Monday, October 11, 2021

CFB TV Confirmations for 2021 Week 8 (10/23/21)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 10/23/21 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.

All times Eastern:

12pm ABC: Illinois at Penn State
12pm FOX: Northwestern at Michigan
12pm ESPN/ESPN2: Cincinnati at Navy 
12pm ESPNU: Northern Illinois at Central Michigan
12pm SECN: UAPB at Arkansas
12pm ACCN: UMass at Florida State
12pm ESPN+: Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green
12:30pm ACC RSN: Syracuse at Virginia Tech
1pm ESPN+: Kent State at Ohio
2pm ESPN+: Texas State at Georgia State
3pm BTN: Wisconsin at Purdue
3:30pm ABC/ESPN: Clemson at Pitt
3:30pm ABC/ESPN: Oregon at UCLA
3:30pm CBS: LSU at Ole Miss
3:30pm ESPN2: Maryland at Minnesota
3:30pm FS1: BYU at Washington State
3:30pm CBSSN: Western Michigan at Toledo
3:30pm Pac-12: Colorado at California
3:30pm ESPN+: Buffalo at Akron
3:30pm ESPN+: Miami (OH) at Ball State
3:30pm ESPN+: Rice at UAB
4pm ESPNU: ECU at Houston
4pm SECN: Mississippi State at Vanderbilt
4pm ACCN: Boston College at Louisville
7pm ESPN: Tennessee at Alabama
7pm FS2*: Nevada at Fresno State
7pm ESPN3: South Alabama at ULM
7pm ESPN+: Temple at USF
7:30pm ABC: Ohio State at Indiana
7:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU: NC State at Miami (FL)
7:30pm SECN: South Carolina at Texas A&M
7:30pm ACCN: Georgia Tech at Virginia
7:30pm Pac-12: Utah at Oregon State

*Nevada at Fresno State will move to FS1 if there is no ALCS Game 7.

Big 12 on 6 day hold
Oklahoma at Kansas 
Oklahoma State at Iowa State
Kansas State at Texas Tech
West Virginia at TCU

Options in no particular order
12pm FS1
3:30pm FOX
7:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU


Anonymous said...

With 2 Big 12 selections on hold for week 8, that would leave ESPN with 3 for the remainder of the season, outside of those already slotted.

Wolv RU said...

Matt, can you clarify what you meant by this in your Week 8 guesses?

* Counting future selections
ESPN Networks: 14
Five in primetime (including weeknights) with a minimum of six
FOX Sports: 18
Six in primetime (including weeknights) with a maximum of nine.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Sure. Which portion needs clarification.

Wolv RU said...

Do those numbers represent the number of selections for the whole season or the number that they have left for the remainder of the season?

Matt Sarzyniak said...

The number is how many games they've selected, including the reservation of games in future weeks. ESPN Networks carry 27 games a year and FOX/FS1 carries 24-27.