Championship Weekend looks a little different this season but that means more games for college football fans to watch on Friday, Dec. 12. The conference championship games aren't the only ones on tap this weekend, starting with Nebraska at Rutgers on Friday night. Conference USA, the MAC and the Pac-12 also will crown their champions for 2020 on Friday.
So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are four involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Friday, Dec. 18.
Note: All times are ET.
College Football Games on TV Today
Conference USA Championship Game: UAB at Marshall, 7 p.m. on CBSSN
UAB is making its third straight Conference USA title game appearance while Marshall is in this position for the first time since winning it in 2014. Both teams have had at least two games canceled prior to this with the Thundering Herd last playing two weeks ago while the Blazers picked up a win last Saturday. Marshall is coming off of its first loss of the season and will be motivated to bounce back and win the C-USA crown in the process. UAB has been one of the conference's top programs the last three years but faces a tough test against the Thundering Herd, who are No. 1in FBS in scoring defense and second in total and rushing defense.
MAC Championship Game: Ball State vs. Buffalo (Detroit), 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Undefeated Buffalo hopes to win its first MAC title since 2008, which just so happens to have come against Ball State. The Bulls boast the nation's No. 1 rushing offense, powered by record-setting running back Jaret Patterson. The Cardinals are fourth in the MAC against the run, so this will be a key matchup to watch. Ball State's offense is solid but nowhere near as prolific as Buffalo's and the Cardinals will be without leading rusher Caleb Huntley, who opted out a few days ago.
Nebraska at Rutgers, 7:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network
Nebraska heads to Piscataway looking to end its regular season on a high note while Rutgers has a shot at surpassing its win total for the previous two years combined. This game also has some added intrigue in that quarterback Noah Vedral, could start for the Scarlet Knights (he's dealing with an ankle injury that may prevent him from playing) against his former team. Vedral started his career at UCF when Scott Frost was still there, followed him to Lincoln before landing at Rutgers this spring as a graduate transfer.
Pac-12 Championship Game: Oregon at USC, 8 p.m. on FOX
Defending conference champion Oregon got a reprieve when Washington had to back out because of roster limitations due to COVID-19. Undefeated USC doesn't care what teams it plays, it just wants to make a statement to anyone watching that the Trojans are clearly the best team in the Pac-12 and worthy of a New Year's Six bowl bid, at minimum. Winning another conference title would be a huge boon for USC head coach Clay Helton but the Ducks won't give up their crown without a fight.
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