Sunday, September 11, 2016

CFB TV Guesses for 2016 Week Four (9/24/16)

Here are the games already set for television and/or webcast.  Here are the known available telecast windows.

* I have Florida St. at USF in the 8pm ABC slot for now.  UCLA at Stanford could certainly go there, maybe Washington at Arizona too.  The Pac-12 has adjusted some rules regarding when a Pac-12 Networks game can start and overlap an exclusive TV window on ABC or FOX.  Right now, based on game locations, the existing Pac-12 Networks telecast windows would need a slight adjustment, such as maybe moving the 6pm window to 5:30pm ET (2:30pm PT), and that's why I don't have a Pac-12 game at 8pm on ABC and have Florida St. at USF.
* A decent case could be make to flip the networks of the Arkansas vs. Texas A&M and Florida at Tennessee games.
* Per a FOX Sports release, they will have two Big 12 games and one Pac-12 game.  Taking into account the the San Jose St. at Iowa St. game on FSN at 12pm ET, that leaves a game from each conference for the two remaining slots (3:30pm FS1 & 7:30pm FOX).
* A page at the FOX television network website listed the Oklahoma St. at Baylor game as their choice on 9/24, so let's assume that is accurate for now.
* The reason for the missing ESPN2 window at 7pm is due to the World Cup of Hockey.
* Advance Pac-12 Network schedules hinted at the 6pm game coming from Oregon and the 10pm game from Arizona, which makes sense as the Arizona schools prefer to play night games throughout the month of September if at all possible.

All times Eastern.  

12pm ABC: Wisconsin at Michigan St.
12pm ESPN: Georgia at Ole Miss
12pm ESPN2: BYU vs. West Virginia
12pm ESPNU: Iowa at Rutgers
12pm ESPNEWS: Miami (OH) at Cincinnati
12pm SEC: Delaware St. at Missouri
12pm BTN: Nevada at Purdue
12:30pm ACC Network: East Carolina at Virginia Tech
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Central Michigan at Virginia
1pm CBSSN: Syracuse at Connecticut
3:30pm CBS: Florida at Tennessee
3:30pm ABC: Penn St. at Michigan
3:30pm ESPN2: Pittsburgh at North Carolina
3:30pm FS1: Stanford at UCLA
3:30pm ESPNU: Wake Forest at Indiana
3:30pm BTN: Colorado St. at Minnesota
4pm ESPNEWS: Air Force at Utah St.
4pm SEC: Kent St. at Alabama
6pm ESPN: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
6pm Pac-12: Colorado at Oregon
7pm ESPNU: Houston at Texas St.
7:30pm FOX: Oklahoma St. at Baylor
7:30pm SEC: South Carolina at Kentucky
8pm ABC: Florida St. at USF
8pm ESPNEWS: Bowling Green at Memphis
9pm ESPN: LSU at Auburn
10pm Pac-12: Washington at Arizona
10:15pm ESPN2: California at Arizona St.
10:15pm ESPNU: Boise St. at Oregon St.

Wagner at Boston College
Army at Buffalo
Georgia Southern at Western Michigan
Gardner-Webb at Ohio
Western Illinois at Northern Illinois
Central Arkansas at Arkansas St.
Nicholls at South Alabama
UL-Lafayette at Tulane
New Mexico St. at Troy


Unknown said...

I can see florida st @ south Florida in the 12pm slot on ABC and Wisconsin @ Michigan st in the 8pm slot on ABC

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Hi Chris. Big Ten night games are determined before the season starts and Michigan St. does not have permanent lights at its stadium until next season, so someone would have to quickly rent them, which may not be feasible.

Darrell McKown said...

Oklahoma St. at Baylor and Florida St. at USF might be the worst pair of network prime time games in a while. I have to believe that Stanford-UCLA will end up on either FOX or ABC.

William said...

Based on the proposed prime time games, I would not be shocked if both FOX and ABC did a 6-day hold for this week.