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

T.J. McaloonContributorSeptember 24, 2012

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 22:  Bill Snyder, head coach of the Kansas State Wildcats walks off the field after the game against the Oklahoma Sooners on September 22, 2012 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Kansas State beat Oklahoma 24-19. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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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

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

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. 



Time (ET)



Thursday, Sept. 27

9:00 PM

No. 8 Stanford at Washington


Friday, Sept. 28

8:00 PM

Hawaii at BYU


Saturday, Sept. 29


12:00 PM

Stony Brook at Army

CBS Sports Network

Buffalo at UConn

Big East Network

Ball State at Kent State


Indiana at Northwestern

Big Ten Network

Missouri at UCF

Fox Sports Network

No. 25 Baylor at No. 9 West Virginia


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


Miami (Ohio) at Akron


Nevada at Texas State

Longhorn Network

3:30 PM

Rhode Island at Bowling Green


Tennessee Volunteers at No. 5 Georgia 


Ohio at UMASS


No. 14 Ohio State at No. 20 Michigan State


San Jose State at Navy

CBS Sports Network

Idaho at North Carolina


Marshall at Purdue

Big Ten Network

Houston at Rice

Fox Sports Network

Louisiana-Monroe at Tulane


Troy at South Alabama


4:00 PM

Arizona State at California 


5:00 PM

North Texas at Florida Atlantic


6:00 PM

UCLA at Colorado 

Pac-12 Network

7:00 PM

Western Kentucky at Arkansas State


Towson at No. 3 LSU


FIU at Louisiana-Lafayette


No. 15 TCU at SMU

Fox Sports Network

Toledo at Western Michigan


7:50 PM

No. 12 Texas at Oklahoma State


8:00 PM

Texas Tech at Iowa State


Wisconsin at No. 22 Nebraska


No. 19 Louisville at Southern Mississippi

CBS Sports Network

UNLV at Utah State


10:00 PM

No.18 Oregon State at Arizona 

Pac-12 Network