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Black Friday College Football Schedule: Oklahoma-WVU and Apple Cup tonight

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The Big XII and Pac-12 title game lineups will be set today thanks to a pair of huge games in prime time with playoff implications.

West Virginia v Oklahoma Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images

Black Friday might be a day best known around the United States for getting great deals at retail stores, but it also has grown into quite a day for college football around the country. While the NFL dominates the airwaves on Thanksgiving Day, many conferences have taken to scheduling some notable games on the following day, and this year sees a continuation of that trend.

While the Big Ten has a single rivalry game taking place today, it’s not one that will impact the standings at all. Instead, the Big XII and Pac-12 each have top matchups this evening that will affect the participants in the two conferences’ title games. The impact of the Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State is easy to understand — with WSU ahead of U-Dub by one game, the winner goes to the Pac-12 Championship Game against Utah next week. Washington State is very much alive in the playoff race, however, but they are the conference’s only hope at this point.

The Big XII is a bit messier, however. If Oklahoma beats West Virginia tonight, they’re in. However, a West Virginia win could throw the conference into a three-way tie at the top, provided that Texas takes care of business at Kansas early in the day. Under this scenario, Oklahoma’s two conferences losses would then be to WVU and Texas, so those two teams would go to the title game, leaving Oklahoma out in the cold. If both West Virginia and Texas lose, then West Virginia would have a rematch with Oklahoma next week by virtue of their win over Texas a few weeks back.

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Here’s the full schedule of college games for your Black Friday enjoyment!

Early and Afternoon Games

#14 Texas Longhorns at Kansas Jayhawks

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS
FOX Sports 1

Nebraska Cornhuskers at Iowa Hawkeyes

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
FOX

Arkansas Razorbacks at Missouri Tigers

1:30 PM CT (2:30 ET)
Memorial Stadium, Columbia, MO
CBS

Virginia Cavaliers at Virginia Tech Hokies

3:30 PM ET
Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA
ABC

Oregon Ducks at Oregon State Beavers

1:00 PM PT (4:00 ET)
Reser Stadium, Corvallis, OR
FOX Sports 1

#9 UCF Golden Knights at South Florida Bulls

4:15 PM ET
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
ESPN

Prime Time

#6 Oklahoma Sooners at #13 West Virginia Mountaineers

8:00 PM ET
Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, WV
ESPN

#16 Washington Huskies at #8 Washington State Cougars

5:30 PM PT (8:30 ET)
Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
FOX