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ESPN announces college football broadcast schedule

By Ken Schott
Friday, August 15, 2014

The college football season kicks off next Saturday, and ESPN has announced its over 450-game schedule across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, ESPN Radio and ESPN Goal Line.

The first game of the season features Sam Houston State against Eastern Washington in an FCS (aka NCAA Division I-AA) matchup.

Syracuse will be on three times: Aug. 29 against Villanova on ESPN3, Sept. 13 against Central Michigan on either ESPNU or ESPNEWS and Oct. 3 against Louisville on ESPN.

Here is the schedule, which is subject to change:
Date Time (ET) Game Network
Saturday, Aug. 23 3:30 p.m. 2014 FCS Kickoff: Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington ESPN
Wednesday, Aug. 27 7 p.m. Abilene Christian at Georgia State ESPNU
Thursday, Aug. 28 6 p.m. Texas A&M at South Carolina SEC Network
7 p.m. Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe ESPNU
7 p.m. Howard at Akron ESPN3
7 p.m. Presbyterian at Northern Illinois ESPN3
7 p.m. Tennessee-Chattanooga at Central Michigan ESPN3
8 p.m. 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: Boise State vs. Ole Miss (Atlanta) ESPN & ESPN Radio
8 p.m. Cal Poly at New Mexico State ESPN3
9:15 p.m. Temple at Vanderbilt SEC Network
10 p.m. North Dakota at San Jose State ESPN3
Friday, Aug. 29 7 p.m. BYU at Connecticut ESPN
7:30 p.m. Villanova at Syracuse ESPN3
9 p.m. Texas-San Antonio at Houston ESPNU
10:30 p.m. UNLV at Arizona ESPN
Saturday, Aug. 30 8:30 a.m. 2014 Croke Park Classic: Penn State vs. Central Florida (Dublin, Ireland) ESPN2
Noon UCLA at Virginia ESPN
Noon Appalachian State at Michigan ESPN2
Noon Western Michigan at Purdue ESPNU
Noon Indiana State at Indiana ESPNEWS
Noon Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky SEC Network
Noon Delaware at Pittsburgh ESPN3
12:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at NC State ESPN3 *
12:30 p.m. Wofford at Georgia Tech ESPN3 *
2 p.m. Colgate at Ball State ESPN3
2 p.m. Nicholls State at Air Force ESPN3
3 p.m. Boston College at Massachusetts (Foxborough, Mass.) ESPN3
3:30 p.m. 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: West Virginia vs. Alabama (Atlanta) ABC & ESPN2 ** & ESPN Radio
Cal at Northwestern ABC & ESPN2 **
3:30 p.m. South Dakota State at Missouri ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Duquesne at Buffalo ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Marshall at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
4 p.m. William & Mary at Virginia Tech ESPNEWS
4 p.m. Arkansas at Auburn SEC Network
5:30 p.m. Clemson at Georgia ESPN
6 p.m. Elon at Duke ESPN3
6 p.m. Liberty at North Carolina ESPN3
6 p.m. Morgan State at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
6 p.m. Ohio at Kent State ESPN3
6 p.m. Holy Cross at Albany ESPN3
7 p.m. Idaho at Florida ESPNU
7 p.m. New Hampshire at Toledo ESPN3
7 p.m. Montana State at Arkansas State ESPN3
7 p.m. Southern at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3
7 p.m. Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Texas State ESPN3
7 p.m. Austin Peay at Memphis ESPN3
7 p.m. Western Carolina at South Florida ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Mississippi State SEC Network
7:30 p.m. Fresno State at USC ESPN Radio
8 p.m. 2014 Cowboys Classic: Florida State vs. Oklahoma State (Arlington) ABC & ESPN Radio
8 p.m. NC Central at East Carolina ESPNEWS
8 p.m. North Texas at Texas Longhorn Network
9 p.m. 2014 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff: Wisconsin vs. LSU (Houston) ESPN
Sunday, Aug. 31 11:45 a.m. 2014 MEAC/SWAC Challenge: Alabama A&M vs. North Carolina A&T (Orlando) ESPN
7 p.m. Utah State at Tennessee SEC Network
Monday, Sept. 1 8 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Louisville ESPN
Friday, Sept. 5 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Boston College ESPN
10:30 p.m. Washington State at Nevada ESPN
Saturday, Sept. 6 Noon Akron at Penn State ABC %
Noon Oklahoma at Tulsa ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Noon Missouri at Toledo ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Noon McNeese State at Nebraska ESPNU
Noon Central Michigan at Purdue ESPNEWS
Noon Florida Atlantic at Alabama SEC Network
Noon Arkansas State at Tennessee SEC Network
Noon Stony Brook at Connecticut ESPN3 *
12:30 p.m. South Carolina State at Clemson ESPN3 *
1 p.m. Navy at Temple ESPN3
2 p.m. UAB at Mississippi State ESPN3 *
2 p.m. New Mexico State at Georgia State ESPN3
2 p.m. South Alabama at Kent State ESPN3
3 p.m. Colorado at Massachusetts (Foxborough, Mass.) ESPN3
3:30 p.m. USC at Stanford ABC
3:30 p.m. Ball State at Iowa ESPN2
3:30 p.m. Ohio at Kentucky ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Richmond at Virginia ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Virginia Military Institute at Bowling Green ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
4 p.m. Georgia Tech at Tulane ESPNEWS
4 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Florida SEC Network
4 p.m. Nicholls State at Arkansas SEC Network
4:30 p.m. Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt (Nashville) ESPN
6 p.m. Savannah State at Georgia Southern ESPN3
6 p.m. Campbell at Appalachian State ESPN3
6 p.m. Old Dominion at NC State ESPN3
6 p.m. Furman at Mercer ESPN3
6:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Wake Forest ESPN3
7 p.m. San Jose State at Auburn ESPN2 or ESPNU
7 p.m. East Carolina at South Carolina ESPN2 or ESPNU
7 p.m. Murray State at Louisville ESPN3
7 p.m. Florida A&M at Miami (Fla.) ESPN3
7 p.m. Idaho at Louisiana-Monroe ESPN3
7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3
7 p.m. Duke at Troy ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Sam Houston State at LSU SEC Network
7:30 p.m. Lamar at Texas A&M SEC Network
7:30 p.m. The Citadel at Florida State ESPN3 *
7:30 p.m. BYU at Texas ESPN Radio
8 p.m. Virginia Tech at Ohio State ESPN
8 p.m. San Diego State at North Carolina ESPNEWS
8 p.m. Grambling at Houston ESPN3
10:15 p.m. Colorado State at Boise State ESPN2
10:15 p.m. Air Force at Wyoming ESPNU
Thursday, Sept. 11 7 p.m. North Alabama at Mississippi College ESPN3
9 p.m. Houston at BYU ESPN
Friday, Sept. 12 7 p.m. Toledo at Cincinnati ESPNU
8 p.m. Baylor at Buffalo ESPN
Saturday, Sept. 13 Noon Kent State at Ohio State ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
Noon Boise State at Connecticut ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
Noon East Carolina at Virginia Tech ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
Noon Indiana at Bowling Green ESPNU or ESPNEWS
Noon Syracuse at Central Michigan ESPNU or ESPNEWS
Noon Central Florida at Missouri SEC Network
Noon Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech ESPN3 *
Noon Massachusetts at Vanderbilt ESPN3 *
12:30 p.m. Louisville at Virginia ESPN3 *
2 p.m. Air Force at Georgia State ESPN3
3 p.m. Indiana State at Ball State ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Iowa State at Iowa ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
3:30 p.m. Arkansas at Texas Tech ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
3:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Miami (Fla.) ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Kansas at Duke ESPN3 *
3:30 p.m. Incarnate Word at North Dakota State ESPN3
4 p.m. Mississippi State at South Alabama ESPNEWS
4 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss SEC Network
5 p.m. Western Michigan at Idaho ESPN3
6 p.m. Southern Miss at Alabama ESPN2
7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at LSU ESPNU
7 p.m. Abilene Christian at Troy ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Kentucky at Florida SEC Network & ESPN Radio
8 p.m. Tennessee at Oklahoma ESPN or ABC
8 p.m. USC at Boston College ESPN or ABC
8 p.m. Navy at Texas State ESPNEWS
8 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane ESPN3
9 p.m. Rice at Texas A&M ESPN2
10 p.m. Arizona State at Colorado ESPNU
Thursday, Sept. 18 7:30 p.m. Auburn at Kansas State ESPN & ESPN Radio
7:30 p.m. Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Alabama State ESPNU
Friday, Sept. 19 8 p.m. Connecticut at South Florida ESPN or ESPN2
Saturday, Sept. 20 Noon Troy at Georgia SEC Network
1 p.m. Delaware State at Temple ESPN3
1 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee-Martin ESPN3
3 p.m. Virginia Military Institute at Samford ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Montana at North Dakota State ESPN3
4 p.m. Incarnate Word at Abilene Christian ESPN3
4 p.m. 2014 New York Urban League Football Classic: Howard vs. Morgan State (East Rutherford, N.J.) ESPN3 ^
6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Central Florida ESPN3
7 p.m. Delta State at Valdosta State ESPN3
8 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 & ESPN Radio
Thursday, Sept. 25 7:30 p.m. Texas Tech at Oklahoma State ESPN
7:30 p.m. Appalachian State at Georgia Southern ESPNU
10 p.m. UCLA at Arizona State ESPN Radio
Friday, Sept. 26 8 p.m. Fresno State at New Mexico ESPN or ESPN2
Saturday, Sept. 27 4 p.m. Nicholls State at Central Arkansas ESPN3
5 p.m. Southern at Alcorn State ESPN3 ^
7 p.m. Valdosta State at North Alabama ESPN3
TBD Oregon State at USC ESPN Radio
TBD UNLV at San Diego State TBD
Thursday, Oct. 2 7 p.m. Central Florida at Houston ESPN
7 p.m. Delta State at Florida Tech ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Alabama State at Alcorn State ESPNU
10:30 p.m. Arizona at Oregon ESPN
Friday, Oct. 3 7 p.m. Louisville at Syracuse ESPN
10:15 p.m. Utah State at BYU ESPN
Saturday, Oct. 4 1:30 p.m. Charlotte at Gardner-Webb ESPN3
1:30 p.m. The Citadel at Wofford ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic: South Carolina State vs. North Carolina A&T (Atlanta) ESPN3
4 p.m. Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3
4 p.m. North Dakota State at Western Illinois ESPN3
7 p.m. Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
8 p.m. Nebraska at Michigan State ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
TBD Arizona State at USC ESPN Radio
TBD UNLV at San Jose State TBD
TBD Ohio Valley TBD ESPN3
Thursday, Oct. 9 7 p.m. Shorter at Delta State ESPN3
7:30 p.m. BYU at Central Florida ESPN
7:30 p.m. Hampton at North Carolina A&T ESPNU
Friday, Oct. 10 9 p.m. Washington State at Stanford ESPN
9:30 p.m. San Diego State at New Mexico ESPNU
Saturday, Oct. 11 1 p.m. Duquesne at Central Connecticut State ESPN3
2 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Presbyterian ESPN3
2 p.m. Southern Illinois at North Dakota State ESPN3
3 p.m. Jacksonville State at Tennessee State ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Wofford at Western Carolina ESPN3
4 p.m. Northern Iowa at South Dakota ESPN3
4 p.m. McNeese State at Sam Houston State ESPN3
7 p.m. Penn State at Michigan ESPN or ESPN2
7 p.m. Incarnate Word at Northwestern State ESPN3
TBD Louisville at Clemson ESPN Radio
TBD Air Force at Utah State TBD
Tuesday, Oct. 14 8 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas State ESPN2
Thursday, Oct. 16 7 p.m. West Alabama at Shorter ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh ESPN
Friday, Oct. 17 8 p.m. Fresno State at Boise State ESPN
9 p.m. Temple at Houston ESPNU
Saturday, Oct. 18 1 p.m. Norfolk State at Hampton ESPN3 ^
3 p.m. Presbyterian at Charleston Southern ESPN3
3 p.m. South Dakota at Missouri State ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Indiana State at North Dakota State ESPN3
4 p.m. Sam Houston State at Northwestern State ESPN3
7 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee Tech ESPN3
7 p.m. Abilene Christian at McNeese State ESPN3
7 p.m. Murray State at Austin Peay ESPN3
8 p.m. Iowa State at Texas Longhorn Network
TBD Kansas State at Oklahoma ESPN Radio
TBD San Jose State at Wyoming TBD
Tuesday, Oct. 21 8 p.m. Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN2
Thursday, Oct. 23 7 p.m. Connecticut at East Carolina ESPNU
7:30 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Virginia Tech ESPN
Friday, Oct. 24 7 p.m. South Florida at Cincinnati ESPN or ESPN2
7:30 p.m. Troy at South Alabama ESPNU
9 p.m. BYU at Boise State ESPN or ESPN2
Saturday, Oct. 25 1 p.m. Saint Francis at Sacred Heart ESPN3
1 p.m. Harvard at Princeton ESPN3
2:30 p.m. Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois ESPN3
3 p.m. Youngstown State at South Dakota State ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Liberty ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Magic City Classic: Alabama A&M at Alabama State (Birmingham) ESPN3 ^
4 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
7 p.m. West Georgia at North Alabama ESPN3
7 p.m. Indiana State at Southern Illinois ESPN3
8 p.m. Ohio State at Penn State ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
8 p.m. Nicholls State at Houston Baptist ESPN3
TBD Ole Miss at LSU ESPN Radio
TBD UNLV at Utah State TBD
Thursday, Oct. 30 7 p.m. Valdosta State at West Alabama ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Florida State at Louisville ESPN
7:30 p.m. Troy at Georgia Southern ESPNU
Friday, Oct. 31 8 p.m. Tulsa at Memphis ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Cincinnati at Tulane ESPN2 or ESPNU
Saturday, Nov. 1 Noon Central Connecticut State at Bryant ESPN3
1 p.m. Charleston Southern at Monmouth ESPN3
1:30 p.m. Furman at Virginia Military Institute ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at Wagner ESPN3
3:30 p.m. South Dakota State at North Dakota State ESPN3
4 p.m. Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State (Houston) ESPN3
7 p.m. Houston Baptist at Lamar ESPN3
8 p.m. Illinois at Ohio State ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
TBD Florida at Georgia ESPN Radio
TBD Auburn at Ole Miss ESPN Radio
TBD Wyoming at Fresno State TBD
TBD Ohio Valley TBD ESPN3
Tuesday, Nov. 4 8 p.m. Bowling Green at Akron ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Toledo at Kent State ESPN2 or ESPNU
Wednesday, Nov. 5 8 p.m. Buffalo at Ohio ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Northern Illinois at Ball State ESPN2 or ESPNU
Thursday, Nov. 6 7 p.m. West Alabama at Mississippi College ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Clemson at Wake Forest ESPN & ESPN Radio
7:30 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Norfolk State ESPNU
7:30 p.m. Grambling at Mississippi Valley State ESPN3 ^^
Friday, Nov. 7 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Temple ESPNU
8 p.m. Utah State at Wyoming ESPN2
Saturday, Nov. 8 11 a.m. Gardner-Webb at Charleston Southern ESPN3
Noon Wagner at Robert Morris ESPN3
2 p.m. Florida Tech at West Georgia ESPN3
2 p.m. Southeastern Missouri at Tennessee Tech ESPN3
2 p.m. Youngstown State at Illinois State ESPN3
4 p.m. Lamar at Central Arkansas ESPN3
8 p.m. Ohio State at Michigan State ABC
TBD Alabama at LSU ESPN Radio
TBD Texas A&M at Auburn ESPN Radio
TBD Wofford at Tennessee-Chattanooga ESPN3
TBD Hawaii at Colorado State TBD
Tuesday, Nov. 11 8 p.m. Akron at Buffalo ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Toledo at Northern Illinois ESPN2 or ESPNU
Wednesday, Nov. 12 8 p.m. Ball State at Massachusetts (Amherst, Mass.) ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Kent State at Bowling Green ESPN2 or ESPNU
Thursday, Nov. 13 7 p.m. East Carolina at Cincinnati ESPN2
7 p.m. North Alabama at West Alabama ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Hampton ESPNU
9 p.m. California at USC ESPN & ESPN Radio
Friday, Nov. 14 8 p.m. Tulsa at Central Florida ESPN2
Saturday, Nov. 15 Noon Bryant at Sacred Heart ESPN3
Noon Wofford at Furman ESPN3
3 p.m. Monmouth at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
3 p.m. Northern Iowa at Southern Illinois ESPN3
4 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Jacksonville State ESPN3
4 p.m. McNeese State at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3
TBD Florida State at Miami (Fla.) ESPN Radio
TBD Mississippi State at Alabama ESPN Radio
TBD San Diego State at Boise State TBD
TBD New Mexico at Utah State TBD
Tuesday, Nov. 18 8 p.m. Northern Illinois at Ohio ESPNU or ESPN3
8 p.m. Massachusetts at Akron ESPNU or ESPN3
Wednesday, Nov. 19 8 p.m. Kent State at Buffalo ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Bowling Green at Toledo ESPN2 or ESPNU
Thursday, Nov. 20 7:30 p.m. North Carolina at Duke ESPN & ESPN Radio
9:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Texas State ESPNU
Friday, Nov. 21 9:30 p.m. San Jose State at Utah State ESPN2
Saturday, Nov. 22 Noon Robert Morris at Duquesne ESPN3
1 p.m. Dartmouth at Princeton ESPN3
1:30 p.m. The Citadel at Virginia Military Institute ESPN3
2 p.m. Florida Classic: Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M (Orlando) ESPN Classic
3:30 p.m. Youngstown State at North Dakota State ESPN3
4 p.m. Southland TBD ESPN3
TBD Oklahoma State at Baylor ESPN Radio
TBD Vanderbilt at Mississippi State ESPN Radio
TBD Liberty at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
TBD Fresno State at Nevada TBD
TBD Boise State at Wyoming TBD
Tuesday, Nov. 25 7 p.m. Ohio at Miami (Ohio) ESPN2 or ESPN3
7 p.m. Akron at Kent State ESPN2 or ESPN3
Thursday, Nov. 27 7:30 p.m. LSU at Texas A&M ESPN
Friday, Nov. 28 3:30 p.m. Stanford at UCLA ABC & ESPN Radio
TBD Virginia at Virginia Tech ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
TBD Northern Illinois at Western Michigan ESPNU or ESPN3
TBD Ball State at Bowling Green ESPNU or ESPN3
TBD Toledo at Eastern Michigan ESPNU or ESPN3
TBD Buffalo at Massachusetts (Amherst, Mass.) ESPNU or ESPN3
Saturday, Nov. 29 TBD Michigan at Ohio State ESPN Radio
TBD Notre Dame at USC ESPN Radio
TBD Utah State at Boise State TBD
TBD Nevada at UNLV TBD
Thursday, Dec. 4 7:30 p.m. Central Florida at East Carolina ESPN
Friday, Dec. 5 7 p.m. 2014 Marathon MAC Football Championship (Detroit) ESPN2
9 p.m. 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game ESPN Radio
Saturday, Dec. 6 4 p.m. 2014 SWAC Championship (Houston) ESPNU
7:45 or 8 p.m. 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game (Charlotte) ESPN or ABC & ESPN Radio

* Local blackout may apply
** Reverse mirror in which ESPN2 will regionalize two games on ABC to markets not receiving the telecast
% Potential reverse mirror
^ Available on ESPNU at 10 p.m.
^^ Available on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m.

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