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Hoping for a return appearance by this bro. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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For the third week in a row, the Iowa game doesn't kick off until mid-afternoon, which means there's plenty of time for you to do a few chores, pay attention to your family, or take a nap. Or you could watch the early games with us, too. That sounds like a pretty good idea. The early slate:

Cal at #12 Ohio State (ABC)
Western Michigan at Minnesota (BTN)
Arkansas State at Nebraska (ESPN2)
Charleston Southern at Illinois (BTN)
Eastern Michigan at Purdue (BTN)

Wake Forest at #5 Florida State (ESPN)
#13 Virginia Tech at Pitt (ESPNU)
#16 TCU at Kansas (FX)
ULL at Oklahoma State (FSN)

The usual open thread rules apply: no porn, no religion, no politics, no slurs, no links to illegal online streams, etc. Just don't be a dick, alright?

There's no shortage of garbage out there on the Week 3 schedule, which starts slow but builds momentum throughout the day, reaching a crescendo with a compelling slate of evening games, including Florida at Tennessee, USC at Stanford, Notre Dame at Michigan State, and Texas at Ole Miss. Oh, and hello rivalry: BYU and Utah kick off the hate in 2012.

After the jump are your Week 3 TV listings, point spreads, and game day links for today's college football action. Fancy all-day preview from the mothership (and Peter Bean) after the jump.

CFB Week 3 TV
11:00 AM California at Ohio State ... OSU -16
11:00 AM TCU at Kansas ... TCU -21
11:00 AM Wake Forest at Florida St ... FSU -27
11:00 AM Arkansas St at Nebraska ... NEB -23
2:30 PM Virginia Tech at Pitt . .. VT -10
2:30 PM Alabama at Arkansas ..... AL -20
2:30 PM Navy at Penn St PSU -7
2:30 PM N. Carolina at Louisville UL -3
2:30 PM Virginia at Georgia Tech ... GT -10
5:00 PM Florida at Tennessee ... TN -3
6:00 PM Arizona St at Missouri ... MU -4
6:30 PM USC at Stanford .. USC -9
7:00 PM Notre Dame at Michigan St .. . MSU -5
9:10 PM Texas at Ole Miss ... UT -10
9:00 PM BYU at Utah .. . BYU -4
All times Central
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Week 3 Point Spreads

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Complete Week 3 Television Schedule

Get the complete listings for all 61 college football games being televised this Saturday.