The 2012 NCAA Division I-A College Football schedule will begin with Week 3 games on September 13, 2012. The Week 3 schedule covers games from September 13 through September 16. There are no Associated Press Top 25 teams who play on September 13, 14 or 16.
There are three games in which both of the representatives are ranked in the AP Top 25. The Alabama Crimson Tide and USC Trojans will both defend their top-two rankings with road games against conference foes. The James Madison Dukes vs. West Virginia Mountaineers contest will be played at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
All times are listed as Central Time (CT). All games where both teams are top-25 representatives are italicized. Games that are played at neutral locations are indicated with a "vs." instead of an "at." The format for this schedule is "Game (time, major network)." The schedule is ordered by the highest rankings, not earliest times.
Thursday, September 13
NO TOP 25
Friday, September 14
NO TOP 25
Saturday, September 15
Idaho Vandals at (3) LSU Tigers (7:00 p.m.)
Wake Forest Demon Deacons at (5) Florida State Seminoles (11:00 a.m., ESPN)
UAB Blazers at (8) South Carolina Gamecocks (6:00 p.m., ESPN 3)
James Madison Dukes vs. (9) West Virginia Mountaineers (3:30 p.m.)
(20) Notre Dame Fighting Irish at (10) Michigan State Spartans (7:00 p.m., ABC)
California Golden Bears at (12) Ohio State Buckeyes (11:00 a.m., ABC)
(14) Texas Longhorns at Ole Miss Rebels (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Houston Cougars at (22) UCLA Bruins (9:30 p.m.)
South Carolina State Bulldogs at (24) Arizona Wildcats (9:30 p.m.)
(25) BYU Cougars at Utah Utes (9:00 p.m., ESPN 2)
Sunday, September 16
NO TOP 25
College Football schedules are subject to change due to weather or any other unanticipated postponements.
Joshua Huffman grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (1988-2001) and is currently a Middle Tennessee resident (1986-1988, 2001-present). He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University as a marketing major in 2009. The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and Michigan Wolverines are his favorite teams. He also likes the Michigan State Spartans basketball program because of Tom Izzo, a Yooper. He can be found on Twitter HERE.
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