ESPN 105.1 The Zone’s 24-Game Regular Season College Football Coverage to Kick off September 5 with Two Top-25 Matchups



·         Three Games on Opening Saturday, September 5

·         Action Every Saturday with Five Doubleheaders; Pac-12, ACC Championships

·         Four Thursday Night Games, All Featuring Preseason Top 25 Teams

ESPN Radio’s 16th season of college football game broadcasts will begin the opening Saturday, Sept. 5, with three of its 24 regular-season and continue every Saturday, plus four select Thursday nights and culminating with the Pac-12 and ACC Championships on December 5.

The full slate of games includes 19 teams in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25, featuring nine out of the Top 10. From the Top 10 there are conference games such as No. 8 Michigan State playing at defending national champions and preseason No. 1 Ohio State, as well as No. 7 Alabama at No. 9 Georgia.

The season will kick off with preseason No. 25 Louisville vs. No. 4 Auburn at 2:30 p.m. ET, immediately followed by No. 7 Alabama vs. No. 17 Wisconsin. Additional marquee matchups include No. 11 UCLA at No. 5 USC and No. 1 Ohio State at Michigan.

Bill Rosinski, David Norrie and Joe Schad return as the primary ESPN Radio commentator team.

The sites for College GameDay on ESPN Radio and the post-season bowl schedule will be announced at a later date.

*  Rankings are based on ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25

**Note:  Times reflect start of coverage window.



Time (ET)


Sat, Sep 5

2:30 p.m.

#25 Louisville vs. #4 Auburn in Atlanta


Follows 2:30 p.m. game

#7 Alabama vs. #17 Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas


10:30 p.m.

Arkansas St. at #5 USC

Sat, Sep 12

6:30 p.m.

Kentucky at South Carolina

Thu, Sep 17

6:30 p.m.

#10 Clemson at Louisville

Sat, Sep 19

3:00 p.m.

#4 Auburn at #16 LSU

7:00 p.m.

#23 Stanford at #5 USC

Sat, Sep 26


Texas A&M at #21 Arkansas

Sat, Oct 3


#7 Alabama at #9 Georgia

Sat, Oct 10


#18 Georgia Tech at #10 Clemson

Thu, Oct 15

6:30 p.m.

#11 UCLA at Stanford

Sat, Oct 17


West Virginia at #6 Baylor

Sat, Oct 24


#20 Tennessee at #7 Alabama

Sat, Oct 31


#14 Ole Miss at #4 Auburn

Thu, Nov 5

6:30 p.m.

#6 Baylor at Kansas State

Sat, Nov 7


#13 Arizona at #5 USC



#4 Auburn at Texas A&M

Thu, Nov 12

6:30 p.m.

Virginia Tech at #18 Georgia Tech

Sat, Nov 14


#21 Arkansas at #16 LSU



Oklahoma at #6 Baylor

Sat, Nov 21


#8 Michigan State at #1 Ohio State



#2 TCU at Oklahoma

Sat, Nov 28


#11 UCLA at #5 USC



#1 Ohio State at Michigan

Sat, Dec 5

7 p.m.

Pac-12 Championship

7 p.m.

ACC Championship