In Week 3 of the 2012 college football season, the top teams start to emerge and the viewing public gets an idea of which teams could challenge for a spot in a BCS bowl game. Four of the more-intriguing games to keep an eye on this week are the California Golden Bears visiting the #12 Ohio State Buckeyes, the #18 Florida Gators visiting the #23 Tennessee Volunteers, the #2 USC Trojans visiting the #21 Stanford Cardinal, and the #20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish visiting the #10 Michigan State Spartans. There will be a total of 68 FBS games played in Week 3.
2012 NCAA Division I-A (FBS) College Football Week 3 TV Schedule
Note: All times Eastern Time (ET). AP Top 25 teams will be in bold. Games listed with a “vs.” instead of “at” are played at a neutral site. Games without a TV channel listed may only be broadcast on local networks. Time and channel of games broadcast are subject to change.
Thursday, September 13
Rutgers at South Florida 7:30 p.m., ESPN & WatchESPN
Friday, September 14
Washington State at UNLV, 9:00 p.m., ESPN & WatchESPN
Saturday, September 15
Wake Forest at #5 Florida State, 12:00 p.m., ESPN, ESPN3D & WatchESPN
California at #12 Ohio State, 12:00 p.m., ABC
#13 Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, 12:00 p.m., ESPNU & WatchESPN
#16 TCU at Kansas, 12:00 p.m., FX
Western Michigan at Minnesota, 12:00 p.m., Big Ten Network
Arkansas State at Nebraska, 12:00 p.m., ESPN2 & WatchESPN
Louisiana-Lafayette at Oklahoma State, 12:00 p.m.
Northern Illinois at Army, 12:00 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Charleston Southern at Illinois, 12:00 p.m., Big Ten Network
Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL), 12:00 p.m., ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Purdue, 12:00 p.m., Big Ten Network
Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn, 12:21 p.m., SEC Network & ESPN3
Connecticut at Maryland, 12:30 p.m., ESPN3
Presbyterian at Vanderbilt, 12:30 p.m., ESPN3
Tennessee Tech at #4 Oregon, 3:00 p.m., Pac-12 Network
Furman at #11 Clemson, 3:00 p.m., ESPN3
#1 Alabama at Arkansas, 3:30 p.m., ESPN3
Massachusetts at #17 Michigan, 3:30 p.m., CBS
North Carolina at #19 Louisville, 3:30 p.m., ABC, ESPN2 & WatchESPN
Virginia at Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU & WatchESPN
Boston College at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
Navy at Penn State, 3:30 p.m., ABC, ESPN2 & WatchESPN
Morgan State at Akron, 3:30 p.m., ESPN3
Northern Iowa at Iowa, 3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
Texas A&M at Southern Methodist, 3:30 p.m.
Eastern Carolina at Southern Miss, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Miami (OH) at Boise State, 4:00 p.m., NBC Sports Network
Stony Brook at Syracuse, 4:00 p.m., ESPN3
Portland State at Washington, 4:00 p.m., FX
Florida International at UCF, 4:00 p.m.
James Madison vs. #9 West Virginia, 4:30 p.m.
#18 Florida at #23 Tennessee, 6:00 p.m., ESPN & WatchESPN
South Alabama at North Carolina State, 6:00 p.m., ESPN3
UTSA at Georgia State, 6:00 p.m.
Cal Poly at Wyoming, 6:00 p.m.
Ohio at Marshall, 6:30 p.m.
UAB at #8 South Carolina, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3
North Texas at #15 Kansas State, 7:00 p.m.
Western Kentucky at Kentucky, 7:00 p.m., ESPNU & WatchESPN
Arizona State at Missouri, 7:00 p.m., ESPN2
North Carolina Central at Duke, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Nicholls State at Tulsa, 7:00 p.m.
Middle Tennessee at Memphis, 7:00 p.m.
Delaware State at Cincinnati, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Rice at Louisiana Tech, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3
New Mexico at Texas Tech, 7:00 p.m.
Bowling Green at Toledo, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Mississippi State at Troy, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Sam Houston State at Baylor, 7:05 p.m.
Northwestern State at Nevada, 7:05 p.m.
#2 USC at #21 Stanford, 7:30 p.m., FOX
Florida Atlantic at #7 Georgia, 7:30 p.m., ESPN3
Idaho at #3 LSU, 8:00 p.m., ESPN3
#20 Notre Dame at #10 Michigan State, 8:00 p.m., ABC
North Dakota at San Diego State, 8:00 p.m.
Colorado State at San Jose State, 8:00 p.m., ESPN3
Western Illinois at Iowa State, 8:00 p.m.
Ball State at Indiana, 8:00 p.m., Big Ten Network
Utah State at Wisconsin, 8:00 p.m., Big Ten Network
Colorado at Fresno State, 8:00 p.m., CBS Sports Network
New Mexico State at UTEP, 8:00 p.m.
#14 Texas at Ole Miss, 9:15 p.m., ESPN & WatchESPN
#25 Brigham Young at Utah, 10:00 p.m., ESPN2 & WatchESPN
Houston at #22 UCLA, 10:30 p.m.
South Carolina State at #24 Arizona, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 16
Lamar at Hawaii, 12:00 a.m.
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