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College football viewing guide: week 15

Some big games have already been canceled for this weekend, but there is still plenty of good college football still set to happen.

NCAA Football: Wisconsin at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin is set to play their last regular season game this weekend against Iowa for the Heartland Trophy. While that game at 2:30 p.m. CT is sure to be the primary game to tune in to for Badger fans, there are plenty of other great games to check out this weekend.

Per usual, we at B5Q have you covered on which games to watch across all of the weeks action in college football. Without further ado, here are the best games in each time window.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Frequently Thursday night can highlight a fun matchup or two during the season. This week however, there just isn’t much intrigue. With a good slate of games on both Friday evening and Saturday, get some stuff done around the house to open up the rest of your weekend.

Games on television Thursday night:

  • Florida Atlantic (5-2) at Southern Miss (2-7) —> 5:30 p.m. CST on CBSSN
  • Pittsburgh (5-5) at Georgia Tech (3-6) —> 6 p.m. CST on ESPN3

Friday, Dec. 11

Arizona State (0-2) at Arizona (0-4) —> 6 p.m. CST on ESPN

The Duel in the Desert has lost some of its shine this season with both teams struggling out the gates. However, Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels is extremely talented and deserves some recognition. This is an okay appetizer for a much better Pac-12 game later in the evening.

Utah (1-2) at No. 21 Colorado (4-0) —> 8:30 p.m. CST on FS1

Colorado has been a surprise team thus far this season under new head coach Karl Dorrell. Many questioned the hire, but four games in and the Buffs are playing good football. Utah is a very different team than a year ago, but this is a good matchup to see just how far Colorado has come.

Other Friday games of interest:

  • Nevada (6-1) “at” San Jose State (5-0) —> 9 p.m. CST on CBSSN

Saturday, Dec. 12

Morning games

No. 9 Georgia (6-2) at No. 25 Missouri (5-3) —> 11 a.m. CST on SECN

Missouri narrowly made it into the updated College Football Playoff rankings, while Georgia continues to stay in the top-10 despite two losses. The Bulldogs are a two touchdown favorite in this game, but Missouri has been feisty all season long making this an intriguing game on the SEC Network.

No. 11 Oklahoma (7-2) at West Virginia (5-4) —> 11 a.m. CST on ABC

Oklahoma has looked like a very different team the past six weeks. After early losses Kansas State and Iowa State, the Sooners have rallied with six straight wins and are now primed to play in the Big-12 Championship next weekend. First they have a tough game with West Virginia on the docket though.

Other morning games of interest:

  • No. 1 Alabama (9-0) at Arkansas (3-6) —> 11 a.m. CST on ESPN
  • Illinois (2-4) at No. 14 Northwestern (5-1) —> 11 a.m. CST on ESPN2
  • Rutgers (2-5) at Maryland (2-2) —> 11 a.m. CST on BTN
  • Minnesota (2-3) at Nebraska (2-4) —> 11 a.m. CST on FS1

Afternoon games

Wisconsin (2-2) at No. 16 Iowa (5-2) —> 2:30 p.m. CST on FS1

The Badgers are in need of a big win to get back on track. Wisconsin will head on the road to Kinnick Stadium for a chance to retain the Heartland Trophy against Iowa. The Hawkeyes have played well the past few games and will be ready for another hard fought game in the rivalry.

No. 17 North Carolina (7-3) at No. 10 Miami (8-1) —> 2:30 p.m. CST on ABC

North Carolina is the highest ranked three loss team in the country, but they have some good wins on their schedule. The Tar Heels now have another chance to bolster their resume with a tough game at Miami. The Hurricanes lone loss this season came at the hands of Clemson, and have plenty to play for in order to strengthen their own spot in the rankings.

Other afternoon games of interest:

  • Navy (3-6) at Army (7-2) —> 2 p.m. CST on CBS
  • Michigan State (2-4) at Penn State (2-5) —> 2:30 p.m. CST ESPN
  • Washington (3-1) at Oregon (3-2) —> 3 p.m. CST on FOX

Primetime games

No. 15 USC (4-0) at UCLA (3-2) —> 6:30 p.m. CST on ABC

USC is the last remaining hope for the Pac-12 to have any chance at crashing the College Football Playoff. While it is a longshot, the Trojans will need to win against their in-town rival UCLA. Chip Kelly and the Bruins have been playing good offensively, and will look grab bragging rights in Los Angeles.

Other primetime games of interest:

  • LSU (3-5) at No. 6 Florida (8-1) —> 6 p.m. CST on ESPN
  • Auburn (5-4) at Mississippi State (2-6) —> 6:30 p.m. CST on SECN
  • Virginia (5-4) at Virginia Tech (4-6) —> 7 p.m. CST on ACCN

After dark

San Diego State (4-3) at No. 18 BYU (9-1) —> 9 p.m. CST on ESPN2

BYU dropped their first game of the season last week against Coastal Carolina, but that doesn’t diminish how well the Cougars have played this season. Quarterback Zach Wilson has been on a tear this season and has steadily risen on NFL Draft boards thanks to a huge junior season. San Diego State is not nearly as talented as Coastal Carolina, but the Aztecs have lost three games this season to teams with one loss combined.

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