The college football TV schedule 2010 for Week 12 seems light. Since the college football TV schedule doesn’t have Oregon, Auburn or TCU, there aren’t any BCS positions at stake. Boise State already won big last night, so LSU is the only top 5 team in action this afternoon. This would appear to be a rest-up week, before the contenders get major tests on Thanksgiving weekend. Nevertheless, the college football TV schedule 2010 in Week 12 has games that are important in other ways.
At noon, Wisconsin looks to improve their Big Ten and BCS hopes, as they face Michigan at the Big House. Meanwhile, on the Big Ten Network, Michigan State attempts to keep pace against Purdue, while Landover, Maryland hosts Penn State vs Indiana.
At 3:30 pm, the college football TV schedule for Week 12 is highlighted by another Big Ten battle. However, the Ohio State vs Iowa game was expected to be even bigger, like last year’s Big Ten title game was. Yet the Hawkeyes have slumped with three losses, and are just playing spoiler to the Buckeyes’ BCS aspirations.
That game is being held on ABC, while ESPN carries a major ACC clash between Virginia Tech and Miami. Over on CBS, LSU tries to stay in the BCS conversation against Ole Miss, although they cannot win the SEC West.
ESPN U hosts the most unique game of the college football TV schedule 2010, and perhaps the most unique game in decades. Illinois faces Northwestern at Wrigley Field, in a matchup where both teams will be going one way on offense. Since officials didn’t realize how close the brick outfield wall was to the west end zone, it has made this game both nostalgic and a punch line.
The 3:30 slate is rounded out by the latest Stanford-Cal showdown, on the Fox Sports Network. At 7 pm, NBC has their first prime time college game in a while, as Notre Dame takes on Army at Yankee Stadium. ESPN has Arkansas visit Mississippi State at the same time, while Missouri goes to Iowa State on Fox Sports Net.
The college football TV schedule 2010 on Week 12 wraps up starting at 8, although there isn’t a BCS buster in the mix. Nebraska’s slim national title hopes are put on the line against Texas A&M on ABC, while some regions will see Florida State vs Maryland, or USC vs Oregon State.
Most fans have their eyes on Thanksgiving weekend, with games like the Iron Bowl on Friday. The next big BCS shift won’t come in Week 12, as today’s major games are more about conference standings. This is presumed to be a slow week for college football on TV, but some important showcases may still emerge.
Fanhouse- “College Football TV Schedule: Week 12”