College Football Games To Watch – Week 12

College football fans spent all season wondering when the chaos was going to start happening.  It happened in full force last weekend.  The #2, #3, #4, #8, #9, #14, #17 and #25 teams all lost, dramatically altering the College Football Playoff picture.  It just goes to show that even the dullest looking slate of games can turn into a great weekend.  Fans everywhere are hoping this weekend can live up to last weekend.  All games will be listed chronologically and all times listed are Central Time.  All rankings reflect the College Football Playoff rankings.


Tuesday November 15

Ohio @ Central Michigan

Kelly/Shorts Stadium – Mt. Pleasant, MI

Kickoff: 6:00pm


Why you should watch: It’s MACtion.  Ohio is leading the East Division and trying to earn a berth in the MAC Championship Game, having not been to one since 2011.


Wednesday November 16

Ball State @ Toledo

Glass Bowl – Toledo, OH

Kickoff: 6:00pm


Why you should watch: It’s more MACtion.  Toledo is in the running for the West Division and could play spoiler to Western Michigan at the end of the season.


Thursday November 17

#5 Louisville @ Houston

TDECU Stadium – Houston, TX

Kickoff: 7:00pm


Why you should watch: This was a game that many had circled on the calendar before the season started as a Playoff elimination game.  It has lost some if its shine with Houston losing twice and Louisville losing once, but Lamar Jackson vs. Greg Ward and Bobby Petrino vs. Tom Hermann should still be a ton of fun.


Friday November 18

Memphis @ Cincinnati

Nippert Stadium – Cincinnati, OH

Kickoff: 7:00pm


Why you should watch: It’s an old rivalry dating back to the days in the old Metro Conference.  Memphis has already locked up bowl eligibility while Cincinnati needs to win their last two to get to six wins.


Saturday November 19

#23 Florida @ #16 LSU

Tiger Stadium – Baton Rouge, LA

Kickoff: 12:00pm

TV: SEC Network

Why you should watch: If Florida wins this game they lock up their place in the SEC Championship game.  If they lose the game, Tennessee still has a chance to go to Atlanta.  This game was supposed to be in Gainesville earlier this year, but was moved because of Hurricane Matthew.  It’s also a matchup of former Purdue QBs as Austin Appleby and Danny Etling go head to head.


Missouri @ #19 Tennessee

Neyland Stadium – Knoxville, TN

Kickoff: 2:30pm


Why you should watch: Tennessee still has a chance of making it to the SEC Championship game if they win out and Florida loses to LSU.  The Verne Lundquist Farewell Tour is entering its last two weeks.


#22 Washington State @ #10 Colorado

Folsom Field – Boulder, CO

Kickoff: 2:30pm


Why you should watch:  It’s two ranked teams and it’s also a potential preview of the Pac-12 Championship game.  Washington State has been on fire since starting the season 0-2 and Colorado is having their best season in years.


#9 Oklahoma @ #14 West Virginia

Milan Puskar Stadium – Morgantown, WV

Kickoff: 7:00pm


Why you should watch: It’s a ranked vs. ranked matchup and could decide which Big XII team goes to a New Year’s Six bowl game.  If Oklahoma wins, they have it pretty much locked up.  If West Virginia wins, it’s chaos.


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I was born in Las Vegas and moved to the Memphis area in 2005.I became a soccer referee in 2006 and am currently a Grade 8. I write for two soccer websites: World Soccer Talk and Soccer Referee USA, in addition to writing several pieces for the Rogue Squadron (the supporters group for Memphis City FC).I did commentary in high school for football, basketball, baseball and soccer at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis and did commentary for Lafayette High School football in Oxford, MS for two seasons.
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