2013 College Football TV Schedule – Championship Week

By Kevin Kelley -

Week 15 of the 2013 college football season is Championship Week! Seven FBS and one FCS conference championship game will be played this weekend.

Championship Week kicks off on Thursday night when the Louisville Cardinals travel to face the Cincinnati Bearcats (7:30pm ET, ESPN).

On Friday, Bowling Green and Northern Illinois square off in the Marathon MAC Championship Game at Ford Field in Detroit (8pm ET, ESPN2).

Wednesday night features the No. 16 NIU Huskies traveling to take on the Toledo Rockets (8pm ET, ESPN2). There are three games slated for Thursday night and one on Friday.

Saturday is highlighted by the SEC Championship Game between Auburn and Missouri (4pm ET, CBS). The C-USA Championship Game kicks starts the day at noon ET and is followed by the Pac-12 (7:45pm ET), ACC (8pm ET), Big Ten (8pm ET), and Mountain West (10pm ET).

The Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs resume on Saturday with eight 2nd-round match-ups (FCS Bracket).

Listed below are the games with time, TV network, and online streaming. Current BCS rank is also listed in parentheses.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
GameTime (ET)NetworkOnline
Louisville at Cincinnati7:30 p.m.ESPN (HD)WatchESPN
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
MAC CG: Bowling Green vs. NIU8:00 p.m.ESPN2 (HD)WatchESPN
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
C-USA CG: Marshall at RiceNoonESPN2 (HD)WatchESPN
Oklahoma at Oklahoma StateNoonABC (HD)WatchABC
Memphis at UConn1:00 p.m.ESPN3
SWAC CG: Jackson St. vs. Southern2:00 p.m.ESPNU (HD)WatchESPN
Texas at Baylor3:30 p.m.FOX (HD)
SEC CG: Auburn vs. Missouri4:00 p.m.CBS (HD)CBSSports.com
USF at Rutgers7:30 p.m.ESPN2 (HD)WatchESPN
Pac-12 CG: Stanford at Arizona St.7:45 p.m.ESPN (HD)WatchESPN
ACC CG: Duke vs. Florida State8:00 p.m.ABC (HD)WatchABC
UL Lafayette at South Alabama8:00 p.m.RCN/Cox4/ESPN-GP*ESPN3*
Big Ten CG: Michigan St. vs. Ohio St.8:00 p.m.FOX (HD)
MWC CG: Utah St. at Fresno St.10:00 p.m.CBS (HD)
DI-AA Playoffs – 2nd Round (Sat., Dec. 7, 2013)
Fordham at Towson1:00 p.m.ESPN GamePlanESPN3
Coastal Carolina at Montana2:00 p.m.ESPN GamePlanESPN3
New Hampshire at Maine2:00 p.m.ESPN GamePlanESPN3
Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois2:00 p.m.ESPN GamePlanESPN3
Furman at North Dakota State3:30 p.m.ESPN GamePlanESPN3
South Dakota St. at E. Washington4:00 pm.ESPN GamePlanESPN3
Jacksonville State at McNeese State7:00 p.m.ESPN GamePlanESPN3
Sam Houston St. at SE Louisiana8:00 p.m.ESPN GamePlanESPN3

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Comments (2)

Congrats on the berth, UCF. But it is problematic to see the new 2014 championship and bowl lineup as well. The AAC loses it’s auto bid next year (probably didn’t deserve one for 2013). Five power conferences get auto bids and five mid-major conferences compete for one auto bid given to the highest rated among the collection. How will that be determined? Will there be a Group of Five ‘Top-5 weekly poll’? What is really holding back a 16 team playoff where all ten conference champs (even you, SunBelt) get a place in the national postseason picture. Six at-large bids could easily go to the strongest among the non-champs. It’s just hard to believe that top-caliber football is played by ANY team when the off-time between two of their most important games of the year hovers around the three-week mark.