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College Football Week 13 Schedule: Rivalry Saturday will lock in B1G title game

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The ACC, SEC, Big XII and Pac-12 are set. Now it’s time to finalize the Big Ten’s championship participants.

Michigan v Ohio State Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

It’s the dream scenario for the people running the Big Ten: Michigan and Ohio State playing on the final Saturday of the college football season for a spot in the conference’s championship game and a possible playoff spot. Fans of other schools in the conference it will loathe it, but that’s the scenario facing the conference today.

With a two-game lead over Wisconsin, the Northwestern Wildcats have already locked up the West division. That leaves the Wolverines, 8-0 in the Big Ten, and the 7-1 Buckeyes fighting at the Horseshoe in Columbus for the right to go to Indianapolis. For Michigan, a win today and another win next week all but locks in a spot in the College Football Playoff. Ohio State, meanwhile, likely would need some help to sneak their way into the top four.

Yesterday, the Big XII and Pac-12 races were decided, while the ACC and SEC games were locked in last week. It’s Alabama vs. Georgia in the SEC, and Clemson will play Pittsburgh for the ACC title next Saturday.

If your team is out of the race, fear not, because it’s still rivalry week. Minnesota and Wisconsin are playing for Paul Bunyan’s Axe once again — head over to Bucky’s 5th Quarter for this eloquent post about how it would actually be a good thing for this rivalry to be competitive again. In-state rivalries like Florida-Florida State, Auburn-Alabama, and Georgia-Georgia Tech are happening as well.

Playoff implications aside, this weekend is always fun, so sit back and enjoy your Saturday.

Early Games

#4 Michigan Wolverines at #10 Ohio State Buckeyes

12:00 Noon ET
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
FOX

#20 Syracuse Orange at Boston College Eagles

12:00 Noon ET
Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
ESPN

#11 Florida Gators at Florida State Seminoles

12:00 Noon ET
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
ABC

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at #5 Georgia Bulldogs

12:00 Noon ET
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
SEC Network

Purdue Boilermakers at Indiana Hoosiers

12:00 Noon ET
Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN
ESPN2

Afternoon Games

Stanford Cardinal at UCLA Bruins

12:00 Noon PT (3:00 PM ET)
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Pac-12 Network

Minnesota Golden Gophers at Wisconsin Badgers

2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
ESPN2

Auburn Tigers at #1 Alabama Crimson Tide

2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
CBS

Maryland Terrapins at #12 Penn State Nittany Lions

3:30 PM ET
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
ABC

Illinois Fighting Illini at #19 Northwestern Wildcats

2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)
Ryan Field, Evanston, IL
BTN

Evening Kickoffs

South Carolina Gamecocks at #2 Clemson Tigers

7:00 PM ET
Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
ESPN

Kansas State Wildcats at #25 Iowa State Cyclones

6:00 PM CT (7:00 ET)
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
FOX Sports 1

#15 Kentucky Wildcats at Louisville Cardinals

7:00 PM ET
Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
ESPN2

#7 LSU Tigers at Texas A&M Aggies

6:30 PM CT (7:30 ET)
Kyle Field, College Station, TX
SEC Network

#3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at USC Trojans

5:00 PM PT (8:00 ET)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
ABC

BYU Cougars at #17 Utah Utes

8:00 PM MT (10:00 ET)
Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
FOX Sports 1

#21 Utah State Aggies at #23 Boise State Broncos

8:15 PM MT (10:15 ET)
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
ESPN