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Week 12 college football TV schedule and open thread

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Here’s what to watch now that the Gators have played.

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Once again, we’re in a week with a somewhat sleepy Saturday slate of games. The SEC schedule in particular is pretty low drama but there are a few other match-ups of note around the nation.

Now that the Florida Gators have left the field after a dominating home win over Idaho, settle in and see if anything gets interesting in the rest of the day’s games.

Hear me out - it could happen! The Citadel and No. 1 Alabama were actually tied at the half, and as of this posting Maryland is up on No. 10 Ohio State in the final minutes of the fourth quarter!

Here are our picks for today’s viewing windows:

Afternoon (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern)

Notre Dame at Syracuse (2:30 p.m., NBC): Yes, this game technically starts outside the established time for the afternoon viewing window, but it’s one of the more notable contests of the day. The No. 3 Irish and No. 12 Orange are playing at Yankee Stadium for some reason.

West Virginia at Oklahoma State (3:30 p.m., ABC): Wistfully watch Will Grier and the No. 9 Mountaineers get into a surefire shootout with the Cowboys. OSU held their own with Oklahoma in Bedlam last week and could test the ‘Eers in Stillwater.

Boston College at Florida State (3:30 p.m., ESPN2): After losing their starting quarterback last week against Clemson, the No. 20 Eagles may struggle a bit on the road in Tallahassee. The Seminoles need this win if they want to have to have a chance to make a bowl game.

In other games: At 3:30 p.m. there’s an SEC East match-up with Missouri visiting improving Tennessee (CBS) and rivals USC and UCLA (FOX) try to wring something out of disappointing seasons.

Evening (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern)

Duke at Clemson (7:00 p.m., ESPN): The Blue Devils aren’t terrible, so this one might be interesting for a minute before the No. 2 Tigers run away with it.

Cincinnati at Central Florida (8:00 p.m., ABC): College GameDay was in Orlando this morning visiting the No. 11 Knights. UCF is hosting the newly ranked No. 24 Bearcats, who boast the best record (9-1) and best defense of any team the undefeated Knights have played so far this season.

Arizona at Washington State (10:30 p.m., ESPN): If you like offense, this may be the late night option for you. An improving Arizona squad visits Pullman and the No. 8 Cougars.

In other games: A good UAB team visits Texas A&M (7:00 p.m., ESPN2), Ole Miss hosts Vanderbilt (7:30 p.m., SECN), and No. 16 Iowa State is at No. 15 Texas (8:00 p.m., LHN) for a game which I would have put on the watch list above were it not airing on the Longhorn Network.

And here is your schedule table for today’s games.

Week 12 College Football Schedule

Match-up Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Match-up Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Idaho at Florida 12:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Citadel at Alabama 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Middle Tennessee at Kentucky 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Arkansas at Mississippi State 12:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Penn State at Rutgers 12:00 p.m. BTN
Ohio State at Maryland 12:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Michigan State at Nebraska 12:00 p.m. FOX
TCU at Baylor 12:00 p.m. FS1
Pittsburgh at Wake Forest 12:00 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Northwestern at Minnesota 12:00 p.m. BTN
Colgate at Army 12:00 p.m. CBSSN
South Florida at Temple 12:00 p.m. ESPNN / WatchESPN
NC State at Louisville 12:20 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Utah at Colorado 1:30 p.m. PAC 12
Florida International at Charlotte 2:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
VMI at Old Dominion 2:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Utah State at Colorado State 2:00 p.m.
Syracuse vs. Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. NBC
UTSA at Marshall 2:30 p.m.
Georgia State at Appalachian State 3:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Western Carolina at North Carolina 3:00 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Louisiana Monroe at Arkansas State 3:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Nevada at San Jose State 3:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Missouri at Tennessee 3:30 p.m. CBS
West Virginia at Oklahoma State 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Iowa at Illinois 3:30 p.m. BTN
Boston College at Florida State 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Virginia at Georgia Tech 3:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Miami at Virginia Tech 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
USC at UCLA 3:30 p.m. FOX
Texas Tech at Kansas State 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wisconsin at Purdue 3:30 p.m. BTN
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss 3:30 p.m.
Tulsa at Navy 3:30 p.m. CBSSN
Bowling Green at Akron 3:30 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Texas State at Troy 4:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Liberty at Auburn 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
UMass at Georgia 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Indiana at Michigan 4:00 p.m. FS1
Air Force at Wyoming 4:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Oregon State at Washington 4:30 p.m. PAC 12
Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina 5:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Duke at Clemson 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
UAB at Texas A&M 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UConn at East Carolina 7:00 p.m. CBSSN
Rice at LSU 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Chattanooga at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Kansas at Oklahoma 7:30 p.m. FOX
UTEP at Western Kentucky 7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati at Central Florida 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Iowa State at Texas 8:00 p.m. LHN
New Mexico State at BYU 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Arizona at Washington State 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Arizona State at Oregon 10:30 p.m. PAC 12
San Diego State at Fresno State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN
UNLV at Hawai'i 11:00 p.m.
Stanford at California Postponed