College football viewers guide: Championship weekend

Need some assistance determining that college football games to watch? Look no further. Each Friday, Times writer Chuck Schilken handicaps what’s value watching, and skipping, on a weekend’s menu of games:

No. 12 Stanford (9-3) vs. No. 10 USC (10-2) during Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara

5 p.m., ESPN (PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP)

The leader expected will be invited to a New Year’s Six play game. Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold had 6 passes intercepted in a initial 3 weeks — including dual during a 42-24 feat over Stanford on Sept. 9 — though usually 6 sum in a final 9 games.

Memphis (10-1) during No. 14 Central Florida (11-0)

9 a.m., Channel 7 (AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP)

These are a nation’s highest-scoring offenses. UCF has scored some-more than 30 points in any game; a usually time Memphis unsuccessful to strech that symbol was a 40-13 detriment to a Knights on Sept. 30. A mark in a New Year’s Six play diversion could be during stake.

Akron (7-5) vs. Toledo (10-2) during Ford Field, Detroit

North Texas (9-3) during Florida Atlantic (9-3)

9 a.m., ESPN2 (CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP)

FAU’s Devin Singletary leads a republic in rushing touchdowns (26) and set a group single-season rushing record (1,632). The Owls have won 8 straight, including a 69-31 feat over North Texas on Oct. 21; a Mean Green hasn’t mislaid given that game.

No. 11 Texas Christian (10-2) vs. No. 3 Oklahoma (11-1) during ATT Stadium, Arlington, Texas

9:30 a.m., Channel 11 (BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP)

A win should put Oklahoma in a College Football Playoff. A clever opening could sign a Heisman Trophy for Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield. Earlier this week, TCU manager Gary Patterson pragmatic that Mayfield intentionally strike a Horned Frogs actor in a conduct with a warmup pass in November.

No. 6 Georgia (11-1) vs. No. 2 Auburn (10-2) during Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

1 p.m., Channel 2 (SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP)

One of dual games this weekend in that a winning group roughly positively advances to a playoffs. Auburn has wins over dual No. 1 teams in a past 3 weeks, including a 40-17 blowout of a Bulldogs. Georgia averages 265.7 rushing yards per diversion though got usually 46 opposite a Tigers.

Troy (9-2) during Arkansas State (7-3)

4:30 p.m., ESPN2

A year before a Sun Belt Conference gets an central championship game, dual of a 3 teams tied for initial place accommodate in a deteriorate culmination with during slightest a share of a pretension on a line. It’s a strife between a Sun Belt’s tip offense (Arkansas State) and invulnerability (Troy).

No. 25 Fresno State (9-3) during Boise State (9-3)

4:45 p.m., ESPN (MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP)

After violence Boise State during home final week, Fresno State needs to kick a Broncos on a highway to supplement a discussion pretension to a list of accomplishments only one deteriorate private from a 1-11 finish. Bulldogs quarterback Marcus McMaryion had 332 yards and dual touchdowns final week.

No. 7 Miami (10-1) vs. No. 1 Clemson (11-1) during Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

5 p.m., Channel 7 (ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP)

The leader should land a playoff spot. Defending inhabitant champion Clemson has won a discussion pretension and during slightest one CFP diversion in any of a final dual years. Playing in a ACC championship diversion for a initial time, Miami needs to shake off final week’s overwhelming detriment to Pittsburgh.

No. 8 Ohio State (10-2) vs. No. 4 Wisconsin (12-0) during Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

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