College Football Schedule 2012: Northwestern, Notre Dame play hosts on Saturday

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Both Northwestern and Notre Dame will be at home against big-time opponents on Saturday.

The Northwestern Wildcats and Notre Dame Fighting Irish are both undefeated at home so far in 2012, and they'll be looking to keep those streaks going when they each host opponents this Saturday. The Wildcats will welcome the Nebraska Cornhuskers, while the Irish will say hello to the BYU Cougars.

For Northwestern, Saturday's game represents a chance to make waves in the division standings. The Wildcats are currently third in the Legends Division with a 2-1 record, but could put themselves in position for a tie for first with a win over Nebraska. The two teams ahead of them at 2-0 -- the Iowa Hawkeyes and Michigan Wolverines -- both face tough opponents this week, with the Hawkeyes playing Penn State and the Wolverines hosting Michigan State. The Wildcats will kick off against the Cornhuskers at 2:30 p.m. CT. on ABC or ESPN 2, depending on the region.

Notre Dame, meanwhile, has bigger aspirations. The Irish are currently ranked No. 5 in the AP Poll, and could continue their march to a potential BCS Championship game appearance with a win over BYU on Saturday. The Cougars will enter the game at 4-3, with losses to Oregon State, Boise State and Utah. That game also starts at 2:30 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on NBC.

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