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College football TV guide: Week 12 schedule, top games to watch

Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar, right, celebrates his touchdown with Hakeem Butler during a win at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames this season. (Matthew Putney/Freelance)
Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar, right, celebrates his touchdown with Hakeem Butler during a win at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames this season. (Matthew Putney/Freelance)

No. 15 Texas (7-3, 5-2) hosts No. 16 Iowa State (6-3, 5-2) in what might be the game of the week this Saturday night. But the majority of the country probably won’t see it.

That’s because the game is on the Longhorn Network (7 p.m.). Here’s where you can find it.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the college football TV schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17.

Early window

Notre Dame (10-0) is undefeated and set up for a College Football Playoff spot with two games to go. The third-ranked Irish’s toughest test probably doesn’t come against USC in the regular-season finale, though, but against surprise No. 12 Syracuse (8-2) this week at Yankee Stadium (1:30 p.m., NBC). No. 10 Ohio State (9-1, 6-1) looks to stay in Big Ten East contention with a win against Maryland (5-5, 3-4) on the road (11 a.m., ABC) ahead of next week’s Michigan game.

11 a.m. games

No. 10 Ohio State at Maryland, ABC

No. 22 Northwestern at Minnesota, BTN

Arkansas at No. 21 Mississippi State, ESPN

Idaho at No. 13 Florida, ESPNU

Texas Christian at Baylor, FS1

Michigan State at Nebraska, Fox

South Florida at Temple, ESPNews

No. 6 (FCS) Colgate at Army, CBSSN

North Carolina State at Louisville, KCRG 9.2 (11:20 a.m.)

Noon game

FCS: Youngstown State at Illinois State, NBC Sports Chicago

1:30 p.m. game

No. 12 Syracuse vs. No. 3 Notre Dame, NBC

Afternoon window

Iowa State fans will have a close eye on Stillwater, Okla., as Oklahoma State (5-5, 2-5) hosts No. 9 West Virginia (8-1, 6-1), the Big 12 co-leader (2:30 p.m., ABC). The Cyclones hold the head-to-head tiebreaker against the Mountaineers, but not Oklahoma, which faces WVU next week. Iowa (6-4, 3-4) travels to Illinois (4-6, 2-5) in its penultimate game (2:30 p.m., BTN). Here’s a preview.

2:30 p.m. games

Missouri at Tennessee, CBS

No. 9 West Virginia at Oklahoma State, ABC

Iowa at Illinois, BTN

Miami at Virginia Tech, ESPN

No. 20 Boston College at Florida State, ESPN2

Southern California at UCLA, Fox

Texas Tech at Kansas State, ESPNU

Tulsa at Navy, CBSSN

3 p.m. games

Indiana at No. 4 Michigan, FS1

Air Force at Wyoming, ESPNews

4 p.m. game

FCS: Missouri State at Northern Iowa, KCRG 9.2

Primetime window

No. 11 UCF (9-0, 6-0) doesn’t get many opportunities for marquee wins in the American Athletic Conference, so this week’s game against No. 24 Cincinnati (9-1, 5-1) is somehwat notable (7 p.m., ABC). The Golden Knights will want to put up style points on national TV.

6 p.m. games

Duke at No. 2 Clemson, ESPN

Alabama-Birmingham at Texas A&M, ESPN2

Connecticut at East Carolina, CBSSN

6:30 p.m. games

Kansas at No. 6 Oklahoma, Fox

Rice at No. 7 Louisiana State, ESPNU

7 p.m. game

No. 24 Cincinnati at No. 11 Central Florida, ABC

Late night window

Graduate transfer QB Gardner Minshew, head coach Mike Leach and Washington State have captured the college football world’s attention. Arizona (5-5, 4-3) has mostly underwhelmed this year but is still in Pac-12 South contention and could give the eighth-ranked Cougars (9-1, 6-1) a run (9:30 p.m., ESPN).

9:30 p.m. games

New Mexico State at Brigham Young, ESPN2 (9:15 p.m.)

Arizona at No. 8 Washington State, ESPN

San Diego State at Fresno State, CBSSN

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