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College Football Schedule 2012: Notre Dame visits Soldier Field, Nebraska, Northwestern face road tests

Notre Dame will play the University of Miami at Solider Field on Saturday while Northwestern and Nebraska face tests on the road.

Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Ninth ranked Notre Dame will travel to Soldier Field on Saturday to take on the 4-1 Miami Hurricanes who are coming off a thrilling 44-37 victory over North Carolina State.

Notre Dame had a bye last week after defeating Michigan State and Michigan in consecutive weeks. The game will kick-off at 6:39 central on NBC.

Undefeated Northwestern entered the Top 25 AP Poll for the first time this year after starting the season with five straight victories. The 24th ranked Wildcats will travel to play a Penn State team that has won three in a row after starting the season 0-2.

The two top ranked teams in the Big Ten will square off in Columbus, Ohio when No. 21 Nebraska visits No. 12 Ohio State. Both the Cornhuskers and Buckeyes are coming off impressive conference victories last week over Wisconsin and Michigan State respectively.

The complete Big 10 schedule is as follows:

Michigan State vs Indiana (12:00 p.m. ET, ESPN/BTN)
Northwestern vs Penn State (12:00 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Illinois vs Wisconsin (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2)
Michigan vs Purdue (4:00 p.m. ET, BTN)
Nebraska vs Ohio State (8:00 p.m. ET, ABC)