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College Football Schedule This Week | 2022 Week 12

USC–UCLA leads our picks for the best college football games this week.

Last week’s college football schedule featured its share of nail-biters, as teams like Alabama and Cincinnati eked out narrow wins that came down to the final seconds. This week’s slate of games feels lighter on paper—“SEC Game Against A Cupcake Opponent Week” comes earlier every year—but with only two weeks left in the regular season, every game counts for teams in the thick of the playoff race.

For this week’s edition of the CableTV.com College Football Watch Guide, let’s break down Week 12’s best games.

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CableTV.com’s Game of the Week

USC at UCLA | FOX

Parity’s never bad for fans, but when it comes to the playoff, it’s been a headache for the Pac-12.

USC is the Pac-12’s best hope for breaking a five-year playoff drought after the rest of the conference cannibalized Utah, Oregon, and UCLA out of contention. USC’s offensive bona fides aren’t in dispute, but its rickety defense (87th in yards allowed per game) has been a recurring issue all season, and UCLA’s top-10 rushing game is well-equipped to exploit it.

What time is USC at UCLA?

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Date: Nov. 19
Channel: FOX

Other college football games to watch

TCU at Baylor | FOX

The Horned Frogs continued their Cinderella season with last week’s 17–10 win over Texas. This weekend, they’ll face a reeling Baylor coming off a wince-inducing 31–3 loss to Kansas State.

What time is TCU at Baylor?

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Date: Nov. 19
Channel: FOX

Iowa at Minnesota | FOX

Iowa heard your complaints about its offense being “unwatchable” and “an affront against football.” Your reward for this? CHAOS.

What time is Iowa at Minnesota?

Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Date: Nov. 19
Channel: FOX

With two weeks left in the season, Iowa is part of a four-way logjam between Minnesota, Purdue, and Illinois for the Big Ten West. To be clear: all four teams are sitting at an ugly 4–3 in conference play, so it’s a stretch to call them great in the traditional sense. But any division that can inspire a deranged scenario breakdown like this chart deserves our Sickos Committee-level praise.

Boston College at Notre Dame | NBC/Peacock

Between Notre Dame’s coaching change and multiple upset losses this season, you could be forgiven for putting them on the back burner. But Notre Dame’s reeled off an impressive four-game winning streak that included Week 10’s upset against Clemson and this wild touchdown catch last week:

What time is Boston College at Notre Dame?

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Date: Nov. 19
Channel: NBC/Peacock

This week, the Irish face off against a 3–7 Boston College team that’s in full rebuilding mode for 2023. But considering Notre Dame eked by 3–7 Navy last week in a 35–32 win, it’s worth keeping an eye on which Notre Dame shows up this week.

Best college football schedule this week

Below is a table featuring our 10 most anticipated college football matchups in Week 12. For a complete list of games and channels, head to the NCAA’s college football TV schedule and times page.

Game Date Time (ET) Channels
Ohio at Ball State Tuesday, November 15 7:00 p.m. ESPN2
SMU at Tulane Thursday, November 17 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Illinois at Michigan Saturday, November 19 12:00 p.m. ABC
TCU at Baylor Saturday, November 19 12:00 p.m. FOX
Boston College at Notre Dame Saturday, November 19 12:00 p.m. NBC/Peacock
Georgia at Kentucky Saturday, November 19 3:30 p.m. CBS
Ohio State at Maryland Saturday, November 19 3:30 p.m. ABC
Iowa at Minnesota Saturday, November 19 4:00 p.m. FOX
USC at UCLA Saturday, November 19 8:00 p.m. FOX
Utah at Oregon Saturday, November 19 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Data effective as of post date.

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