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College football Week #6 – ESPN, Fox, NBC, CBS and Others: ALL times and ALL Announcers

Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt have #14 Iowa and #19 Michigan on Fox; Clemson and Alabama have weekend off; Profile of Jason Benetti


Choices galore this weekend. Baseball, college football and the NFL intersect. Hockey is here and the NBA is around the corner. No better time for fans to binge. There’s material for everyone.

  • Some 57 college games available to watch by our count. This is week #6 of #15
  • Many of the same cast of characters we’ve seen so far this season will be calling games
  • Jake Baskin has a profile of Jason Benetti, the versatile football, baseball and basketball announcer. Benetti works with Rod Gilmore this weekend at Stanford. His profile follows the schedule below
  • Mike Tirico and Doug Flutie had a good one to cover last week when the Irish won a rellatively tight one from Virginia. This weekend, they could preside over a yawner, Bowling Green at Notre Dame on NBC
  • Wes Durham, former Voice of Georgia Tech, has the Jackets matchup against Carolina. His late dad, Woody was the legendary Voice of the Tar Heels
  • Always liked the work of Canadian raised Mark Jones. He won’t have to travel far this Saturday. Now living in South Florida, Mark has the Virginia Tech road game at Miami
  • If you don’t like the football, there are two ALDS games on Saturday, aired over FS1
  • Chis Cotter, no relation to Cris Carter, has UCF at Cincinnati on Friday night on ESPN. Cotter, a Georgia Tech alum, worked for Fox Business Network for a few years
  • Matt Stewart, no relation to Martha Stewart, has been around Georgia radio and TV for years. He does Arkansas State at Georgia State
  • Matt Millen, who underwent heart transplant surgery, is back in the regular broadcast cycle. Nice to see. He does games for the Big Ten Network. He’ll be the analyst on the Illinois-Minnesota game


Thursday, Oct. 3

Georgia Southern at South Alabama | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU   Kevin Brown, Andre Ware

Temple at East Carolina | 8 p.m. | ESPN   Adam Amin, Matt Hasselbeck, Pat McAfee


Friday, Oct. 4

Dartmouth at Penn | 7 p.m. | ESPNU   Bill Spaulding, John Congemi

No. 18 UCF at Cincinnati | 8 p.m. | ESPN   Chris Cotter, Jim Mora, Mark Herzlich  

New Mexico at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN   Jason Horowtiz, Malik Zaire


Saturday, Oct. 5

No. 14 Iowa at No. 19 Michigan | 12 p.m. | Fox   Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt

No. 6 Oklahoma at Kansas | 12 p.m. | ABC   Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy

Utah State at No. 5 LSU | 12 p.m. | SEC Network   Dave Neal, DJ Shockley

Purdue at No. 12 Penn State | 12 p.m. | ESPN   Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsk

Tulane at Army | 12 p.m. | CBSSN   Ben Holden, Ross Tucker

South Florida at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor

No. 21 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech | 12 p.m. | FS1   Brian Custer, Robert Smith

Maryland at Rutgers | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network |  Lisa Byington, James Laurinaitis

Kent State at No. 8 Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | ESPNU   Clay Matvick, Ryan Leaf

TCU at Iowa State | 12 p.m. | ESPN2   Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer

Boston College at Louisville | 12:30 p.m. | ACC Network Extra   Tom Werme, James Bates

Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan | 3 p.m. | ESPN+   Chris Voster, Marcus Ray

Bowling Green at No. 9 Notre Dame | 3:30 p.m. | NBC  Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie

No. 7 Auburn at No. 10 Florida | 3:30 p.m. | CBS   Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson

Air Force at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN   John Sadak, Randy Cross

Virginia Tech at Miami | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN   Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek

Marshall at Middle Tennessee | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN FB, Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous

Ohio at Buffalo | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+   Michael Reghi, Dustin Fox

No. 11 Texas at West Virginia | 3:30 p.m. | ABC   Steve Levy, Brian Griese

Arkansas State at Georgia State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+   Matt Stewart, Wayne Gandy

Baylor at Kansas State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2   Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

Illinois at Minnesota | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network   Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen

Western Michigan at Toledo | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+   Doug Sherman, Tyoka Jackson

Northwestern at Nebraska | 4 p.m. | Fox   Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman

North Carolina at Georgia Tech | 4 p.m. | ACC Network   Wes Durham, Roddy Jones

Troy at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network   Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb

Morgan State at Bethune-Cookman | 4 p.m. | ESPN3 Dave Lamont, Jay Walker

Arizona at Colorado | 4:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Networks  Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth

Western Kentucky at Old Dominion | 6 p.m. | ESPN+   Ted Alexander, Andy Mashaw

Memphis at UL Monroe | 7 p.m. | ESPNU   Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

UMass at Florida International | 7 p.m. | ESPN+  Josh Maurer, Andy Gresh

No. 3 Georgia at Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN   Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge

Rice at UAB | 7 p.m. | ESPN+   Will Kollmeyer, Lee Roberts

Tulsa at No. 24 SMU | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU   Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks

Vanderbilt at Ole Miss | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network   Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers

No. 25 Michigan State at No. 4 Ohio State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC   Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit

California at No. 13 Oregon | 8 p.m. | Fox   Brandon Gaudin, Brock Huard

Pitt at Duke | 8 p.m. | ACC Network   Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck

Liberty at New Mexico State | 8 p.m. | FloSports   Adam Young, Danny Knee

UTSA at UTEP | 8 p.m. | ESPN+   Andy Morgan, Trevor Vittatoe

Oregon State at UCLA | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Networks   Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron

San Diego State at Colorado State | 10 p.m. | ESPN2   Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison

No. 15 Washington at Stanford | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN   Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore

No. 16 Boise State at UNLV | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN   Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor

by Jake Baskin:


Jason Benetti has the call of the ESPN nightcap between Washington and Stanford on Saturday, teamed with Cardinal alum Rod Gilmore. Benetti has worked for the Worldwide Leader since his late 20s, and has emerged as one of the higher-profile multi-sport voices on the network. He’s now 36.

The Syracuse and Wake Forest Law School grad  has taken one of the more conventional paths to the top, spending the early parts of his career calling various college sports at DePaul and High Point and with regional and national networks. Benetti did minor league baseball, including a five-year stint with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs, before  he landed on a part-time basis with the White Sox in 2016. Benetti grew up in Chicago. When Hawk Harrelson retired, Jason got the fulltime gig .

Benetti joined ESPN in 2011 as a college basketball announcer, where he has become known as one of Bill Walton’s broadcast partners. He has taken on a prominent role in their Major League Baseball coverage, leading the popular alternate Statcast broadcasts for the Home Run Derby and Wild Card Games. This is his fourth year as a regular on college football games. This season is his first season with Gilmore after spending the previous three working next to Kelly Stouffer.

This is an all-attorney broadcast team. As mentioned above, Gilmore is a law school grad too.






SBJ Staff

Sports Broadcast Journal serves a mix of announcers, executives, producers and other interested followers of sports broadcasting, podcasting, webcasting and the growing world of digital media. There is a focus on game coverage, particularly play-by-play and other popular and creative sports programming.

Jake Baskin

Jake Baskin is a graduate of Dean College who majored in sports broadcasting. He does play-by-play for Northeast Sports Network and previously wrote about hockey for various SB Nation blogs. He loves the history and evolution of sports broadcasting and dreams of being a national-level announcer.

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