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College Football Week 12 Schedule: Wisconsin hosts Michigan on quiet Saturday

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The Badgers look to stay unbeaten while Michigan hopes to play spoiler on Saturday.

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Across the country, today’s college football schedule is a bit of a dud. Most of the top teams across the college football landscape are playing low-ranked conference opponents, and the top two teams in the playoff rankings — Alabama and Clemson — are stooping to play FCS teams on the penultimate weekend of the regular season.

That’s why the one game between ranked teams on the schedule will draw so many eyeballs in the early going, and why College Gameday is on Bascom Hill in Madison this morning. It’s Wisconsin and Michigan squaring off at Camp Randall Stadium as the Badgers look to move to 11-0 and bolster their case for a spot in the playoff.

The Badgers got their first win over a ranked team a week ago, beating 20th-ranked Iowa 38-14 despite committing four turnovers. This week, Michigan enters ranked 24th looking for their first win at Camp Randall since 2001. In the last seven games between these two programs, extending back to 2005, the home team is 6-1, with the lone road win coming in a 48-28 Badger victory at the Big House.

This seven-game run started on a rainy night twelve years ago, when an unranked Wisconsin hosted 14th-place Michigan for an evening kickoff. John Stocco’s quarterback draw into the South end zone with 24 seconds left put the Badgers on top for a 23-20 victory.

The Badgers also probably have revenge on their minds for last year’s game. Wisconsin’s defense held Michigan to just 14 points, but the offense barely moved the football and Alex Hornibrook threw three interceptions on the way to a 14-7 loss in Ann Arbor.

Here’s your schedule for today’s games.

Early Games

#24 Michigan Wolverines at #5 Wisconsin Badgers

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
FOX

Virginia Cavaliers at #3 Miami Hurricanes

12 Noon ET
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL
ABC

#16 Mississippi State Bulldogs at Arkansas Razorbacks

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR
CBS

Lousiana-Monroe Warhawks at #6 Auburn Tigers

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
ESPN2

#12 TCU Horned Frogs at Texas Tech Red Raiders

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Jones-AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
FOX Sports 1

#15 UCF Golden Knights at Temple Owls

12 Noon ET
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
ESPNU

SMU Mustangs at #21 Memphis Tigers

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
ESPNEWS

Minnesota Golden Gophers at #23 Northwestern Wildcats

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Ryan Field, Evanston, IL
BTN

Mercer Bears at #1 Alabama Crimson Tide

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
SEC Network

The Citadel Bulldogs at #2 Clemson Tigers

12 Noon ET
Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
ACC Network

Afternoon Games

Illinois Illini at #9 Ohio State Buckeyes

3:30 PM ET
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
ABC

Kentucky Wildcats at #7 Georgia Bulldogs

3:30 PM ET
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
CBS

Navy Midshipmen at #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

3:30 PM ET
Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
NBC

#4 Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas Jayhawks

2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS
ESPN

Kansas State Wildcats at #13 Oklahoma State Cowboys

2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)
Boone T. Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
ESPN2

Maryland Terrapins at #17 Michigan State Spartans

4:00 PM ET
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
FOX

Nebraska Cornhuskers at #10 Penn State Nittany Lions

4:00 PM ET
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
FOX Sports 1

Night Games

#20 LSU Tigers at Tennessee Volunteers

7:00 PM ET
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
ESPN

#19 NC State Wolfpack at Wake Forest Demon Deacons

7:30 PM ET
BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, NC
ESPNU

UCLA Bruins at #11 USC Trojans

5:00 PM PT (8:00 ET)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
ABC

California Golden Bears at #22 Stanford Cardinal

5:00 PM PT (8:00 ET)
Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA
FOX

Utah Utes at #18 Washington Huskies

7:30 PM PT (10:30 ET)
Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA
ESPN