College football schedule: TV selections for Nov. 13, 2021

By Kevin Kelley -

College football schedule TV selections for the weekend of November 13, 2021 (Week 11) will be made today. Selections will be made by the five power conferences, while some Group of Five games will also be set.

Some games were held under the six-day option. Those game times and/or TV were finalized on Sunday, Nov. 7.

Week 11 TV Schedule Selections
All times Eastern

North Carolina at Pitt – 7:30pm, ESPN (Thu.)
Syracuse at Louisville – 12pm, RSN/ESPN3
UConn at Clemson – 12pm, ACCN
Boston College at Ga. Tech – 3:30pm, RSN/ESPN3
Duke at Virginia Tech – 3:30pm, ACCN
Miami (FL) at Florida State – 3:30pm, ESPN
NC State at Wake Forest – 7:30pm, ACCN
Notre Dame at Virginia – 7:30pm, ABC

Off: None

Cincinnati at USF – 6pm, ESPN2 (Fri.)
UCF at SMU – 12pm, ESPNU
East Carolina at Memphis – 12pm, ESPN+
Houston at Temple – 12pm, ESPN+
Tulsa at Tulane – 4pm, ESPNU

Off: Navy

Big 12
Oklahoma at Baylor – 12pm, FOX
West Virginia at Kansas State – 12pm, FS1
Iowa State at Texas Tech – 3:30pm, ESPN2
Kansas at Texas – 7:30pm, ESPNU
TCU at Oklahoma State – 8pm, FOX

Off: None

Big Ten
Michigan at Penn State – 12pm, ABC
Northwestern at Wisconsin – 12pm, ESPN2
Rutgers at Indiana – 12pm, BTN
Minnesota at Iowa – 3:30pm, BTN
Purdue at Ohio State – 3:30pm, ABC
Maryland at Michigan State – 4pm, FOX

Off: Illinois, Nebraska

Conference USA
WKU at Rice – 2pm, ESPN+
Charlotte at LA Tech – 3:30pm, Stadium
FIU at MTSU – 3:30pm, ESPN3
Florida Atlantic at ODU – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Southern Miss at UTSA – 3:30pm, ESPN+
UAB at Marshall – 3:30pm, CBSSN
UTEP at North Texas – 4pm, ESPN+

Off: None

Bucknell at Army – 12pm, CBSSN
Maine at UMass – 12pm, FloFootball/NESN+
NM State at Alabama – 12pm, SECN
UConn at Clemson – 12pm, ACCN
Notre Dame at Virginia – 7:30pm, ABC

Off: BYU, Liberty


Tuesday, Nov. 9
Akron at WMU – 7pm, CBSSN
Buffalo at Miami (Ohio) – 7pm, ESPNU
Ohio at EMU – 8pm, ESPN2

Wednesday, Nov. 10
Ball State at NIU – 7pm, ESPN2
Toledo at BGSU – 7pm, CBSSN
Kent State at CMU – 8pm, ESPNU

Off: None

Mountain West
Wyoming at Boise State – 9pm, FS1 (Fri.)
Hawaii at UNLV – 4pm, Spectrum PPV
Air Force at Colorado State – 7pm, CBSSN
New Mexico at Fresno State – 7pm, Stadium
Nevada at San Diego State – 10:30pm, CBSSN
Utah St. at San Jose St. – 10:30pm, FS1

Off: None

Utah at Arizona – 2pm, P12N
Stanford at Oregon State – 5:30pm, P12N
Arizona State at Washington – 7pm, FS1
Colorado at UCLA – 9pm, P12N
Washington State at Oregon – 10:30pm, ESPN

Off: Cal, USC

Mississippi State at Auburn – 12pm, ESPN
NM State at Alabama – 12pm, SECN
Samford at Florida – 12pm, SECN+/ESPN+
Georgia at Tennessee – 3:30pm, CBS
South Carolina at Missouri – 4pm, SECN
Kentucky at Vanderbilt – 7pm, ESPN2
Texas A&M at Ole Miss – 7pm, ESPN
Arkansas at LSU – 7:30pm, SECN

Off: None

Sun Belt
Ga. State at Coastal Carolina – 2pm, ESPN+
South Alabama at App State – 2:30pm, ESPN+
Ga. Southern at Texas State 3pm, ESPN+
Louisiana at Troy – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Arkansas State at ULM – 5pm, ESPN+

Off: None

Comment (1)

The ACC should adopt this divisional alignment:

James Division (named for Bob James, ACC commissioner from 1971-87, contains most pre-2004 ACC schools):
Georgia Tech
North Carolina
North Carolina State
Wake Forest

Tranghese Division (named for former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese, most schools in this division were in the BE while he led it):
Boston College
Florida State
Virginia Tech

It puts the four NC schools in the same division and puts Miami in a division with the other former Big East members, three of which are in the Northeast and thus have a lot of alumni in the Miami area.

Protected crossovers:
Georgia Tech-Florida State
North Carolina-Louisville
North Carolina State-Boston College
Virginia-Virginia Tech
Wake Forest-Pittsburgh

The Thanksgiving weekend schedule under this divisional alignment would include Virginia-Virginia Tech every year. The four NC schools would rotate among themselves on Thanksgiving weekend. Pittsburgh and Boston College would alternate playing at Miami every year, the school that doesn’t would play at Syracuse.The four remaining schools would play their in-state SEC opponents as they usually do.

Also, the FSU-Miami game would be set for the weekend before Thanksgiving, serving as the last ACC game for the Seminoles and the next-to-last for the Hurricanes, so that it potentially can decide the Tranghese Division winner.