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  1. League: NCAAF
  2. Texas A&M vs. South Carolina
    Aug 28ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (18) TAMU
    (4) S CAR
  3. Temple vs. Vanderbilt
    Aug 28ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    TEMP
    (24) VAND
  4. Weber St. vs. Arizona St.
    Aug 28ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    WEBR
    (20) AZ ST
  5. UCF vs. Penn St.
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 7:00 AM
    (10) UCF
    PSU
  6. Elon vs. Duke
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    ELON
    (23) DUKE
  7. UCLA vs. Virginia
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (16) UCLA
    UVA
  8. Alabama vs. West Virginia
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (7) ALA
    W VA
  9. Jacksonville St. vs. Michigan St.
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    JV ST
    (3) MI ST
  10. Clemson vs. Georgia
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (8) CLEM
    GA
  11. Ohio St. vs. Navy
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (12) OH ST
    NAVY
  12. S. Dakota St. vs. Missouri
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    SDK ST
    (5) MIZZ
  13. Louisiana Tech vs. Oklahoma
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    LT
    (6) OKLA
  14. Florida St. vs. Oklahoma St.
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    (1) FL ST
    (17) OK ST
  15. Arkansas vs. Auburn
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    ARK
    (2) AUB
  16. Wisconsin vs. LSU
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    (22) WIS
    (14) LSU
  17. South Dakota vs. Oregon
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    S DAK
    (9) ORE
  18. Fresno St. vs. USC
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    FRES
    (19) USC
  19. UC Davis vs. Stanford
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    UCD
    (11) STAN
  20. Rice vs. Notre Dame
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:30 PM
    RICE
    (21) ND
  21. Washington vs. Hawaii
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 8:00 PM
    (25) WASH
    HAW
  22. SMU vs. Baylor
    Aug 31ˢᵗ 1:00 PM
    SMU
    (13) BAYL
  23. Miami (FL) vs. Louisville
    Sep 1ˢᵗ 8:00 PM
    MIA F
    (15) LOU
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Dr. Saturday

Looking ahead to college football: Week 12′s five games to watch

Dr. Saturday

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Jackson Jeffcoat sacks J.W. Walsh during last year's match up. (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

The college football offseason is long and arduous, but its end is almost in sight. We’re going to take a look at five games you have to look forward to for every weekend of the season. (This is also a handy guide to decide how to RSVP for any autumn weddings.)

All times are Eastern and all games are played on Saturday unless otherwise noted. Fun week, starting Tuesday night.

These games are played the weekend of November 16.

Oklahoma State at Texas (TBD) – This was a 41-36 shootout last year, with the Horns prevailing on a late touchdown run. The Texasdefense is stacked with blue-chip talent, but the last time they kept Mike Gundy’s offense below 33 points was 2009. Can Oklahoma State replace the production of departed tailback Joseph Randle (199 yards rushing in last year’s game)? Can Texas quarterback David Ash replicate last year’s effort (304 yards and 3 touchdowns)? Those will be two of the biggest questions in this year’s contest between two teams picked to finish at the top of the Big 12.

Stanford at USC (TBD) – The transition of this rivalry from the initial Pete Carroll/ Jim Harbaugh clashes to today has been staggering. In 2007, USC was a 41-point favorite when the Cardinal upset them. Two years later Stanford won 55-21 in the “What’s your deal?” beatdown, the start of their current four-game winning streak in the series. USC was the second-ranked team in the country last year when they fell at Stanford, their first loss in what turned into an ugly season. With the Cardinal an early national title favorite, can the Trojans return the favor?

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Tide back T.J. Yeldon could make a run at the Heisman. (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports)

Alabama at Mississippi State (TBD) – Mississippi State was a perfect 7-0 coming into last season's match up with the Tide, but found themselves absolutely suffocated in Tuscaloosa, falling behind 38-0 before a late score finally got them on the board. It started a death spiral for the Bulldogs, who lost four of their last five games to close out the year. The cowbells will be ringing in Starkville, but they’ll need more than a partisan crowd to take down the defending champs, whose three-headed monster of A.J. McCarron, Amari Cooper and T.J. Yeldon are going to cause headaches for SEC defenses all season.

Michigan at Northwestern (TBD) – A tricky game for the Wolverines, who are concluding a rough three-game stretch that starts with Michigan State and Nebraska. They’re also facing a Northwestern team coming off a bye week who has to feel like they let last year's victory slip away, when a late circus catch by Roy Roundtree helped send the game to overtime, where the Wildcats lost 38-31. I expect a highly entertaining rematch here.

Florida at South Carolina (TBD) – Last year’s match up of top ten teams in Gainesville was very, very weird. The Gators scored 44 points but gained less than 200 yards of offense, capitalizing on a series Gamecock miscues (4 turnovers) and suffocating Steve Spurrier’s offense (3.9 yards per pass and 1.4 yards per rush). I could see both of these teams sitting in the top ten again when this game rolls around, and along with each squad’s battle with Georgia, this is one of the three clashes that will decide the SEC East. Schedule advantage to USC, who has a bye week to prepare, while Florida will be coming off consecutive division clashes with Georgia and Vanderbilt.

Other games considered:

Michigan State at Nebraska (TBD) – As we’ve talked about, there aren’t many losable games on Nebraska’s schedule. This is potentially one of them, as last year Michigan State – who had some of the worst luck imaginable in 2012 – lost to the Huskers on a last-second touchdown following a questionable pass interference call.

Washington at UCLA (9:00 p.m., ESPN2, Friday) – Enjoy a nice little west coast shootout as you celebrate the start of the weekend. UCLA will likely be in a tight race for the Pac-12 South, meaning they can’t afford to drop many home games like this.

Ohio at Bowling Green (7:30 p.m., ESPN, Tuesday) – Midweek MACtion between two of the East Division favorites. Points on points on points.

San Diego State at Hawaii (10:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network) – Late-night Mountain West to help you wind down after a long day.

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