College football TV schedule, Week 7: Red River Shootout, South Carolina-LSU and more

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The highlights this week are obvious: we'll all watch the Red River Shootout (SHOOTOUT) together, then we'll all watch Stanford-Notre Dame, and then we'll all watch South Carolina-LSU. But so much more awaits on the rest of your dial!

We might not all realize it yet, but this could be the best TV schedule of the 2012 college football season. While we've seen weeks with bigger games, Week 5 saw all the headliners bunched right up against each other. Other weeks have lacked ranked-vs.-ranked battes. Week 7 has big games, big rivalries and a little breathing room between all the most important stuff.

South Carolina-LSU is the most critical game, with the No. 3 Gamecocks putting their weak road reputation on the line in college football's toughest house. Oklahoma-Texas will forever be the biggest game no matter what else is going on, however, with bragging rights and so many fried things on the line. And College GameDay is in South Bend, where the unbeaten Irish also have a claim to the national championship race with Stanford up.

The complete FBS TV schedule, along with selected FCS games:

What to watch in Week 7 || Week 7 picks || How Texas can beat Oklahoma || Can LSU survive South Carolina?

Friday, October 12

8 p.m. ET Navy 2-3 at CMU 2-3 ESPN 2

Saturday, October 13

11 AM ET 18 Louisville 5-0 at Pittsburgh 2-3 ESPNU

Noon ET 15 Texas 4-1 Dallas 13 Oklahoma 3-1 ABC

Noon ET 6 Kansas State 5-0 at Iowa State 4-1 FX

Noon ET Iowa 3-2 at Michigan State 4-2 ESPN

Noon ET Northwestern 5-1 at Minnesota 4-1 ESPN 2

Noon ET Syracuse 2-3 at 20 Rutgers 5-0 Big East Network

Noon ET UAB 1-4 at Houston 2-3 FSN

Noon ET Wisconsin 4-2 at Purdue 3-2 Big Ten Network

12:05 p.m. ET Kent State 4-1 at Army 1-4 CBSSN

12:30 p.m. ET Auburn 1-4 at Ole Miss 3-3 SEC Network

12:30 p.m. ET Duke 5-1 at Virginia Tech 3-3 ACC Network

1 p.m. ET Temple 2-2 at UConn 3-3

1 p.m. ET Toledo 5-1 at EMU 0-5

1 p.m. ET SMU 2-3 at Tulane 0-5 CSS

2 p.m. ET Akron 1-5 at Ohio 6-0

2 p.m. ET Youngstown St. at Illinois State

2:30 p.m. ET North Carolina 4-2 at Miami 4-2 ESPNU

3 p.m. ET Western Mich 3-3 at Ball State 3-3

3 p.m. ET Utah 2-3 at UCLA 4-2 FOX

3 p.m. ET Nevada 5-1 at UNLV 1-5 TWC Sports Net

3 p.m. ET Maryland 3-2 at Virginia 2-4 RSN, NESN

3 p.m. ET Appalachian State at Samford

3:30 p.m. ET 1 Alabama 5-0 at Missouri 3-3 CBS

3:30 p.m. ET 10 Oregon St. 4-0 at BYU 4-2 ABC

3:30 p.m. ET 17 Stanford 4-1 at 7 Notre Dame 5-0 NBC

3:30 p.m. ET 5 West Virginia 5-0 at Texas Tech 4-1 ABC

3:30 p.m. ET Buffalo 1-4 at NIU 5-1 CSN Chicago

3:30 p.m. ET Fresno State 4-2 at 24 Boise State 4-1 NBC SN

3:30 p.m. ET Illinois 2-4 at 25 Michigan 3-2 ABC

3:30 p.m. ET Miami (Ohio) 3-3 at Bowling Green 3-3 BCSN, ESPN3

3:30 p.m. ET Oklahoma St. 2-2 at Kansas 1-4 FSN

3:30 p.m. ET UTSA 5-0 at Rice 1-5 FOX College

3:40 p.m. ET EWU at Montana State ROOT

4 p.m. ET Utah State 4-2 at San Jose St. 4-1 ESPN Reg., MASN

4:30 p.m. ET Memphis 1-4 at East Carolina 3-3 CSS

5:30 p.m. ET Boston College 1-4 at 12 Florida State 5-1 ESPN 2

6 p.m. ET 4 Florida 5-0 at Vanderbilt 2-3 ESPNU

6 p.m. ET MTSU 3-2 at FIU 1-5

6 p.m. ET Wofford at Georgia Southern

6:30 p.m. ET Colorado State 1-5 at San Diego St. 3-3 TWC Sports Net

7 p.m. ET 11 USC 4-1 Seattle Washington 3-2 FOX

7 p.m. ET Fordham 4-2 at 21 Cincinnati 4-0

7 p.m. ET Kentucky 1-5 at Arkansas 2-4 FSN

7 p.m. ET South Alabama 1-4 at Arkansas State 3-3

7 p.m. ET TCU 4-1 at Baylor 3-1 FSN

7 p.m. ET Idaho 1-5 at Texas State 2-3

7 p.m. ET Air Force 2-3 at Wyoming 1-4 ROOT

7 p.m. ET Central Arkansas at McNeese State UCA Game Day

8 p.m. ET 3 S. Carolina 6-0 at 9 LSU 5-1 ESPN

8 p.m. ET 8 Ohio State 6-0 at Indiana 2-3 Big Ten Network

8 p.m. ET Southern Miss 0-5 at UCF 3-2 CBSSN

8 p.m. ET FAU 1-4 at ULM 3-2 Sun Belt Network

9 p.m. ET Tennessee 3-2 at 19 Miss. State 5-0 ESPN 2

9:15 p.m. ET 22 Texas A&M 4-1 Shreveport 23 LA Tech 5-0 ESPNU

10:30 p.m. ET California 2-4 at Washington St. 2-4 Pac-12 Network

Midnight New Mexico 3-3 at Hawaii 1-4 ROOT

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