Black Friday is known for its incredible holiday shopping the day after Thanksgiving. But why would you want to fight this crowd when you could be doing something much more enjoyable? Friday is filled with intriguing college football games that will keep you on the couch from noon ET until late at night, making for a good appetizer for Saturday’s weekend rivalry feast.
No. 19 Tulane will face No. 24 in Cincinnati in a massive AAC matchup to start the day, NC State and No. 17 NC will battle for state supremacy in the middle of the day, and Florida will hit the road to battle it out. No. 16 Florida State on Friday night in one of the fiercest competitions in the country.
There are many other scenarios that could draw attention to the final weeks of the college football season. It’s going to be busy across the country on Friday, so here’s a handy viewer guide to help you get your bearings. All times of the East.
Tulane #19 to Cincinnati #24 is noon on ABC, fuboTV (Try for free): There are plenty of scenarios in the AAC Championship race, and they will clear up once Green Wave and the Bearcats finish their game on Friday. Look at it this way: the winner of this game will play the conference title game next week, and the loser will have a tough fight for a rematch. There will be a lot of talk and a lot of spectators at the Nippert Stadium conference on Friday afternoon.
Baylor in Texas – Noon on ESPN fuboTV (Try for free): Texas needs to beat Baylor and hope Kansas upsets Kansas State to take on TCU in a Big 12 championship game. Baylor would like to not only end those hopes but start the bowl season on a high note after a disappointing season. Come watch conference title game scripts, stay for a stellar matchup between Longhorns star running back Bijan Robinson and the Bears’ solid defense.
Arkansas to Missouri – 3:30 p.m. on CBS CBSSports.com, CBS sports app: Friday’s edition of the SEC on CBS Game of the Week will feature a Battle Line rivalry between the Razorbacks and Tigers. Arkansas choked out Ole Miss last weekend in a game that saw Raheim Sanders rush for 232 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback KJ Jefferson scored three more points in the Hogs’ most impressive offensive performance of the season. The Tigers pulled off New Mexico State and would like to regain their bragging rights after five straight wins in the 2016–20 season.
NC State #17 in North Carolina – 3:30 p.m. on ABC, fuboTV (Try for free): The Tar Heels were rocked at home by Georgia Tech last weekend, shattering their outside college football playoff hopes. Quarterback Drake May is likely out of the Heisman Trophy race, but it will be interesting to see what he has up his sleeve for the wolf pack ahead of his ACC championship game against Clemson.
Florida, No. 16 in the State of Florida – 7:30 pm on ABC, fuboTV (Try for free): The Seminoles are slowly making their way back into the CFP rankings and they have a star quarterback in Jordan Travis. Meanwhile, the Gators have a multi-dimensional rushing offense with quarterback Anthony Richardson and running back Trevor Etienne leading the charge. This game is no longer as relevant in the national title landscape as it used to be, but the pride of the Sunshine State takes center stage in this game.
The best of the rest
- Utah in Boise — Noon on CBS CBSSports.com, CBS sports app
- Central Michigan to Eastern Michigan – Noon on CBS Sports Network. CBSSports.com, CBS sports app
- Arizona State in Arizona – 3:00 PM on FS1, fuboTV (Try for free)
- New Mexico in Colorado – 3:30 pm CBS Sports Network CBSSports.com, CBS sports app
- Nebraska in Iowa – 4:00 pm on the Big Ten Network fuboTV (Try for free)
- No. 18 UCLA, CA 4:30 PM Fox fuboTV (Try for free)