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|