern Illinois on Tuesday, Nov. 26 on ESPNU (7 p.m.). A win by the Broncos sends them to the Marathon MAC Championship Game.

2019 FCS Football Championship Set to Begin
ESPN will also begin complete coverage of 2019 FCS Football Championship with eight games streaming on ESPN3 on Saturday. The 24-team field championship will continue throughout December and conclude with the championship game on January 11 on ABC.

College Football Playoff Committee Newest Rankings Exclusively Revealed
ESPN will exclusively reveal the College Football Playoff committee’s updated rankings on Tuesday, Nov. 26 (7 p.m.). Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Joey Galloway, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack will be on the air, with College Football Playoff committee chairman Rob Mullens joining the show following the announcement of the new rankings.

A partial schedule is below; all games are here; CFP rankings from Nov. 19 utilized in table below

 

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Tue, Nov 26 6 p.m. Ohio at Akron
Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry
ESPN+
7 p.m. Western Michigan at Northern Illinois
Dave LaMont, Dustin Fox
ESPNU
Thu, Nov 28 7:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State
Adam Amin, Matt Hasselbeck/Pat McAfee, Molly McGrath
ESPN
Fri, Nov 29 Noon Virginia Tech at Virginia
Dave Flemming, Jim Mora, Paul Carcaterra
ABC
Toledo at Central Michigan
Jay Alter, Rocky Boiman
ESPNU
Texas Tech at Texas
Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones
Radio
Kent State at Eastern Michigan

Michael Reghi, Jay Sonnhalter

ESPN+
Bowling Green at Buffalo
David Wilson, Matt Chatham
ESPN+
3:30 p.m. No. 19 Cincinnati at No. 18 Memphis
Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
ABC
4:15 p.m. West Virginia at TCU
Mark Neely, Mike Golic Jr, Dr. Jerry Punch
ESPN
5 p.m. Arkansas State at South Alabama ESPN+
6 p.m. No. 24 Appalachian State at Troy ESPN+
8 p.m. South Florida at UCF
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Lauren Sisler
ESPN
Sat, Nov 30 Noon No. 4 Georgia at Georgia Tech

Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison Williams

ABC
No. 3 Clemson at South Carolina
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
Radio: Marc Kestecher, Ben Hartstock
ESPN/ESPN Radio
Indiana at Purdue
Anish Shroff, John Congemi, Kris Budden
ESPN2
Tulsa at East Carolina
Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison
ESPNU
Louisville at Kentucky
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang
SECN
Texas State at Coastal Carolina ESPN+
FCS Playoff Game: Holy Cross at Monmouth
Trey Bender, Tyoka Jackson
ESPN3
12:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
1 p.m. FCS Playoff Game: Central Connecticut State at Albany
Robert Lee, Jerod Cherry
ESPN3
Furman at Austin Peay
Jonathan Yardley, Hutson Mason
ESPN3
2 p.m. FCS Playoff Game: Illinois State at Southeast Missouri State
Matt Stewart, Stan Lewter
ESPN3
FCS Playoff Game: San Diego at Northern Iowa
Jim Barbar, John Gregory
ESPN3
New Mexico State at Liberty ESPN+
Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky ESPN+
Charlotte at Old Dominion ESPN+
3 p.m. Rice at UTEP ESPN3
3:30 p.m. No. 12 Wisconsin at No. 10 Minnesota
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
ABC
No. 14 Baylor at Kansas
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
ESPN
Miami at Duke
Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Eric Wood
ESPN2
Boston College at Pittsburgh
Chris Cotter, Matt Herzlich, Kelsey Riggs
ACC Network
UTSA at Louisiana Tech ESPN+
4 p.m. Tulane at No. 25 SMU
Clay Matvick, Ryan Leaf
ESPNU
Vanderbilt at Tennessee
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
SECN
FCS Playoff Game: North Dakota at Nicholls
Dan Gutowsky, Marcus Ray
ESPN3
FCS Playoff Game: Villanova at Southeastern Louisiana
Shawn Kenney, Dustin Fox
ESPN3
FCS Playoff Game: Kennesaw State at Wofford
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly
ESPN3
6 p.m. Georgia State at Georgia Southern ESPN+
7 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 1 LSU
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly RoweSean Kelley, Barret Jones, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN and ESPN Radio
Navy at Houston
Mike Morgan, Andre Ware, Taylor Davis
ESPN2
North Carolina at NC State
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
ACC Network
7:30 p.m. Colorado at No. 7 Utah
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay/Molly McGrath
ABC
Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
ESPNU
Florida State at No. 11 Florida
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
10 p.m. Arizona at Arizona State
Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Olivia Dekker
ESPN
10:30 p.m. Fresno State at San Jose State
Dave LaMont, Ray Bentley, Taylor McGregor
ESPN2

 

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

 





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