Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Still early Week 1 CFB TV Guesses - 2nd Chance

With nearly all schedules released except the American, here's a 2nd guess.  In reality, I'm probably just fishing in an empty pond.

All times listed are Eastern.  Here's the full schedule

6pm SEC Network: Texas A&M at South Carolina
7:30pm ESPN: Ole Miss vs. Boise St.
7:30pm CBSSN: Bowling Green at Western Kentucky
8pm ESPNU: UTSA at Houston
8pm BTN: Eastern Illinois at Minnesota
9:15pm SEC Network: Temple at Vanderbilt
9:30pm Pac-12: Weber St. at Arizona St.
9:30pm Pac-12: Idaho St. at Utah
10pm FS1: Rutgers vs. Washington St.

Right now, I expect any other games listed for Thursday to air on ESPN3 or a conference-based streaming service.

8pm ESPN: BYU at Connecticut (confirmed)
10pm FS1: UNLV at Arizona

Once the announcement that UNLV-Arizona game was moved to Friday came out, I felt that it was FOX's move because they have their MLB commitment for FS1 on Saturday afternoon and are somewhat limited when it comes to when Arizona and Arizona St. want their early season games to kick off.

8:30am ESPN2: Penn St. vs. UCF (confirmed)
12pm ESPN: Clemson at Georgia
12pm ESPN2: Appalachian St. at Michigan
12pm FS1: SMU at Baylor
12pm ESPNEWS: Boston College at Massachusetts
12pm ESPNU: FAU at Nebraska
12pm CBSSN: Ohio St. vs. Navy (time confirmed)
12pm BTN: Western Michigan at Purdue
12pm BTN: Northern Iowa at Iowa
12pm SEC Network: UT-Martin at Kentucky
12pm MAC/ESPN Plus: Ohio at Kent St.
12:30pm ACC Network: Georgia Southern at NC State
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Elon at Duke
3pm Pac-12: Portland St. at Oregon St.
3pm Pac-12: UC Davis at Stanford
3:30pm NBC: Rice at Notre Dame (confirmed)
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: UCLA at Virginia
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: LSU vs. Wisconsin
3:30pm ESPNU: California at Northwestern
3:30pm FSN: Samford at TCU (Big 12 3rd tier)
3:30pm BTN: Indiana St. at Indiana
3:30pm BTN: Jacksonville St. at Michigan St.
3:30pm SEC Network: Utah St. at Tennessee
4pm ESPN: Idaho at Florida
6:30pm Pac-12: Colorado St. vs. Colorado
7pm ESPNU: Southern Miss at Mississippi St.
7pm FSN: Central Arkansas at Texas Tech (Big 12 3rd tier)
7pm SEC/FSN: South Dakota St. at Missouri
7pm SEC Network: Arkansas at Auburn
7pm PPV: Louisiana Tech at Oklahoma (Big 12 3rd tier)
7pm FCS: Troy at UAB
8pm ABC: Oklahoma St. vs. Florida St.
8pm ESPN: West Virginia vs. Alabama
8pm BTN: James Madison at Maryland
8pm BTN: Youngstown St. at Illinois
8pm CyclonesTV: North Dakota St. at Iowa St. (Big 12 3rd tier)
8pm Longhorn: North Texas at Texas (Big 12 3rd tier)
10pm Pac-12: South Dakota at Oregon
10:30pm ESPN2: Fresno St. at USC
10:30pm CBSSN: Washington at Hawai'i

Auburn is supposed to host the first SEC Network pregame show.  Would make a lot of sense for their game vs. Arkansas to air on the channel too.

The first pass omitted the ACC Network and ACC RSN games.  I have added those at 12:30pm.

I moved the WMU-Purdue game after others reminded me how Purdue prefers their home night games to be on ABC or ESPN because those networks end up footing the bill for temporary lights.

Once the MAC schedule came out, Ohio-Kent St. was added with an ESPN Plus telecast window.  It is the only MAC intraconference game during the opening week.

Everything else should be on conference streaming packages or ESPN3.

3:30pm ESPN: Tulane at Tulsa

8pm ESPN: Miami (FL) at Louisville (confirmed)

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