October 2 College Football ABC Regional Map 3:30 PM Games
This Saturday (10/2) will have three games at 3:30 PM on ABC. The Big Ten game will be Wisconsin at Michigan State. The ACC has Virginia Tech at NC State and the Big XII has the Red River Shootout with Texas vs. Oklahoma. It is weird to say, but I am more interested in the other two games pitting undefeated (and Va Tech who I am very intrigued about after losing to James Madison) teams than I am about Texas vs. Oklahoma. It’s funny how a demoralizing loss to UCLA will change perceptions.
As for my predictions for Which game will be on where.
1. I think Wisconsin at Michigan State will be on ABC in
a very limited part of the Midwest, and on ESPN HD to the rest of the country.
Looks like Joe from the comments was correct about this game covering all of Big Ten Country. Also, how could I have missed on that small part of Florida that will be getting that game on ABC. What’s the history there? Is there a player on one of these teams from out there that has a lot of pull at the ABC station or what?
**Update thanks to Frank the Tank in the comments for the info on Midwestern grads moving to Ft. Meyers. That’s good stuff. Sidenote: Frank gave a very interesting look into the Big Ten expansion over the summer, and was one of the first people to think rationally (monetarily) about the expansion options, instead of worrying about travel and rivalries and other trivial (well, just trivial to the decision makers) things. Check out his blog, he generally has a good take on Illinois sports.
2. For the Red River Rivalry I predict that it will go to all of the west as well as the northeast (my guess is North of Maryland), as well as everywhere in the midwest where the Michigan State Wisconsin game is not. Then it will be in the reverse mirror in SD everywhere that Wisconsin at Michigan State is on ABC.
3. For the Va Tech at NC State I predict that it will just be in ACC territory Maryland and South
Higher resolution images and reverse mirror coming later today.