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ESPN College Football Friday Primetime

ESPN College Football Friday Primetime is a live game presentation of Division 1-A college football on ESPN or sometimes ESPN2. There is no main sponsor. The game telecast airs every Friday night at 7:45pm ET during the college football regular season. In 2018, the games will be announced by Jason Benetti and Kelly Stouffer, with Olivia Harlan as the sideline reporter. The game is preceded by a 5–10 minute long segment of College Football Scoreboard with Adnan Virk, Jesse Palmer and Joey Galloway. They both also present the halftime report.

College Football Primetime
StarringDave Flemming, or
Louis Riddick or
Jim Mora
Paul Carcaterra
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time3 hours
Release
Original networkESPN or ESPN2
Original release2004 (2004) –
present

Since debuting in 2004, it has broadcast games from numerous conferences including the SEC, ACC, Big Ten and the Big East.

The biggest game for this package occurred on September 28, 2007, when the at the time fifth-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers took on the eighteenth-ranked South Florida Bulls. The game drew a 2.7 rating, the second highest since ESPN2 began televising college football.

By yearEdit

Game featuresEdit

  • Starting Lineups: The starting lineups are presented during the first possession of each team's offense and defense.
  • Impact Players: Following the starting lineups, McDonough and Spielman run down the top two or three impact players on each teams side of the ball.
  • Halftime Report: The crew of Chris Cotter, Lou Holtz and Mark May present the halftime report, which features analysis of the first half, highlights of earlier games and a look at other happenings in the sports world.
  • SportsCenter In-game: This segment appears during various time in the game, and gives up to the minute highlights when something big happens in another game.

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