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The 2015 New Orleans Saints defense is starting to closely resemble their 2012 defense, which holds the NFL record for most yards surrendered in league history.

Thursday, Nov. 19

College basketball (4-6 p.m., ESPN2): The Mississippi State Bulldogs takes on Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes in the third game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Basketball Tournament.

Friday, Nov. 20

College football (8:30-11 p.m., ESPN2): Watch a Friday night Mountain West shootout as the U.S. Air Force takes on Boise State.

Saturday, Nov. 21

College football (2:30-6 p.m., WLOO): Southern Miss goes for win eight against Old Dominion. ... College football (2:30-6 p.m., CBS): The University of Mississippi looks to hand LSU its third straight loss. ... College football (6-9 p.m., ESPN): Mississippi State tries to stop a surging Arkansas team.

Sunday, Nov. 22

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., NBC): The Saints are on their bye week, so watch Sunday Night Football as the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals go against the Arizona Cardinals.

Monday, Nov. 23

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., ESPN): Former USM linebacker Jamie Collins leads the New England Patriots at home against the Buffalo Bills.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

College football (6:30-10 p.m., ESPNU): Get your midweek college football fix with an MAC face-off as Northern Illinois hosts Ohio.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

College basketball (4-6 p.m., SECN): The UM Rebels continue their early season basketball schedule when they host Georgia State.

The Saints fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan after giving up 424.7 yards per game, currently second worst in NFL history. New Orleans' record-breaking 2012 defense gave up 440.1 yards per game.

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