Thursday, March 10, 2022

2022 Early Season CFB TV Guesses: Week 3

Week 3 CFB TV guesses for 2022 are below.  I'm assuming no MLB on FS1 at all and there's no primetime MLB on FOX at this time

If a game isn't listed here, assume its on the home team's streaming platform of choice, whether that is handled by a conference or independently.

I'm kinda stumped as to what game gets moved here.  Maybe Rutgers at Temple since they could be waiting on the NFL schedule to see if Lincoln Financial Field is going to be used by the Eagles?  My brain was curious re: Maryland hosting a Thursday night game too, but it seems highly unlikely as a Big Ten member when the game isn't during the opening week of games.

Maybe Pitt at Western Michigan.  Cincy vs. Miami (OH) I'd think would be possible if it weren't scheduled for Paul Brown Stadium.

For now:

7:30pm ESPN: Rutgers at Temple

7:30pm ESPN: Florida State at Louisville
10:30pm Pac-12: Eastern Michigan at Arizona State

Because both ASU and Arizona are at home in September, there's usually a check with the networks to see if they want a game because if they air on Pac-12 Networks, they would likely air in the same timeslot due to heat considerations.  I'm making the assumption that neither ASU's or UA's game will be chosen by ESPN or FOX Sports, so I decided to move EMU at ASU to Friday night so both schools' games could air in the late evening.

11:30am CBSSN: Villanova at Army West Point
12pm ABC: Purdue at Syracuse
12pm FOX: Oklahoma at Nebraska
12pm ESPN: Miami (FL) at Texas A&M
12pm ESPN2: Texas Tech at NC State
12pm FS1: NM State at Wisconsin
12pm ESPNU: Kansas at Houston
12pm SECN: Akron at Tennessee
12pm BTN: UConn at Michigan
12pm ACCN: Liberty at Wake Forest
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Wofford at Virginia Tech
2pm Pac-12: Montana State vs. Oregon State
2:30pm NBC: California at Notre Dame
3pm CBSSN: Pitt at Western Michigan
3:30pm ABC: Fresno State at USC
3:30pm CBS: Penn State at Auburn
3:30pm ESPN: Colorado at Minnesota
3:30pm ESPN2: Ole Miss at Georgia Tech
3:30pm FS1: Air Force at Wyoming
3:30pm BTN: Southern Illinois at Northwestern
4pm FOX: Michigan State at Washington
4pm ESPNU: WKU at Indiana
4pm SECN: USF at Florida
4pm ACCN: Old Dominion at Virginia
5pm Pac-12: South Alabama at UCLA
6:30pm CBSSN: UCF at Florida Atlantic
7pm ESPN: Georgia at South Carolina
7pm ESPN2: Mississippi State at LSU
7pm FS1: Nevada at Iowa
7pm Stadium: North Texas at UNLV
7:30pm ABC: Toledo at Ohio State
7:30pm ESPNU: Vanderbilt at Northern Illinois
7:30pm SECN: ULM at Alabama
7:30pm BTN: SMU at Maryland
7:30pm ACCN: Louisiana Tech at Clemson
8pm FOX: BYU at Oregon
8pm LHN: UTSA at Texas
8pm FS2: UT Martin at Boise State
8pm Pac-12: Colorado State at Washington State
10pm ESPN: San Diego State at Utah
10pm CBSSN: UTEP at New Mexico
11pm Pac-12: North Dakota at Arizona
11:59pm PPV: Duquesne at Hawai'i

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

2022 Early Season CFB TV Guesses: Week 2

Week 2 CFB TV guesses for 2022 are below.  I'm assuming no MLB on FS1 at all, but a primetime window of MLB on FOX.

Also, the midday ESPN window is being used by the US Open women's final.

If a game isn't listed here, assume its on the home team's streaming platform of choice, whether that is handled by a conference or independently.

Usually ESPN has programmed the US Open women's semifinals that evening.  Coupled with the expected NFL Opening Night game on NBC, ESPN typically passes on placing a college football game on ESPN2.  They might end up placing a SWAC or MEAC game on ESPNU, but not do anything else

ESPN2 8pm: Louisville at UCF
ESPNU 8pm: FIU at Texas State
CBSSN 9pm: Boise State at New Mexico
FS1 9:30pm: Colorado at Air Force

Only the two games on ESPN Networks are set for Friday.  The others are speculative on my part and I'm not quite certain that FIU at Texas State is worth televising either.  Might be an ESPN+ game.  I kinda wonder if it was deliberately contracted for Friday knowing that Alabama at Texas is going to be on Saturday, similar to how UAB tries to work its home schedule around when Alabama & Auburn are either on the road or aren't playing.

12pm ABC: Washington State at Wisconsin
12pm FOX: Alabama at Texas
12pm ESPN: Tennessee at Pitt
12pm ESPN2: Missouri at Kansas State
12pm FS1: Georgia Southern at Nebraska
12pm ESPNU: North Carolina at Georgia State
12pm BTN: Arkansas State at Ohio State
12pm BTN: Wagner at Rutgers
12pm BTN: Indiana State at Purdue
12pm SECN: Wake Forest at Vanderbilt
12pm ACCN: Furman at Clemson
12pm CBSSN: UTSA at Army West Point
12:30pm ACC RSN: Western Carolina at Georgia Tech
1pm Pac-12: Southern Utah at Utah
2:30pm NBC: Marshall at Notre Dame
3:30pm ABC: Hawai'i at Michigan
3:30pm FOX: Iowa State at Iowa
3:30pm ESPN2: Arizona State at Oklahoma State
3:30pm FS1: Virginia at Illinois
3:30pm BTN: Ohio at Penn State
3:30pm BTN: Western Carolina at Minnesota
3:30pm CBSSN: Memphis at Navy
4pm ESPNU: Akron at Michigan State
4pm SECN: San Jose State at Auburn
4pm ACCN: Charleston Southern at NC State
4pm Pac-12: Eastern Washington at Oregon
6pm CBSSN on Facebook: Maryland at Charlotte
7pm ESPN: Kentucky at Florida
7pm ESPN2: Appalachian State at Texas A&M
7pm FS1: Houston at Texas Tech
7pm Sooner PPV: Kent State at Oklahoma
7pm CBSSN: Syracuse at UConn
7pm Stadium: Middle Tennessee at Colorado State
7:30pm ABC: USC at Stanford
7:30pm ESPNU: Kansas at West Virginia
7:30pm SECN: South Carolina at Arkansas
7:30pm ACCN: Boston College at Virginia Tech
7:30pm BTN: Duke at Northwestern
7:30pm BTN: Idaho at Indiana
8pm Pac-12: Portland State at Washington
10:15pm ESPN: Baylor at BYU
10:30pm ESPN2: UNLV at California
10:30pm FS1: Mississippi State at Arizona
10:30pm CBSSN: Oregon State at Fresno State
11pm Pac-12: Alabama State at UCLA