College Football TV Schedule selections for Oct. 29, 2016

By Kevin Kelley -

Every Monday, the five power conferences announce their football TV schedule for the weekend after next. Some selections are also made by the American, C-USA, MAC, MWC, and Sun Belt.

Today, selections were announced for the weekend of Oct. 29, 2016.

Week 9 TV Schedule Selections
All times Eastern

Virginia Tech at Pitt – 7pm, ESPN (Thu.)
Duke at Georgia Tech – Noon, RSN
Louisville at Virginia – Noon, ABC/ESPN2 (RM)
Boston College at NC State – 12:30pm, ACCN
Army at Wake Forest – 3:30pm, RSN
Miami, FL at Notre Dame – 3:30pm, NBC
Clemson at Florida State – 8pm, ABC

Off: North Carolina, Syracuse

Navy at USF – 7pm, ESPN2 (Fri.)
UCF at Houston – Noon, ESPNU
UConn at East Carolina – Noon, ESPNews
Cincinnati at Temple – 3:30pm, CBSSN
SMU at Tulane – 4pm, ESPNews
Tulsa at Memphis – 8pm, ESPNews

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

Big Ten
Michigan at Michigan State – Noon, ESPN
Penn State at Purdue – Noon, ABC/ESPN2 (RM)
Minnesota at Illinois – Noon, BTN
Maryland at Indiana – 3:30pm, ESPNU
Northwestern at Ohio State – 3:30pm, ESPN
Nebraska at Wisconsin – 7pm, ESPN

Off: Iowa, Rutgers

WKU at Florida Atlantic – 3:30pm, ASN/MASN
Marshall at Southern Miss – 7pm, ASN/MASN
Middle Tennessee at FIU – 7pm, ESPN3
North Texas at UTSA – 7pm, KMYS-CW 35
Rice at Louisiana Tech – 7pm, CampusInsiders
Old Dominion at UTEP – 8pm, CUSA.TV

Off: Charlotte

Wagner at UMass – Noon, ASN/NESN/ESPN3
Army at Wake Forest – 3:30pm, RSN
Miami, FL at Notre Dame – 3:30pm, NBC

Off: BYU

Akron at Buffalo – 7:30pm, BCSN (Thu.)
Ohio at Toledo – 7:30pm, CBSSN/ESPN3 (Thu.)
Kent State at Central Michigan – Noon, CBSSN
Miami, OH at Eastern Michigan – 3:30pm, ASN/ESPN3

Off: Ball State, Bowling Green, NIU, WMU

San Diego State at Utah State – 8pm, CBSSN (Fri.)
Air Force at Fresno State – 9:30pm, ESPN2 (Fri.)
Boise State at Wyoming – 7pm, CBSSN
UNLV at San José State – 10:30pm, CBSSN
New Mexico at Hawai‘i – 11:59pm, Oceanic PPV

Off: Colorado State, Nevada

California at USC – 10:30pm, ESPN (Thu.)
Washington at Utah – 3:30pm, FS1
Arizona State at Oregon – 5pm, Pac-12N
Washington State at Oregon State – 10:45pm, ESPN2
Stanford at Arizona – 11pm, FS1

Off: Colorado, UCLA

Kentucky at Missouri – Noon, SECN
Florida vs. Georgia (at Jacksonville) – 3:30pm, CBS
Samford at Mississippi State – 3:30pm, SECN
Auburn at Ole Miss – 7:15pm, SECN
Tennessee at South Carolina – 7:15pm, ESPN2
New Mexico State at Texas A&M – 7:30pm, ESPNU

Off: Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Vanderbilt

Sun Belt
Appalachian State at Georgia Southern – 7:30pm, ESPNU (Thu.)
Georgia State at South Alabama – 5pm, ESPN3
ULM at Arkansas State – 7pm, ESPN3
New Mexico State at Texas A&M – 7:30pm, ESPNU

Off: Idaho, Texas State, Troy, UL Lafayette

Comments (6)

I wish Fox could compete with ESPN/ABC. But clearly they can’t if they have to put Utah vs UW at midday instead of primetime.
Also, FOX won’t gain anything from airing Stanford vs Arizona at 8 PM.

I also don’t get why CBS just does the 1 game a week. What else do you have going on at noon that’s so important? They should make a play for additional SEC / AAC games.

Fox is competing with ESPN better in NFL games & other sports, due to the fact that the PAC-12 is down this year I would agree about the Stanford vs Zona game.
As for CBS & one game deals, most of the time they will add on an 8pm primetime game with SEC teams as the year goes on, not sure if its going to happen this year or not.

I’m not sure why FOX decided to put Oklahoma-Kansas in primetime on FS1 instead of Washington-Utah. I would have switched those games. Putting the game on the broadcast network in primetime wasn’t an option as FOX will have Game 4 of the World Series that evening.

Next year, FOX will have 25 Big Ten games to televise which will likely result in more telecast windows on the broadcast network, probably in the mid-afternoon time slot. So for a comparable week next year, you might have Michigan-Michigan State at noon and Washington-Utah at 3:30 leading into a World Series game.

With respect to CBS televising more than one game a week, the simple reason for that is they don’t have rights to more than one game a week (except for one week when they can add a night game). ESPN has those rights and they aren’t giving them up.

I think CBS should have more SEC night games, in some weeks they air a C-USA game or MWC game in the afternoon instead. For weeks where CBS has an SEC game at night ESPN would just have to air a different conference in the night slot.

CBS only has the rights to one SEC night game per season. ESPN generally puts their best SEC game in primetime each week and they aren’t going to give that up.