Week #4, College Football, Hundreds of games televised, Not every match has a compelling headline, yet fun

We’re getting deeper into the season! Week # 4. A few notes followed by a hefty schedule

  • Sean McDonough will make things interesting with Clemson at Wake Forest
  • Lisa Byington? I get a little leery when I see her name. Getting a little better but I wouldn’t put her on a big game. Not that I plan watching, Lisa is on Chattanooga at Illinois.
  • Comes Quietly/Goes Quietly Award: Roy Phillpot
  • Distinguished Anonymity Award: Kevin Brown, Orioles, college football, hoops and a good future
  • A Good Mix: Mark Jones and Robert Griffin III.
  • Endurance: Bob Rathbun has been at it a long time
  • Experience Helps: Ian’s son, Noah Eagle, is putting meat on his bones. Good fellow too
  • Brandon Gaudin, 38, double-dips this weekend for Fox and BTN, Minnesota-Michigan State and NFL Sunday, Detroit at Minnesota.
  • Tessitore will rumble his way through Texas and Texas A&M
  • Love Bob Wischusen. Have no use for his partner Dan Orlovsky. Just too hysterical for my taste. Calm down.

Thursday, September 22nd

West Virginia at Virginia Tech, 7:30 PM ESPN, Matt Barrie, Louis Riddick, Harry Lyles Jr.

Coastal Carolina at Georgia State, 7:30 PM ESPNU, Mike Morgan, Jay Walker

Chattanooga at Illinois, 8:30 PM BTN, Lisa Byington, Anthony Herron, Elise Menaker

Friday, September 23rd

Virginia at Syracuse, 7 PM ESPN, Roy Philpott, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra

Nevada at Air Force, 8 PM FS1, Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis

Boise State at UTEP, 9 PM CBSSN, Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor, Sherree Burruss

Saturday, September 24th


Clemson at Wake Forest, 12 PM ABC, Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Molly McGrath

Maryland at Michigan, 12 PM Fox, Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft

Missouri at Auburn, 12 PM ESPN, Mark Jones, Robert Griffin III, Quint Kessenich

Baylor at Iowa State, 12 PM ESPN2, Tiffany Greene, Rocky Boiman, Dawn Davenport

TCU at SMU, 12 PM ESPNU, John Schriffen, Rene Ingoglia

Duke at Kansas, 12 PM FS1, Eric Collins, Devin Gardner

Buffalo at Eastern Michigan, 12 PM CBSSN, Chris Hassel, Ross Tucker

Rhode Island at Pittsburgh, ACC Network, Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Taylor Davis

Central Michigan at Penn State, 12 PM BTN, Mark Followill, Matt Millen, Matt McGloin

Bowling Green at Mississippi State, 12 PM SEC Network, Drew Carter, Aaron Murray, Nicole Rigoni,

South Florida at Louisville, 12 PM ESPN3, Bob Rathbun, Charles Arbuckle, Lyndsay Rowley

Kent State at Georgia, 12 PM ESPN+, Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Tera Talmadge

2 pm

UMass at Temple, 2 PM ESPN+, Doug Sherman, Adam Breneman

Fordham at Ohio, 2 PM ESPN+, Michael Reghi, JeRod Cherry

UCLA at Colorado, 2 PM Pac-12 Network, Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy

Notre Dame at North Carolina, 3:30 PM ABC, Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Kris Budden

Florida at Tennessee, 3:30 PM CBS, Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Jenny Dell

Texas at Texas Tech, 3:30 PM ESPN, Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Tiffany Blackmon

Indiana at Cincinnati, 3:30 PM ESPN2, Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Stormy Buonantony

Toledo at San Diego State, 3:30 PM FS1, Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis

FIU at Western Kentucky, 3:30 PM CBSSN, Chick Hernandez, Randy Cross

Texas Southern at UTSA, 3:30 PM Stadium, Josh Appel, Sed Bonner

Middle Tennessee at Miami, 3:30 PM ACC Network, Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Lericia Harris

Brandon Gaudin (@BrandonGaudin) / Twitter

Minnesota at Michigan State, 3:30 PM BTN, Brandon Gaudin (left), Joshua Perry, Rick Pizzo

James Madison at Appalachian State, 3:30 PM ESPN+, David Jackson, Avery Hall

North Texas at Memphis, 3:30 PM ESPN+, Tony Simeone, Leger Douzable

4 pm

Oregon at Washington State, 4 PM Fox, Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman

Georgia Tech at UCF, 4 PM ESPNU, Kevin Brown, Hutson Mason

Tulsa at Ole Miss, 4 PM SEC Network, Dave Neal, Deuce McAllister, Marilyn Payne

Sacramento State at Colorado State, 4 PM Mountain West Network, Brian Roth, Mark Driscoll

Arizona at California, 5:30 PM Pac-12 Network, JB Long, Max Browne

Ball State at Georgia Southern, 6 PM ESPN+, Danny Waugh, Cole Neely, Amy Zimmer

6 pm

Akron at Liberty, 6 PM ESPN+, Matt Warner, Joe Jauch, Emily Austin

Navy at East Carolina, 6 PM ESPN+, Richard Cross, Jay Sonnhalter

Arkansas State at Old Dominion, 6 PM ESPN+, Chip Tarkenton, Andy Mashaw

Rice at Houston, 6 PM ESPN+, Ted Emrich, Taylor McHargue

Arkansas vs Texas A&M, 7 PM ESPN, Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Katie George

Northern Illinois at Kentucky, 7 PM ESPN2, Anish Shroff, Brock Osweiler, Alex Chappell

Iowa at Rutgers, 7 PM FS1, Noah Eagle, Mark Helfrich,

UNLV at Utah State, 7 PM CBSSN, Chris Lewis, Robert Turbin

Marshall at Troy, 7 PM NFL Network, Jason Ross, Tyoka Jackson

Houston Baptist at Texas State, 7 PM ESPN3, Brent Freeman, Keith Moreland, Koral Riggs

Louisiana Tech at South Alabama, 7 PM ESPN+, JD Byars, Pat Greenwood

Southern Miss at Tulane, 7 PM ESPN+, Jack Benjamin, Brian Kinchen

7:30 pm

Wisconsin at Ohio State, 7:30 PM ABC, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe

Charlotte at South Carolina, 7:30 PM ESPNU, Jay Alter, Forrest Conoly, Tamara Brown

Miami, OH at Northwestern, 7:30 PM BTN, Joe Beninati, J Leman, Krystle Rich

Vanderbilt at Alabama, 7:30 PM SEC Network, Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

UConn at NC State, 7:30 PM ESPN3, Evan Lepler, James Bates, Lauren Jbara

New Mexico at LSU, 7:30 PM ESPN+, Mike Corey, Dave Steckel, Jalyn Johnson

Kansas State at Oklahoma, 8 PM Fox, Jason Benetti, Brock Huard, Allison Williams

Boston College at Florida State, 8 PM ACC Network, Mike Monaco, Tim Hasselbeck, Kelsey Riggs

Louisiana at ULM, 8 PM ESPN+, Nick White, Desmond Lighten

Hawaii at New Mexico State, 8 PM FloFootball, Adam Young, Danny Knee, Andy Morgan

USC at Oregon State, 9:30 PM Pac-12 Network, Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth

Wyoming at BYU, 10:15 PM ESPN2, Brian Custer, Dustin Fox, Lauren Sisler

Utah at Arizona State, 10:30 PM ESPN, Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill

Stanford at Washington, 10:30 PM FS1, Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis

Western Michigan at San Jose State 10:30 PM CBSSN, Carter Blackburn, Donte Whitner



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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