The Mid-American Conference and Pac-12 will make their official return to play this weekend.
The ESPN networks will have full coverage of the conferences’ return to mark the occasion. It all starts at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday with five games from the MAC spread across the ESPN networks. Western Michigan will face Akron on ESPN3 while Eastern Michigan will be on the road against Kent State on ESPN+.
Ohio will face Central Michigan at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Over on ESPN2, Buffalo will visit Northern Illinois, also at 7 p.m. ET.
Rounding out the evening’s MAC coverage is a matchup of Toledo and Bowling Green at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
The Pac-12’s return will come in the form of a matchup between Stanford and No. 12 Oregon. The matchup will headline this weekend’s college football schedule. The teams will play live on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One.
The ACC will open this weekend’s college football schedule as North Carolina State University will host ACC foe No. 11 Miami at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday on ESPN.
Saturday’s day-long schedule launches at noon with nine games at noon across ESPN’s networks. No. 22 Texas will host West Virginia on ABC. The game will simulcast on ABC Radio.
Another key noon matchup is #25 Liberty visiting Virginia Tech on the ACC Network. No. 18 SMU will visit Temple on ESPN+.
No. 16 Marshall will host UMass at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN+.
Even more Top 25 matchups follow at 3:30 p.m. ET. No. 10 Wisconsin will host Purdue on ABC while No. 6 Cincinnati will host Houston on ESPN. No. 19 Oklahoma will host Kansas on ESPN2.
Later in the evening, No. 7 Texas A&M will visit South Carolina on ESPN. That game will simulcast on ESPN Radio.
No. 15 Coastal Carolina will host South Alabama at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
The ESPN networks’ full college football broadcast schedule for this week is noted below.
|Wed, Nov 4||6 p.m.||Western Michigan at Akron|
Michael Reghi, Dustin Fox
|Eastern Michigan at Kent State|
David Wilson, John Gregory
|7 p.m.||Ohio at Central Michigan|
Kevin Brown, Mike Golic Jr., Quint Kessenich
|Buffalo at Northern Illinois|
Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill, Taylor McGregor
|8 p.m.||Bowling Green at Toledo|
Mike Couzens, Rocky Boiman
|Fri, Nov 6||7:30 p.m.||No. 11 Miami at NC State|
Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Marty Smith
|Sat, Nov 7||Noon||West Virginia at No. 22 Texas|
TV: Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Holly Rowe
Radio: Marc Kestecher, Ben Hartsock
|Michigan State at Iowa|
Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Paul Carcaterra
|North Carolina at Duke|
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Alex Chappell
|Arkansas State at Louisiana|
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley
|No. 25 Liberty at Virginia Tech|
Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Taylor Davis
|Louisiana-Monroe at Georgia State||ESPN3|
|Tulane at East Carolina|
Evan Lepler, Jay Sonnhalter
|South Florida at Memphis|
Lincoln Rose, LaDarrin McLane
|No. 18 SMU at Temple|
Dave Leno, Ken Dunek
|1 p.m.||Troy at Georgia Southern||ESPN3|
|2 p.m.||Boston College at Syracuse||ESPN3|
|2:30 p.m.||UMass at No. 16 Marshall||ESPN+|
|3 p.m.||North Alabama at Southern Mississippi||ESPN3|
|Appalachian State at Texas State||ESPN+|
|3:30 p.m.||Purdue at No. 10 Wisconsin|
Dave Pasch, Mike Golic Sr., Jerry Punch
|Houston at No. 6 Cincinnati|
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay, Molly McGrath
|Kansas at No. 19 Oklahoma|
Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill, Kris Budden
|Vanderbilt at Mississippi State|
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport
|UTSA at Rice||ESPN3|
|Charlotte at Middle Tennessee||ESPN+|
|4 p.m.||Arizona at Utah|
Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman
|Pittsburgh at Florida State|
Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Lericia Harris
|Florida International at UTEP||ESPN3|
|7 p.m.||No. 7 Texas A&M at South Carolina|
TV: Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Quint Kessenich
Radio: Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones
|UCLA at Colorado|
Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, John Schriffen
|7:30 p.m.||Stanford at No. 12 Oregon|
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
|Tennessee at Arkansas|
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
|8 p.m.||South Alabama at No. 15 Coastal Carolina|
Courtney Lyle, Rene Ingoglia
|Louisville at Virginia|
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
|10:30 p.m.||Washington at California|
Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Allison Williams
Note: Not all digital games are exclusive
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