(Sporting Alert) — The following list contains the game match-ups and television schedule for this weekend’s NCAAF action in Week 3. After two weeks of well contested action, college football fans are bracing themselves for another good week.
This week will see the likes of No. 1 Alabama taking on Arkansas, which have only recently dropped out of the ranking, following a shocking 34-31 defeat against Louisiana-Monroe last week.
“Whoever plays, we’re going to have to do a good job of executing and do our job,” said Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban.
”It really doesn’t matter what happened last week. I’m sure we’re going to get their best game.”
Also on the calendar are No. 3 LSU against Idaho, preseason No. 1 and current No. 2 USC at Stanford, No. 4 Oregon at Tennessee Tech, Wake Forest at 5 Florida State, with Notre Dame at Michigan State, Ohio State hosts California and Florida at Tennessee, also on the chart.
NCAAF TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 15, 2012:
Wake Forest at Florida State, 12 p.m. (ESPN)
California at Ohio State, 12 p.m. (ABC)
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, 12 p.m. (ESPNU)
TCU at Kansas, 12 p.m. (FX)
Western Michigan at Minnesota, 12 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Arkansas State at Nebraska, 12 p.m. (ESPN2)
Louisiana-Lafayette at Oklahoma State, 12 p.m.
Northern Illinois at Army, 12 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Charleston Southern at Illinois, 12 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL), 12 p.m. (ESPN3)
Eastern Michigan at Purdue, 12 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn, 12:21 p.m. (SEC Network, ESPN3)
Connecticut at Maryland, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Presbyterian at Vanderbilt, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Tennessee Tech at Oregon, 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
Furman at Clemson, 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
Alabama at Arkansas, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
Massachusetts at Michigan, 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
North Carolina at Louisville, 3:30 p.m. (ABC, ESPN2)
Virginia at Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Boston College at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Navy at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. (ABC, ESPN2)
Morgan State at Akron, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Northern Iowa at Iowa, 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Texas A&M at Southern Methodist, 3:30 p.m.
East Carolina at Southern Miss, 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Miami (OH) at Boise State, 4 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
Stony Brook at Syracuse, 4 p.m. (ESPN3)
Portland State at Washington, 4 p.m. (FX)
Florida International at UCF, 4 p.m.
James Madison at West Virginia, 4:30 p.m.*
Florida at Tennessee, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
South Alabama at North Carolina State, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
UTSA at Georgia State, 6 p.m.
Cal Poly at Wyoming, 6 p.m.
Ohio at Marshall, 6:30 p.m.
UAB at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
North Texas at Kansas State, 7 p.m.
Western Kentucky at Kentucky, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Arizona State at Missouri, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
North Carolina Central at Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Nicholls State at Tulsa, 7 p.m.
Middle Tennessee at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Delaware State at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Rice at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
New Mexico at Texas Tech, 7 p.m.
Bowling Green at Toledo, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Mississippi State at Troy, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Sam Houston at Baylor, 7:05 p.m.
Northwestern State at Nevada, 7:05 p.m.
USC at Stanford, 7:30 p.m. (FOX)
Florida Atlantic at Georgia, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Idaho at LSU, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Notre Dame at Michigan State, 8 p.m. (ABC)
North Dakota at San Diego State, 8 p.m.
Colorado State at San Jose State, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Western Illinois at Iowa State, 8 p.m.
Ball State at Indiana, 8 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Utah State at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Colorado at Fresno State, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
New Mexico State at UTEP, 8 p.m.
Texas at Ole Miss, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Brigham Young at Utah, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
Houston at UCLA, 10:30 p.m.
South Carolina State at Arizona, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 16, 2012:
Lamar at Hawaii, 12 a.m.