Weekend TV Six-Pack: College Football Rivalries Take Center Stage On Holiday Weekend

Had enough to eat? Good. Had enough to watch? Never. Your Weekend TV Six-Pack is going to focus on college football rivalries, with one caveat: The Miami-Pittsburgh game on...

Had enough to eat? Good.

Had enough to watch? Never.

Your Weekend TV Six-Pack is going to focus on college football rivalries, with one caveat: The Miami-Pittsburgh game on Friday at noon ET on ABC. Miami (10-0) moved up to second place in the College Football Playoff Rankings and meets Clemson next week for the ACC title. Pitt (4-7) is kind of ordinary, but Miami came out sluggish against Virginia. So you never know. Will the Canes, who trailed Virginia by 14 points twice before rallying, be caught looking ahead?

Now, for the rivalries, with an emphasis on where there are highly-ranked teams:

At noon Saturday on ABC, No. 7 Georgia (10-1) visits Georgia Tech (5-5). Tech stunned the Bulldogs 28-27 last year and needs another win to be bowl eligible.

Same time but on Fox – No. 9 Ohio State (9-2) at Michigan (8-3). Enough said.

The gem of the day is the Iron Bowl, matching No. 6 Auburn (9-2) and No. 1 Alabama (10-0). The two defenses may keep this one close and low-scoring. It’s at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.

No. 3 Clemson (10-1) and No. 24 South Carolina (8-3) battle for the Palmetto State’s honor at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and No. 13 Washington State (9-2) and No. 17 Washington (9-2) meet at 8 p.m. for the Apple Cup. You’ll find that on Fox.
Your best NFL bet Sunday (check local listing): The New Orleans Saints (8-2) put their eight-game winning streak on the line against the Los Angeles Rams (6-3). That’s at 4:25 p.m. on CBS.

It’s a football feast! A football fiesta! Football-palooza! Don’t waste a minute of it.

 
 
Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman

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