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BYU running back Michaeel Alisa is stopped near the goal line by the Boise State defense in the first half Thursday Sept. 20, 2012 at Bronco Stadium in Boise.
This weekend on Utah TV: BYU, SUU and RSL are all on TV — and they could all use a win

Three local teams are on TV this weekend - and all of them could use a win.

College football continues, with BYU (2-2) hosting Hawaii (1-2) on Friday (6 p.m., ESPN) and Southern Utah (2-2) hosting Montana (4-0) on Saturday (1:30 p.m. Root).

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And on Saturday night, MLS play resumes with Real Salt Lake traveling to California to take on Chivas USA (8 p.m., Ch. 30).

Friday on TV ...

Golf (6 a.m., ESPN): Day 1 coverage of the Ryder Cup continues until 5:30 p.m.

CSI: NY (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A recently paroled arsonist (Rob Morrow) is the suspect in a fatal fire. (Season premiere)

High school football (7 p.m., Ch. 2.2): Highland at Woods Cross

Made in Jersey (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Premiere of a promising new legal drama.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A Wesen church is robbed.

Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The team tries to save the world. (Season premiere)

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A criminal who Danny put away kidnaps Jackie. (Season premiere)

Women's college volleyball (9 p.m., Pac-12 Network-Mountain): Utah at Oregon

Boss (10 p.m., Starz): Kane regains control of the city following an alternative medical treatment.

Saturday on TV ...

Golf (7 a.m., ESPN): Day 2 coverage of the Ryder Cup continues until 5 p.m.

Doctor Who (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Statues come to life in New York City. Which can't be good.

Sunday on TV ...

Golf (10 a.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The final day of Ryder Cup coverage continues until 4 p.m.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packer (2 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): They're off! A new season begins.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The fairytale characters wake up from the evil queen's curse - but they're not transported back home. (Season premiere)

Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): British import drama about - you guessed it! - midwives.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Bart is determined to find his lost love in New York City. (Season premiere)

Hell on Wheels (7, 8 and 10:04 p.m., AMC): A new arrival brings chaos.

Bob's Burgers (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Louise's bunny ears are stolen.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Alicia steps in when a state trooper harasses her son.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In the wake of recent events, Emily has to plan her next move. (Season premiere)

Family Guy (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The Griffins set out to climb Mount Everest. (Season premiere)

Copper (8 and 11 p.m., BBC America): Corcoran rethinks his decision about Annie.

American Dad (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Roger hires Hayley as a singer in his new bar.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team works with the FBI on a case. (Season premiere)

666 Park Avenue (9:01 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A young couple get a too-good-to-be-true job managing a fabulous apartment building - but the owner seems to be in league with the forces of evil.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): The church honors Nucky.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): After the shocker in last season's finale - Deb found out Dexter is a murderer - there's an even bigger surprise in this season premiere. Really.

Treme (11 p.m., HBO): LaDonna is forced to move.

Homeland (11 p.m., Showtime): As the second season begins, a former asset threatens Carrie's peace.

Breaking Amish (11 p.m., TLC): Kate's family shuns her.

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