ESPN Networks Announce College Football Week 2 Broadcast Schedule

September 8, 2017 by: Shauna O'Donnell

Courtesy: ESPN

By Philip Sayblack

ESPN and its networks have announced their broadcast schedules for the second week of the 2017 – 18 college football season.

The networks have a full slate of games for Week 2 that will be capped off Sept. 9  on ABC by a matchup of No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 2 Ohio State at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo.  No. 3 Clemson will host No. 13 Auburn at 7 p.m. on ESPN the same night.

Saturday night’s schedule is only part of the ESPN networks’ Week 2 college football schedule.  Sam Houston State was on the road Thursday against Prairie View A&M on ESPN.

Memphis and UCF are scheduled to face off Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU as a result of Hurricane Irma.  Over on ESPN2, No. 11 Oklahoma will be on the road against South Alabama beginning at 8 p.m.

Saturday’s schedule starts at 10:30 a.m. ET as South Florida faces UConn on ESPNNEWS due to the impacts of Hurricane Irma.  The Cincinnati Bearcats are scheduled to face No. 8 Michigan live on ABC beginning at noon. Also scheduled for high noon are matchups between North Carolina and No. 17 Louisville on ESPN; Iowa at Iowa State on ESPN2; Northwestern at Duke on ESPNU and a number of other games.

The networks’ full schedule for the weekend is noted below.

ESPN’s Networks Week 2 Schedule as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7


Time (ET) Game Network

Thur, Sept. 7

7:30 p.m. Sam Houston State at Prairie View A&M
Eric Clemons, Jay Walker

Fri, Sept. 8

6:30 p.m. Memphis at UCF ESPNU

8 p.m.

No. 11 Oklahoma State at South Alabama
Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath
Sat, Sept. 9

10:30 a.m.

No. 21 South Florida at UConn
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

Noon Cincinnati at No. 8 Michigan
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams

No. 17 Louisville at North Carolina
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill


Iowa at Iowa State
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Julia Stewart-Binks

Northwestern at Duke
Mike Couzens, John Congemi
Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan
SEC Network

Tennessee-Martin at Ole Miss
Mike Morgan, Barrett Jones, Richard Cross

SEC Network Alternate

Northern Colorado at No. 22 Florida
Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen,

SEC Network +

Louisiana-Monroe at No. 10 Florida State

ACC Network Extra
12:30 p.m.

Jacksonville at Georgia Tech

ACC Network Extra
1 p.m. Wake Forest at Boston College
Robert Lee, Matt Chatham
ACC Network Extra
3 p.m. UAB at Ball State
Jim Barbar, Hutson Mason
3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at No. 4 Penn State
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
Fresno State at No. 1 Alabama
Adam Amin, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
Indiana at Virginia
Dave Weekley, John Gregory
San Jose State at Texas
Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks, Kris Budden
Longhorn Network
Howard at Kent State
Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry
Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois
Jordan Bernfield, Marcus Ray
Savannah State at Appalachian State
Brock Bowling, Stan Lewter
Austin Peay at Miami (Ohio)
Jeff McCarrigher, Bobby Carpenter
Villanova at Temple
Greg Mescall, Tyoka Jackson
Middle Tennessee at Syracuse
Doug Sherman, Doug Graber
ACC Network Extra
Delaware at Virginia Tech
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly
ACC Network Extra
4 p.m. Indiana State vs. No. 25 Tennessee
David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
Alabama A&M vs. Vanderbilt
Mark Neely, Jay Walker, Desmond Purnell
SEC Network Alternate
Louisiana at Tulsa
David Saltzman, George Wrighster

New Hampshire at Georgia Southern
Matt Stewart, Wayne Gandy

6 p.m.

South Dakota at Bowling Green
Dan Dutowsky, Watson Brown


Alabama State at Troy
Tiffany Greene, Rene Nadeau

Marshall at NC State
Kevin Fitzgerald, Dustin Fox
ACC Network Extra
6:30 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Akron
David Wilson, Travis Tannahill
7 p.m. No. 13 Auburn at No. 3 Clemson
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
South Carolina at Missouri
Anish Shroff, Mike Golic, Jr, Roddy Jones
Nicholls at Texas A&M
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey
North Texas at SMU
David Raymond, Stanford Routt
Toledo at Nevada
Trey Bender, Jay Taylor
7:30 p.m. No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
Radio: Bill Rosinski, Dusty Dvoracek, Ian Fitzsimmons
ABC and ESPN Radio
Chattanooga vs. No. 12 LSU
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
8:30 p.m. No. 14 Stanford at No. 6 USC
Marc Kestecher, David Norrie
ESPN Radio
9 p.m. UNLV at Idaho ESPN3
10:15 p.m. Utah at BYU
Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra
10:30 p.m. Boise State at No. 20 Washington State
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

Houston at Arizona
Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison


Due to Irma’s projected path, this weekend’s game between No. 16 Miami and No. 10 Florida State has been canceled. Indiana and Virginia will face off in place of that game.

Louisiana-Monroe and No. 10 Florida State has also been impacted by Irma.  It has been pushed up to a noon start time Saturday as a non-exclusive game on ACC Network Extra.

Northern Colorado and No. 22 Florida has also been impacted by Irma.  It has been moved to noon Saturday and will be streamed exclusively on the SEC Network+.  Along with that move, Chattanooga at No. 12 LSU has been moved from SEC Network Alternate to SEC Network.

The last of the games currently affected by Irma is Saturday’s game between New Hampshire at Georgia Southern.  That game has been moved to a 4 p.m. start time and will be played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.  It will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

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