ESPN Reveals College Football Week 5 Broadcast Schedule

Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN has announced its broadcast schedule for the fifth week of the 2017 – ’18 college football season.

The ESPN networks’ schedule for the fifth week of the 2017 – ‘18 college football season opens Thursday night with a double-header slate.  Florida A&M plays host to North Carolina Central to open the night beginning at 7:30 p.m. Texas and Iowa State follow at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

Week 5’s action continues Friday night with yet another double-header schedule beginning at 7 p.m. No. 14 Miami will be on the road against Duke live on ESPN in that game.  No. 16 Washington State will play host to No. 5 USC in the night’s second game with coverage set to begin at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN.

No. Clemson and No. 12 Virginia Tech headline Saturday’s extensive schedule that includes games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU and the SEC Network.  The Tigers and Hokies will be live under the lights on ABC’s Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo, with coverage scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET.

While the Hokies and Tigers headline the weekend’s college football action across the ESPN networks, the matchup of the ranked teams is not the last of the weekend.  San Jose State and UNLV finish off the weekend’s action Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

The ESPN networks’ full college football Week 5 broadcast schedule is noted below.

ESPN’s Networks Week 5 College Football Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Sep 28 7:30 p.m. North Carolina Central at Florida A&M
Eric Clemons, Jay Walker
8 p.m. Texas at Iowa State
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Laura Rutledge, Todd McShay
Fri, Sep 29 7 p.m. No. 14 Miami at Duke
Dave Lamont, Mack Brown, Julie Stewart-Binks
10:30 p.m. No. 5 USC at No. 16 Washington State
Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath
Sat, Sep 30 Noon Northwestern at No. 10 Wisconsin
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
Vanderbilt at No. 21 Florida
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
North Carolina at Georgia Tech
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden
Houston at Temple
Mike Couzens, John Congemi
New Mexico State at Arkansas
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan  
SEC Network
Rice at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
Benedictine at Central Methodist ESPN3
12:20 p.m. Syracuse at NC State ACC Network Extra
1 p.m. Central Michigan at Boston CollegeDave Weekley, Dustin Fox ACC Network Extra
Guilford at Jacksonville ESPN3
East Tennessee State at Furman ESPN3
Gannon at Mercyhurst ESPN3
2 p.m. Missouri State at North Dakota State ESPN3
3 p.m. The Citadel at Samford ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Florida State at Wake ForestMike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra ABC
Baylor at Kansas State
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Bomain
Navy at Tulsa
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley
Buffalo at Kent State
Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry
Murray State at No. 17 Louisville ACC Network Extra
4 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Kentucky
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
Connecticut at SMU
Shawn Kenney, Rene Ingoglia
Colorado Mesa at CSU-Pueblo ESPN3
South Dakota at Western Illinois ESPN3
Clarion at Edinboro ESPN3
5 p.m. Central Connecticut State at Sacred Heart ESPN3
6 p.m. No. 24 Mississippi State at No. 13 Auburn
Dave Flemming, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
Akron at Bowling Green
Jim Barbar, Bobby Carpenter
Western Carolina at Chattanooga ESPN3
Bryant at New Hampshire ESPN3
7 p.m. Memphis at UCF
Mike Corey, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones  
Troy at No. 25 LSU
Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison
Ball State at Western Michigan
Dan Gutowsky, Marcus Ray
Coastal Carolina at Louisiana-Monroe
Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen
Marshall at Cincinnati
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly
South Alabama at Louisiana Tech ESPN3
Eastern Illinois at Tennessee State ESPN3
Sam Houston State at Central Arkansas ESPN3
South Dakota State at Youngstown State ESPN3
Saginaw Valley State at Grand Valley State ESPN3
Northern Iowa at Southern Illinois ESPN3
West Florida at Florida Tech ESPN3
Abilene Christian at Incarnate Word ESPN3
McNeese at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
7:30 p.m. South Carolina at Texas A&M
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
Indiana State at Illinois State ESPN3
Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern State ESPN3
8 p.m. No. 2 Clemson at No. 12 Virginia TechTV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ABC & ESPN Radio
Delta State at Mississippi College ESPN3
Nicholls at Lamar ESPN
9 p.m. Ole Miss at No. 1 Alabama
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
10:30 p.m. Colorado at UCLA
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore
San Jose State at UNLV
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey

Not all ESPN3 and ACC Network Extra Games are Exclusive  

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