Sunday, September 29, 2013

CFB TV Guesses for 10/12

Games already set aside for 10/12

* ABC does not have an 8pm window due to NASCAR
* I'm assuming there will again be an ESPNEWS window.  Put it on the Akron-Northern Illinois game.  USF-UConn would be the easy way out but neither team has won a game.  Did not change the kickoff time for Akron-NIU.
* FOX's broadcast window is at 3:30pm due to the MLB playoffs.  First of a three week stretch where their window is not in prime time on the east coast.
* I put Tulsa-UTEP on FOX Sports 1 at 4pm.  Don't see it on FSN at 12pm, but FOX has shown a willingness to move their telecast windows around, such as the move of the 12pm FSN window to 4pm  on 9/28 and reordering the windows on FS1 on 10/5.  If they move the FSN window to a later time, like 4pm ET, move the Iowa St.-Texas Tech game to FS1 at 4pm and Tulsa-UTEP to FSN.  I guess they could, if they really wanted to, play the game at 10am local time in El Paso (they are the corner of Texas on Mountain Time).  Some Mountain West schools, up until about 10 years ago, would schedule a 10am kickoff to stay out of the ESPN Plus regional window to show a game on TV.
* I placed the Michigan-Penn St. game, set for a 5pm kickoff as it is a Big Ten homecoming game, on ESPN and slid their evening telecast window to 8:15pm.
* In addition to Michigan-Penn St., Northwestern-Wisconsin and Indiana-Michigan St. are set in terms of their kickoff times as homecoming games.
* I've flip-flopped on Missouri-Georgia & Florida-LSU on CBS afternoon & ESPN primetime three times.  I don't think CBS will use another six day option right away though.
* Gave strong consideration to Bowling Green-Mississippi St. being PPV since the Bulldogs have not used that option yet.  Could have eliminated one 10:15pm window, moved Georgia Tech-BYU to 7pm ESPNU and South Carolina-Arkansas to FSN.

12pm ABC: Oklahoma vs. Texas
12pm ESPN: Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
12pm ESPN2: Nebraska at Purdue
12pm FOX Sports 1: Baylor at Kansas St.
12pm ESPNU: Virginia at Maryland
12pm FSN: Iowa St. at Texas Tech
12pm BTN: Michigan St. at Indiana
12pm American: Memphis at Houston
12:21 SEC: Alabama at Kentucky
12:30pm ACC Network: Syracuse at NC State
3pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at Washington St.
3:30pm CBS: Missouri at Georgia
3:30pm FOX: Oregon at Washington
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Northwestern at Wisconsin
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Boston College at Clemson
3:30pm ESPNU: Kansas at TCU
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Navy at Duke
4pm FOX Sports 1: Tulsa at UTEP
5pm ESPN: Michigan at Penn St.
5pm ESPNEWS: Akron at Northern Illinois
7pm ESPN2: Texas A&M at Ole Miss
7pm ESPNU: South Carolina at Arkansas
7:30pm SEC/FSN Regional: Bowling Green at Mississippi St.
8pm FOX Sports 1: California at UCLA
8:15pm ESPN: Florida at LSU
10:15pm ESPN2: Stanford at Utah
10:15pm ESPNU: Georgia Tech at BYU
10:30pm Pac-12: Colorado at Arizona St.

ESPN3 Exclusives
USF at Connecticut
Central Michigan at Ohio
Buffalo at Western Michigan
Miami (OH) at Massachusetts
Kent St. at Ball St.
UL-Monroe at Texas St.
Idaho at Arkansas St.

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