College Football Games To Watch – Week 13

It’s kind of crazy to think about but this week is the last week in the college football regular season.  It seems like the season just started and now it’s almost over.  The best thing about the final week of the regular season is that some of the best rivalry games are this week.  All games will be listed chronologically and all times listed are Central Time.  All rankings will be updated to reflect the College Football Playoff rankings when they are released.

 

Tuesday November 22

Akron @ Ohio

Peden Stadium – Athens, OH

Kickoff: 6:00pm

TV: ESPNU

Why you should watch:  It’s MACtion and it’s the only game on.  Ohio can clinch a berth in the MAC Championship Game with a win while Akron needs to win to become bowl eligible.

 

Thursday November 24

LSU @ Texas A&M

Kyle Field – College Station, TX

Kickoff: 6:30pm

TV: ESPN

Why you should watch:  It’s Thanksgiving and there’s an unwritten rule that you have to watch football.  This is the only college football game on.  Rumors are flying that Kevin Sumlin may be coaching for his job with the Aggies while LSU is probably not going to hire Coach O full time.

 

Friday November 25

Houston @ Memphis

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium – Memphis, TN

Kickoff: 11:00am

TV: ABC

Why you should watch:  While neither team will be playing for the AAC title (that honor goes to Navy) these are still two very good football teams.  The last two meetings between the two have been great games as well, especially last year’s matchup which came down to the final seconds.

 

Arkansas @ Missouri

Faurot Field – Columbia, MO

Kickoff: 1:30pm

TV: CBS

Why you should watch: The SEC is trying to make this a big rivalry game, but every Arkansas fan will tell you that they should still play LSU on the day after Thanksgiving every year (thought the trophy for it is pretty cool)

 

Washington @ Washington State

Martin Stadium – Pullman, WA

Kickoff: 2:30pm

TV: FS1

Why you should watch: One of a number of big rivalry games this week.  It’s the Apple Cup.  The winner of this game wins the Pac-12 North and goes on to Santa Clara for the Pac-12 Championship Game.

 

Toledo @ Western Michigan

Waldo Stadium – Kalamazoo, MI

Kickoff: 4:00pm

TV: ESPNU

Why you should watch: The winner of this game goes to the MAC Championship Game.  But there are bigger things at stake here.  Western Michigan is still undefeated and wants to keep rowing the boat to a New Year’s Six bowl game.

 

Saturday November 26

Georgia Tech @ Georgia

Sanford Stadium – Athens, GA

Kickoff: 11:00am

TV: SEC Network

Why you should watch: It’s Clean, Old Fashioned Hate.  It’s one of four ACC/SEC rivalry games on the day.  The home team has not won this game since 2012 and Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson has only beaten Georgia twice in his tenure.

 

Kentucky @ Louisville

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium – Louisville, KY

Kickoff: 11:00am

TV: ESPN

Why you should watch: It’s the battle for the Governor’s Cup and another ACC/SEC rivalry game.  Kentucky finally got bowl eligible last week (the first time under Mark Stoops) while Louisville got mauled by Houston.

 

Michigan @ Ohio State

Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH

Kickoff: 11:00am

TV: ABC

Why you should watch: One of the top rivalries in college football – The Game.  Throw in the fact that the winner of this game goes to the B1G Championship Game and possibly the College Football Playoff and there is no shortage of drama here.  Plus, it’s Urban Meyer vs. Jim Harbaugh.

 

Mississippi State @ Ole Miss

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium – Oxford, MS

Kickoff: 2:30pm

TV: SEC Network

Why you should watch: It’s the Egg Bowl.  Mississippi State isn’t going to a bowl game this year, but they have a chance to spoil Ole Miss’ chances of going to one.

 

Auburn @ #1 Alabama

Bryant-Denny Stadium – Tuscaloosa, AL

Kickoff: 2:30pm

TV: CBS

Why you should watch: It’s the Iron Bowl, one of the top rivalries in college football.  Alabama has already locked up it’s spot in the SEC Championship Game but Auburn has a chance to ruin the Tide’s perfect season (and there is also the remote possibility that it could hurt Bama’s College Football Playoff hopes depending on how the SEC Championship Game ends up).  The Verne Lundquist Farewell Tour enters its final two weeks.

 

Notre Dame @ USC

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – Los Angeles, CA

Kickoff: 2:30pm

TV: ABC

Why you should watch: It’s the oldest inter-sectional rivalry in college football, having been played every year since 1926.  For those that hate Notre Dame, this will be a great one to watch.  Unfortunately, even a 50 point loss to the arch-rival Trojans will probably not be enough for Brian Kelly to lose his job.

 

Utah @ Colorado

Folsom Field – Boulder, CO

Kickoff: 6:30pm

TV: FOX

Why you should watch: It’s another rivalry game, this one called the Rumble in the Rockies.  Both teams are ranked but Colorado has already locked up their spot in the Pac-12 Championship Game.

 

South Carolina @ Clemson

Memorial Stadium – Clemson, SC
Kickoff: 6:30pm

TV: ESPN

Why you watch: It’s the Palmetto Bowl, another ACC/SEC rivalry game.  South Carolina is bowl eligible in the first year under Will Muschamp and has a chance to spoil Clemson’s College Football Playoff chances.

 

Florida @ Florida State

Doak Campbell Stadium – Tallahassee, FL

Kickoff: 7:00pm

TV: ESPN

Why you should watch: It’s the biggest of the ACC/SEC rivalry games.  Florida has beaten the Seminoles just once since Jimbo Fisher took over in Tallahassee.  Both teams are ranked and have had good but not great seasons, by their own standards.

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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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