2012 College Football TV Schedule Week 8: TV Listings for the Upcoming Week

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2012 College Football TV Schedule Week 8: TV Listings for the Upcoming Week
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After the first BCS standings have been unleashed on us, we—the college football viewers—have a ton to be happy and complain about, because we can never be 100 percent happy with anything. 

That is why, after this week, we may see two teams sit atop of the BCS standings from two separate conferences. 

So, with that being said, welcome back to another week of the ultimate college football television viewing guide. 

 

BCS Is Already a Mess:

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This is the first column of the second half of the season and, as I said in the opening, the first BCS standings are upon us. You’ll notice in the table below that the schedule, and how teams are ranked, resemble the latest BCS rankings

So don’t come complaining in the comment section when you see No. 2 Florida taking on No. 7 South Carolina at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday even if Oregon is No. 2 in every other poll. 

I, probably just like you the reader, don’t get the BCS standings and how you could be No. 2 in the two most popular polls, but yet be ranked third in the most important standings. 

Okay, enough BCS complaining. 

The standings will work themselves out before the first week of December when the final standings are released. If Alabama and Florida can stay No. 1 and 2 from here on out, then they will end up playing each other in the Georgia Dome for the SEC conference championship. 

So, eventually, someone will get knocked out of the top two spots.

 

California University of Pennsylvania Update:

But, before we get into the next week of football, it’s time for the weekly update of how the Cal U Vulcans are doing in the D-II.

This week was homecoming at Cal U and the Vulcans did not disappoint the alumni—except for your favorite TV guide and alum of Cal U as I stayed at home in Austin, TX—who came in for the weekend as they shutout Lock Haven 30-0. The win improved the Vulcans' record to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the PSAC

Last week, the Vulcans moved up from No. 15 to 13 in the latest D-II polls; and with the win they should crack the top 10 whenever the next poll is released.

 

Week 8 TV Schedule:

Okay enough of me, let's get to the next week of TV. Remember all times are eastern and be sure to check your local listings before each game. Some games are determined to where you are as to what channel they are on.

 

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Channel

Tuesday, Oct.16

9:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette at North Texas

ESPN-2

Thursday, Oct. 18

8:00 PM

Houston at SMU

Fox Sports Network

9:00 PM

No. 3 Oregon at Arizona State

ESPN

Friday, Oct. 19

8:00 PM

Connecticut at Syracuse 

ESPN

Saturday, Oct. 20

 

12:00 PM

No. 6 LSU at No. 18 Texas A&M

ESPN

No. 15 Rutgers at Temple

Big East Network

Virginia Tech at No. 19 Clemson

ABC

No. 24 Iowa State at Oklahoma State

FX

Purdue at Ohio State

ESPN-2

Minnesota at Wisconsin

ESPN-U

Northern Illinois at Akron

ESPN-3

12:21 PM

Auburn at Vanderbilt

SEC Network

12:30 PM

Wake Forest at Virginia

ESPN-3

1:00 PM

Army at Eastern Michigan 

ESPN-3

Florida International at Troy

ESPN-3

2:00 PM

San Jose State at UTSA

ESPN-3

3:00 PM

No. 20 Stanford at CAL 

FOX

Boston College at Georgia Tech

ESPN-3

3:30 PM

No.7 South Carolina at No. 2 Florida

CBS

BYU at No. 5 Notre Dame

NBC

South Florida at Louisville 

ABC

No. 17 Texas Tech at No. 23 TCU

ESPN-2

UNLV at No. 22 Boise State

NBC Sports Network

Nebraska at Northwestern

ESPN-2

North Carolina State at Maryland 

ESPN-U

Michigan State at Michigan

Big Ten Network

Ball State at Central Michigan

ESPN-3

Indiana at Navy

CBS Network

4:00 PM

Louisiana-Monroe at Western Kentucky

ESPN-3

6:00 PM

Colorado at No. 10 USC

Pac-12 Network

7:00 PM

No. 1 Alabama at Tennessee

ESPN

No. 4 Kansas State at No. 13 West Virginia 

FOX

Middle Tennessee at No. 12 Mississippi State

ESPN-2

No. 21 Cincinnati at Toledo

ESPN-3

North Carolina at Duke

ESPN-U

Idaho at Louisiana Tech

ESPN-3

Marshall at Southern Miss

CBS Network

8:00 PM

No. 14 Florida State at Miami 

ABC

Baylor at No. 25 Texas

ABC

Penn State at Iowa

Big Ten Network

10:00 PM

Washington at Arizona

Pac-12 Network

10:30 PM

Utah at No. 8 Oregon State

ESPN-2

10:35 PM

San Diego State at Nevada

CBS Sports Network

 

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