Monday, October 12, 2020

CFB TV Confirmations for 2020 Week 8 (10/24/20)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 10/24 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to. Most conferences have the possibility of having all or part of their games held for a six day hold of the start time. 

The list of available TV windows are based on media websites, TV listings and press releases. They can change based on the needs of the broadcaster or the conference.

Here's what I guessed based on the available openings (they will prove to be incorrect), along with the games that have already been set.

Here's the deal - I don't really have a great handle as to the TV slots that are open as some networks aren't providing accurate listings by the time this post is written. What I'll do is list the windows that I've found and the games not yet set for TV, then add windows & reorder them by time as they're announced. That way you'll see the list of games set for TV along with the one(s) you're waiting on. Just don't be alarmed if network X isn't listed with any games here and you don't see any from that network for the games that have already been set.

7pm ESPN3: Jacksonville State at FIU
8pm BTN: Illinois at Wisconsin

12pm ABC: Oklahoma at TCU
12pm FS1: Kansas at Kansas State
12pm ESPNU: Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina
12pm SEC: Auburn at Ole Miss
12pm BTN: Rutgers at Michigan State
12pm CBSSN: Mercer at Army West Point
12pm ACC RSN: Florida State at Louisville
12pm ESPN+: Temple at Memphis
2pm ESPN2: Tulane at UCF
3:30pm ABC: Notre Dame at Pitt
3:30pm CBS: Alabama at Tennessee
3:30pm FOX: Iowa State at Oklahoma State
3:30pm ESPN: Baylor at Texas
3:30pm FS1: Penn State at Indiana
3:30pm BTN: Iowa at Purdue
3:30pm ACC RSN: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest
3:30pm ESPN3: Middle Tennessee at Rice
3:30pm ESPN+: UTEP at Charlotte
4pm ESPNU: Georgia State at Troy
4pm SEC: South Carolina at LSU
4pm ACC: Georgia Tech at Boston College
4pm ESPN3: Chattanooga at WKU
5:30pm ESPN2: West Virginia at Texas Tech
7pm ESPN+: ULM at South Alabama
7pm CBSSN: Wyoming at Nevada (from Zap2It listings)
7:30pm ABC: Michigan at Minnesota 
7:30pm BTN: Maryland at Northwestern
8pm ACC: Virginia at Miami (FL)
8pm ESPNU: Louisiana Tech at UTSA
9pm ESPN2: Cincinnati at SMU
10:15pm ESPN: Texas State at BYU
11pm FS1:

Six Day Holds
Syracuse at Clemson - 12pm ESPN or 12pm ACCN
NC State at North Carolina - 12pm ESPN or 12pm ACCN
Missouri at Florida - 7pm ESPN or 7:30pm SECN
Georgia at Kentucky - 7pm ESPN or 7:30pm SECN

Games not yet set for TV
Air Force at San Jose State
Hawai'i at Fresno State
New Mexico at Colorado State
UNLV at San Diego State
Utah State at Boise State
Wyoming at Nevada


Anonymous said...

things are starting to get busy again

I have to imagine this makes you feel good to make up for the dark spring & horrible year we have all went through

bigddan11 said...

Since Boise State home games have to air on Fox or FS1 and since there's only 1 Fox spot left, you could safely slide Utah State at Boise State into the 11 PM FS1 slot.

Texas State at BYU seems almost a lock for that 10:15 PM ESPN slot.

I suspect the MW on CBS All Access to get a decent number of these MW games.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Mountain West has rules regarding start times added into the new TV deal. 8pm local for CBS,7:45pm for FOX Sports.

Boise State, being on Mountain time, I don't think would be at 9pm local for a start time.

Schmolik said...

FOX would've gotten better ratings if it aired Penn State-Indiana on FOX broadcast than Iowa State-Oklahoma State, two second choice schools in less populous states. Also, Ohio State and fans will more likely watch another Big Ten game than a Big 12 game. That can hurt their World Series ratings.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

I think they might want to prop up FS1 ratings that are a bit down.

I think the World Series is its own animal. At this point, if it's a World Series headed towards a sweep, choice of college football game lead-in might not matter.

Anonymous said...

so the mw is going to hold back with their first week of games smh

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Relax. Looks like they are trying to finalize either the weeknight dates or entire season. I did find Wyoming at Nevada listed at 7pm ET for CBSSN.

Anonymous said...

Lol okay sorry sir :(

Unknown said...

What is 7 p m ish eastern time window on FS1 by chance ... Would it be a mountain west game or something else

Matt Sarzyniak said...

No one knows because many listing service have not populated 7pm for FS1. Hence the comments in bold in the post.

Schmolik said...

Mountain West games finally available.