Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Way Too Early CFB TV Guesses for Week Two For 2017

Same as the Week Zero & One post.  If a game isn't listed, assume it is online only.

Nobody on FS1 or ESPN.  Only game available is Idaho St. at Utah St.  ESPN should be busy with US Open tennis.  This would also be the date of the NFL Kickoff game.

Friday 9/8
ESPN should be unavailable due to US Open men's semifinals.  If I were to move a game to a Friday night for ESPN, assuming Ohio at Purdue doesn't belong to them, I'd move Mississippi St. at Louisiana Tech.

8pm ESPN2: Mississippi St. at Louisiana Tech
8pm FS1: Ohio at Purdue

Saturday 9/9
ESPN's mid-afternoon window is unavailable due to the US Open women's final.  I also assumed that FS1 would not be available in the early evening due to either UFC or MLB.  Let's assume UFC PPV prelims since 9/2 has two MLB windows on FS1.  FOX has a 1pm ET MLB window, so I'm starting their early college football window at 4:30pm ET.  Since one of those games happens to involve the Pirates, it feels like a natural lead in to the Pittsburgh at Penn St. game (here's hoping the MLB game doesn't run long).  The other FOX MLB game, Orioles at Indians, would be a great lead in to Oklahoma at Ohio St., but I don't think FOX will have two Big Ten games on their broadcast network & I don't think this game would be doubleheadered with Stanford at USC.  I am also working under the assumption that ESPN is sublicensing one SEC game to CBS that is not the top choice.

Since both Pac-12 Arizona schools are currently set to host on Saturday, I believe one of the two Pac-12 games involving the Arizona schools will be on either an ESPN platform or FS1 since they really can't be played at the same time on Pac-12 Networks, if you work under the premise that the game should be on both the national and Arizona feeds.

I worked under the premise that ESPN had the top Big Ten and Big 12 choices and FOX had the top Pac-12 choice.  Please understand that I have no idea who is picking when.

12pm ABC: Louisville at North Carolina
12pm ESPN: Cincinnati at Michigan
12pm ESPN2: Iowa at Iowa St.
12pm FS1: East Carolina at West Virginia
12pm FSN: UTSA at Baylor
12pm ESPNU: UL-Monroe at Florida St.
12pm ESPNEWS: Memphis at UCF
12pm CBSSN: Buffalo at Army (semi-confirmed)
12pm SEC: Indiana St. at Tennessee
12pm BTN: Eastern Michigan at Rutgers
12pm BTN: Towson at Maryland
12pm ASN: UL-Lafayette at Tulsa
12:30pm ACC Network: Marshall at NC State
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Wake Forest at Boston College
2pm Pac-12: Texas St. at Colorado
3:30pm ABC: Auburn at Clemson
3:30pm CBS: South Carolina at Missouri
3:30pm ESPN2: Indiana at Virginia
3:30pm FS1: Boise St. at Washington St.
3:30pm FSN: Charlotte at Kansas St.
3:30pm ESPNU: Northwestern at Duke
3:30pm CBSSN: Tulane at Navy (confirmed)
3:30pm BTN: FAU at Wisconsin
3:30pm BTN: Western Michigan at Michigan St.
3:30pm ASN: UAB at Ball St.
4pm SEC: Fresno St. at Alabama
4pm SEC: Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky
4:30pm FOX: Pittsburgh at Penn St.
5pm Pac-12: Minnesota at Oregon St.
5pm Pac-12 Bay Area: Weber St. at California
7pm ESPN: TCU at Arkansas
7pm ESPN2: Chattanooga at LSU
7pm ESPNU: Miami (FL) at Arkansas St.
7pm CBSSN: USF at Connecticut
7pm ASN: Rice at UTEP
7:30pm NBC: Georgia at Notre Dame
7:30pm SEC: UT Martin at Ole Miss
7:30pm SEC: Nicholls at Texas A&M
7:30pm FSN: Central Michigan at Kansas
7:30pm BTN: Western Kentucky at Illinois
8pm ABC: Oklahoma at Ohio St.
8pm FOX: Stanford at USC
8pm ESPNEWS: Oklahoma St. at South Alabama
8pm Pac-12: Montana at Washington
8pm Longhorn: San Jose St. at Texas
10pm FS1: Houston at Arizona
10:15pm ESPN2: Utah at BYU
10:15pm ESPNU: Hawai'i at UCLA
10:30pm ESPN: Nebraska at Oregon
10:30pm CBSSN: Toledo at Nevada
11pm Pac-12: San Diego St. at Arizona St.


Anonymous said...

Don't believe Fresno State-Alabama and the US Open women's final can exist on ESPN at the same time. I'd expect the Bama game to go to the SEC Network.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Yep. Was waffling on ESPN or SEC Net until putting in US Open window and forgot to change back network to SEC. Will fix.

Serge said...

Matt, FOX just reseased its 2017 USGA schedule and they have Walker Cup coverage on FS1 Sept. 09 from Noon-3p and from 5-8p ET, so those CFB windows are out.