Sunday, November 1, 2020

CFB TV Confirmations for 2020 Week 11 (11/14/20)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/14 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.

12pm ABC or ESPN2: Indiana at Michigan State
12pm ESPN: Georgia at Missouri
12pm ESPN2 or ACCN: Wake Forest at North Carolina
12pm FS1: Penn State at Nebraska
12pm ESPNU: Coastal Carolina at Troy
12pm SEC: Vanderbilt at Kentucky
12pm BTN: Illinois at Rutgers
12pm ESPN+: Army West Point at Tulane
2pm ESPN+: South Alabama at Louisiana
2:30pm FS2: Fresno State at Utah State
2:30pm ESPN+: Georgia State at Appalachian State
3pm ESPN3: ULM at Arkansas State
3pm ESPN+: USF at Houston
3:30pm ESPN: Texas A&M at Tennessee
3:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU: Memphis at Navy
3:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU: Colorado at Stanford
3:30pm BTN: Ohio State at Maryland
3:30pm ESPN3: Rice at Louisiana Tech
3:30pm ESPN3: Texas State at Georgia Southern
4pm FS1: Baylor at Texas Tech
4pm SEC: Auburn at Mississippi State
6:30pm FS2: Nevada at New Mexico
7pm ESPN: Arkansas at Florida
7pm ESPN2: SMU at Tulsa
7pm ACC RSN: Pitt at Georgia Tech
7:30pm ABC: Wisconsin at Michigan
7:30pm ESPNU: Temple at UCF
7:30pm SEC: South Carolina at Ole Miss
7:30pm BTN: Northwestern at Purdue
7:30pm ACC: Florida State at NC State
10:30pm FS2: UNLV at San Jose State
11pm FS1: Oregon State at Washington

Games on six day hold
Notre Dame at Boston College - 12pm or 3:30pm ABC, 12pm ESPN2 or ACCN or 4pm ACCN
Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech - 12pm or 3:30pm ABC, 12pm ESPN2 or ACCN or 4pm ACCN
TCU at West Virginia - 12pm, 4pm or 8pm ET on FOX
USC at Arizona - 12pm FOX ??, 3:30pm ABC, 4pm FOX, 8pm FOX or 10:30pm ESPN2
California at Arizona State - 12pm FOX ??, 3:30pm ABC, 4pm FOX, 8pm FOX or 10:30pm ESPN2
Oregon at Washington State - 12pm FOX ??, 3:30pm ABC, 4pm FOX, 8pm FOX or 10:30pm ESPN2

Games to be slotted


Anonymous said...

ugh gotta love these holds lol

Darrell McKown said...

It seems like the most likely ESPN scenarios are:

1. ACC games at noon and 3:30 on ABC, push Indiana-Michigan St to ESPN2 and Wake Forest-UNC to ACCN at noon.

2. One of the ACC games at 3:30 on ABC and the other at noon or 4:00 on ACCN, with Indiana-Michigan St on ABC and Wake Forest-UNC on ESPN2 at noon.

All of that assumes that FOX is running three games and thus have two of the Pac-12 selections, and that ESPN is going to run a late night Pac-12 game on ESPN2. Also assumes that ACCN is only getting two games.

Schmolik said...

It's a joke of the lack of Big Ten games on FOX/ABC this season, especially FOX, compared to the Big 12 and Pathetic 12. Our ratings are higher than any other conference other than the SEC who is limited OTA to CBS. Are they punishing us for our late start? Then again the Pac-12 started late and they got 2 games on Nov. 7 while the Big Ten got one and it looks like they will get multiple games on Nov. 14 while the Big Ten will get just one.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

1 or 2. Wisconsin-Michigan guaranteed. Indiana-Michigan State less certain.

Also, many of these conferences gave their TV partners either enough games or nearly enough so that they still have to try to fill requirements like a specific number of night games or games on broadcast TV.