College football TV schedule, Week 8: South Carolina-Florida, Kansas State-West Virginia headline

Mike Ehrmann

Be mad at Texas all you want, but their influence over college football's TV schedule has given us a big game to focus on in each of Saturday's time slots.

It might not be fair that LSU and Texas A&M fans have to wake up at 11 a.m. local time while lowly Texas gets to host the big prime time game, but it works out just fine for the college football TV viewer, who has an obvious, must-watch game in all three major time slots as a result.


What to watch on Saturday || Week 8 picks, including A&M over LSU || Florida should beat South Carolina

The Aggies and Tigers start us off, and if you're not awake around noon most of the time, watching Barkevious Mingo chase Johnny Manziel will do the trick. South Carolina-Florida, the biggest BCS game of the day, follows, with Kansas State's trip to West Virginia the best night game.

Rivalry duties are handled by Stanford-Cal, Minnesota-Wisconsin, Michigan State-Michigan, Florida State-Miami and Alabama-Tennessee this week, though Iowa State might feel like despised rivals when they reach Stillwater after ruining Oklahoma State's title shot (and kind of killing the BCS) last year.

Mayhem will rule the middle portion of the day, with nine of 25 BCS-ranked teams all kicking off between 3 and 3:30 p.m. ET, including two in the Top 5 and two on the road.

Friday, October 19

8 p.m. ET UConn 3-4 at Syracuse 2-4 ESPN

Saturday, October 20

12 p.m. ET 15 Rutgers 6-0 at Temple 3-2 Big East Network, ESPN3

12 p.m. ET 6 LSU 6-1 at 18 Texas A&M 5-1 ESPN

12 p.m. ET Virginia Tech 4-3 at 19 Clemson 5-1 ABC or ESPN2

12 p.m. ET NIU 6-1 at Akron 1-6 ESPN Plus

12 p.m. ET Purdue 3-3 at Ohio State 7-0 ABC or ESPN2

12 p.m. ET 24 Iowa State 4-2 at Oklahoma St. 3-2 FX

12 p.m. ET Bowling Green 4-3 vs. UMass 0-6 UMass SN

12 p.m. ET Minnesota 4-2 at Wisconsin 5-2 ESPN U

12:21 p.m. ET Auburn 1-5 at Vanderbilt 2-4 SEC Network

12:30 p.m. ET Wake Forest 3-3 at Virginia 2-5 ACC Network

1 p.m. ET Army 1-5 at EMU 0-6 ESPN3.com

1 p.m. ET FIU 1-6 at Troy 3-3 Sun Belt Network

2 p.m. ET San Jose St 4-2 at UTSA 5-1 ESPN3.com

3 p.m. ET 20 Stanford 4-2 at California 3-4 FOX

3 p.m. ET Boston College 1-5 at Georgia Tech 2-4 RSN

3 p.m. ET New Mexico St 1-5 at Utah State 5-2 KMYU

3:30 p.m. ET 17 Texas Tech 5-1 at 23 TCU 5-1 ABC or ESPN2

3:30 p.m. ET 7 S. Carolina 6-1 at 2 Florida 6-0 CBS

3:30 p.m. ET USF 2-4 at 16 Louisville 6-0 ESPN

3:30 p.m. ET UNLV 1-6 at 22 Boise State 5-1 NBCSN

3:30 p.m. ET Michigan State 4-3 at 23 Michigan 4-2 Big Ten Network

3:30 p.m. ET BYU 4-3 at 5 Notre Dame 6-0 NBC

3:30 p.m. ET Pittsburgh 2-4 at Buffalo 1-5 Big East Network

3:30 p.m. ET WMU 3-4 at Kent State 5-1 mac-sports.com

3:30 p.m. ET N.C. State 4-2 at Maryland 4-2 ESPN U

3:30 p.m. ET Indiana 2-4 at Navy 3-3 CBSSN

3:30 p.m. ET Nebraska 4-2 at Northwestern 6-1 ABC or ESPN2

3:30 p.m. ET FAU 1-5 at South Alabama 1-5

3:30 p.m. ET Rice 2-5 at Tulsa 6-1 FSN

3:30 p.m. ET Ball State 4-3 at CMU 2-4 ESPN3.com

3:30 p.m. ET Wofford 5-1 at Appalachian St. 5-2 GoASU.com

4 p.m. ET ULM 4-2 at WKU 5-1 ESPN3.com

6 p.m. ET Colorado 1-5 at 10 USC 5-1 Pac-12 Network

7 p.m. ET 1 Alabama 6-0 at Tennessee 3-3 ESPN

7 p.m. ET 11 Georgia 5-1 at Kentucky 1-6 FSN

7 p.m. ET 21 Cincinnati 5-0 at Toledo 6-1 ESPN3.com

7 p.m. ET 4 Kansas State 6-0 at 13 WVU 5-1 FOX

7 p.m. ET MTSU 4-2 at 12 Miss State 6-0 ESPN 2

7 p.m. ET Kansas 1-5 at 9 Oklahoma 4-1 FSN

7 p.m. ET Idaho 1-6 at Louisiana Tech 5-1 ESPN3.com

7 p.m. ET Marshall 2-4 at Southern Miss 0-6 CBSSN

7 p.m. ET East Carolina 4-3 at UAB 1-5 FCS

7 p.m. ET New Mexico 4-3 at Air Force 3-3 ROOT

7 p.m. ET North Carolina 5-2 at Duke 5-2 ESPN U

7 p.m. ET Old Dominion 5-1 at Towson 3-3

8 p.m. ET 14 Florida State 6-1 at Miami 4-3 ABC or ESPN2

8 p.m. ET Baylor 3-2 at 25 Texas 4-2 ABC or ESPN2

8 p.m. ET Penn State 4-2 at Iowa 4-2 Big Ten Network

8 p.m. ET Tulane 1-5 at UTEP 1-6 KOFX

8 p.m. ET UCF 4-2 at Memphis 1-5 CSS

10 p.m. ET Washington 3-3 at Arizona 3-3 Pac-12 Network

10:30 p.m. ET Utah 2-4 at 8 Oregon State 5-0 ESPN 2

10:30 p.m. ET Wyoming 1-5 at Fresno State 4-3 TWC Sports Net

10:35 p.m. ET San Diego St 4-3 at Nevada 6-1 CBSSN

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