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|
|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.