College Football Week #12: ESPN gets #7 Michigan State vs. #4 Ohio State; Games around the clock

The worse crew gets the better of the two telecasts this weekend. If you’re betting, take the over on Herbie prattling his way through the game to a point where he’s talking through two sides of his mouth. He talks so much that fans are so confused, they don’t know what the heck he’s saying. The better duo, Sean McDonough and Tom Blackledge have #3 Oregon @ #23 Utah. Kirk Herbstreit and partner Chris Fowler are on #7 Michigan State @ #3 Ohio State.

Matt Barrie is a workhorse during college football season. He has Louisville-Duke tonight on ESPN and he’ll be toiling away in the studio over the weekend.

Former USC tailback Petros Papadakis co-hosts a talk show in Los Angeles while doing analysis for Fox. He has Air Force @ Nevada tomorrow night. His partner is Alex Faust who does the NHL’s Kings on TV. Faust can also do hoops. The late Alex Trebek recommended Faust at some point to succeed him on Jeopardy!

Chris Cotter has Syracuse @ North Carolina Saturday on the ACC Network. He himself is an ACC alum. His alma mater is Georgia Tech. Prior to joining ESPN, Chris worked for the Fox Business Network.

Rick Waltz, on San Diego State @ UNLV on the CBS Sports Network, was back doing baseball in2021. He was working for the LA Angels. Rick worked his tail off to make it to the Big Leagues. After a chunk of years doing Marlins baseball, he was let go. Just after South Florida had warmed up to him. Off baseball, he did hoops and football. Hope the Angels keep him. A good man!



7:30 PM- Louisville @ Duke- ESPN Matt Barrie, Roddy Jones, Quint Kessenich




8:00 PM-Southern Mississippi @ Louisiana Tech-CBSSN-Chris Lewis, Corey Chavous


9:00 PM-Memphis @ 24 Houston-ESPN2-Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra


9:00 PM-Air Force @ Nevada-FS1-Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis


9:00 PM-Arizona @ Washington State-P12N-JB Long, Maurice Jones-Drew


11:30 PM-19 San Diego State @ UNLV-CBSSN-Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor




12:00 PM-7 Michigan State @ 4 Ohio State-ABC-Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit


12:00 PM-Iowa State @ 13 Oklahoma-FOX-Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt


12:00 PM-10 Wake Forest @ Clemson-ESPN-Roy Philpott, Greg McElroy


12:00 PM-Texas @ West Virginia-ESPN2-Anish Shroff, Mike Golic Jr.


12:00 PM-New Mexico State @ Kentucky-SECN-Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb


12:00 PM-Purdue @ Northwestern (in Wrigley Field)-BTN-Jeff Levering, Anthony Herron


12:00 PM-Rutgers @ Penn State-BTN-Cory Provus, Matt Millen


12:00 PM-Florida State @ Boston College-ACCN-Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck


12:00 PM-Massachusetts @ Army-CBSSN-Jason Horowitz, Ross Tucker


12:00 PM-Wofford @ North Carolina-ACC RSNs-Tom Werme, James Bates


12:00 PM-Charleston Southern @ 1 Georgia-ESPN+-Mike Morgan, Charles Arbuckle


12:00 PM-Kent State @ Akron-ESPN+-Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry


12:00 PM-Prairie View A&M @ 16 Texas A&M-ESPN+-Mike Corey, Dave Steckel


4:00 PM-Temple @ Tulsa-ESPN+-Ted Emrich, Brandon Weeden


12:00 PM-South Florida @ Tulane-ESPN+-Jack Benjamin, Brian Kinchen


12:00 PM-Tennessee State @ 25 Mississippi State-ESPN+-Mike Couzens


2:00 PM-Illinois @ 17 Iowa-FS1-Adam Alexander, Devin Gardner


2:30 PM-Georgia Tech @ 8 Notre Dame-NBC-Mike Tirico, Drew Brees


3:00 PM-Washington @ Colorado-P12N-Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy


3:30 PM-Nebraska @ 15 Wisconsin-ABC-Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill


3:30 PM-21 Arkansas @ 2 Alabama-CBS-Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson


3:30 PM-Southern Methodist @ 5 Cincinnati-ESPN-Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky


3:30 PM-Virginia @ 18 Pittsburgh-ESPN2-Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison


3:30 PM-6 Michigan @ Maryland-BTN-Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis


3:30 PM-Minnesota @ Indiana-BTN-Chris Vosters, J Leman


3:30 PM-East Carolina @ Navy-CBSSN-John Sadak, Randy Cross


3:30 PM-UAB @ 22 UTSA-ESPN+-Doug Anderson, LaDarrin McLane


4:00 PM-UCLA @ USC-FOX-Joe Davis, Brock Huard


4:00 PM-Florida @ Missouri-SECN-Dave Neal, Deuce McAllister


4:00 PM-Syracuse @ 20 N.C. State-ACCN-Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich


4:00 PM-Kansas @ TCU-ESPN+-Courtney Lyle, Ryan Leaf


4:00 PM-Temple @ Tulsa-ESPN+-Ted Emrich, Brandon Weeden


5:30 PM-11 Baylor @ Kansas State-FS1-Aaron Goldsmith, Mark Helfrich


7:00 PM-Auburn @ South Carolina-ESPN-Mark Jones, Robert Griffin III, Quint Kessenich


7:00 PM-California @ Stanford-P12N-Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth


7:00 PM-Wyoming @ Utah State-CBSSN-Chris Hassel, Aaron Murray


7:30 PM-3 Oregon @ 23 Utah-ABC-Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge


7:30 PM-South Alabama @ Tennessee-ESPNU-Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman


7:30 PM-Vanderbilt @ 12 Ole Miss-SECN-Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic


7:30 PM-Virginia Tech @ Miami-ACCN-Wes Durham, Roddy Jones


8:00 PM-9 Oklahoma State @ Texas Tech-FOX-Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman


9:00 PM-ULM @ LSU-ESPN2-Brian Custer, Kelly Stouffer


9:00 PM-New Mexico @ Boise State-FS1-Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis


10:30 PM-Arizona State @ Oregon State-ESPN-Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore










David J. Halberstam

David is a 40-year + industry veteran who served as play-by-play announcer for St. John's University basketball in New York and as radio play-by-play voice of the Miami Heat in South Florida. He is the author of Sports on New York Radio: A Play-by-Play History and The Fundamentals of Sports Media and Sponsorship Sales: Developing New Accounts.

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