ESPN announces 2013's 69 weeknight college football games

Steve Dykes

College football isn't just for Saturdays: Oregon and Stanford highlight a list of 69 weekday games, with 15 major conference matchups and plenty of MAC play.

ESPN unveiled its weeknight primetime college football schedule for the 2013 season, and it's a lot more than just MACtion.

The highlight of the 69 games is easily Oregon-Stanford on Nov. 7, perhaps two of the top three teams in college football last season. Last year's game was an overtime thriller with the Cardinal knocking off the Ducks, 17-14, on a field goal, a loss that kept Oregon out of the national championship game and put Stanford into the Pac-12 title game. This year, the squads will meet at Stanford on a Thursday night, and the team that wins will probably be the one that represents the Pac-12 North with a chance to win the conference title.

The season's first week has a host of weeknight games: nine on Aug. 29, including North Carolina-South Carolina and the SEC's first game of the year between Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, plus four games on Aug. 30 and Florida State-Pittsburgh on Sept. 2.

There's a fair share of MAC games -- 18, to be exact -- as the high-octane mid-major conference will appear in the Tuesday/Wednesday time slots that made them the darling of the college football internets, but there's also games between the big boys. There are seven ACC conference matchups, three Pac-12 games, two games from the Big 12 and SEC, and one game from the Big Ten.

Here's the full list:

Thu, Aug 29 6 p.m. North Carolina at South Carolina ESPN
6 p.m. Liberty at Kent State ESPN3
6:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Wake Forest ESPN3
7 p.m. Tulsa at Bowling Green ESPNU
7 p.m. Illinois State at Ball State ESPN3
7 p.m. Akron at Central Florida ESPN3
7:30pm Towson at Connecticut ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Southern Utah at South Alabama ESPN3
9:15 p.m. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt ESPN
10:30 p.m. Rutgers at Fresno State ESPNU
Fri, Aug 30 7 p.m. Samford at Georgia State ESPN3
8 p.m. Texas Tech at SMU ESPN
8 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Miami ESPNU
8:30 p.m. Southern at Houston ESPN3
Mon, Sep 2 8 p.m. Florida State at Pittsburgh ESPN
Fri, Sep 6 8 p.m. Wake Forest at Boston College ESPN2
Thu, Sept 12 7:30 p.m. TCU at Texas Tech ESPN
7:30 p.m. Troy at Arkansas State ESPNU
Fri, Sep 13 8 p.m. Air Force at Boise State ESPN
Thu, Sep 19 7:30 p.m. Clemson at NC State ESPN
Fri, Sep 20 9 p.m. Boise State at Fresno State ESPN
Thu, Sep 26 7:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech ESPN
Fri, Sep 27 9 p.m. Utah State at San Jose State ESPN
9 p.m. Middle Tennessee at BYU ESPNU
Thu, Oct 3 7:30 p.m. Texas at Iowa State ESPN
7:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at Louisiana-Monroe ESPNU
Fri, Oct 4 9 p.m. Nevada at San Diego State ESPN
Thu, Oct 10 7:30 p.m. Rutgers at Louisville ESPN
Fri, Oct 11 8:30 p.m. Temple at Cincinnati ESPN or ESPN2
Tue, Oct 15 8 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Western Kentucky ESPN2
Thu, Oct 17 7:30 p.m. Miami at North Carolina ESPN
Fri, Oct 18 8 p.m. Central Florida at Louisville ESPN
Tue, Oct 22 8 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State ESPN2
Thu, Oct 24 7:30 p.m. Kentucky at Mississippi State ESPN
Fri, Oct 25 8 p.m. Boise State at BYU ESPN
Wed, Oct 30 8 p.m. Cincinnati at Memphis ESPN2
Thu, Oct 31 7 p.m. South Florida at Houston ESPN
7:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Troy ESPNU
10:30 p.m. Arizona State at Washington State ESPN
Fri, Nov 1 9 p.m. USC at Oregon State ESPN2
Tue, Nov 5 8 p.m. Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio) ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Ohio at Buffalo ESPN2 or ESPNU
Wed, Nov 6 8 p.m. Central Michigan at Ball State ESPN2
Thu, Nov 7 7:30 p.m. Troy at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPNU
9 p.m. Oregon at Stanford ESPN
Fri, Nov 8 8:30 p.m. Louisville at Connecticut ESPN2
9 p.m. Air Force at New Mexico ESPNU
Tue, Nov 12 7:30 p.m. Ohio at Bowling Green ESPNU or ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Toledo ESPNU or ESPN3
Wed, Nov 13 8 p.m. Ball State at Northern Illinois ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Kent State ESPN2 or ESPNU
Thu, Nov 14 7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at Clemson ESPN
Fri, Nov 15 9 p.m. Washington at UCLA ESPN2
Tue, Nov 19 8 p.m. Kent State at Ohio ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Buffalo at Miami (Ohio) ESPN2 or ESPNU
Wed, Nov 20 8 p.m. Northern Illinois at Toledo ESPN2
Thu, Nov 21 7:30 p.m. Rutgers at UCF ESPN
9:30 p.m. UNLV at Air Force ESPNU
Fri, Nov 22 9:30 p.m. Navy at San Jose State ESPN2
Tue, Nov 26 7 p.m. Western Michigan at Northern Illinois ESPN2
Thu, Nov 28 7:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPN
Fri, Nov 29 Noon Iowa at Nebraska ABC
TBD Miami at Pittsburgh ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
TBD South Florida at Central Florida ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
TBD SMU at Houston ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
TBD Mid-American Conference TBD ESPNU
TBD Mid-American Conference TBD ESPN3
Thu, Dec 5 7:30 p.m. Louisville at Cincinnati ESPN
Fri, Dec 6 8 p.m. Marathon MAC Championship (from Detroit) ESPN2

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