2012 College Football TV Schedule Week 2: TV Listings for the Upcoming Week

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2012 College Football TV Schedule Week 2: TV Listings for the Upcoming Week
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The first week of college football is all but in the books, and if you have survived all five days worth of television watching then I commended you. 

There were a lot of highs and lows from week one, and one team came out strong in their first game. 

That team was the Alabama Crimson Tide. After their thrashing of Michigan, 41-14, they look to be on a mission to become the first team to repeat as BCS Champions. 

However, before we can move onto the next week of television, let’s go back and see who were some of the winners and losers of the first week. 

 

Winner: West Virginia Quarterback, Geno Smith

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Smith had a performance in Week 1 that was worthy of shooting him to the top of the Heisman Trophy race. Throwing for 326 yards and four touchdowns would have been enough to put Smith into Heisman contention, but completing 32 of 36 passes pegged him as the leader after the first week of football. 

In West Virginia’s second game, Smith should continue to roll as the Mountaineers go up against James Madison. I’m predicting Smith has a final stat line of: 30-35, 350 yards and five touchdowns. 

 

Loser: Both Pennsylvania BCS school teams (Pittsburgh and Penn State)

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It was a bad week for the two BCS schools that share the Keystone State. Penn State suffered their first season-opening loss since 2001; and to make matters worse, their offense didn’t complete a pass for more than 22 yards. 

However, at least Penn State lost to a team that went to and won their bowl game—Ohio University defeated Utah State 24-23 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl— Pittsburgh on the other hand lost to Youngstown State of the FCS: 31-17. 

The lost to the Penguins was an awful way for the Panthers’ new head coach Paul Chryst. The Panthers struggled to find a passing game, couldn’t get their rushing attack going and allowed Youngstown State to rip their defense to shreds. 

It wasn’t all bad for Pennsylvania colleges, as California University of PA won their home opener over Hillsdale, 30-22. 

 

Winners: People who put a wager on Oklahoma State +58 vs. Savannah State

Seriously, did anyone think they could not only outscore their opponent by 58, but run the score up that much? 

Not only did they prove their doubters wrong, but they could have allowed Savannah State to score three touchdowns as well as a field goal, and still would have been able to cover as they dropped 84 points on poor Savannah State. 

Hopefully for the players who took that stomping, they were given a nice parting gift as they left Stillwater, Oklahoma. 

 

Loser: Michigan Quarterback, Denard Robinson

Robinson could have separated himself from the pack of Heisman hopefuls with a good performance and a win against the defending BCS Champions, Alabama. However, not only did he lose, he was held to only 200 passing and 27 rushing yards, plus he threw two interceptions. 

Robinson’s first game of his senior season couldn’t have gone any worse. Well, I guess it could have, because he did throw one touchdown. 

 

Wrap Up:

Okay, that’s enough recapping of the first week of the season. Be sure to check the table below as to when-and-where your favorite team is playing at and where you can watch them. 

 

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Channel

Thursday, Sept. 6

 

8:00 PM

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati

ESPN

Friday, Sept. 7

8:00 PM

Utah at Utah State

ESPN-2

Saturday, Sept. 8

Noon

North Carolina State at Connecticut

ESPN-3

Miami (FL) at No. 22 Kansas State

FX

New Hampshire at Minnesota 

Big Ten Network

UCF at No. 18 Ohio State

ESPN-2

Maryland at Temple

ESPN-U

Tulane at Tulsa

Fox Sports Network 

Penn State at Virginia 

ABC

Auburn at Mississippi State

ESPN

12:21 PM

East Carolina at No. 9 South Carolina 

SEC Network

12:30 PM

Ball State at No. 14 Clemson 

ACC Network

1:00 PM

Maine at Boston College

ESPN-3

Illinois State at Eastern Michigan 

CCSN

Southern Illinois at Miami (OH)

ESPN-3

1:30 PM

Austin Peay at No. 16 Virginia Tech

ESPN-3

3:00 PM

Southern Utah at California 

Pac 12 Network

Sacramento State at Colorado 

Pac 12 Network

North Carolina at Wake Forest

ACC Network

Eastern Washington at Washington State

Pac 12 Network

3:30 PM

No. 13 Michigan State at Central Michigan

ESPN-U

Iowa State at Iowa

Big Ten Network

Rice at Kansas

Fox Sports Network 

Missouri State at No. 25 Louisville 

ESPN-3

Indiana at Massachusetts

ESPN-3

Air Force at No. 8 Michigan 

ABC

Purdue at Notre Dame

NBC

Howard at Rutgers

Big East Network

No. 1 USC at Syracuse

ESPN-2

No. 23 Florida at Texas A&M

ESPN

3:35 PM

South Florida at Nevada

CBS Sports Network

3:39 PM

Western Kentucky at No. 2 Alabama

ESPN-3

4:00 PM

No. 12 Wisconsin at Oregon State

FX

Georgia State at Tennessee 

ESPN-3

6:00 PM

Morgan State at Buffalo

TWNY

Akron at FIU

ESPN-3

Savannah State at No. 7 Florida State

ESPN-3

6:30 PM

Fresno State at Oregon 

Pac 12 Network

7:00 PM

Louisiana-Monroe at No. 10 Arkansas

ESPN-U

Memphis at Arkansas State

ESPN-3

Idaho at Bowling Green

ESPN-3

North Dakota State at Colorado State

TMTN

Presbyterian at Georgia Tech

ESPN-3

Washington at No. 3 LSU

ESPN

Western Carolina at Marshall

FCS

Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee

ESPN-3

UTEP at Mississippi 

Fox Sports Network 

Texas Southern at North Texas

ESPN-3

Tennessee-Martin at Northern Illinois 

ESPN-3

New Mexico State at Ohio

ESPN-3

Grambling at No. 20 TCU

Fox Sports Network 

Texas Tech at Texas State

ESPN-3

Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy

ESPN-3

Eastern Illinois at Western Michigan

ESPN-3

7:30 PM

Kent State at Kentucky

ESPN-3

Army at San Diego State

NBC Sports Network

No. 17 Nebraska at UCLA

FOX

7:45 PM

No. 6 Georgia at Missouri

ESPN-2

8:00 PM

Louisiana Tech at Houston

CBS Sports Network

Vanderbilt at Northwestern

Big Ten Network

Stephen F. Austin at SMU

TWTX

New Mexico at No. 15 Texas

Longhorn Network

10:30 PM

No. 19 Oklahoma State at Arizona

Pac 12 Network

Illinois at Arizona State

ESPN

Duke at No. 21 Stanford 

Pac 12 Network

 

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