Good day Alligator Army family.
Allow me first to wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving, delicious Turkey Day, and the happiest of holidays!
This week finds the regular season wrapping up with rivalry weekend, an occasion which begins Thursday and Friday this week. So if you’re looking to enjoy some college football with your feasting and shopping before Saturday, feel free to hang out in this thread while watching any of those games.
Here are our picks for the Thursday and Friday viewing windows:
Thursday, November 22
Colorado State at Air Force (3:30 p.m., CBSSN): So.. there’s only two games on Thursday and this is one of them. And that’s the only reason I’m listing it separately.
Mississippi State at Ole Miss (7:30 p.m., ESPN): The Egg Bowl is in Oxford this year and it’ll pit strength vs. strength for the Rebels and Bulldogs, as Ole Miss sports a capable offense and a susceptible defense, while MSU has a solid defense and a more suspicious offense.
Friday, November 23
Early (12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern)
Texas at Kansas (12:00 p.m., FS1): Friday starts off a bit on the light side with the Longhorns visiting the Jayhawks. A win sends Texas to the Big 12 Championship game.
Houston at Memphis (12:00 p.m., ABC): The Cougars visit the Tigers to decide the American Athletic Conference’s West Division. The winner of this contest will face UCF in the championship game.
Arkansas at Missouri (2:30 p.m., CBS): In the SEC, the Razorbacks head to Columbia to take on a Tigers team which has been rolling on offense of late.
In other games: There’s Nebraska at Iowa, I guess? (At noon on FOX)
Afternoon (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern)
Virginia at Virginia Tech (3:30 p.m., ABC): The Cavaliers hope to snap a 14-game losing streak to the rival Hokies - and might be able to do it this year with a competent defense.
Oregon at Oregon State (4:00 p.m., FS1): The two-win Beavers host the 7-4 Ducks for this year’s edition of the Civil War. Oregon has won nine of the last ten meetings between these two teams.
UCF at USF (4:15 p.m., ESPN): This one was a blast last year but don’t expect it to be this time necessarily. It’s a rivalry, and the Bulls are at home, but South Florida has struggled with much worse teams than the Knights this season.
In other games: Again, I was already reaching for three games to recommend. There’s East Carolina at Cincinnati (3:30 p.m., CBSSN), I guess?
Evening (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern)
Oklahoma at West Virginia (8:00 p.m., ESPN): The night shift has some stakes with the Sooners and Mountaineers battling for a Big 12 title game slot, and the Sooners hoping to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive. Offense should be aplenty in this one.
Washington at Washington State (8:30 p.m., FOX): The Apple Cup will decide the Pac-12 North division winner this year. The home Cougs hope to also keep their potential playoff hopes intact with a win over the rival Huskies.
In other games: These two are actually the one games on deck for the evening shift.
And here is your schedule table for Thursday and Friday’s games.
Week 13 Friday College Football Schedule
|Match-up||Time (ET)||TV / Streaming|
|Match-up||Time (ET)||TV / Streaming|
|Nebraska at Iowa||12:00 p.m.||FOX|
|Texas at Kansas||12:00 p.m.||FS1|
|Houston at Memphis||12:00 p.m.||ABC / WatchESPN|
|Akron at Ohio||12:00 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Buffalo at Bowling Green||12:00 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Central Michigan at Toledo||12:00 p.m.||ESPN3 / WatchESPN|
|Eastern Michigan at Kent State||12:00 p.m.||ESPN3 / WatchESPN|
|Arkansas at Missouri||2:30 p.m.||CBS|
|Coastal Carolina at South Alabama||3:00 p.m.||ESPN+ / WatchESPN|
|Virginia at Virginia Tech||3:30 p.m.||ABC / WatchESPN|
|East Carolina at Cincinnati||3:30 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Oregon at Oregon State||4:00 p.m.||FS1|
|Central Florida at South Florida||4:15 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Oklahoma at West Virginia||8:00 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Washington at Washington State||8:00 p.m.||FOX|