College Football on ESPN This Saturday
If you’re a fan of college football, you may want to watch a daily show on ESPN. This show is a daily discussion that reacts to the biggest stories in college football. It features regular guests such as David Pollack, Joey Galloway, and Desmond Howard. There’s no shortage of talent on this show, with a variety of opinions and viewpoints.
ABC Saturday’s ABC lineup
If you’re looking for college football coverage this Saturday, you’ll have many choices. The ESPN lineup features 12 of the top 15 teams. ESPN also has some good sideline reporters, including Quint Kessenich, Greg McElroy and Laura Rutledge. ABC’s college football lineup also includes several games between SEC members, including No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Georgia.
ABC will air six college football games on Saturdays beginning Sept. 3. Three of those games will be in Week 1 of the season. The first game will feature the reigning National Champions, the Georgia Bulldogs, playing the Oregon Ducks. The other two will be played on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
SEC game of the week
The SEC Game of the Week is the highlight of the conference football schedule. It is announced six to 12 weeks in advance. Since 2017, it has been a staple of the SEC Network’s lineup. The broadcast time and date are determined by the SEC Network’s television contract. The network has the rights to broadcast all SEC Network games except nonconference games played on the road.
The SEC has five games scheduled this week. Three of them will be aired on the SEC Network and one on ESPN. The other game will be on CBS and will probably be LSU-Ole Miss or Tennessee-Alabama. However, it depends on which teams are in the schedule.
Pac-12 game of the week
There are two games this week that have high expectations. The first is USC vs. Oregon, a matchup that should be exciting. The second is a Pac-12 vs. Big Ten game that could also be exciting. Michigan State and the Washington Huskies are two teams that are poised to make the postseason, but a win for the Beavers could set the tone for the conference. Last year’s Pac-12 champion, Utah, could also be a good pick. The other game has playoff implications, but is too early to make any predictions.
The Pac-12 released its schedule for the week of Sept. 25. Its first draft of games is available on ESPN, Fox, and cable.
NCAA Division I FCS conference playoffs
Despite the lack of major broadcast networks, college football fans can still catch NCAA Division I FCS conference playoff games on ESPN. This year, the Big Sky Conference will be represented by Eastern Washington and Montana. It’s a thrilling game that could shape the postseason landscape.
The 2021 FCS conference playoffs will begin Saturday, November 27, with the FCS championship game to be played on Jan. 8, 2021, on ESPN2. All first and second round games will be shown live on ESPN+, with the championship game broadcast on ESPN2 on Saturday, Jan. 8, starting at noon ET. The field will be comprised of 11 automatic qualifiers and 13 at-large teams. First-round games will be played on campus sites. The 2022 FCS championship will be held in Frisco, Texas for the 12th consecutive year.
The Bison have reached the postseason in 11 straight seasons and are the only team to advance to the FCS semifinals 12 times. This is the longest streak in FCS history. They are also one of only three teams to reach the semifinals at least nine times. Montana and Georgia Southern have both advanced to the FCS playoffs at least eight times.
Division II and III championship games
Division II and III championship games on ESPN are broadcast live on Saturday afternoons. Both championship games feature top-ranked teams from the lower divisions of college football. In the Division II championship game, the home team plays Wisconsin-Oshkosh, while the visiting team plays No. 3 North Alabama. Both games will be televised live on ESPN, with Dave Neal calling both games. The games are broadcast from Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City.
The NCAA started the Division II playoffs in 1973, and the playoffs have been held each year since. The ratings for the games have steadily risen, with three-quarters of the games drawing more than five million viewers. The Division II championship game averaged 2,652 viewers in 2018, up from the previous year. The NCAA Division III championship game drew just 1,362 viewers.