2012 College Football TV Schedule, Week 1: We Did It, America

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 02: South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier looks on after winning the Capitol One Bowl against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Florida Citrus Bowl on January 2, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

No big deal. Just college football happening all of a sudden. The complete TV schedule for Week 1 of the 2012 season is below, and life is terrific.

They said it couldn't be done, but here we are. College football's first week is upon us. Indeed, its first day is upon us.

The opening week's highlights include neutral-site games between Michigan and Alabama, Auburn and Clemson, and Notre Dame and Navy, debuts by teams newly joining the SEC and Big 12 and such, new homes for Urban Meyer and Mike Leach, and some pretty great opening night games for a change.


Related: The Top 25 || Previewing Every Team || 2012's New Uniforms || All-Americans

There's worthwhile college football content for the next five days, actually, as Friday finds Boise State, Stanford and Michigan State replacing their star quarterbacks, Sunday includes ... ummm, Louisville should be good, and Labor Day night could turn out to be the ACC Coastal title game. Important things!


Related: 2012's Best Saturdays || The Best Games Of Every Weekend

Here we have the TV schedule for the first week of football, amended to account for Texas A&M-Louisiana Tech's postponement to Oct. 13 and UTSA-South Alabama's move to Saturday (also, plenty more games are on ESPN3, so check there if you don't get your team's channel):

Thursday, August 30

7:00 p.m. ET UCF at Akron ESPN3.com

7:00 p.m. ET Eastern Mich at Ball State ESPN3.com

7:00 p.m. ET SE Missouri State at Central Mich ESPN3.com

7:00 p.m. ET Towson at Kent State CSN Plus Baltimore

7:00 p.m. ET 9 South Carolina at Vanderbilt ESPN

7:15 p.m. ET Northern Colorado at Utah Pac-12 Network

7:30 p.m. ET UMass at UConn ESPN3.com, Big East TV

7:30 p.m. ET Texas A&M Shreveport, LA Louisiana Tech ESPN U

7:30 p.m. ET McNeese State at Middle Tennessee ESPN3.com

7:30 p.m. ET UCLA at Rice CBSSN

7:30 p.m. ET UTSA at South Alabama ESPN3.com

7:30 p.m. ET S.C. State at Georgia State CSS

8:00 p.m. ET Sacramento State at New Mexico State AggieVision

8:00 p.m. ET Southern Utah at Utah State KMYU

9:00 p.m. ET Eastern Wash at Idaho

10:15 p.m. ET Washington State at BYU ESPN

10:30 p.m. ET Northern Arizona at Arizona State Pac-12 Network

11:00 p.m. ET Minnesota at UNLV CBSSN

Friday, August 31

7:00 p.m. ET Villanova at Temple ESPN3.com

7:30 p.m. ET Tennessee Atlanta, GA NC State ESPN U

8:00 p.m. ET Wagner at Florida Atlantic ESPN3.com

8:00 p.m. ET 24 Boise State at 13 Michigan State ESPN

10:00 p.m. ET San Jose State at 21 Stanford Pac-12 Network

Saturday, September 1

9:00 AM ET Notre Dame Dublin, Ireland Navy CBS

12:00 p.m. ET Appalachian State at East Carolina FSN

12:00 p.m. ET Western Mich at Illinois ESPN U

12:00 p.m. ET Miami (Ohio) at 18 Ohio State Big Ten Network

12:00 p.m. ET Ohio at Penn State ESPN

12:00 p.m. ET Northwestern at Syracuse ESPN 2

12:00 p.m. ET Troy at UAB FCS

12:00 p.m. ET Marshall at 11 West Virginia FX

12:21 p.m. ET Buffalo at 6 Georgia SEC Network

12:30 p.m. ET Elon at North Carolina ACC Network

2:00 p.m. ET Idaho State at Air Force School Website

2:00 p.m. ET UTSA at South Alabama ESPN3.com

3:00 p.m. ET Nevada at California Pac-12 Network

3:00 p.m. ET William & Mary at Maryland ESPN3.com

3:00 p.m. ET Nicholls at Oregon State Pac-12 Network

3:00 p.m. ET Richmond at Virginia RSN, CSN-MA

3:30 p.m. ET Miami-Florida at Boston College ABC or ESPN 2

3:30 p.m. ET Bowling Green at 23 Florida ESPN

3:30 p.m. ET Tulsa at Iowa State FSN

3:30 p.m. ET Southern Miss at 17 Nebraska ABC or ESPN 2

3:30 p.m. ET Iowa Chicago, IL Northern Illinois ESPN U

3:30 p.m. ET Eastern Kentucky at Purdue Big Ten Network

3:30 p.m. ET Northern Iowa at 12 Wisconsin Big Ten Network

4:00 p.m. ET Colorado Denver, CO Colorado State FX

4:30 p.m. ET Furman at Samford CSS

5:00 p.m. ET Southern at New Mexico

6:00 p.m. ET Murray State at 7 Florida State ESPN3.com

6:00 p.m. ET Youngstown State at Pittsburgh ESPN3.com

6:30 p.m. ET Liberty at Wake Forest ESPN3.com

7:00 p.m. ET Jacksonville State at 10 Arkansas Pay-per-view

7:00 p.m. ET 14 Clemson Atlanta, GA Auburn ESPN

7:00 p.m. ET FIU at Duke ESPN3.com

7:00 p.m. ET South Dakota State at Kansas Jayhawk TV

7:00 p.m. ET Lamar at UL Lafayette School Website

7:00 p.m. ET North Texas at 3 LSU ESPN U

7:00 p.m. ET Tennessee-Martin at Memphis

7:00 p.m. ET Jackson State at Miss State FSN

7:00 p.m. ET SE Louisiana at Missouri Pay-per-view

7:00 p.m. ET Savannah State at 19 Oklahoma State FCS

7:00 p.m. ET Central Arkansas at Ole Miss Pay-per-view

7:00 p.m. ET Chattanooga at So Florida ESPN3.com

7:00 p.m. ET Northwestern State at Texas Tech FSN-SW+

7:00 p.m. ET Austin Peay at Western Kentucky ESPN3.com

7:00 p.m. ET Robert Morris at North Dakota State ESPN3.com

7:00 p.m. ET Grambling State Shreveport, LA Alcorn State SWAC TV

7:10 p.m. ET Missouri State at 22 Kansas State K-State HD.TV

7:30 p.m. ET Hawai'i at 1 USC FOX

8:00 p.m. ET 8 Michigan Arlington, TX 2 Alabama ABC

8:00 p.m. ET Texas State at Houston CSS

8:00 p.m. ET Indiana State at Indiana Big Ten Network

8:00 p.m. ET Wyoming at 15 Texas Longhorn Network

8:00 p.m. ET Rutgers at Tulane CBSSN

8:05 p.m. ET Carroll at Portland State CSN

10:00 p.m. ET Weber State at Fresno State School Website

10:30 p.m. ET Toledo at Arizona ESPN U

10:30 p.m. ET Arkansas State at 5 Oregon ESPN

10:30 p.m. ET 4 Oklahoma at UTEP FSN

10:30 p.m. ET San Diego State at Washington Pac-12 Network

Sunday, September 2

12:00 p.m. ET Bethune-Cookman at Alabama State ESPN

3:30 p.m. ET Kentucky at 25 Louisville ESPN

6:30 p.m. ET SMU at Baylor FSN

Monday, September 3

8:00 p.m. ET Georgia Tech at 16 Virginia Tech ESPN

While we’re here, let’s watch some of the many fine college football videos from SB Nation’s YouTube channel:

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