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Week 13 college football TV schedule and open thread

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Here’s what to watch before the Gators play. 

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Rivalry weekend continues today, as several teams meet their most hated foes to close their regular seasons. An added bonus is that some of these games actually feature pairs of ranked teams and have stakes for conference championship games, and even playoff hopes.

The Gators get a prime-time slot for their contest in Tallahassee, a top-15 match-up with the Seminoles. That game will be aired at 8:00 p.m., on ABC.

Feel free to hang out in this thread while watching any of today’s games.

Here are our picks for today’s viewing windows:

Early (12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern)

Michigan at Ohio State (12:00 p.m., ABC): The big-stakes rivalry games start early today with a top-3 match-up between two hated rivals with conference championship and playoff aspirations. The No. 2 Buckeyes have a great shot at the College Football Playoff with a win here (even if they don’t make it to the Big Ten Championship, as they would need Michigan State to beat Penn State in order to win their division). The No. 3 Wolverines just need to win this game to win the division and they go to the Big Ten Championship game, with their Playoff hopes intact.

Kentucky at Louisville (12:00 p.m., ESPN): The No. 11 Cardinals’ playoff hopes ended in a blowout loss to Houston last week. The Wildcats were once in second place in the SEC East. Really! Louisville is heavily favored in this one but could the Wildcats make some noise? Or will Lamar Jackson bolster his Heisman candidacy?

Georgia Tech at Georgia (12:00 p.m., SECN): They call this one Clean Old-Fashioned Hate. Georgia has had an inconsistent season, but have won their last three, including upsetting then top-10 Auburn. The Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs both want to run the ball and both have defenses that have proven to be susceptible to the run at times.

Afternoon (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern)

Auburn at Alabama (3:30 p.m., CBS): Had the No. 13 Tigers not coughed one up to Georgia, this year’s Iron Bowl would have had significant stakes. The No. 1 Crimson Tide have already clinched the SEC West and have yet to lose a game this season. Alabama is a big favorite, and with Auburn still dealing with offensive injuries, the Tide are likely to roll.

Mississippi State at Ole Miss (8:00 p.m., ABC): Both teams have had disappointing seasons. At four-wins, the Bulldogs will miss a bowl game. But the Rebels still can make one by winning this edition of the Egg Bowl.

Michigan State at Penn State (3:30 p.m., ESPN): Any intrigue in this game is dependent on the outcome of the Michigan vs. Ohio State game earlier in the day. If Michigan wins, No. 7 Penn State’s Big Ten Championship hopes are dashed. If the Buckeyes win, the Nittany Lions just need to beat the Spartans to win the division. On the other side, Michigan State is having its worst season under Mark Dantonio, but the 3-8 Spartans were close to upsetting Ohio State last week.

Evening (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern)

At 8:00 p.m. it’s time to watch the Gators play the Seminoles on ABC. Obviously.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(3) Michigan at (2) Ohio State 12 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
Kentucky at (11) Louisville 12 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at Georgia 12 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Illinois at Northwestern 12 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Kansas at Kansas State 12 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Purdue at Indiana 12 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Rutgers at Maryland 12 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Virginia at Virginia Tech 12 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UCF at USF 12 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Arkansas State at UL Lafayette 12 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Syracuse at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m. ACCN / ESPN3
Boston College at Wake Forest 3:00 p.m. RSN / ESPN3
(13) Auburn at (1) Alabama 3:30 p.m. CBS / CBSSports.com
Minnesota at (6) Wisconsin 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Michigan State at (7) Penn State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Notre Dame at (12) USC 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(18) West Virginia at Iowa State 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
(25) Navy at SMU 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Duke at Miami (FL) 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
FIU at Old Dominion 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Mississippi State at Ole Miss 3:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
San Jose State at Fresno State 3:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
South Alabama at Idaho 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Oregon at Oregon State 4:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Appalachian State at New Mexico State 4:00 p.m. ESPN3 / AggieVision
Nevada at UNLV 4:00 p.m. ESPN3
Troy at Texas State 4:00 p.m. ESPN3
Tulane at UConn 4:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee 5:30 p.m. beIN Sports / beIN Sports Connect<
UCLA at California 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Charlotte at UTSA 7:00 p.m. CampusInsiders
WKU at Marshall 7:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(22) Utah at (9) Colorado 7:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
South Carolina at (4) Clemson 7:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(17) Tennessee at Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
East Carolina at Temple 7:30 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
(15) Florida at (14) Florida State 8:00 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
Rice at (24) Stanford 8:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
North Texas at UTEP 8:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
Colorado State at San Diego State 9:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Utah State at BYU 10:15 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wyoming at New Mexico 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UMass at Hawaii 11:00 p.m. Oceanic PPV