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Rivalry Week: NCAAF Clashes On ESPN3 and ESPN Networks

(Sporting Alert) — The following is the NCAA college football top 25 schedule for Saturday, Nov. 29.

No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Florida State and No. 4 Mississippi State will all be in action on the day, as the college football playoffs hunt continues.

The highlighted clash in Week 14 will undoubtedly come from the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium where Mississippi State and rival Ole Miss will do battle.

The matchup carries a lot of weight for the Bulldogs (10-1, 6-1 SEC) who must win this game if they are to stay in the top four in the college football playoffs rankings.

No. 19 Ole Miss will want to win this one as well, as they seek to reclaim the Egg Bowl trophy they lost in overtime at Mississippi State last season.

“I know this one is pretty intense and sometimes in my opinion it crosses the line to what is good and all of that,” head coach Hugh Freeze said.

“I want to beat them as bad as they want to beat us, particularly two days out of the year — this Saturday and then National Signing Day.”

No. 5 TCU made their statement for a place in the CFP top four with a 48-10 victory over Texas on Thursday night and the Texas outfits could leap-frog the Bulldogs if they fail to impress against the Rebels this week.

“It’s the last regular season game,” Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen said. “You have to leave it all out there on the field.

“You kind of work year-round for this type of game. It will be fun. I know we will being going into a hostile environment.

“It’s a tough place to go play. I don’t think they are big fans of mine in that part of the state. It should be a great challenge for us.”

Ole Miss (8-3, 4-3 SEC), who started impressively with a 7-0 record until back-to-back defeats to LSU and Auburn ended their playoffs hopes in early November, will be desperate to recover from the shocking 30-0 shutout against the Arkansas Razorbacks a week ago.

Top-ranked Alabama also have a strong date on the schedule as they lineup against No. 15 Auburn in the Iron Bowl at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The Crimson Tide (10-1, 6-1 SEC) suffered a 34-28 defeat to the Tigers last season when they were No. 1 in the country, so there will be some nervous moments heading into this fixture again.

“I think the Iron Bowl is one of the greatest rivalries in college football,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said.

“This game means a lot to a lot of people in this state, regardless of which side you’re on, and also around the country. As a competitor, it’s a great opportunity because this game has had a lot of significance over the past few years and it’s certainly no different last year or this year.

“It will be a great atmosphere, ESPN, night game here, Bryant-Denny Stadium has been great. I also think this is a game where you have to stay focused on the game and not all the things that go on around it.”

Also on Saturday, No. 3 and defending champions Florida State (11-0, 8-0 ACC), still perfect on the season, will take on the Florida Gators, No. 2 Oregon (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12) will be at Oregon State, No. 6 Ohio State host Michigan and No. 7 Baylor tackle Texas Tech.

NCAAF TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
TIME (ET)

12:00 PM Michigan at No. 6 Ohio State ABC
12:00 PM No. 16 Georgia Tech at No. 9 Georgia SEC Network
12:00 PM South Carolina at No. 21 Clemson ESPN
12:00 PM Kentucky at No. 22 Louisville ESPN2
1:00 PM No. 25 Utah at Colorado Pac-12 Network
3:30 PM Florida at No. 3 Florida State ESPN – Live Stats | Watch Live | Seminoles Free Live Audio | WatchESPN

3:30 PM No. 4 Mississippi State at No. 19 Ole Miss CBS
3:30 PM No. 7 Baylor vs. Texas Tech ABC ESPN2
3:30 PM No. 10 Michigan State at Penn State ABC ESPN2
3:30 PM No. 18 Minnesota at No. 14 Wisconsin BTN
4:00 PM Kansas at No. 12 Kansas State FOX Sports 1
7:45 PM No. 15 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama ESPN – Live Stats | Crimson Tide Live Coverage
8:00 PM No. 2 Oregon at Oregon State ABC
10:15 PM Utah State at No. 23 Boise State ESPN2

NCAAF COLLEGE FOOTBALL ESPN 3 SCHEDULE

12:30 PM North Carolina State at North Carolina ESPN 3
12:30 PM Syracuse at Boston College ESPN 3
12:30 PM Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy ESPN 3
2:00 PM Texas State at Georgia State ESPN 3
2:00 PM Idaho at Appalachian State ESPN 3
3:00 PM New Mexico State at Arkansas State ESPN 3
6:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe at Georgia Southern ESPN 3

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