Monday, February 23, 2015

Early Guess at Week 3 CFB on TV for 2015 (9/17/15 - 9/19/15)

Week three is the last week of the season before most Saturday kickoffs are decided twelve days in advance of the game.

Games to air on syndication packages like American Sports Network or as webcast exclusives (ie. MW Network, ESPN3, C-USA DN) are not listed.  Note that the MAC, Mountain West & Sun Belt schedules have not yet been released, but I don't believe a intraconference game involving those three conferences will have a major impact.

7:30pm ESPN: Clemson at Louisville (confirmed for this date)
7:30pm FS1: Rice at North Texas

* FS1 is scheduled to carry a NASCAR truck series race at 8:30pm ET.  They should be able to carry the New Mexico at Arizona St. game based on the tentative start time of 10pm ET as the race should take up around 90 minutes of air time.  To give some breathing room between the race and the game, I think the football game will start at 10:15pm ET.
* Because East Carolina at Navy was scheduled for 9/19 along with Wake Forest at Army likely occupying the 12pm slot that day, I believe that CBSSN will select either Arizona at Nevada or Utah at Fresno St. for a move to Friday night.  Chose the Fresno St. game in this scenario, especially with Arizona St. moving their game to Friday.

8pm ESPN: Florida St. at Boston College (confirmed for this date)
10pm CBSSN: Utah at Fresno St.
10:15pm FS1: New Mexico at Arizona St.

* I am assuming a 8pm FS1 MLB game.  Could always move to 7pm, moving the BYU at UCLA game up 30 minutes to 3:30pm ET.  A 1pm FOX MLB telecast window has already been scheduled based on existing printed MLB schedules.
* If ABC were to not use a 12pm window, they could show both SMU at TCU & Nebraska at Miami  regionally on ABC without a reverse mirror, then show both Pittsburgh at Iowa & Rutgers at Penn St. nationally on ESPN & ESPN2.

12pm ABC: Nebraska at Miami (FL)
12pm ESPN: South Carolina at Georgia
12pm ESPN2: Virginia Tech at Purdue
12pm FS1: Tulsa at Oklahoma
12pm ESPNU: USF at Maryland
12pm ESPNEWS: Northwestern at Duke
12pm FSN: UTSA at Oklahoma St.
12pm CBSSN: Wake Forest at Army (semi-confirmed)
12pm BTN: UNLV at Michigan
12pm BTN: Kent St. at Minnesota
12pm SEC: Connecticut at Missouri
12pm SEC: Western Carolina at Tennessee
12:30pm ACC Network: Central Michigan at Syracuse
12:30pm ACC RSNs: William & Mary at Virginia
1pm Pac-12: Colorado St. vs Colorado
3:30pm ABC/ESPN: SMU at TCU
3:30pm ABC/ESPN: Rutgers at Penn St.
3:30pm CBS: Ole Miss at Alabama
3:30pm NBC: Georgia Tech at Notre Dame
3:30pm ESPN2: Pittsburgh at Iowa
3:30pm ESPNU: Illinois at North Carolina
3:30pm FSN: Louisiana Tech at Kansas St.
3:30pm CBSSN: East Carolina at Navy (confirmed)
3:30pm BTN: Northern Illinois at Ohio St.
3:30pm BTN: Air Force at Michigan St.
4pm FS1: BYU at UCLA
4pm SEC: Austin Peay at Vanderbilt
4:30pm Pac-12: San Jose St. at Oregon St.
4:30pm Pac-12: Wyoming at Washington St.
7pm ESPN2: Texas Tech at Arkansas
7pm ESPNU: Nevada at Texas A&M
7pm CBSSN: NC State at Old Dominion
7:30pm FOX: California at Texas
7:30pm SEC: Florida at Kentucky
7:30pm SEC: Northwestern St. at Mississippi St.
7:45pm ESPN: Auburn at LSU
8pm ABC: Stanford at USC
8pm BTN: Troy at Wisconsin
8pm BTN: Western Kentucky at Indiana
10pm Pac-12: Northern Arizona at Arizona
10pm Pac-12: Georgia St. at Oregon
10:30pm ESPN2: Utah St. at Washington


Hokie Mark said...

Matt, is ABC/ESPN2 still doing reverse mirrors with Big Ten games? If so, what happens here?

12pm ABC: Nebraska at Miami (FL)
12pm ESPN2: Virginia Tech at Purdue

Matt Sarzyniak said...

They could do a reverse mirror if they wanted to. Did not consider possibility of that. Good call though.