College football ’13 TV lineup for L.A. in Week 14: A prime-time national spot for UCLA-USC, but not with the crew you’d think (enjoy Musburger Helper)

628x471While the ESPN scheduling crew has decided that UCLA-USC would go national in its ABC prime-time window Saturday night, the network isn’t matching that up with A-team broadcasting trio of Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox on the contest.
It’s likely a matter of logistics.
Herbstreit will be part of the ESPN “GameDay” team at Auburn on Saturday morning, then will fly out to cover the Texas A&M-Missouri contest for ESPN at 4:45 p.m. A cross-country flight, even on the Disney jet, isn’t all that prudent. And had Texas A&M defeated LSU last week, this one against Missouri would have been more likely to be in that 5 p.m. ABC spot instead.
So with that, ESPN has decided to send to the Coliseum ….

img_4426== No. 22 UCLA (8-3, 5-3) at No. 23 USC (9-3, 6-2): Coliseum, Saturday at 5 p.m., Channel 7 (Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake)

== Washington State (6-5, 4-4) at Washington (7-4, 4-4): Friday, 12:30 p.m., Channel 11 (Craig Bolerjack, Joey Harrington, Ryan Nece)
== Oregon State (6-5, 4-4) at No. 13 Oregon (9-2, 6-2): Friday, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1 (Justin Kutcher,  Joel Klattt, Molly McGrath)
== Colorado (4-7, 1-7) at Utah (4-7, 1-7): Saturday, 11 a.m., Pac-12 Network (Kevin Calabro, Yogi Roth, Jill Savage)

== Arizona (7-4, 4-4) at No. 12 Arizona State (9-2, 7-1): Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network (Ted Robinson, Glenn Parker, Drea Avent)
== No. 25 Notre Dame (8-3) at No. 8 Stanford (9-2): Saturday, 4 p.m., Channel 11 (Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Kristina Pink)

Iron-Bowl-1== No. 1 Alabama (11-0, 7-0 SEC West) at No. 4 Auburn (10-1, 6-1 SEC West): Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 2 (Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson) — as Auburn alum Katherine Webb attends her first Iron Bowl match.
== No. 6 Clemson (10-1 ACC) at No. 10 South Carolina (9-2 SEC): Saturday at 4 p.m., ESPN2 (Mark Jones, Brock Huard, Jessica Mendoza)
== No. 3 Ohio State (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten Leaders) at Michigan (7-4, 3-4 Big Ten Legends): Saturday at 9 a.m., Channel 7 (Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe)
== No. 21 Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3 SEC West) at No. 5 Missouri (10-1, 6-1 SEC East): Saturday at 4:45 p.m., ESPN (Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox)


== 4 p.m., ESPN2: Western Michigan at No. 14 Northern Illinois (Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley, Quint Kessenich)

== 1 p.m., ESPNU: Turkey Day Classic: Stillman at Alabama State (Mark Neely & Jay Walker)
== 4:30 p.m., ESPN:  Mississippi at Mississippi State (Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Maria Taylor)
== 4:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1: Texas Tech at Texas (Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Kristina Pink)

== 9 a.m., Channel 7: Iowa at Nebraska (Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich)
== 9 a.m., ESPN2: SMU at Houston (Anish Shroff, Kelly Stouffer)
== 9 a.m., CBS Sports Net: East Carolina at Marshall (Ben Holden, Corey Chavous, Lisa Byington)
== 10:30 a.m., ESPNU: Bowling Green at Buffalo (Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht, Brooke Weisbrod)
== 11:30 a.m., Channel 2: Arkansas at No. 17 LSU (Tim Brando, Aaron Taylor, Kristina Akra)
== Noon, Fox Sports 1: Florida International at Florida Atlantic (Mike Morgan, Brian Baldinger)
== 12:30 p.m., Channel 7: Miami (Fla.) at Pittsburgh (Dave Lamont, David Diaz-Infante, Niki Noto)
== 12:30 p.m., CBS Sports Net: No. 16 Fresno State at San Jose State (Dave Ryan, Adam Archuleta, Evan Washburn)
== 5 p.m., ESPN: South Florida at No. 19 University of Central Florida (Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams)

(ESPN GameDay is at Auburn for the first time since Nov. 26, 2011, and it is the show’s fourth stop on campus for a Tigers game against Alabama)
== 9 a.m., ESPN: No. 2 Florida State at Florida (Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Tom Luginbill)
== 9 a.m., Big Ten Network: Minnesota at No. 11 Michigan State (Kevin Kugle, Glen Mason, J Leaman)
== 9 a.m., ESPN2: No. 24 Duke at North Carolina (Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway, Paul Carcaterra)
== 9 a.m., ESPNU: Rutgers at Connecticut (Marc Kestecher, Rene Ingoglia)
== 9 a.m., ESPNEWS: Temple at Memphis (Mark Neely, Ray Bentley)
== 9 a.m., Fox Sports 1: Kansas State at Kansas (Tom McCarthy, James Bates, Brady Poppinga)

== 11:30 a.m., Fox Sports West: North Texas at Tulsa (Brendan Burke, Ben Leber, JC Pearson)
== Noon, CBS Sports Network: BYU at Nevada (Andrew Catalon, Randy Cross, Lauren Gardner)
== 12:30 p.m., Channel 7: Georgia at Georgia Tech (Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich)
== 12:30 p.m., ESPN: Penn State at No. 15 Wisconsin (Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Jeannine Edwards)
== 12:30 p.m., ESPN2: No. 9 Baylor at TCU (Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen,  Kaylee Hartung)
== 12:30 p.m., ESPNU: Virginia Tech at Virginia (Tom Hart, John Congemi)
== 12:30 p.m., Big Ten Network: Purdue at Indiana (Josh Lewin, Derek Rackley, Eric Crouch)
== 12:30 p.m., Prime: Boston College at Syracuse (Wes Durham, Brian Stann, Jenn Hildreth)
== 1 p.m., Fox Sports 1: Iowa State at West Virginia (Adam Alexander, Chris Sims)

== 4 p.m., ESPNU: Tennessee at Kentucky (Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport)

== 7:15 p.m., ESPN2: New Mexico at Boise State (Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti)
== 7:30 p.m., ESPNU: San Diego State at UNLV (Joe Davis, Dan Hawkins)

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