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5 College Football Games You Need To Watch On Black Friday

Submitted by on November 23, 2012 – 1:08 pmNo Comment

As a college football fan, Black Friday is one of my favorite days of the year. On 51 Fridays out of the year, I’m stuck in front of my computer putting in work. But, Black Friday is different. While everyone else is out shopping, I’m parked in front of the TV on the second day of a four-day weekend watching football games. I sit down at around 11 in the morning and don’t move until the final game ends well after midnight. So, as you read this today, you already know where I am!

I think you should be in front of your TV, too. Provided you don’t have a crummy boss who made you come into work today—or a girlfriend who insisted on you running to the mall with her—there are plenty of top-notch college football games on that you need to see. Here are the five games I would recommend:

1. Syracuse @ Temple (11:00AM/EST)

Admittedly, this is far from the best game on the schedule today. But, if you’ve never seen Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib and WR Alec Lemon play, you’re in for a treat. Plus, this is the first game of the day. So, when you snap out of your turkey-induced coma and roll out of bed on Friday morning, this will be the first thing you see. And, you’ll know that you’re in for a hell of a day.

2. Nebraska @ Iowa (12:00PM/EST)

If the Syracuse game doesn’t do it for you, this one will. Quarterback Taylor Martinez and the No. 14-ranked Cornhuskers will be trying to hand the Iowa Hawkeyes their sixth straight loss. And, in the process, they’ll be attempting to lock up first place in the Big Ten’s Legends Division and a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game.

3. LSU @ Arkansas (2:30PM/EST)

There’s a very, very slim chance that the No. 7-ranked Tigers could still make it to the SEC Championship Game. And, while we wouldn’t bet on it, you know they’re going to come out firing on all cylinders when they go on the road to face the Razorbacks, a team that’s been decimated by injuries and poor play for much of the season. If you haven’t seen LSU’s running attack yet this year, now is the time to catch it.

4. West Virginia @ Iowa State (3:30PM/EST)

The Mountaineers have been a huge disappointment during the second half of the season. After getting off to a strong start, they’ve fallen to 5-5 on the season. But, they’re a great team to watch if you like a lot of offense. Last week, wide receiver Tavon Austin rushed for an unbelievable 344 yards and caught 13 balls for 205 yards. He also scored four touchdowns. So, expect to see a lot of scoring when the Mountaineers travel to play the Cyclones.

5. Arizona State @ Arizona (10:00/PM/EST)

By the time this game rolls around, you’ll probably be wide awake after knocking out for half of the afternoon. And, that’s a good thing. Although neither of these teams are in contention for a Pac-12 title, this is one of the most heated rivalries in the conference. So, expect them to put on a show as they battle for the Territorial Cup. What a way to close out a beautiful Black Friday.

See you tomorrow so we can do it all over again…

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