2012 College Football TV Schedule Week 4: TV Listings for the Upcoming Week

T.J. McaloonContributorSeptember 17, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: A replica of the Miami Hurricanes mascot 'Sebastian the Ibis' prior to the game against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on September 15, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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This week, there will be teams that have been sneaking by with easy opponents that will finally be tested against a conference opponent; and that makes you, the college football viewer, a winner because there will be a ton to watch on TV.

Welcome back to another week of the ultimate college football television guide. Once again, I will be your TV guide as to where you can find some of the top games this week. 

However, like always, before we can move forward we must take a step back and reflect on the week that just passed us by. 

Biggest Winners and Losers of the week:

Recently, I did a piece that gave five winners and losers from the previous week. 

If you’d like to view that you can click here. 

However, I have found two more winners and one loser that were not covered in that piece and I’d like to brush over them quickly. 


Winner: Pennsylvania BCS Schools

Coming into the week the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State were winless. However, both rose to the occasion in front of their home fans with two amazing performances. 

Penn State blew out Navy, 34-7; while Pittsburgh—who came into their game against Virginia Tech as a heavy underdog—shocked the Hokies 35-17. 

For the first time in three weeks, it was a great Saturday in the Keystone State. 


Loser: Tyler Wilson’s teammates

Yikes, did you all see Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson’s comments after the Razorbacks loss to Alabama this weekend? 

Wilson was held out of Saturday’s game because of a shoulder injury that he suffered during their loss to Louisiana-Monroe. During the game, as Arkansas’ offense was getting decimated by Alabama’s defense, you could see Wilson doing his best Jay Cutler angry face impression. 

After the game, as you can see in the video, Wilson comes in, rips his teammates and leaves. 

It would have been better if he would have paced a few times—like Chris Rock during standup—said his piece, dropped the microphone and then walked out. 


Winner: No. 6 California University of PA staying undefeated

The final winner is the Cal U Vulcans keeping their perfect season alive with another win this week over conference foe, Edinboro: 24-14. 

With the win, they improved their rankings in the Division-II polls to No. 6 in the nation. 

Next week, Cal U takes on their rival, Indiana (PA) in the Coal Bowl at home. This will be a test to see if this Vulcan team can go deep in the Division-II playoffs this year. 


Sign Off:

Okay, that’s enough rambling from me this week. Below you’ll find where and when you can find college football on television or online this week. 

Remember all times are eastern standard time zone, and all rankings are from the Associated Press poll. 

Till next week, you couch potatoes. 



Time (ET)



Wednesday, Sept. 19

7:00 PM

Kent State at Buffalo


Thursday, Sept. 20


9:00 PM

BYU at No. 24 Boise State 


Friday, Sept. 21

8:00 PM

Baylor at Louisiana-Monroe


Saturday, Sept. 22



Central Michigan at Iowa

Big Ten Network

UMASS at Miami (OH)


UAB at No. 16 Ohio State

Big Ten Network

Mississippi at Tulane

Fox Sports Network

Bowling Green at Virginia Tech


Maryland at No. 8 West Virginia 


12:21 PM

Kentucky at No. 14 Florida 

SEC Network

12:30 PM

Army at Wake Forest

ACC Network

2:00 PM

UCONN at Western Michigan 


Norfolk State at Ohio 


3:00 PM

Miami (FL) at Georgia Tech


3:30 PM

Eastern Michigan at No. 21 Michigan State

Big Ten Network

VMU at Navy

CBS Sports Network

Idaho State at No. 25 Nebraska 

Big Ten Network

East Carolina at North Carolina 


Kansas at Northern Illinois 


South Dakota at Northwestern 

Big Ten Network

Temple at Penn State


Gardner-Webb at Pittsburgh


Marshall at Rice


Missouri at No. 7 South Carolina 


Oregon State at No. 19 UCLA


4:00 PM

Colorado at Washington State


4:30 PM

South Florida at Ball State


5:00 PM

Florida Atlantic at No. 1 Alabama

Alabama PPV/ESPN-3

Wyoming at Idaho


6:00 PM

California at No. 13 USC

Pac-12 Network

Citadel at North Carolina State


Memphis at Duke


7:00 PM

Rutgers at Arkansas 


No. 2 LSU at Auburn


Utah State at Colorado State


No. 20 Louisville at FIU


South Alabama at No. 23 Mississippi State


Troy at North Texas


Costal Carolina at Toledo


Southern Miss at Western Kentucky


7:30 PM

No. 18 Michigan at No. 11 Notre Dame


Akron at Tennessee


7:45 PM

Vanderbilt at No. 5 Georgia 


7:50 PM

No. 15 Kansas State at No. 6 Oklahoma


8:00 PM

No. 10 Clemson at No. 4 Florida State


Louisiana Tech at Illinois 

Big Ten Network

Syracuse at Minnesota

Big Ten Network

New Mexico at New Mexico State


Fresno State at Tulsa

CBS Sports Network

10:00 PM

Utah at Arizona State

Pac-12 Network

Air Force at UNLV


10:30 PM

Nevada at Hawaii

NBC Sports Network

No. 22 Arizona at No. 3 Oregon