The college football TV schedule last night thrilled audiences. Today, the college football TV schedule doesn’t have quite as many high stakes, at least for the BCS. This is one of those weeks where Friday games have more hype and attention than those on a Saturday. However, the only undefeated team playing today has new life, while conference titles and BCS berths are on the line as well. Although today’s college football TV schedule doesn’t have Oregon, Auburn or Boise State, there is a lot to get fans fired up.
At noon, the greatest rivalry of all time resumes, as Ohio State hosts Michigan on ABC. But the Buckeyes will also have their eye on Happy Valley, as the Nittany Lions host the Spartans at the same time on ESPN. Both Ohio State and Michigan State need to win to stay alive in the three-way Big Ten race.
Yet the next Big Ten game on the college football TV schedule will decide that race, as Wisconsin hosts Northwestern at 3:30 on ABC. If the Badgers win, they might win the conference regardless, as the highest ranked team in it. But if the Buckeyes lose and the Spartans win, the Badgers will have already lost the Big Ten in a tiebreaker with the Spartans.
Meanwhile, there are also big stakes in the SEC, although not as big as the Iron Bowl. However, LSU has new BCS life after Boise State lost, as they can improve their resume by beating Arkansas at 3:30 on CBS. Yet the Razorbacks get the Tigers at home, as they hope to impress the BCS at-large committee.
Over on ESPN, Florida and Florida State resume their rivalry in Tallahassee. But at 4 pm on Versus, the biggest BCS game on today’s college football TV schedule has TCU hosting New Mexico. Just yesterday, most figured TCU was doomed, yet now that the Broncos have lost, the Horned Frogs can solidify their No. 3 ranking after all.
However, TCU’s best change to reach the title game is for South Carolina to beat Auburn next week. The Gamecocks will warm up for that showdown against rival Clemson, at 7 pm on ESPN 2. At 7:30 pm on Versus, Stanford tries to complete their BCS resume by hosting Oregon State.
At 8 pm, the college football TV schedule concludes with a de facto Big 12 South title game. On either ABC or ESPN, Oklahoma State will host Oklahoma, as the Cowboys can win the division title outright. If not, Oklahoma is likely to win a BCS tiebreaker with Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, and face Nebraska next week. Those who don’t get that on ABC will see Notre Dame face off with USC instead.
After today, the college football TV schedule for the regular season will have one week left to go. The bar was set high yesterday, and now the Big Ten, SEC and Big 12 powers hope to rejoice today as well.
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