Sunday, September 21, 2014

CFB TV Guesses for 10/4

* I really think you could see a six day hold on CBS's selection between LSU-Auburn, Texas A&M-Mississippi St. & Alabama-Ole Miss.  For purposes of this exercise, I'm giving Alabama-Ole Miss the nod for now.
* If you are of the opinion that ABC games should carry the best games every week, I'm not sure why there are three ABC windows.   Because of this, I cut the late evening ESPN window plus the 4pm ESPNEWS window.
* By cutting out the late evening ESPN window, you could make a move of the 7pm ET ESPN window to 8pm too.
* I also cut out the 4pm ESPNEWS window.  I'm not sure there is a worthwhile game from the MAC, Sun Belt or Mountain West to fill it, though UNLV-San Jose St. was selected to air on an ESPN platform.  I think that one airs on ESPN3.
* I believe ESPN will try to spread out the SEC games where they can. LSU-Auburn, at 12pm, deserves to stay out of the way of the other games in the evening.
* Because the Pac-12 Networks do not have an evening game, I believe that FOX will carry a Pac-12 game at 7:30pm ET and that they will have a Big 12 game at 3:30pm.
* Time is already set for Nebraska-Michigan St.  Just making a decision on the network.

Games already set for 10/4

12pm ABC: Ohio St. at Maryland
12pm ESPN: LSU at Auburn
12pm ESPN2: Wisconsin at Northwestern
12pm FS1: Texas Tech at Kansas St.
12pm ESPNU: Wake Forest at Florida St.
12pm ESPNEWS: SMU at East Carolina
12pm FSN: Marshall at Old Dominion
12pm BTN: North Texas at Indiana
12pm SEC: Vanderbilt at Georgia
12pm ACC Net: NC State at Clemson
3:30pm CBS: Alabama at Ole Miss
3:30pm FOX: Oklahoma at TCU
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Utah at UCLA
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Miami (FL) at Georgia Tech
3:30pm ESPNU: Pittsburgh at Virginia
3:30pm BTN: Purdue at Illinois
4pm FSN: Kansas at West Virginia
4pm SEC: South Carolina at Kentucky
4pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at Colorado
7pm ESPN: Texas A&M at Mississippi St.
7pm ESPNU: Iowa St. at Oklahoma St.
7pm CBSSN: Memphis at Cincinnati
7:30pm FOX: Arizona St. at USC
7:30pm SEC: Florida at Tennessee
7:30pm ACC RSNs: Virginia Tech at North Carolina
8pm ABC: Nebraska at Michigan St.
8pm ESPN2: Baylor at Texas
10:30pm Pac-12: California at Washington St.

ESPN3 Exclusives
Kent St. at Northern Illinois
Ohio at Central Michigan
Toledo at Western Michigan
Massachusetts at Miami (OH)
Buffalo at Bowling Green
Eastern Michigan at Akron
UNLV at San Jose St.
UL-Monroe at Arkansas St.
Georgia St. at UL-Lafayette
Idaho at Texas St.
South Alabama at Appalachian St.


CA said...

Hey Matt, You say no late pac 12 game, but you have one in your guesses, what gives? Love the site!

Matt Sarzyniak said...

I mis-wrote. Should have said no evening game (ie. 8pm)