Saturday college football schedule: Game times, TV coverage for Week 12 games

Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry and a couple of key Big 12 and Pac-12 games headline the Week 12 slate.

After a handful of top-10 matchups last week, there's no shortage of intriguing options on the slate this Saturday as conference races around the country really heat up. Here's the full TV schedule for all of Week 12's action, as well as the best games to keep an eye on.

Noon ET No. 17 UCF, 7-1 Temple, 1-8 ESPN Regional
Noon ET No. 3 Ohio State, 9-0 Illinois, 3-6 ESPN
Noon ET Indiana, 4-5 No. 22 Wisconsin, 7-2 ESPN2
Noon ET Iowa State, 1-8 No. 18 Oklahoma, 7-2 FS1
Noon ET West Virginia, 4-6 Kansas, 2-7 FSN
Noon ET Troy, 5-5 Ole Miss, 6-3 ESPNU
Noon ET Purdue, 1-8 Penn State, 5-4 Big Ten Network
Noon ET Cincinnati, 7-2 Rutgers, 5-3 ESPNews
Noon ET Central Michigan, 3-6 Western Michigan, 1-9 ESPN Regional
Noon ET Harvard Penn NBCSN
12:21 p.m. ET Kentucky, 2-7 Vanderbilt, 5-4 SEC Network
12:30 p.m. ET NC State, 3-6 Boston College, 5-4 Regional Sports Networks
12:30 p.m. ET North Carolina, 4-5 Pittsburgh, 5-4 ACC Network
12:30 p.m. ET FAU, 3-6 Southern Miss, 0-9 CSS
12:30 p.m. ET Maryland, 5-4 Virginia Tech, 7-3 ACC Network
1 p.m. ET Akron, 3-7 UMass, 1-8 ESPN3.com
1 p.m. ET Columbia Cornell FOX CS
1 p.m. ET Yale Princeton ESPN3.com
2 p.m. ET Washington State, 4-5 Arizona, 6-3 Pac-12 Network
2 p.m. ET UAB, 2-7 East Carolina, 7-2 WITN
2 p.m. ET UL Lafayette, 7-2 Georgia State, 0-9 ESPN3.com
2 p.m. ET North Dakota State Youngstown State ESPN3.com
2 p.m. ET Northern Iowa Missouri State ESPN3.com
2 p.m. ET Weber State Montana Max Media
2 p.m. ET South Dakota State South Dakota Midco
3 p.m. ET Idaho State, 3-7 BYU, 6-3 BYUtv
3 p.m. ET UConn, 0-8 SMU, 3-5 ESPN3.com
3 p.m. ET Chattanooga Samford ESPN3.com
3 p.m. ET Illinois State Southern Illinois CSN
3 p.m. ET Howard Texas Southern KHOU
3:30 p.m. ET No. 12 Oklahoma State, 8-1 No. 24 Texas, 7-2 FOX
3:30 p.m. ET No. 16 Michigan State, 8-1 Nebraska, 7-2 ABC or ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET No. 23 Miami, 7-2 Duke, 7-2 ESPNU
3:30 p.m. ET No. 25 Georgia, 6-3 No. 7 Auburn, 9-1 CBS
3:30 p.m. ET Syracuse, 5-4 No. 2 Florida State, 9-0 ABC or ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET TCU, 4-6 Kansas State, 5-4 FSN
3:30 p.m. ET South Alabama, 3-5 Navy, 5-4 CBSSN
3:30 p.m. ET Michigan, 6-3 Northwestern, 4-5 Big Ten Network
3:30 p.m. ET Eastern Washington Cal Poly Root
4 p.m. ET Utah, 4-5 No. 6 Oregon, 8-1 FS1
4 p.m. ET Sam Houston State Southeast Louisiana Southland TV
5:30 p.m. ET California, 1-9 Colorado, 3-6 Pac-12 Network
6 p.m. ET Northern Colorado Northern Arizona FSN
7 p.m. ET Florida, 4-5 No. 10 South Carolina, 7-2 ESPN2
7 p.m. ET Houston, 7-2 No. 20 Louisville, 8-1 ESPNU
7 p.m. ET Texas Tech, 7-3 No. 5 Baylor, 8-0 FOX
7 p.m. ET Colorado State, 5-5 New Mexico, 3-6 ROOT Sports
7 p.m. ET Louisiana Tech, 4-5 Rice, 6-3 CBSSN
7 p.m. ET Memphis, 2-6 USF, 2-6 ESPN3.com
7:30 p.m. ET Texas State, 6-3 Arkansas State, 5-4 Sun Belt Network
7:45 p.m. ET No. 1 Alabama, 9-0 Mississippi State, 4-5 ESPN
8 p.m. ET No. 4 Stanford, 8-1 USC, 7-3 ABC
8 p.m. ET FIU, 1-8 UTEP, 1-8 UTEPAthletics.com
8 p.m. ET Northwestern State McNeese State ESPN3.com
9:30 p.m. ET Oregon State, 6-3 No. 19 Arizona State, 7-2 Pac-12 Network
10:15 p.m. ET Wyoming, 4-5 Boise State, 6-3 ESPN Networks
10:30 p.m. ET San Diego State, 5-4 Hawaii, 0-9 CBSSN
10:30 p.m. ET San Jose State, 5-4 Nevada, 3-7 ESPNU

Three best games

No. 25 Georgia at No. 7 Auburn, 3:30 p.m. ET

Odds: Auburn is favored by 3-4 points.

This is a really tough game to get a grasp on. A couple weeks ago, Auburn would've come in as pretty heavy favorites at home. Behind one of the top rushing attacks in the country, the Tigers not only have a chance at a BCS bowl game but an outside shot at the national championship game if they win out and a couple of things go their way.

Georgia looked to be dead in the water a month ago with a long list of injuries. Behind senior quarterback Aaron Murray, the Dawgs have rallied against a softer part of their schedule to remain squarely in the hunt for the SEC East title.

The key matchup to watch in this one will be the Tigers' rushing attack against Georgia's front seven. AU would like to pound the ball on the ground all game long, wearing down the Bulldogs' defense and opening up the pass, as well. If the Dawgs can't stop the run, it could make for a long afternoon at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

As far as fans of other SEC teams go, most will be rooting for UGA. If Georgia pulls the upset, Missouri would be in prime position to win the East if the Tigers can just split their final two games against Ole Miss and Texas A&M. An Auburn loss would also seemingly wrap up the West for Alabama, regardless of what happens during the Iron Bowl in two weeks, since the Crimson Tide would hold a two-game lead in the standings.

No. 12 Oklahoma State at No. 24 Texas, 3:30 p.m.

Odds: Oklahoma State is favored by 2-3 points.

The Cowboys have quietly risen near the top 10 despite losing to West Virginia earlier in the season. Their best win is over Texas Tech two weeks ago, a team that's collapsed over the last month. OSU features one of the top offensive units in the country and seems to be gaining stability with Clint Chelf under-center.

Texas is also getting it done without many paying attention. The Longhorns are 6-0 against Big 12 competition this season, and while they lost starting tailback Johnathan Gray to a season-ending injury last week, UT's ground game should not fall off with Malcolm Brown getting a majority of the carries. They suffered a bit of a scare last week against WVU, but they still managed to pull out a 47-40 overtime win.

This game has big implications on the Big 12 race. Texas and Baylor are the only undefeated teams left, and the Cowboys are still in the picture. With these three teams all set to play each other in the next three weeks, things are about to get really interesting.

No. 4 Stanford at USC, 8 p.m.

Odds: Stanford is favored by 3-4 points.

This game isn't getting a ton of hype with its late start time on the West Coast, but there are serious BCS and Pac-12 implications in this one.

Coming off a huge win over Oregon, Stanford is now in the mix to play for the national championship once again. With the Cardinal's strength of schedule advantage down the stretch, many feel they could jump Ohio State for the No. 3 spot in the BCS if they're able to win out. Should Alabama and/or Florida State lose, they would be in prime position to play for the title in Pasadena.

USC got off to a rough start under Lane Kiffin, but the team has really rallied around interim coach Ed Orgeron. The Trojans have won three conference games in a row and sit just a game behind Arizona State in the Pac-12 South.

The key will be USC's front-seven against Stanford's physical running game. The Cardinal love to run the football and wear down opposing defenses with their size and physicality. If the Trojans are unable to get off their blocks and keep Stanford's tailbacks from reaching the second level, it could be a rough day at the Coliseum.

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