clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Whatcha Drinkin, Who Ya Watchin: Week 13

New, 1 comment

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, prepare to feast on some football with your friends and family! Oh, and turkey too. Lots of turkey.

Ohio State v Michigan
No Jake Rudock this year. Also no Wilton Speight. Can Michigan hang with OSU without their starting QB?
Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Happy Thanksgiving folks. It’s a fantastic time and perhaps one of the best weeks of the year. Between football and hoops and way too much food, there is a lot to be thankful for today. At the top of my list is a long list of games spread over several days.

This week’s action has already kicked off, but it keeps rolling tonight with LSU at Texas A&M at 6:30 CT on ESPN. Of course there are NFL games to keep you busy until then.

Tomorrow, things kick off at 11:00am CT with NC State at UNC on ESPN and #20 Houston at Memphis on ABC.

NCAA Football: Iowa at Illinois
Unless the defense pitches another shutout, Iowa will need some of these tomorrow.
Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

At 1:30pm CT, Arkansas is at Missouri on CBS. The 2:30 CT timeslot is where you’ll find #16 Nebraska in Iowa City. If you can’t make it in person, it’s on ABC. Elsewhere, you can see #5 Washington at #23 Washington State in the Apple Cup on FOX and TCU is at Texas on FS1.

The evening games start at 4pm CT with Toledo at #21 Western Michigan on ESPN2. At 5:00 you’ve got Baylor at Texas Tech on ESPN. At 7:30 there’s Cincinnati at Tulsa and at 8:30 Arizona State is at Arizona.

That’s what I’m talking about. A nice, spread out slate of college football to wet your palate for Saturday. And that’s to say nothing of the hoops action mixed in there.

Saturday kicks off at 11am CT with Kentucky at #11 Louisville on ESPN. You can catch Virginia at Virginia Tech on ESPN2, Kansas is at K-State on FS1, Purdue is at Indiana on ESPNU, Illinois is at Northwestern on BTN, Rutgers is at Maryland on ESPN News (which of these things is not like the others?) and #3 Michigan is at #2 OSU in the TV networks’ dream on ABC (if only they could convince those two to join the SEC, ESPN/ABC/Disney could die a happy death).

NCAA Football: Chattanooga at Alabama
Auburn should provide a slightly bigger challenge than Chattanooga did last week.
Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The 2:30 timeslot brings you what’s left of Notre Dame at #12 USC on ABC, ditto for MSU at #7 Penn State on ESPN, Minnesota at #6 Wisconsin on BTN, #18 West Virginia at Iowa State on FS1 and #13 Auburn at #1 Alabama on CBS.

In the evening slate of games, you have South Carolina at #4 Clemson on ESPN at 6:30. #22 Utah is at #9 Colorado at the same time on FOX. The primetime game on ABC has #15 Florida at #14 Florida State.

Given the rest of the week’s games, the late night slate is a bit of a disappointment. Honestly not much worth watching.

This is not a picture of my food, but I will be enjoying lots of turkey. Mmmmm, turkey.
Image via idigitaltimes.com

This week I’m taking a divergence from what I’m drinking. I’m at the mercy of the parents and the in-laws for beverages. But given it’s Turkey Day, here’s a rundown of what I plan on eating:

  • Turkey (gasp!)
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Grandma’s World Famous Noodles
  • Mom’s World Famous Crescent Rolls
  • More Turkey
  • Strawberry Pretzel Salad (I refuse to eat salads with green in them)
  • Pecan Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Niece’s World Famous Oreo Dessert (Ok, it’s not world famous but it has Oreos and whip cream, I’m eating it and it’s famous to me)
  • Pumpkin Bars
  • Chocolate Reese’s Cupcakes
  • Cold Turkey Sandwiches
  • Puppy Chow
  • More Pumpkin Pie
  • More Pecan Pie

What can I say? I like desserts. Sue me. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hit us in the comments with what you plan on eating. And if you have a favorite Thanksgiving beverage or a wonderful turkey pairing, let us know that as well.

Here’s the whole slate of games for the weekend to feast your eyes on (see what I did there?). As always, times here are Eastern. Proceed accordingly.

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
LSU at Texas A&M 7:30 p.m. ESPN / ESPN3
Friday, Nov. 25, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(20) Houston at Memphis 12 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
NC State at North Carolina 12 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
NIU at Kent State 12 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Arkansas at Missouri 2:30 p.m. CBS / CBSSports.com
Buffalo at Bowling Green 2:30 p.m. ESPN3
(5) Washington at (23) Washington State 3:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
(16) Nebraska at Iowa 3:30 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
(19) Boise State at Air Force 3:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
TCU at Texas 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss 4:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Toledo at (21) Western Michigan 5:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Baylor vs. Texas Tech (in Arlington, TX) 6:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Cincinnati at Tulsa 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Arizona State at Arizona 9:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(3) Michigan at (2) Ohio State 12 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
Kentucky at (11) Louisville 12 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at Georgia 12 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Illinois at Northwestern 12 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Kansas at Kansas State 12 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Purdue at Indiana 12 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Rutgers at Maryland 12 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Virginia at Virginia Tech 12 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UCF at USF 12 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Arkansas State at UL Lafayette 12 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Syracuse at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m. ACCN / ESPN3
Boston College at Wake Forest 3:00 p.m. RSN / ESPN3
(13) Auburn at (1) Alabama 3:30 p.m. CBS / CBSSports.com
Minnesota at (6) Wisconsin 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Michigan State at (7) Penn State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Notre Dame at (12) USC 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(18) West Virginia at Iowa State 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
(25) Navy at SMU 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Duke at Miami (FL) 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
FIU at Old Dominion 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Mississippi State at Ole Miss 3:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
San Jose State at Fresno State 3:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
South Alabama at Idaho 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Oregon at Oregon State 4:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Appalachian State at New Mexico State 4:00 p.m. ESPN3 / AggieVision
Nevada at UNLV 4:00 p.m. ESPN3
Troy at Texas State 4:00 p.m. ESPN3
Tulane at UConn 4:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee 5:30 p.m. beIN Sports / beIN Sports Connect<
UCLA at California 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Charlotte at UTSA 7:00 p.m. CampusInsiders
WKU at Marshall 7:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(22) Utah at (9) Colorado 7:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
South Carolina at (4) Clemson 7:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(17) Tennessee at Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
East Carolina at Temple 7:30 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
(15) Florida at (14) Florida State 8:00 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
Rice at (24) Stanford 8:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
North Texas at UTEP 8:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
Colorado State at San Diego State 9:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Utah State at BYU 10:15 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wyoming at New Mexico 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UMass at Hawaii 11:00 p.m. Oceanic PPV
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
LSU at Texas A&M 7:30 p.m. ESPN / ESPN3
Friday, Nov. 25, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(20) Houston at Memphis 12 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
NC State at North Carolina 12 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
NIU at Kent State 12 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Arkansas at Missouri 2:30 p.m. CBS / CBSSports.com
Buffalo at Bowling Green 2:30 p.m. ESPN3
(5) Washington at (23) Washington State 3:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
(16) Nebraska at Iowa 3:30 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
(19) Boise State at Air Force 3:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
TCU at Texas 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss 4:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Toledo at (21) Western Michigan 5:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Baylor vs. Texas Tech (in Arlington, TX) 6:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Cincinnati at Tulsa 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Arizona State at Arizona 9:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(3) Michigan at (2) Ohio State 12 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
Kentucky at (11) Louisville 12 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at Georgia 12 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Illinois at Northwestern 12 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Kansas at Kansas State 12 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Purdue at Indiana 12 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Rutgers at Maryland 12 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Virginia at Virginia Tech 12 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UCF at USF 12 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Arkansas State at UL Lafayette 12 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Syracuse at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m. ACCN / ESPN3
Boston College at Wake Forest 3:00 p.m. RSN / ESPN3
(13) Auburn at (1) Alabama 3:30 p.m. CBS / CBSSports.com
Minnesota at (6) Wisconsin 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Michigan State at (7) Penn State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Notre Dame at (12) USC 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(18) West Virginia at Iowa State 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
(25) Navy at SMU 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Duke at Miami (FL) 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
FIU at Old Dominion 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Mississippi State at Ole Miss 3:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
San Jose State at Fresno State 3:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
South Alabama at Idaho 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Oregon at Oregon State 4:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Appalachian State at New Mexico State 4:00 p.m. ESPN3 / AggieVision
Nevada at UNLV 4:00 p.m. ESPN3
Troy at Texas State 4:00 p.m. ESPN3
Tulane at UConn 4:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee 5:30 p.m. beIN Sports / beIN Sports Connect<
UCLA at California 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Charlotte at UTSA 7:00 p.m. CampusInsiders
WKU at Marshall 7:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(22) Utah at (9) Colorado 7:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
South Carolina at (4) Clemson 7:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(17) Tennessee at Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
East Carolina at Temple 7:30 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
(15) Florida at (14) Florida State 8:00 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
Rice at (24) Stanford 8:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
North Texas at UTEP 8:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
Colorado State at San Diego State 9:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Utah State at BYU 10:15 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wyoming at New Mexico 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UMass at Hawaii 11:00 p.m. Oceanic PPV