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College Football TV Schedule: Week 12

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Your look at what to watch this weekend.

Professor Aubie Chaos
Professor Aubie Chaos
@BlakeMundy

Games of Interest:

Tonight's games are... well, they're games. ECU at Cincinnati could be a good one, and Cincy does feature former Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville. Cal at USC features two unranked teams and is on very late, but it may be a good game. Plus we can all start pulling for Cal to be good and make our future non-conference series with them look much better!

Friday's only feature is Tulsa at Central Florida, which is only watchable because it's football.

On Saturday, we'll actually have a really good slate of games. #19 Clemson travels to #22 Georgia Tech for a noon ESPN game, while #8 Ohio State travels to #25 Minnesota. The next Top 25 match-up is the big one for the SEC when #1 Mississippi State travels to Tuscaloosa to face the #5 Alabama Crimson Tide. Also in the 3:30 time slot is #16 Nebraska at #20 Wisconsin.

The night slate begins with our game against #15 UGA at 7:15pm EST. Also of interest that evening is #3 Florida State at unranked Miami. Miami has been coming on strong late in the season and could present the last tough test the Seminoles will face. Unless Florida continues it's curr - ok, I can't finish that statement without laughing. This is likely their last tough test.

I know you don't want to stay up that late (actually, what am I thinking, sure you do), but another very important game comes on at 10:45pm when #6 Arizona State travels to Oregon State. The Beavers aren't having the best season, but they do have a history of upsetting highly ranked teams at home.

Playoff Race:

So, to sum up, here is your rooting guide if you're wanting chaos to reign, Auburn to go to Atlanta, and to move back into the playoff discussion:

#5 Alabama over #1 Mississippi State. I know there are plenty of you out there saying "I will never EVER pull for Bama EVER." Ok, that's fine. If that's the way you approach football, that's fine. We all have our ways. However, see, I am all about Auburn having the best chance to go to the national championship game. In order for that to happen, I need Alabama to beat Mississippi State. When we were a one loss team, we may have been able to sneak into the playoff ifMSU wins out. Not as a two-loss team, though. So, we need Alabama to win this weekend.

If MSU wins this game, then they win the SEC West and they're going to Atlanta. They'll likely be the SEC's lone representative in the College Football Playoff. I'll be pulling for them (even though it hurts for me to think of Dan Mullen being that happy) in that case. You know what I'd rather have happen, though? Auburn win the SEC West. Auburn go to the College Football Playoff. The chance of it happening are small right now, but there IS still a chance. It's why I'm adding this "rooting interest" section to the TV Guide.

So we need MSU to lose. Twice. The only remaining options are Alabama and Ole Miss. I see this as rooting for Auburn's interests. I won't be pulling FOR Alabama, just for whatever serves Auburn best. You can bet that Auburn's players still want a shot at the national title and will be pulling for Alabama.

Miami over #3 FSU. This could legitimately happen. And as much as it would make the Noles fans go nuts, I'm not sure a 1-loss ACC champion makes it in over a two-loss SEC champion given the comparison in schedules. I could be wrong, though.

Kansas over #4 TCU. No way this actually happens, but we can dream, right? As things stand, it looks like the rols have flipped to where the Big XII is in the best position to get two teams into the playoffs in Baylor and TCU. If they win out and Auburn somehow manages to win out and go to Atlanta and win, then we'll see how the Committee treats "Conference Championships." Many consider TCU the better team over Baylor. However, Baylor won the head-to-head and will likely win the conference.

Oregon State over #6 Arizona State: As I pointed out, the Beavers have a history with this kind of upset. Can they pull it off, here?

#25 Minnesota over #8 Ohio State: Can Jerry Kill's Golden Gophers pull this off? Anything is possible, I guess. I'm definitely pulling for it. But then I always pull for Urban to lose.

If all of that happens (and I can only legitimately seeing one, MAYBE two of them happening this weekend), then Auburn jumps right back into the thick of things. So we should all be rooting for Professor Aubie Chaos!

Professor Aubie Chaos

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The Full Schedule:

Thu, Nov 13, 2014
7:00 PM ET
ESPN2
East Carolina at Cincinnati
8:00 PM ET
CBSS
Southern Miss at Texas-San Antonio
9:00 PM ET
ESPN
Cal at USC
Fri, Nov 14, 2014
8:00 PM ET
ESPN2
Tulsa at UCF
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
12:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Virginia Tech at (21) Duke
12:00 PM ET
SECN
South Carolina at Florida
12:00 PM ET
ESPN
(19) Clemson at (22) Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET
ESPN2
Temple at Penn State
12:00 PM ET
BTN/BTN2
Iowa at Illinois
12:00 PM ET
ABC/ESPN3
(8) Ohio State at (25) Minnesota
12:00 PM ET
CBSS
Army at Western Kentucky
12:30 PM ET
ESPN3/ESGP
Pittsburgh at North Carolina
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Miami (OH) at Central Michigan
2:00 PM ET
ROOT
Nevada at Air Force
2:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan
2:30 PM ET
FSN
Rice at Marshall
3:00 PM ET
ESPN3/ESGP
Wake Forest at NC State
3:00 PM ET
FS1
(4) TCU at Kansas
3:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Appalachian State at Arkansas State
3:30 PM ET
CBSS
Georgia Southern at Navy
3:30 PM ET
NBC
Northwestern at (18) Notre Dame
3:30 PM ET
BTN/BTN2
Indiana at Rutgers
3:30 PM ET
CBS
(1) Mississippi State at (5) Alabama
3:30 PM ET
ESPN
Oklahoma at Texas Tech
3:30 PM ET
ABC/ESPN3
(16) Nebraska at (20) Wisconsin
3:30 PM ET
FOX
Washington at (14) Arizona
3:30 PM ET
AMSN
Middle Tennessee at FIU
3:30 PM ET
ESPNU
Memphis at Tulane
4:00 PM ET
SECN
Kentucky at Tennessee
4:00 PM ET
ESPNN
New Mexico at Utah State
4:30 PM ET
OCPV
Hawaii at San Jose State
5:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Troy at Idaho
6:00 PM ET
PAC12
(23) Utah at Stanford
7:00 PM ET
ESPNU
UNLV at BYU
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe
7:15 PM ET
ESPN
(9) Auburn at (15) Georgia
7:30 PM ET
FOX
Texas at Oklahoma State
7:30 PM ET
SECN
Missouri at (24) Texas A&M
7:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Texas State at South Alabama
8:00 PM ET
BTN/BTN2
(12) Michigan State at Maryland
8:00 PM ET
ABC/ESPN3
(3) Florida State at Miami (FL)
8:00 PM ET
ESPN2
(17) LSU at Arkansas
8:00 PM ET
CBSS
South Florida at SMU
10:00 PM ET
FS1
North Texas at UTEP
10:15 PM ET
ESPNU
San Diego State at Boise State
10:45 PM ET
ESPN
(6) Arizona State at Oregon State