College football schedule: TV selections for Nov. 25, 2017

By Kevin Kelley -

The college football schedule TV selections for the weekend of Nov. 18 were announced today by the major conferences. Some selections for the American, C-USA, MAC, MWC, and Sun Belt were also made.

Several games in the Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC were held under the six-day option. Those game times and/or TV were finalized on Sunday, Nov. 19.

Week 13 Schedule Selections
All times Eastern

Miami, FL at Pitt – Noon, ABC (Fri.)
Virginia Tech at Virginia – 8pm, ESPN (Fri.)
Florida State at Florida – Noon, ESPN
Georgia at Georgia Tech – Noon, ABC
Louisville at Kentucky – Noon, SECN
Boston College at Syracuse – 12:20pm, ACCN
Duke at Wake Forest – 12:30pm, RSN
North Carolina at NC State – 3:30pm, ESPNU
Clemson at South Carolina – 7:30pm, ESPN

Navy at Houston – Noon, ESPN (Fri.)
USF at UCF – 3:30pm, ABC (Fri.)
East Carolina at Memphis – Noon, ESPNU
Tulane at SMU – Noon, CBSSN
UConn at Cincinnati – Noon, ESPNews
Temple at Tulsa – 4pm, ESPNews

Big 12
Baylor at TCU – Noon, FS1 (Fri.)
Texas Tech at Texas – 8pm, FOX (Fri.)
Kansas at Oklahoma State – Noon, FS1
Iowa State at Kansas State – 3:30pm, ESPN2
West Virginia at Oklahoma – 3:45pm, ESPN

Big Ten
Iowa at Nebraska – 4pm, FS1 (Fri.)
Indiana at Purdue – Noon, ESPN2
Ohio State at Michigan – Noon, FOX
Penn State at Maryland – 3:30pm, BTN
Wisconsin at Minnesota – 3:30pm, ABC
Michigan State at Rutgers – 4pm, FOX
Northwestern at Illinois – 4pm, FS1

WKU at FIU – 7pm, beIN SPORTS (Fri.)
North Texas at Rice – 1pm, ESPN3
UTEP at UAB – 1pm, CUSA.TV
Florida Atlantic at Charlotte – 2pm, Stadium
Southern Miss at Marshall – 2:30pm, Stadium
ODU at Middle Tennessee – 3pm, ESPN3
UTSA at Louisiana Tech – 7:30pm, ESPNU

Notre Dame at Stanford – 8pm, ABC
BYU at Hawaii – 9pm, CBSSN

Off: Army, UMass

Bowling Green at EMU – 7pm, ESPN3 (Tue.)
Kent State at Akron – 7pm, ESPNU (Tue.)
Miami at Ball State – 7pm, ESPN3 (Tue.)
WMU at Toledo – 11:30am, ESPNU (Fri.)
NIU at CMU – Noon, CBSSN (Fri.)
Ohio at Buffalo – 1pm, ESPN3 (Fri.)

New Mexico at San Diego State – 3:30pm, CBSSN (Fri.)
UNLV at Nevada – 3pm, ATTSNRM
Boise State at Fresno State – 3:30pm, CBSSN
Wyoming at San Jose State – 5pm, ESPN3
BYU at Hawaii – 9pm, CBSSN
Utah State at Air Force – 10:15pm, ESPN2

Cal at UCLA – 10:30pm, FS1 (Fri.)
Arizona at Arizona State – 4:30pm, Pac-12N
Oregon State at Oregon – 7pm, ESPN2
Notre Dame at Stanford – 8pm, ABC
Washington State at Washington – 8pm, FOX
Colorado at Utah – 10pm, FS1

Off: USC

Ole Miss at Mississippi State – 7:30pm, ESPN (Thu.)
Missouri at Arkansas – 2:30pm, CBS (Fri.)
Florida State at Florida – Noon, ESPN
Georgia at Georgia Tech – Noon, ABC
Louisville at Kentucky – Noon, SECN
Alabama at Auburn – 3:30pm, CBS
Vanderbilt at Tennessee – 4pm, SECN
Clemson at South Carolina – 7:30pm, ESPN
Texas A&M at LSU – 7:30pm, SECN

Sun Belt
Texas State at Troy – 4pm, ESPN3 (Fri.)
Appalachian State at Georgia State – 2pm, ESPN3
Arkansas State at ULM – 3pm, ESPN3
Idaho at New Mexico State – 4pm, ESPN3
Georgia Southern at UL Lafayette – 5pm, ESPN3

Off: Coastal Carolina, South Alabama

Comments (11)

Ratings aren’t everything. If they were, then all the game would be played in giant unused warehouses.

Yeah I would have swapped it with VT/UVA. I think Virginia fans would rather go to a 3:30 game than 8 PM game in November.

It was easily the most-viewed regular season game of the year last year, and very possibly could be again this year. It seems to be doing fine where it is. The fetishization of prime time games is one of the more low-key annoying things about college football in the 2010s. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with big games on fall afternoons.

The Big Ten is the only Power 5 league that isn’t playing at night on Thanksgiving weekend. Sooner or later that has got to change. A big reason Fox signed on to be the top broadcaster of the conference is so they could boost their fall primetime ratings. They can’t do that on Thanksgiving weekend if the Big Ten isn’t willing to play at night on Thanksgiving weekend.

As a Stanford fan, I think our game against ND should be played before the Apple Cup. I don’t want the players to be distracted by the result of UW/WSU while playing against ND.