By TPR Staff

The latest results of the Discover Fan Loyalty Poll show that the majority of fans prefer to watch their team play in the comfort of their own living room on television. While many people refer to the Michigan Wolverines playing in “The Big House,” 83 percent of college football fans say the best play to watch a game is in their house!

Only 12 percent would rather go to the game to watch it live, while only 4 percent are partial to watching the big game at bars or restaurants. The question is, where will they be watching the games this weekend, as their teams prepare to play some key games during Week 9 of the 2012 college football season?

With many huge games across the country slated for this weekend, fans will be scattered across some of the biggest stadiums in the nation to see if their team can inch closer and closer to a BCS Bowl bid. Many others will be watching the games on some of the biggest television right on their couch. Here is a look at some of the results from where fans may be watching the big games this weekend:

As you can see, fans of the Big 12 conference are most likely to watch the game from home. They will have some big ones this Saturday, highlighted by the Oklahoma Sooners taking on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Independents are also the likeliest to watch the game at home, meaning the ratings for this blockbuster should be through the roof.

The Big 12 also has some huge games between the Kansas State Wildcats and Texas Tech Red Raiders as well as the Texas Longhorns taking on the Kansas Jayhawks.

Fans of the Big East conference are the most likely to attend their team’s game in person. Mainly because they are the least likely to be aired during the weekend. But this Friday night features a huge Big East battle between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Louisville Cardinals. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

As for which conferences may be the most loyal, at least in terms of staying until the end, even if their team is losing, that honor goes to the Big 12 as well, with the ACC, Big 10 and SEC following them. Fans of those teams also have some key contests this weekend, including the Florida Gators vs. the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Alabama finished as the No. 1 team in the Discover Fan Loyalty Poll once again last week.

Make sure to check back to The Pigskin Report for updates on all of the Discover Fan Loyalty Polls. You can also Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

* The 15-week Discover Fan Loyalty Poll is conducted by Rasmussen Reports, a nationally recognized leader in polling, who gathers sentiment by phone from 800 college football fans who follow games at least once per week on television, radio, in person or online.Discover launched the Fan Loyalty Poll to give die-hard fans a platform to showcase their dedication and love for their favorite college football team leading up to the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game and 2013 Discover Orange Bowl. Each week the poll will offer new questions about what college football fans are thinking this season.

Beyond title sponsorship of the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game and 2013 Discover Orange Bowl, Discover’s commitment to college football includes relationships with ESPN and Notre Dame Football on NBC.




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