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Black Friday Football Game Schedules for College

Black Friday Football Game Schedules for College

Black Friday Football Game Schedules for College

Thanksgiving Day and football certainly go together, but don't forget about Black Friday either. For those who don't wish to fight the crowds shopping for bargains or that must-have item on everyone's wish list, there are plenty of reasons to just sit in front of your TV and watch the college football action.

Among the 15 FBS matchups on Friday are rivalry games such as the Apple Cup, Civil War and Commonwealth Cup, as well as a huge game in the Big 12.

Below is the complete list of games on tap for Black Friday for those who didn’t satisfy their football appetite enough on Turkey Day.

Note: All times are ET

Black Friday Football Schedule

Akron at Ohio, 12 PM (CBSSN)

The Zips (4-6, 2-5 MAC) have one more game to play next week as they scheduled a makeup date with South Carolina after their season opener against Nebraska was canceled due to weather. Akron needs to win to keep its bowl hopes alive, while the Bobcats (7-4, 5-2) will be MAC East champs with a victory and losses by both Miami (Ohio) (Tuesday vs. Ball State) and Buffalo (Friday at Bowling Green).

Buffalo at Bowling Green, 12 PM (ESPNU)

The Bulls (9-2, 6-1 MAC) can clinch the MAC East Division title with a victory over the Falcons (3-8, 2-5) while a loss leaves the door open for both Ohio and Miami (Ohio). Bowling Green has won two in a row while Buffalo is looking to bounce back after last week's 52-17 loss at Ohio.

Central Michigan at Toledo, 12 PM (ESPN3)

The Rockets (6-5, 4-3 MAC) look to improve their bowl positioning within the MAC when they host the Chippewas (1-10, 0-7). Central Michigan's only victory this season came against Maine, an FCS program.

Eastern Michigan at Kent State, 12 PM (ESPN3)

The Eagles (6-5, 4-3 MAC) take on the Golden Flashes (2-9, 1-6). A victory would give EMU just its second winning season since 1996.

Houston at Memphis, 12 PM (ABC)

The winner of this game claims the American Athletic Conference (AAC) West Division and will go on to the conference title game to face UCF next Saturday. The Cougars (8-3, 5-2) lead the all-time series 15-11 but the Tigers (7-4, 4-3) have won the past two meetings. 

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Nebraska at Iowa, 12 PM (FOX)

The Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) have beaten the Cornhuskers (4-7, 3-5) three straight times. Nebraska won't be going to a bowl game, but Scott Frost's team has shown improvement over the past month. The Huskers have won four of five with their only loss during this stretch coming by five points to Ohio State in Columbus.

Texas at Kansas, 12 PM (FS1)

If the Longhorns (8-3, 6-2 Big 12) beat the Jayhawks (3-8, 1-7), they are in the Big 12 Championship Game regardless of what happens between Oklahoma and West Virginia. Sounds easy enough, right? Just remember what happened when Texas last paid a visit to Lawrence in 2016. Longhorn fans surely do.

Arkansas at Missouri, 2:30 PM (CBS)

The Razorbacks (2-9, 0-7 SEC) will look to finish the season on a positive note when they head to Columbia to face the Tigers (7-4, 3-4). It's been a rough first season for Arkansas head coach Chad Morris, whose team will try to snap a two-game losing streak in the Battle Line Rivalry.

Coastal Carolina at South Alabama, 3 PM (ESPN+)

The Chanticleers (5-6, 2-5 Sun Belt) need a win over the Jaguars (2-8, 1-5) to become bowl eligible for the first time in program history. Both teams come into this game with three-game losing streaks.

East Carolina at Cincinnati, 3:30 PM (CBSSN)

The Bearcats (9-2, 5-2 AAC) came up short Saturday night against UCF, but Luke Fickell's team can get to 10 wins with a victory at home against the Pirates (3-7, 1-6). ECU is coming off a season-high 55 points in last week's win over UConn, but is giving up nearly twice as many points per game compared to Cincinnati (33.4 vs. 17.0).

Virginia at Virginia Tech, 3:30 PM (ABC)

The Cavaliers (7-4, 4-3) have an opportunity to serve a double-whammy to the Hokies (4-6, 3-4) in the 100th meeting between the two teams. Not only is Virginia looking to snap its 14-game losing streak to Tech, a loss also would signal the end to the Hokies' 25-year bowl streak.

Oregon at Oregon State, 4 PM (FS1)

The Ducks (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) lead the Civil War 64-47-10, but the Beavers (2-9, 1-7) were victorious at home two years ago. State pride and bragging rights are all that's on the line here, although Oregon would love to get that eighth win to help its bowl positioning. An Oregon State victory would be a huge boost for first-year head coach Jonathan Smith and his program.

UCF at South Florida, 4 PM (ESPN)

The Knights (10-0, 7-0 AAC) have already clinched a spot in the AAC Championship Game and the Bulls (7-4, 3-4) are bowl eligible, but this is still the War on I-4. Not only does USF maintain a 6-3 series ead, but a victory would put end to UCF's 23-game winning streak and probably dash its New Year's Six hopes as well.

Oklahoma at West Virginia, 8 PM (ESPN)

This could be a preview of next week's Big 12 Championship Game... or it could serve as an elimination contest. This much is clear: the winner of this game will play in AT&T Stadium on Dec. 1. if Texas beats Kansas earlier in the day, the Sooners (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) have to win because the Longhorns have the head-to-head tiebreaker. Texas also has already beaten the Mountaineers (8-2, 6-2), so WVU fans are definitely cheering for the Jayhawks. Got all that?

Washington at Washington State, 8:30 PM (FOX)

It's the Apple Cup and so much more. The winner takes the Pac-12 North title and a spot in the conference championship game. The Cougars (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12) also are the Pac-12's only hope at getting into the College Football Playoff while the Huskies (8-3, 6-2) would love to run their Apple Cup winning streak to six in a row.