Your Week 9 L.A. college football TV choices: USC-Oregon looks like it could be, um, decent


Decent enough for ESPN’s “College GameDay” to venture out to the opposite coast and check in on how the Trojans and Ducks will matchup on the early-morning Saturday show. They’ll even keep the big guns in Eugene to call that game that afternoon.

For what it’s worth, “GameDay” has already committed to being in Colorado Springs, Colo., the next Saturday when Air Force hosts Army as part of “a weeklong initiative honoring the veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.”

Some goofy things going on this week: Notre Dame goes to San Antonio to remember it has a game against Washington State; UCLA isn’t on TV but East Carolina is on national TV; Ohio State has another non-conference game, this time against New Mexico State; Alabama gets to sleep in.

And, ESPN goes up against the World Series on Sunday with some football (since NBC won’t)… so there.

The rest of the week in the colleges (with current BCS rankings):


== Saturday, 5 p.m., Channel 7: No. 5 USC at No. 10 Oregon (with Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Lisa Salters)
== Saturday, 1 p.m.: UCLA at Oregon State (radio only, KLAC-AM 570)


== 5 p.m., ESPN2: East Carolina at Memphis (with Rece Davis, Lou Holtz, Mark May and Rob Stone)


== 4:30 p.m., ESPN: North Carolina at No. 13 Virginia Tech (with Chris Fowler, Craig James, Jesse Palmer and Erin Andrews)

== 5 p.m., ESPN2: No. 21 West Virginia at South Florida (with Joe Tessitore and Rod Gilmore)


== 7 to 9 a.m., ESPN: “College GameDay” from Eugene, Ore., with Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard.)
== 9 a.m., Big Ten Network: New Mexico State at No. 17 Ohio State (with Matt Rosen and Anthony Herron)
== 9 a.m., ESPN: Indiana at No. 4 Iowa (with Mark Jones and Bob Davie)
== 9 a.m., ESPN2: Purdue at Wisconsin (with Pam Ward and Ray Bentley)
== 9 a.m., ESPNU: No. 8 Cincinnati at Syracuse (with Clay Matvick and David Diaz-Infante)
== 9:30 a.m., Versus: Nebraska at Baylor (with Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer and Lewis Johnson)
== 10:30 a.m., FSN West: Missouri at Colorado (with Bill Land, Gary Reasons and Emily Jones)

== 12:30 p.m., Channel 2: No. 1 Florida vs. Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla. (with Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson)
== 12:30 p.m., Channel 7: No. 24 California at Arizona State (with Terry Gannon and David Norrie)
== 12:30 p.m., ESPN: Michigan at Illinois (with Mike Patrick and Craig James)
== 12:30 p.m., ESPN PPV: No. 19 Miami at Wake Forest (with Bob Wischusen and Brian Griese)
== 12:30 p.m., ESPN PPV: Kansas at Texas Tech (with Ron Franklin and Ed Cunningham)
== 12:30 p.m., ESPNU: Central Michigan at Boston College (with Todd Harris and Charles Arbuckle)
== 12:30 p.m., CBS College Sports: Temple at Navy (with Dave Ryan and Randy Cross)
== 1 p.m. Versus: UNLV at No. 6 TCU (with Tim Neverett, Glenn Parker and Lindsay Soto)
== 1 p.m., The Mnt.: Air Force at Colorado State (with James Bates, Todd Christensen and Roger Bailey)
== 1:30 p.m., ESPN: No. 12 Penn State at Northwestern (with Carter Blackburn and Chris Spielman)

== 4 p.m., FSN West: Kansas State at Oklahoma (with Joel Meyers, Dave Lapham and Jim Knox)
== 4 p.m., ESPNU: Eastern Michigan at Arkansas (with Eric Collins and Brock Huard)
== 4:30 p.m., Channel 4: No. 23 Notre Dame vs. Washington State in San Antonio (with Tom Hammond, Pat Haden and not Willow Bay)
== 4:30 p.m., CBS College Sports: New Mexico at San Diego State (with Tom Hart and Aaron Taylor)
== 4:45 p.m., ESPN: No. 24 South Carolina at Tennessee (with Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Erin Andrews)
== 5 p.m., ESPN2: No. 3 Texas at No. 14 Oklahoma State (with Sean McDonough, Matt Millen and Holly Rowe)
== 5 p.m., Big Ten Network: Michigan State at Minnesota (with Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin and Rebecca Harlow)
== 5 p.m. The Mtn.: Wyoming at No. 16 Utah (with Ari Wolfe, Blaine Fowler and Sammy Linebaugh)
== 7 p.m., ESPNU: Magic City Classic (delayed): Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M (from Birmingham) (with Charlie Neal & Eddie Robinson, Jr.)


== 5:15 p.m., ESPN: Marshall at Central Florida (with Dave Lamont and JC Pearson)

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  • hopefully notre dame will give a great performance this week win this game

  • hopefully notre dame will give a great performance this week win this game