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[11/20/12 - 11:19 AM]
"Showdown Saturday" Will Include 16 of the Teams in the BCS Standings Across ESPN Networks
The networks of ESPN detail their schedules for the coming weekend.

[via press release from ESPN]

Showdown Saturday: Top Rivalries, Last Two Unbeatens, Three Games between Ranked Squads, No. 1 Notre Dame Playing for BCS Title Slot

"Showdown Saturday" will include 16 of the teams in the BCS Standings across ESPN networks, top rivalries, the last two undefeated programs, matchups between ranked teams, Notre Dame competing for a spot in the Discover BCS National Championship and more. Highlights for Saturday, Nov. 24:

· An ABC tripleheader of three of the nation's top rivalries includes two unbeaten teams and a showdown between two top 10 teams, each with one loss:

· Undefeated Ohio State will host rival No. 19 Michigan at noon ET. It marks the 109th meeting between the programs, and 95th straight, with Ohio State winning 8 of the past 10. Michigan won last year 40-34.

· In a matchup of one-loss teams, No. 4 Florida will travel to No. 10 Florida State at 3:30 p.m. It will mark the 57th meeting between the in-state rivals. The week's game is the first time in 12 years both teams will be ranked in the top 10 when they meet.

· Undefeated No. 1 Notre Dame will take on USC for a shot at the Discover BCS National Championship at 8 p.m. It marks the 84th meeting between the squads with USC winning nine of the last 10 games against Notre Dame. The game will also be broadcast on ESPN Radio.

· ESPN's tripleheader features three intrastate showdowns highlighted by two telecasts between ranked teams: No. 21 Oklahoma State at No. 13 Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m. (also on ESPN Radio) followed by two-loss No. 12 South Carolina at one-loss No. 11 Clemson at 7 p.m. The action kicks off with Georgia Tech at one-loss No. 3 Georgia at noon.

ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN 3D and ESPN Radio Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network

Tue, Nov 20

7 p.m. Akron at Toledo Mark Neely & Ray Bentley ESPN2

Thu, Nov 22

4 p.m. Turkey Day Classic: Tuskegee vs. Alabama State Joe Davis & Jay Walker ESPNU

7:30 p.m. TCU at No. 16 Texas Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele ESPN

Fri, Nov 23

11 a.m. Syracuse at Temple Tom Hart & John Congemi ESPN2

11 a.m. Ohio at No. 23 Kent State Adam Amin & Tom Luginbill ESPNU

Noon No. 14 Nebraska at Iowa Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards ABC

1 p.m. Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan Frank Giardina & Bob Chmeil ESPN3

2 p.m. Buffalo at Bowling Green Greg Franke & Tom Cole ESPN3

2:30 p.m. No. 7 LSU at Arkansas ESPN Radio

3:30 p.m. West Virginia at Iowa State Dave Lamont & Kelly Stouffer ABC

7 p.m. South Florida at Cincinnati Mark Neely & Ray Bentley ESPN

10 p.m. Arizona State at No. 24 Arizona Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele Hill ESPN

Sat, Nov 24

Noon No. 19 Michigan at Ohio State Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich ABC

Noon Georgia Tech at No. 3 Georgia Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown ESPN & ESPN 3D

Noon No. 18 Rutgers at Pittsburgh Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra ESPN2

Noon Virginia at Virginia Tech Tom Hart & John Congemi ESPNU

Noon Kentucky at Tennessee Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano ESPN3 & SEC Network

Noon Connecticut at No. 20 Louisville Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Adam Amin ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network

Noon FCS First Round: Colgate at Wagner Bob Picozzi & Rene Ingoglia ESPN3

12:30 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Duke ESPN3 * & ACC Network

1 p.m. North Texas at Western Kentucky ESPN3

2 p.m. FCS First Round: Coastal Carolina at Bethune-Cookman Jim Barbar & Cory Chavous ESPN3

3 p.m. Boston College at NC State Frank Giardina & Forrest Conolly ESPN3

3 p.m. Maryland at North Carolina ESPN3

3 p.m. Idaho at Utah State Trey Bender & Jay Taylor ESPN3 *

3 p.m. FCS First Round: Eastern Illinois at South Dakota State Shawn Kenney & John Bunting ESPN3

3 p.m. FCS First Round: Villanova at Stony Brook Dan Gutowsky & John Gregory ESPN3

3:30 p.m. No. 4 Florida at No. 10 Florida State Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe ABC

3:30 p.m. No. 21 Oklahoma State at No. 13 Oklahoma ESPN: Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Maria Taylor ESPN & ESPN Radio

3:30 p.m. Wisconsin at Penn State Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza ESPN2

3:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Wake Forest Anish Shroff & Dan Hawkins ESPNU

3:30 p.m. BYU at New Mexico State Peter Young & John Fina ESPN3

3:30 p.m. Troy at Middle Tennessee ESPN3

5 p.m. South Alabama at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3

7 p.m. No. 12 South Carolina at No. 11 Clemson Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Shannon Spake ESPN

7 p.m. Missouri at No. 9 Texas A&M Steve Levy, Ed Cunningham & Kaylee Hartung ESPN2

7 p.m. Mississippi State at Ole Miss Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Allison Williams ESPNU

8 p.m. No. 1 Notre Dame at USC ABC: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, and Joe Schad ABC & ESPN Radio

10:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech at San Jose State Joe Davis & Tom Luginbill ESPN2

* Local blackout may apply

ESPN will use BCS Standings through the remainder of the season





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