2012 College Football TV Schedule Week 5: TV Listings for the Upcoming Week

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2012 College Football TV Schedule Week 5: TV Listings for the Upcoming Week
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Week 5 of the college football season starts on Thursday and ends late Saturday night with two huge Pac-12 games that will shape how the conference plays out for the rest of the year. 

Welcome back to another full week of college football television watching. Once again, I will be your guide as to when and where you can find some of the biggest—and smallest—schools are playing on television or the Internet.

However, before we can reflect on last week’s action, I have to make an announcement on this week’s guide. Some games are still listed at TBD—aka "to be determined"—so they are not listed on the guide. 

Please check your local listings as we get closer to Saturday to see when and on what channel these TBD games will be shown. 

So, with that being said, let’s get into some winners and losers from last week. 

 

Winner: Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o and Tommy Rees

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Te’o came into the game against Michigan on a mission to not let Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson rip his defense apart for a third straight year. 

He had a huge game of eight tackles and two interceptions and played a key role in the Irish defense, holding the Wolverines offense to no touchdowns and six points. 

And then, former Notre Dame starter Tommy Rees came off the bench to save the day for the Irish. 

He didn’t go off for 300 yards or two touchdowns, but he didn’t turn the ball over. That right there may have been as good for Rees as accumulating stats. 

 

Loser: Michigan’s Denard Robinson

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I’m going to stick to this game and give the Loser of the Week award to Robinson.

He came into this game with a history of destroying Notre Dame’s defense. In his previous two games against it, he combined for almost 1,000 yards, had seven combined touchdowns and limited his turnovers. 

However, all that got thrown out of the window on Saturday with four interceptions and one fumble. 

So, gone are Michigan’s national title aspirations and Robinson’s Heisman Trophy hopes. 

 

Loser: Arkansas Head Coach John L. Smith

You can be cooky and out there as a head coach, player or television personality if you are being successful. However, if you are struggling at your job, like Smith is, then you are looked at like a crazy person and someone that should be replaced. 

Smith was handed a great Razorbacks team when Bobby Petrino was relieved of his duties in the offseason. 

However, after three straight losses—two of them coming against a team from the Sun Belt and the Big East—Smith has destroyed all the great work Petrino did during his tenure with the school.

One loss in overtime to Louisiana-Monroe is a fluke, a second to Alabama can be forgiven, but a third to Rutgers cannot be allowed. 

 

Winner: California University of Pa. winning the Coal Bowl

The biggest winner of the week was my alma matter winning the fifth Coal Bowl against their rival, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Cal U pulled off a thrilling victory in the waning seconds over IUP with a 30-yard field goal from Cody Nuzzo. However, the kick wouldn’t have happened if wide receiver Nadir Brown didn’t score on an 80-yard touchdown. 

The win improved the Vulcans to 4-0 on the season and kept them in the top 10 of the Division II poll. 

 

Sign Off

Okay, that’s it for this week. Take a look at the table below to see when and where your favorite team is playing either on television or the Internet this week. 

 

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Channel

Thursday, Sept. 27

9:00 PM

No. 8 Stanford at Washington

ESPN

Friday, Sept. 28

8:00 PM

Hawaii at BYU

ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 29

 

12:00 PM

Stony Brook at Army

CBS Sports Network

Buffalo at UConn

Big East Network

Ball State at Kent State

ESPN-3

Indiana at Northwestern

Big Ten Network

Missouri at UCF

Fox Sports Network

No. 25 Baylor at No. 9 West Virginia

FX

12:21 PM

Arkansas at Texas A&M 

SEC Network

12:30 PM

Duke at Wake Forest

ACC Network

2:00 PM

Colorado State at Air Force

ALTN

Miami (Ohio) at Akron

ESPN-3

Nevada at Texas State

Longhorn Network

3:30 PM

Rhode Island at Bowling Green

ESPN-3

Tennessee Volunteers at No. 5 Georgia 

CBS

Ohio at UMASS

ESPN-3

No. 14 Ohio State at No. 20 Michigan State

ABC

San Jose State at Navy

CBS Sports Network

Idaho at North Carolina

ESPN-3

Marshall at Purdue

Big Ten Network

Houston at Rice

Fox Sports Network

Louisiana-Monroe at Tulane

COXT

Troy at South Alabama

ESPN-3

4:00 PM

Arizona State at California 

FX

5:00 PM

North Texas at Florida Atlantic

ESPN-3

6:00 PM

UCLA at Colorado 

Pac-12 Network

7:00 PM

Western Kentucky at Arkansas State

ESPN-3

Towson at No. 3 LSU

ESPN-U

FIU at Louisiana-Lafayette

ESPN-3

No. 15 TCU at SMU

Fox Sports Network

Toledo at Western Michigan

ESPN-3

7:50 PM

No. 12 Texas at Oklahoma State

FOX

8:00 PM

Texas Tech at Iowa State

FCS

Wisconsin at No. 22 Nebraska

ABC

No. 19 Louisville at Southern Mississippi

CBS Sports Network

UNLV at Utah State

ESPN-3

10:00 PM

No.18 Oregon State at Arizona 

Pac-12 Network

 

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