ESPN is giving football fans plenty of ways to pass the time safely at home this Thanksgiving weekend.
Approximately 16 of college football’s Top 25 ranked teams are scheduled to face off this weekend in an extensive broadcast schedule across the ESPN networks. This weekend’s schedule is set to launch at noon Friday on ABC, with No. 20 Texas hosting No. 15 Iowa State.
Over on ESPN3, Liberty, which has surprised many fans and other teams this season, will host UMass, also at noon.
Following the conclusion of the Iowa State – Texas game, No. 25 North Carolina will host No. 2 Notre Dame at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. South Florida will host in-state rival UCF in an American Athletic Conference matchup, also at 3:30 p.m., on ESPN.
No. 9 Oregon will visit in-state rival Oregon State at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN to round out the day’s college football broadcast schedule.
The action continues at noon Saturday with 10 games set to take place across the ESPN networks. Michigan will host winless Penn State on ABC, while No. 6 Florida will play host to Kentucky on ESPN2. No. 12 Indiana will host Maryland at noon on ESPN2.
The ACC Network will feature a conference matchup between N.C. State and Syracuse. Meanwhile on the SEC Network, Missouri will host Vanderbilt.
ESPN3 will offer two options at noon: Georgia Southern at Georgia State, and Ball State at Toleo.
East Carolina, which won its second game of the season last week, will host Southern Methodist University (SMU) as one of three games featured at noon Saturday on ESPN+. The other two games slated to stream in the noon time slot on ESPN+ are: Bowling Green at Ohio, and Northern Illinois At Western Michigan.
The gridiron action will continue well past noon into the evening, with the #7 ranked University of Cincinnati on the road against Temple at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU. #4 Clemson is scheduled to host Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
No. 14 Oklahoma and West Virginia will headline the weekend’s schedule on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One. Coverage is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET.
This weekend’s full college football broadcast schedule is noted below.
|Fri, Nov 27||Noon||No. 15 Iowa State at No. 20 Texas|
Matt Barrie, Mike Golic Jr., Kris Budden
|UMass at Liberty||ESPN3|
|3:30 p.m.||No. 2 Notre Dame at No. 25 North Carolina|
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Katie George
|UCF at South Florida|
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer
|7 p.m.||No. 9 Oregon at Oregon State|
Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Shelley Smith
|Sat, Nov 28||Noon||Penn State at Michigan|
Dave Pasch, Mike Golic Sr., Paul Carcaterra
|Kentucky at No. 6 Florida|
Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Quint Kessenich
|Maryland at No. 12 Indiana|
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Jerry Punch
|NC State at Syracuse|
Wes Durham, Roddy Jones
|Vanderbilt at Missouri|
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Taylor Davis
|Georgia Southern at Georgia State||ESPN3|
|Ball State at Toledo|
Michael Reghi, Devin Gardner
|SMU at East Carolina|
Lincoln Rose, LaDarrin McLane
|Bowling Green at Ohio|
David Wilson, Ryan Cavanaugh
|Northern Illinois at Western Michigan|
Dan Gutowsky, Marcus Ray
|1 p.m.||Miami (Ohio) at Akron|
Anthony Lima, Jerod Cherry
|UTEP at Rice||ESPN3|
|3 p.m.||South Alabama at Arkansas State||ESPN3|
|No. 23 Louisiana at Louisiana-Monroe||ESPN3|
|No. 16 Coastal Carolina at Texas State||ESPN+|
|3:30 p.m.||Colorado at No. 19 USC|
Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill, Allison Williams
|Pittsburgh at No. 4 Clemson|
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay, Molly McGrath
|No. 11 Northwestern at Michigan State|
Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman, Taylor McGregor
|4 p.m.||No. 7 Cincinnati at Temple|
John Schriffen, Rene Ingoglia
|Louisville at Boston College|
Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Eric Wood
|Mississippi State at Ole Miss|
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
|7 p.m.||LSU at No. 5 Texas A&M|
Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Kris Budden
|Kansas State at Baylor|
Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Ian Fitzsimmons
|Duke at Georgia Tech||ESPN3|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 14 Oklahoma at West Virginia|
Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Holly Rowe
|No. 13 Georgia at South Carolina|
TV: Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang
Radio: Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones
|SEC Network/ESPN Radio|
|8 p.m.||Troy at Appalachian State|
Bill Roth, Dustin Fox
|Virginia at Florida State|
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
|10:30 p.m.||TBD at Washington|
Beth Mowins, Kurt Morrison, Stormy Buonantony
Note: Not all digital games are exclusive
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