ESPN College Football Friday Primetime

ESPN College Football Friday Primetime is a live game presentation of Division I-FBS 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
Running time3 hours
Original networkESPN or ESPN2
Original release2004 (2004) –

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 Play- by- Play Analyst(s) Field Reporter(s)
2004 Tim Ryan Rod Gilmore and Trevor Matich Heather Cox
2005 Dave Pasch Stacey Dales
2006 Heather Cox
2007 Sean McDonough Chris Spielman Rob Stone
2009 Joe Tessitore Rod Gilmore
2010 Rob Stone
2012 Carter Blackburn Jemele Hill
2013 Danny Kanell Allison Williams
2014 Dave Flemming
2015 Mack Brown
2016 Adam Amin Molly McGrath
2017 Dusty Dvoracek
2018 Jason Benetti Kelly Stouffer Olivia Harlan
2019 Dave Flemming Louis Riddick, or Gene Chizik, or Jim L. Mora Paul Carcaterra
2020 Jason Benetti Andre Ware

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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