The third game in the package will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11 as Jacksonville State visits Hale Stadium on the campus of Tennessee State at 2 p.m. CT. The matchup pairs two FCS Playoff participants from a season ago.
The remaining four games will be announced via OVC social media outlets (Twitter.com/OVCSports and Facebook.com/OVCSports) as well as OVCSports.com over the next two days.
Last season Tennessee State, ranked No. 23 at the time, went to No. 24 Jacksonville State and pulled off the 31-15 victory. It was just the second win for TSU over JSU in nine total meetings. In the game senior Tim Broughton rushed for a career-high 190 yards while Michael German threw for three touchdowns and the Tiger defense held the Gamecocks to a season-low 292 yards (including just 21 net rushing yards). Both teams would go on to the FCS Playoffs as TSU topped Butler in the first round while Jacksonville State would advance to the quarterfinals after wins over Samford and McNeese State.
This marks the second-straight season the league has produced the Game of the Week package in conjunction with WebStream Sports. WebStream Sports, an Indianapolis-based company which is a proven leader in video production, streaming video and content creation. The company, founded in 2006, produces more than 1,000 events annually and has also served as a web streaming consultant for the OVC for the past year.
Kevin Ingram, host of "The Wake Up Zone" on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, will handle play-by-play duties while Bob Belvin, on-air talent and contributor at 100.7 FM/AM 540 (ESPN Clarksville), will provide analysis. The duo has worked together each of the past two years in the league's TV package.
The OVC Football Game of the Week package is part of a five-year agreement with ESPN which was announced last October. The deal runs through the completion of the 2017-18 season.
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smart phones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV and Roku. It is currently available in more than 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.
2014 OVC Football Game of the Week on ESPN3 Schedule
Sept. 20 - Eastern Kentucky at UT Martin, 12:00 p.m. CT
Oct. 4 - Wildcard Selection (Eastern Kentucky at Austin Peay, UT Martin at Jacksonville State, Murray State at Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State at Southeast Missouri)
Oct. 11 - Jacksonville State at Tennessee State, 2:00 p.m. CT
Oct. 18 - Murray State at Austin Peay, 6:00 p.m. CT
The remaining four games will be announced over the course of the rest of this week.