Notre Dame, Miami To Headline ESPN Networks’ College Football Week 11 Broadcast Schedule

November 7, 2017 by: Shauna O'Donnell

Courtesy: ESPN

By Philip Sayblack

Two of college football’s Top 10 teams will headline this week’s college football broadcast schedule across the ESPN networks.

No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 10 Miami will go under the lights Saturday night on ABC’s Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo.  Saturday’s matchup marks only the fourth time that Notre Dame and Miami have faced each other since 1990 and the first time Miami has hosted Notre Dame since 1989.

Saturday’s matchup has plenty of key story lines.  Notre Dame running back Josh Adams is working hard to make his case for the Heisman Trophy this year.  So far this season, he has racked up almost 1,200 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.  The Fighting Irish’s head coach Brian Kelly has led a dramatic turnaround for the team this season, too.  After finishing last season at 4-8, this season has seen the team go 8-1 so far.

Miami head coach Mark Richt is in only his second year at the Hurricanes’ helm, has the team in the national spotlight for the first time in more than a decade.

While the Irish and ‘Canes are the headliners for this week’s ESPN networks college football broadcast schedule, it is only one of the games on that extensive schedule.  The networks’ Week 11 coverage opens Tuesday, Nov. 7 with a double header as Miami (Ohio) hosts Akron on ESPN2 and Buffalo hosts Bowling Green on ESPNU.  Coverage of both games is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

The action continues Nov. 7 with another double header on ESPN2 and ESPNU respectively.  Toledo and Ohio are up first at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.  Eastern and Central Michigan follow at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.

North Carolina is on the road Thursday against Pittsburgh, with coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN Radio.  Over on ESPNU, Appalachian State plays host to Georgia Southern beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Friday will see yet another double header with the struggling Cincinnati Bearcats hosting the Temple Owls at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and UNLV hosting BYU at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Saturday sees lots of action beginning at high noon as No. 15 Iowa State hosts No. 11 Oklahoma State either on ABC or ESPN2.  Seven more games are also scheduled across the networks at noon including games on ESPN Radio, the SEC Network and ESPN3.  This week’s action winds down Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. on ESPNU as Wyoming plays on the road against Air Force.

The ESPN networks’ full college football week 11 broadcast schedule is noted below.

ESPN’s Week 11 College Football Programming Schedule


Time (ET) Game Network

Tues, Nov 7

7:30 p.m. Akron at Miami (Ohio)

Kevin Negandhi, Rocky Boiman, Quint Kessenich


Bowling Green at Buffalo

Kevin Brown, Ray Bentley

Wed, Nov 8 7 p.m. Toledo at Ohio

Chris Cotter, Desmond Howard, Quint Kessenich


8 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan

Mike Corey, Tom Luginbill


Thu, Nov 9

7:30 p.m. North Carolina at Pittsburgh

TV: Dave Flemming, Joey Galloway, Booger McFarland, Laura Rutledge

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN and ESPN Radio

Georgia Southern at Appalachian State

Mark Neely, Jay Walker


Fri, Nov 10 7 p.m.

Temple at Cincinnati

Dave Lamont, Mack Brown, Jen Lada


10:30 p.m.


Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath


Sat, Nov 11 Noon

No. 11 Oklahoma State at No. 15 Iowa State

Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra


No. 20 NC State at Boston College

Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams


Arkansas at No. 19 LSU

Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Julie Stewart-Binks


Connecticut at UCF

Mike Couzens, John Congemi,


Missouri Valley  at MidAmerica Nazarene


No.  24 Michigan State at No. 6 Ohio State
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN Radio

Louisiana at Ole Miss

Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport

SEC Network

Merchant Marine Academy at Coast Guard Academy

Dave Weekley, Matt Chatham

12:10 p.m.

Indiana PA at West Chester

12:20 p.m.

No. 13 Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech

ACC Network Extra
1 p.m.

Tiffin at Grand Valley State


Western Illinois at Indiana State


Stetson at Jacksonville

1:30 p.m.

Wofford at VMI

2 p.m.

Middle Tennessee at Charlotte

Youngstown State at Southern Illinois ESPN3
The Citadel at Furman ESPN3
Mercer at Western Carolina ESPN3
Jacksonville State at Tennessee-Martin ESPN3
3 p.m. Wake Forest at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
Northern Iowa at Missouri State ESPN3
Illinois State at South Dakota State ESPN3
East Tennessee State at Samford ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Iowa at No. 9 Wisconsin

Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

Florida State at No. 4 Clemson

Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

West Virginia at Kansas State

Anish Shroff, Mike Golic Jr., Roddy Jones

Virginia at Louisville

Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

Charleston Southern at Kennesaw State ESPN3
South Dakota at North Dakota State ESPN3
4 p.m. Kentucky at Vanderbilt

Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan

SEC Network
San Jose State at Nevada

Shawn Kenney, Al Groh

Georgia State at Texas State ESPN3
Nicholls at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
4:30 p.m. Troy at Coastal Carolina

Jim Barbar, John Gregory

5 p.m. UTEP at North Texas ESPN3
Arkansas State at South Alabama

Matt Stewart, Forrest Conoly

6 p.m. Kansas at Texas

Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks, Kris Budden


7 p.m.

No. 2 Alabama at No. 16 Mississippi State

Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

Radio: Marc Kestecher, Barrett Jones

ESPN and ESPN Radio

Purdue at Northwestern

Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman


New Mexico at Texas A&M

Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison


Florida Tech at Delta State ESPN3

Northwestern State at McNeese ESPN3

Sam Houston State at Abilene Christian ESPN3

7:30 p.m.

Tennessee at Missouri

Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

SEC Network
8 p.m. No. 3 Notre Dame at No. 10 Miami

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor


10 p.m.

Oregon State at No. 22 Arizona

Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

10:15 p.m. Wyoming at Air Force

Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey


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