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Week 13 Football: What to watch (Championship Weekend Edition)

A look at games that might pique your interest

NCAA Football: North Carolina State at North Carolina Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Sadly, there are no games on Thursday. If you need a football fix, you’re going to be stuck with the NFL... Saints vs Cowboys... Enjoy watching Drew Brees throw for 600 yards and 8 TDs. Or if you have ESPN+, you can watch The Citadel take on Charleston Southern.

Friday will feature what should be two highly entertaining games, although they’ll be polar opposites. The MAC Championship will be a high-scoring affair while the PAC12 Championship will set offense back at least a decade.

App State should cruise to their first Sun Belt title at home in Boone. Texas vs Oklahoma is the championship matchup Big 12 administrators dreamed about. That CUSA title game is going to be really good, so catch the 2nd half of that after the ECU-State game. By the way, don’t be shocked if Marshall beats Virginia Tech.

Everyone will be watching the SEC championship in the 3:30pm time slot, but the AAC championship should be entertaining.

In the evening games, when you’re done watching Clemson murder Pitt and Ohio State stomp Northwestern, flip on over to that Mountain West Championship for some seriously good football. That’s the underrated game of the entire weekend.

(Note: F/+ (a combination of FEI and S&P+ rankings) and Sagarin rankings listed for each team. For D1-AA/FCS teams, only the Sagarin ranking is listed.)


67/77 Northern Illinois @ 45/76 Buffalo - 7:00pm - ESPN2 - MAC Championship

16/15 Utah vs 9/10 Washington - 8:00pm - FOX - PAC12 Championship


105/124 East Carolina @ 37/28 NC State - 12:00pm - ACCNE

28/20 Texas vs 4/6 Oklahoma - 12:00pm - ABC - Big XII Championship

97/111 Louisiana-Lafayette @ 22/45 Appalachian State - 12:00pm - ESPN - Sun Belt Championship

108/130 Akron @ 35/30 South Carolina - 12:00pm - SECN

51/82 Marshall @ 88/72 Virginia Tech - 12:00pm - ACCNE

64/80 UAB @ 62/83 Middle Tennessee - 1:30pm - CBSSN - CUSA Championship

30/23 Stanford @ 60/53 California - 3:00pm - PAC12N

41/47 Memphis @ 6/18 Central Florida - 3:30pm - ABC - AAC Championship

1/1 Alabama vs 2/3 Georgia - 4:00pm - CBS - SEC Championship

13/22 Fresno State @ 21/27 Boise State - 7:45pm - ESPN - Mountain West Championship

3/2 Clemson vs 52/50 Pittsburgh - 8:00pm - ABC - ACC Championship

48/38 Northwestern vs 8/4 Ohio State - 8:00pm - FOX - Big Ten Championship