College football schedule: TV selections for Oct. 9, 2021

By Kevin Kelley -

College football schedule TV selections for the weekend of October 9, 2021 (Week 6) will be made today. Selections will be made by the five power conferences, while some Group of Five games will also be set.

A few games were held under the six-day option. Those game times and/or TV were finalized on Sunday, Oct. 3. Games times and TV will be updated below as selections are announced.

Week 6 TV Schedule Selections
All times Eastern

ACC
Georgia Tech at Duke – 12pm, RSN/ESPN3
Virginia at Louisville – 3pm, ACCN
FSU at North Carolina – 3:30pm, ESPN
Wake Forest at Syracuse – 3:30pm, ESPN2
Notre Dame at Va. Tech – 7:30pm, ACCN

Off: Boston College, Clemson, Miami, NC State, Pitt

American
Houston at Tulane – 7:30pm, ESPN (Thu.)
Temple at Cincinnati – 7pm, ESPN (Fri.)
SMU at Navy – 3:30pm, CBSSN
East Carolina at UCF – 6pm, ESPN+
Memphis at Tulsa – 9pm, ESPN2

Off: USF

Big 12
Oklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas) – 12pm, ABC
West Virginia at Baylor – 12pm, FS1
TCU at Texas Tech – 7pm, ESPN

Off: Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State

Big Ten
Maryland at Ohio State – 12pm, FOX
Michigan State at Rutgers – 12pm, BTN
Wisconsin at Illinois – 3:30pm, BTN
Penn State at Iowa – 4pm, FOX
Michigan at Nebraska – 7:30pm, ABC

Off: Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue

ConferenceĀ USA
Charlotte at FIU – 7pm, CBSSN
ODU at Marshall – 2pm, Facebook
MTSU at Liberty – 3:30pm, ESPN3
Florida Atlantic at UAB – 3:30pm, Stadium
North Texas at Missouri – 4pm, SECN
UTEP at Southern Miss – 7pm, ESPN network
UTSA at WKU – 7pm, Stadium

Off: LA Tech, Rice

Independents
Boise State at BYU – 3:30pm, ABC
MTSU at Liberty – 3:30pm, ESPN3
UConn at UMass – 3:30pm – FloFootball/NESN
Notre Dame at Va. Tech – 7:30pm, ACCN
New Mexico St. at Nevada – 10:30pm, CBSSN

Off: Army

MAC
Akron at Bowling Green – 12pm, ESPN+
NIU at Toledo – 12pm, CBSSN
Central Michigan at Ohio – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at EMU – 3:30pm, ESPN+
Ball State at WMU – 3:30pm, ESPNU
Buffalo at Kent State – 7pm, ESPNU

Off: None

Mountain West
Boise State at BYU – 3:30pm, ABC
San Jose St. at Colorado St. – 3:30pm, FS1
Wyoming at Air Force – 7pm, CBSSN
New Mexico at San Diego St. – 9pm, FS1
New Mexico St. at Nevada – 10:30pm, CBSSN

Off: Fresno State, Hawaii, UNLV, Utah State

Pac-12
Stanford at Arizona St. – 10:30pm, ESPN (Fri.)
Oregon St. at Washington St. – 4pm, P12N
Utah at USC – 8pm, FOX
UCLA at Arizona – 10:30pm, ESPN

Off: California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington

SEC
Arkansas at Ole Miss – 12pm, ESPN
Vanderbilt at Florida – 12pm, SECN
South Carolina at Tennessee – 12pm, ESPN2
Georgia at Auburn – 3:30pm, CBS
North Texas at Missouri – 4pm, SECN
LSU at Kentucky – 7:30pm, SECN
Alabama at Texas A&M – 8pm, CBS

Off: Mississippi State

Sun Belt
CCU at A-State – 7:30pm, ESPNU (Thu.)
Georgia Southern at Troy – 7pm, ESPN+
South Alabama at Texas St. – 7pm, ESPN+
Georgia State at ULM – 8pm, ESPN3

Off: App State, Louisiana

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Comments (2)

The ACC should really consider taking their RSN package to another outlet, perhaps Paramount Movie Network (produced by CBS Sports)

The games were previously produced by Fox Sports, whose RSNs are now owned by Sinclair, which has angered people by keeping the Bally Sports networks off of certain live streaming services like Hulu and YouTube TV.

Plus doing business with a media company that is aligned very far to the right politically could end up harming the ACC’s reputation. On the other hand, ViacomCBS (owners of PMN and CBS) is to the left.

Once their current RSN contact expires, those games are going to move to the ACC Network (run by ESPN). Until then, they are stuck with the current arrangement.