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College football 2012 schedule: WVU takes on Texas; Pitt travels to Syracuse

West Virginia travels to Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns in a huge Big 12 battle, and Pittsburgh takes on Syracuse in Big East play.

Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

No. 8 West Virginia, coming off a thrilling 70-63 shootout victory over Baylor, gets its first taste of life on the road in the Big 12 on Saturday. The Mountaineers travel to Austin, Texas, to take on the No. 11 Texas Longhorns.

Both teams are undefeated and feature explosive offensive attacks. WVU ranks third the nation, scoring 53.0 points per game, and Texas not far behind. The Longhorns average 47.3 points per game, which ranks ninth. The winner will move to 2-0 in the Big 12 and become one of the favorites to win the conference.

Elsewhere, the Pittsburgh Panthers will travel to Syracuse on Friday night, looking for their first Big East win of the season. Pitt has won two straight games after struggling out of the gate and is looking to build on its momentum.

Here is the full slate of Big 12 and Big East games for the week, all times Eastern:

Big 12 schedule:

Saturday, Oct. 6

West Virginia Mountaineers at Texas Longhorns -- 7 p.m., FOX

Kansas Jayhawks at Kansas State Wildcats -- noon, FX

Iowa State Cyclones at TCU Horned Frogs -- 3:30 p.m.

Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders -- 3:30 p.m., ESPN2

Big East schedule:

Friday, Oct. 5

Pittsburgh Panthers at Syracuse Orange -- 7 p.m, ESPN

Saturday, Oct. 6

South Florida Bulls at Temple Owls -- noon, Big East Network

Connecticut Huskies at Rutgers Scarlet Knights -- noon. ESPNU

Miami (OH) Redhawks at Cincinnati Bearcats - 7 p.m., ESPN3

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