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2012 College Football schedule: Rutgers, Temple battle for Big East lead

With both Rutgers and Temple undefeated in conference play, the two face off on Saturday in a key Big East showdown.

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With the season past its midway mark, the Big East conference schedule heats up in Week 8, as both the Scarlet Knights and Syracuse Orange will take on Big East foes in key battles this weekend.

Syracuse will heat things up on Friday night against the Connecticut Huskies as the Orange look to improve their conference record to 2-1. The Huskies have fallen in consecutive weeks to Rutgers and the Temple Owls.

Rutgers will take on the Owls in a showdown of two teams still undefeated in Big East play and among the conference leaders.

Here's the entire weekend's slate of Big East action:

Connecticut Huskies vs. Syracuse Orange, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., ESPN

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Temple Owls, Oct. 20, 12 p.m., Big East Network

South Florida Bulls vs. Louisville Cardinals, Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m., ABC

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Buffalo Bulls, Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m., Big East Network

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Toledo Rockets, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., ESPN3