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Week 13

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Bowling Green at Western Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPNU
Eastern Michigan at Buffalo | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Thursday, Nov. 23

Tuskegee at Alabama State | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
Ole Miss at Mississippi State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

Friday, Nov. 24

TCU at Oklahoma | 12 p.m. | FOX
Iowa at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | CBS
Miami (Fla.) at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ABC
Memphis at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Toledo at Central Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Ohio at Akron | 12 p.m.
UTSA at Tulane | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Utah State at New Mexico | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Missouri at Arkansas | 4 p.m. | CBS
Air Force at Boston College | 4 p.m. | FS1
Texas Tech at Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Penn State at Michigan State | 7:30 p.m. | NBC
Oregon State at Oregon | 8:30 p.m. | FOX

Saturday, Nov. 25

Ohio State at Michigan | 12 p.m. | FOX
Texas A&M at LSU | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Indiana at Purdue | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Middle Tennessee at Sam Houston | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
UConn at UMass | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
Navy at SMU | 12 p.m. | ESPN2
Troy at Southern Miss | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Northern Illinois at Kent State | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
Florida Atlantic at Rice | 1 p.m. | ESPN+
Tulsa at East Carolina | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
UAB at North Texas | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
Georgia State at Old Dominion | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
Southern vs. Grambling (in New Orleans) | 2 p.m. | NBC
Western Kentucky at Florida International | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
UL Monroe at Louisiana | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
Vanderbilt at Tennessee | 3:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Northwestern at Illinois | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Wisconsin at Minnesota | 3:30 p.m. | FS1
Maryland at Rutgers | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Liberty at UTEP | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Georgia Southern at Appalachian State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU
James Madison at Coastal Carolina | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2
Arkansas State at Marshall | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Washington State at Washington | 4 p.m. | FOX
Jacksonville State at New Mexico State | 4 p.m. | ESPN+
Florida State at Florida | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Notre Dame at Stanford | 7 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Georgia at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Clemson at South Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Charlotte at South Florida | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
Wyoming at Nevada | 9 p.m. | CBSSN
Cal at UCLA | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
Colorado State at Hawai'i | 11 p.m. | Spectrum Sports PPV
Alabama at Auburn
Kentucky at Louisville
Arizona at Arizona State
North Carolina at NC State
Iowa State at Kansas State
Colorado at Utah
BYU at Oklahoma State
Kansas at Cincinnati
Pitt at Duke
Wake Forest at Syracuse
Virginia Tech at Virginia
West Virginia at Baylor
Houston at UCF
Miami (Ohio) at Ball State
Fresno State at San Diego State

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  • MikeT14 changed the title to Week 13 Thread: Rivalry Week!

There have been a number of games I can think of even in just recent years where the Ohio State/Michigan game is essentially an extended playoff. So many heated ones I can think of but this is the biggest one probably in the history of the rivalry if you just factor in everything going on with the pressure on the coaching staff on top of the stakes towards the season. 
I think it’s a coin flip. I don’t like that it’s being played at Ann Arbor and I don’t like that they have obviously had some scouting opportunities this season but hopefully the staff has made some sort of adjustment as they are able to have done. I wouldn’t factor in much about this past week against Maryland, that was a classic look ahead game. This game should be good. Michigan has a definite quarterback edge, I know McCarthy hasn’t looked very good lately, but Kyle McCord is super shaky to me if he doesn’t have a clean pocket. 

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1 hour ago, NateDawg said:

 Kyle McCord is super shaky to me if he doesn’t have a clean pocket. 

This is literally it w/ him. If he's got a clean pocket and enough time, he has all the other stuff you want and he's proven to thrive under pressure. Just hope that line can keep him upright. If he limits his mistakes, I think we win this game. Michigan looked meh against PSU and very average against Maryland. Not sure what caused all of this but if the trend continues, I like our chances whereas I didn't feel this way to start the season.

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Here's the current situation involving the 130 teams eligible to play in the postseason.

► 67 teams have at least six wins.

► 39 teams cannot reach six wins.

► That leaves 24 teams capable of grabbing one of the 15 remaining spots.




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The games that will decide who is bowl-eligible

In an interesting wrinkle to things, none of the 24 teams still capable of earning a bowl game play each other. That means there are two dozen matchups on the Week 13 schedule will play a role in what postseason picture looks like.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Eastern Michigan (5-6) at Buffalo, ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. ET

Thursday, Nov. 23

Mississippi at Mississippi State (5-6), ESPN, 7:30 p.m. ET

Friday, Nov. 24

Nebraska (5-6) vs. Iowa, CBS, noon ET

TCU (5-6) at Oklahoma, Fox, noon ET

Toledo at Central Michigan (5-6), ESPNU, noon ET

Utah State (5-6) at New Mexico, CBSSN, 3:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Nov. 25

Houston at Central Florida (5-6), FS1, noon ET

Navy* (5-5) at SMU, ESPN2, noon ET

Northern Illinois (5-6) at Kent State, noon ET

Florida Atlantic at Rice (5-6), 1 p.m. ET

Georgia State at Old Dominion (5-6), 2 p.m. ET

Wake Forest at Syracuse (5-6), CW, 2 p.m. ET

Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana-Lafayette (5-6), 3 p.m. ET

Arkansas State at Marshall (5-6), 3:30 p.m. ET

Brigham Young (5-6) at Oklahoma State, ABC, 3::30 p.m. ET

Northwestern at Illinois (5-6), Big Ten, 3:30 p.m. ET

Virginia Tech (5-6) at Virginia, ACC, 3:30 p.m. ET

Wisconsin at Minnesota (5-6), FS1, 3:30 p.m. ET

Washington State (5-6) at Washington, Fox, 4 p.m. ET

Florida State at Florida (5-6), ESPN, 7 p.m. ET


Charlotte at South Florida (5-6), ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. ET

Clemson at South Carolina (5-6), SEC, 7:30 p.m. ET

California (5-6) at UCLA, ESPN, 10:30 p.m. ET

Colorado State (5-6) at Hawaii, 11 p.m. ET

* Navy will play Army on Dec. 9. That game comes six days after the bowl matchups are set, so they must win Saturday to be included on the bowl schedule.

What happens if there are not enough six-win teams for all the bowls?

Given that several teams are playing ranked opponents and others are big underdogs, it seems likely that there will be vacant spots to fill.

NCAA rules state that teams during the transition process from the Championship Subdivision to the Bowl Subdivision can fill available openings if they win six games. James Madison and Jacksonville State have 10 and eight victories, respectively, and will be next in line should there be enough losses among the five-wins team this weekend.

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Just kind of crazy what the game means for Ryan Day.


He’s done everything right and consistent, but people will call for his job if he loses this one.


Jim Tressel “got it”


Urban Meyer “got it”


At Ohio State, you don’t lose this game and last long.

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