Full Week 14 college football TV schedule guide: Iron Bowl leads Thanksgiving week

Kevin C. Cox

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. Here's the best week of college football's regular season. And oh boy, what a week, especially on Saturday night. No matter what part of the country you live in, one of your neighbors won't be on speaking terms with another of your neighbors for the next few days.

Note: we've removed weeknight games that have already happened, for your convenience.

Saturday

Noon ET No. 2 Florida State, 11-0 Florida, 4-7 ESPN
Noon ET No. 3 Ohio State, 11-0 Michigan, 7-4 ABC
Noon ET No. 24 Duke, 9-2 North Carolina, 6-5 ESPN2
Noon ET Rutgers, 5-5 UConn, 1-9 ESPNU
Noon ET Kansas State, 6-5 Kansas, 3-8 FS1
Noon ET Minnesota, 8-3 No. 11 Michigan State, 10-1 Big Ten Network
Noon ET Temple, 1-10 Memphis, 3-7 ESPNews
Noon ET Lafayette, 5-6 New Hampshire, 7-4 ESPN3.com
12:21 p.m. ET Wake Forest, 4-7 Vanderbilt, 7-4 SEC Network
12:30 p.m. ET Maryland, 6-5 NC State, 3-8 ACC Network
1 p.m. ET Southern Miss, 0-11 UAB, 2-9 UABSports.com
1 p.m. ET Bethune-Cookman, 10-2 Coastal Carolina, 10-2 ESPN3.com
1 p.m. ET Furman, 7-5 South Carolina State, 9-3 ESPN3.com
1 p.m. ET Tennessee State, 9-3 Butler, 9-3 ESPN3.com
2 p.m. ET Air Force, 2-9 Colorado State, 6-6 ESPN3.com
2 p.m. ET Colorado, 4-7 Utah, 4-7 Pac-12 Network
2 p.m. ET South Alabama, 4-6 Georgia State, 0-11 ESPN3.com
2 p.m. ET Wyoming, 5-6 Utah State, 7-4 ROOT, Mountain West Net
2:30 p.m. ET North Texas 7-4 Tulsa 3-8 FSN
2:30 p.m. ET Southern, 7-4 Grambling State, 1-10 NBC
3 p.m. ET Tulane, 7-4 Rice, 8-3 FOX College Sports
3 p.m. ET Southern Utah, 8-4 Sam Houston State, 8-4 ESPN3.com
3:05 p.m. ET BYU, 7-4 Nevada, 4-7 CBSSN
3:30 p.m. ET No. 1 Alabama, 11-0 No. 4 Auburn, 10-1 CBS
3:30 p.m. ET No. 9 Baylor, 9-1 TCU, 4-7 ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET Penn State, 6-5 No. 15 Wisconsin, 9-2 ESPN
3:30 p.m. ET Boston College, 7-4 Syracuse, 5-6 ACC Network, RSN
3:30 p.m. ET Georgia, 7-4 Georgia Tech, 7-4 ABC
3:30 p.m. ET Idaho, 1-10 New Mexico State, 1-10 KGRT, ESPN3.com
3:30 p.m. ET Louisiana Tech, 4-7 UTSA, 6-5 CSS
3:30 p.m. ET Northwestern, 4-7 Illinois, 4-7 Big Ten Network
3:30 p.m. ET Purdue, 1-10 Indiana, 4-7 Big Ten Network
3:30 p.m. ET Virginia Tech, 7-4 Virginia, 2-9 ESPNU
3:45 p.m. ET UTEP, 2-9 Middle Tennessee, 7-4 MyTV30
4 p.m. ET Iowa State, 2-9 West Virginia, 4-7 Fox Sports 1
4 p.m. ET Arkansas State, 7-4 Western Kentucky, 7-4 ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET No. 6 Clemson, 10-1 No. 10 South Carolina, 9-2 ESPN2
7 p.m. ET No. 25 Notre Dame 8-3 No. 8 Stanford, 9-2 FOX
7 p.m. ET Tennessee, 4-7 Kentucky, 2-9 ESPNU
7 p.m. ET ULM, 5-6 UL Lafayette, 8-2 ESPN3.com, Sun Belt Net
7:45 p.m. ET No. 21 Texas A&M, 8-3 No. 5 Missouri, 10-1 ESPN
8 p.m. ET No. 22 UCLA, 8-3 No. 23 USC, 9-3 ABC
8 p.m. ET South Dakota State, 8-4 Northern Arizona, 9-2 ESPN3.com
8 p.m. ET Samford, 8-4 Jacksonville State, 9-3 ESPN3.com
9:30 p.m. ET Arizona, 7-4 No. 12 Arizona State, 9-2 Pac-12 Network
10:15 p.m. ET New Mexico, 3-8 Boise State, 7-4 ESPN2
10:30 p.m. ET San Diego State, 7-4 UNLV, 6-5 ESPNU
11 p.m. ET Army, 3-7 Hawaii, 0-11 Mountain West Network

Early shift

Best option: No. 3 Ohio State at Michigan

This game doesn't have the oomph fans may have expected a month ago, as Michigan is only 3-4 in conference play, but all the same it's easily the biggest rivalry north of the SEC and one of college football's best games. Ohio State has plenty to play for with a national championship still a real possibility, while Michigan would love to play the spoiler and deliver the first loss of Urban Meyer's Ohio State career.

Plan B: No. 24 Duke at North Carolina

Imagine if this were basketball! Actually both teams are decent at football, and before you go pointing out that Duke is ranked in the Top 25, allow us to point out "Duke 28, Wake Forest 21" and reiterate that Duke is merely decent. At any rate, this might be a fun one to watch, and there are serious ACC implications as Duke is currently in line to face Florida State for the conference title. If Duke loses, pure chaos ensues with a possibility of five ACC Coastal teams tied at 5-3, and wouldn't you know it: UNC is favored by nearly a touchdown.

Keep it in mind: Minnesota at No. 11 Michigan State

Sparty hasn't been much of a style-points team this year, but the higher MSU can rise with a win here (not a sure thing, but close), the bigger its game against Ohio State will be in next week's Big Ten Championship. Win that one and Michigan State's obviously in the Rose Bowl, but if not, will a win here propel MSU high enough to stay in the BCS Top 14 even after a B1G title loss? An at-large bid may hang in the balance.

In case of emergency: No. 2 Florida State at Florida

Don't expect a closely contested game, as FSU is still loaded to the gills with talent and Florida is a trauma patient bleeding out. But with the looming car wreck mentioned above on the other side of the ACC, there's no telling who FSU finishes off the regular season with next week.

Afternoon shift

Best option: No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 Auburn

Oh, my, my. This is the best Iron Bowl in decades, with all sorts of national championship implications as Auburn and Alabama scramble for the SEC West title. Bama's a heavy favorite, even at Jordan-Hare, and if the Tide clean up as well as oddsmakers think, they'll have a signature win on par with FSU's demolition at Clemson. If Auburn gets this win though, buckle up; BCS chaos will ensue.

Plan B: No. 9 Baylor at TCU

TCU isn't the power it was back in the Mountain West days, but it's just good enough to give Baylor fits if the Bears are still suffering a hangover from the thrashing Oklahoma State handed out last week. The blueprint to taking down Baylor was drafted that day, and it starts with defense—which TCU has no shortage of.

Keep it in mind: Penn State at No. 15 Wisconsin

It's your last chance to watch Wisconsin in the year 2013, as the Badgers are either headed for the Capital One Bowl or, more deservingly, a BCS at-large bid. If it weren't for a horrendously botched endgame at Arizona State, Wisconsin would be 10-1 with its only loss at Ohio State, and we'd be talking about the Badgers as a solid top-10 team. They back it up on the field too, and this should be a showcase of what the Wisconsin ground game is capable of as the seniors leave Camp Randall in style.

In case of emergency: Georgia at Georgia Tech

Neither team is ranked, but don't let that stop you from enjoying the clash of SEC talent and Paul Johnson triple option wizardry. Georgia has dominated the rivalry as of late, but you never know when Vad Lee and company are going to drop seven touchdowns on an unsuspecting foe. Plus the two teams—and their fanbases—hate each other. Just despise each other. It's pretty much the most hate-delicious rivalry any ACC team is in (non-state of Florida division).

Late shift

Best option: No. 6 Clemson at No. 10 South Carolina

Don't look now, but Clemson is 10-1 and has laid waste to practically everyone not named Florida State. If the Tigers can go into Columbia and win, they're not national championship-bound, but they are at least entitled to wonder whether they'd be tabbed for the last spot in a four-team playoff, like what's coming next season. Purely an academic exercise, yes, but wouldn't you like to know what a playoff would look like this year?

Plan B: No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 5 Missouri

The SEC East comes down to this, as Mizzou has a half-game lead over South Carolina but owes its only SEC loss to the Gamecocks. Texas A&M is a slightly disappointing 8-3, but its losses have come to the Nos. 1, 4 and 17 teams in the nation, and Johnny Manziel is still capable of keeping his Aggies in the game against virtually anybody. Missouri QB James Franklin is back after a shoulder injury and he looked more or less fine against Ole Miss last week; he should be closer to 100 percent this week.

Keep it in mind: No. 22 UCLA at No. 23 USC

There's no shortage of storylines in this one: the shared animosity of the two programs, Ed Orgeron coaching like his next head coaching spot depends on it (and it does), USC's strong but shallow pool of talent, and UCLA's superstars in Brett Hundley and Myles Jack. If the football lives up to the hype, this could be a sneaky best game of the night.

In case of emergency: No. 25 Notre Dame at No. 8 Stanford

As CBSSports.com's Jerry Hinnen pointed out on Monday, Notre Dame beat USC, Arizona State and Michigan State, lost to Pitt, Michigan and Oklahoma, and had to escape with a victory against Purdue. It's impossible to get a read on this team week-to-week. Oh, and the Irish are playing a team that beat Oregon and lost to Utah. Good luck picking a winner!

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