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2021 College Football Week 3 TV and Announcer Schedule

The No. 1 Crimson Tide begin their SEC campaign by visiting the No. 11 Gators (CBS, Sep. 18 @ 3:30 p.m. ET). Alabama has won seven straight meetings after a 52-46 victory in the 2020 SEC title game. The Tide’s Bryce Young has passed for 571 yards and seven touchdown this season.

The No. 10 Nittany Lions and No. 22 Tigers meet for the first time in the regular season (ABC, Sep. 18 @ 7:30 p.m. ET). Auburn hits the road after scoring 60 or more points in back-to-back games for the first time 1932 after lighting up Akron and Alabama State for a total of 122.

No. 19 Arizona State heads north to play No. 23 BYU (ESPN, Sep. 18 @ 10:15 p.m. ET). The Sun Devils have won the past two games against the Cougars, with the last meeting coming in 1998. Jayden Daniels (ASU) tossed for two touchdowns and ran for 125 yards in a Sept. 11 win over UNLV.

The following is the Week 3 college football regular season schedule including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

8:00 PM: Ohio @ Louisiana (ESPN)
Announcers: Matt Barrie, Roddy Jones

Friday, September 17, 2021

7:30 PM: Central Florida @ Louisville (ESPN)
Announcers: Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra

9:00 PM: Maryland @ Illinois (FS1)
Announcers: Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis

Saturday, September 18, 2021

12:00 PM: Michigan State @ [#24] Miami (ABC)
Announcers: Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy

12:00 PM: Nebraska @ [#3] Oklahoma (Fox)
Announcers: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt

12:00 PM: [#8] Cincinnati @ Indiana (ESPN)
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill

12:00 PM: [#16] Coastal Carolina @ Buffalo (ESPN2)
Announcers: John Schriffen, Rene Ingoglia

12:00 PM: [#15] Virginia Tech @ West Virginia (FS1)
Announcers: Cory Provus, Devin Gardner

12:00 PM: Boston College @ Temple (ESPNU)
Announcers: Brian Custer, Kelly Stouffer

12:00 PM: New Mexico @ [#7] Texas A&M (SEC Network)
Announcers: Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb

12:00 PM: Northern Illinois @ [#25] Michigan (Big Ten Network)
Announcers: Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis

12:00 PM: Albany @ Syracuse (ACC Network)
Announcers: Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich

12:00 PM: Connecticut @ Army (CBS Sports Network)
Announcers: Jason Horowitz, Ross Tucker

12:00 PM: Western Michigan @ Pittsburgh (ACC RSNs)
Announcers: Tom Werme, James Bates

12:00 PM: Chattanooga @ Kentucky (ESPN+)
Announcers: Mike Morgan, Ben Hartsock

12:00 PM: Southeast Missouri State @ Missouri (ESPN+)
Announcers: Roy Philpott, Dave Steckel

12:00 PM: Tennessee Tech @ Tennessee (ESPN+)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Hutson Mason

1:00 PM: Minnesota @ Colorado (Pac-12 Network)
Announcers: Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy

2:00 PM: Nevada @ Kansas State (ESPN+)
Announcers: Shawn Kenney, Barrett Brooks

2:30 PM: Purdue @ [#12] Notre Dame (NBC)
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Drew Brees

3:30 PM: Georgia Tech @ [#6] Clemson (ABC)
Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky

3:30 PM: [#1] Alabama @ [#11] Florida (CBS)
Announcers: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson

3:30 PM: USC @ Washington State (Fox)
Announcers: Joe Davis, Brock Huard

3:30 PM: Wake Forest @ Florida State (ESPN)
Announcers: Mark Jones, Robert Griffin III, Quint Kessenich

3:30 PM: Tulsa @ [#9] Ohio State (FS1)
Announcers: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman

3:30 PM: Delaware @ Rutgers (Big Ten Network)
Announcers: Lisa Byington, Matt Millen

3:30 PM: Kent State @ [#5] Iowa (Big Ten Network)
Announcers: Mark Followill, Anthony Herron

3:30 PM: Idaho @ Oregon State (Pac-12 Network Oregon)
Announcers: Rich Burk, Nigel Burton

3:30 PM: Southern Methodist @ Louisiana Tech (CBS Sports Network)
Announcers: Chick Hernandez, Ben Leber

3:30 PM: Eastern Michigan @ Massachusetts (NESN+, FloSports)
Announcers: Jay Burnham, Andy Gresh, Matt Goldstein

3:30 PM: Baylor @ Kansas (ESPN+)
Announcers: Courtney Lyle, Ryan Leaf

3:30 PM: Elon @ Appalachian State (ESPN+)
Announcers: David Jackson, Avery Hall

3:30 PM: Long Island @ Miami (OH) (ESPN+)
Announcers: Jason Ross, Marcus Ray

3:30 PM: Bryant @ Akron (ESPN3)
Announcers: Michael Reghi, Je’Rod Cherry

4:00 PM: Mississippi State @ Memphis (ESPN2)
Announcers: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison

4:00 PM: Colorado State @ Toledo (ESPNU)
Announcers: Mike Couzens, Dustin Fox

4:00 PM: Georgia Southern @ [#20] Arkansas (SEC Network)
Announcers: Dave Neal, Deuce McAllister

4:00 PM: Sacramento State @ California (Pac-12 Network Bay Area)
Announcers: Jim Kozimor, Bob Davie

4:00 PM: Northwestern @ Duke (ACC Network)
Announcers: Wes Durham, Roddy Jones

4:00 PM: Ball State @ Wyoming (Stadium)
Announcers: Ari Wolfe, Mike Lamb

4:15 PM: Arkansas State @ Washington (Pac-12 Network)
Announcers: JB Long, Max Browne

5:00 PM: Murray State @ Bowling Green (ESPN3)
Announcers: Jim Barbar, Tyoka Jackson

6:00 PM: East Carolina @ Marshall (CBS Sports Facebook)
Announcers: Michael Grady, Corey Chavous

6:00 PM: Middle Tennessee @ UTSA (ESPN+)
Announcers: Lincoln Rose, LaDarrin McLane

6:00 PM: Fordham @ Florida Atlantic (ESPN3)
Announcers: Frank Forte, Brandon Doughty

6:00 PM: Old Dominion @ Liberty (ESPN3)
Announcers: Matt Warner, Joe Jauch, Emily Austen

7:00 PM: South Carolina @ [#2] Georgia (ESPN)
Announcers: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge

7:00 PM: Utah @ San Diego State (in Carson) (CBS Sports Network)
Announcers: Dave Ryan, Aaron Murray

7:00 PM: Charlotte @ Georgia State (ESPN+)
Announcers: Matt Stewart, Sam Crenshaw

7:00 PM: Florida A&M @ South Florida (ESPN+)
Announcers: Drew Fellios, Leger Douzable

7:00 PM: Florida International @ Texas Tech (ESPN+)
Announcers: Mark Neely, Brandon Jacobs

7:00 PM: Grambling State @ Houston (ESPN+)
Announcers: Alex Del Barrio, Stanford Routt

7:00 PM: Troy @ Southern Mississippi (ESPN+)
Announcers: Jason Baker, Dustin Almond

7:00 PM: Incarnate Word @ Texas State (ESPN3)
Announcers: Brant Freeman, Keith Moreland, Koral Riggs

7:30 PM: [#22] Auburn @ [#10] Penn State (ABC)
Announcers: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit

7:30 PM: Utah State @ Air Force (FS2)
Announcers: Cory Provus, Devin Gardner

7:30 PM: Central Michigan @ LSU (SEC Network)
Announcers: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

7:30 PM: Stony Brook @ [#4] Oregon (Pac-12 Network)
Announcers: Guy Haberman, Shane Vereen

7:30 PM: Virginia @ [#21] North Carolina (ACC Network)
Announcers: Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck

7:30 PM: Furman @ N.C. State (ACC RSNs)
Announcers: Evan Lepler, Charles Arbuckle

7:30 PM: UAB @ North Texas (Stadium)
Announcers: Chris Hassel, Sed Bonner

8:00 PM: Tulane @ [#17] Ole Miss (ESPN2)
Announcers: Anish Shroff, Mike Golic Jr.

8:00 PM: Stanford @ Vanderbilt (ESPNU)
Announcers: Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman

8:00 PM: Rice @ Texas (Longhorn Network)
Announcers: Lowell Galindo, Sam Acho

8:00 PM: South Carolina State @ New Mexico State (CW El Paso, FloSports)
Announcers: Adam Young, Danny Knee, Megan McCormick

8:00 PM: Alcorn State @ South Alabama (ESPN3)
Announcers: J.D. Byars, Pat Greenwood

8:00 PM: Jackson State @ UL Monroe (ESPN3)
Announcers: Mike Hammett, Josh Pederson

9:00 PM: Oklahoma State @ Boise State (FS1)
Announcers: Aaron Goldsmith, Mark Helfrich

10:00 PM: Northern Arizona @ Arizona (Pac-12 Network Arizona)
Announcers: Chris Fisher, Lance Briggs

10:15 PM: [#19] Arizona State @ [#23] BYU (ESPN)
Announcers: Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore

10:30 PM: Iowa State @ UNLV (CBS Sports Network)
Announcers: Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor

10:45 PM: Fresno State @ [#13] UCLA (Pac-12 Network)
Announcers: Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth

Sunday, September 19, 2021

12:30 AM: San Jose State @ Hawaii (FS1)
Announcers: Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis