ESPN Broadcast Team, Game Info Revealed
The start of a new college football season is always exciting. It’s even better when there are marquee matchups up front, and this year, that’s certainly the case.
One of the most anticipated season openers will feature a pair of top-5 teams, as No. 3 Clemson and No. 5 Georgia face off in a battle of 2 of the best programs in the nation. The game will take place in the Duke’s Mayo Classic at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on September 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
On Monday, ESPN announced the broadcast teams for the opening week of the college football season. And the network is sending one of its best teams to Charlotte for this Georgia-Clemson matchup.
Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call the game, with Holly Rowe as reporter. This will be Rowe’s debut on ABC Saturday Night Football after ESPN announced she would be taking over from Maria Taylor, who left to join NBC Sports.
Rowe is entering her 26th season covering college football for ESPN and ABC, according to the network, so she’s no stranger to the job. ESPN’s announcement said Fowler and Herbstreit are also entering their 26th season and eighth Saturday Night Football job on ABC.
While Georgia and Clemson faced each other regularly, this is the first time the programs will meet since a home series in 2013 and 2014. Both schools are expected to be college football playoff contenders in 2021, but only one will start. out of the new season 1-0.