A guide to college football conference championship weekend & reasons to watch the 10 games

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A Complete Guide to College Football Weekend and Reasons to Watch All 10 Games

The College Football Conference Championship Weekend has arrived, and is the last chance for schools to have the Playoff in their college football or New Year’s 6th year.

Each of the 10 conference championship games brings different levels of intrigue, and the two-day event will put the lid on the regular college football season.

Here is the Sporting News Weekend for the conference championship weekend, including opening times, TV channels and a reason to watch every game.

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SEC championship game

LSU (12-0) vs. Georgia (10-1)

  • When: 16:00. ET on Saturday, December 7th
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
  • TV show: CBS

Reasons to watch: This is a huge piece of the CAP puzzle that will spark interest from all corners of the college football world. It’s Joe Burrow’s chance to finish the Heisman Trophy and advance to LSU in his first conference championship since 2011. The Tigers win this game against Georgia 42-10 The Tigers could still enter the Bulldogs losing try to win a second conference championship in three seasons.

ACC championship game

Clemson (12-0) vs. Virginia (9-3)

  • When: 7:30 pm ET on Saturday, December 7th
  • Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
  • TV show: alphabet

Reasons to watch: The Tigers are trying to win a fifth European ACC Championship and secure a fifth place in college football football. Clemson have won 27 consecutive games, and Trevor Lawrence has yet to lose as a starting general. He will face a confident Virginia, who lived up to the presidency charge to win the Coastal Coast and broke a 15-game losing streak at Virginia Tech on Black Friday. Bryce Perkins is also a dynamic dual threat strategist. Clemson has won the last title games by an average of 20.5 points per game. Will the Cavaliers offer a rare challenge?

Big Ten Championship Game

Ohio (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (10-2)

  • When: 8 pm ET on Saturday, December 7th
  • Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
  • TV show: Fox

Reasons to watch: The Buckeyes and Badgers will meet for the third time in the Playoff Championship meeting in College Football. The state of Ohio won the regular season 38-7 meeting, and the Badgers will have to be multidimensional to have the opportunity to withdraw from the upset. The Buckeyes may have the chance to lose this game and still get in, but that is not something that will allow them to know what happened in the last two seasons. This is the latest Heisman Trophy statement for Justin Fields, J.K. Dobbins and Chase Young. Chances are a country in New York.

Pac 12 Championship

Oregon (10-2) vs. Utah (11-1)

  • When: 8 pm ET on Friday, December 6th
  • Where: The Levi Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • TV show: alphabet

Reasons to watch: The Pac-12 Championship is intriguing, and it’s mainly on the Utah side. The Utes are trying to submit their views to the CFP committee and a convincing victory over a two-team Oregon team could do the trick. Utah lost this game 17-3 to Washington last season, and Pac-12 South is 1-7 in this matchup. Oregon will look to secure a berth in the Rose Bowl with its first conference title since 2014. The matchback between Justin Herbert and Tyler Huntley should go as advertised.

Big 12 championship game

Baylor (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (11-1)

  • When: Noon ET on Saturday, December 7th
  • Where: AT&T Station, Arlington, Texas
  • TV show: ABC

Reasons to watch: It is the rematch of the thriller 34-31 on November 9, and both teams still have the chance to enter the CAP. Oklahoma has the advantage with the first win and a convincing victory by Jalen Hurts leaders will stand the most in committee. The Conservatives still have the chance to make the CAP for the fourth time in six seasons. Baylor would need more help, but winning a conference championship under third-year coach Matt Rhule would be a remarkable achievement for the program.

Sun Belt Championship

Appalachian State (11-1) vs. Louisiana (10-2)

  • When: Noon ET on Saturday, December 7th
  • Where: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C.
  • TV show: ESPN

Reasons to watch: The Climbers defeated Louisiana 17-7 on Oct. 9, and is a rematch of last year’s conference championship that won 30-19. Louisiana General Levi Lewis and Appalachian State Chief Zac Thomas have combined for 41 successful fights and just 10 fights this year. It should be a fun start to the championship on Saturday.

MAC championship game

Central Michigan (8-4) vs. Miami (7-5)

  • When: Noon ET on Saturday, December 7th
  • Where: Ford Field, Detroit
  • TV show: ESPN2

Reasons to watch: Jim McElwain has the Chippewas back in the MAC Championship game in his first season, and Central Michigan has averaged 47.3 points per game in his last three games. It’s a remarkable recovery for the former Florida coach. Miami returns to play MAC for the first time since 2010 under sixth coach Chuck Martin.

AAC Championship

Cincinnati (10-2) vs. Memphis (11-1)

  • When: 3:30 pm ET on Saturday, December 7th
  • Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn.
  • TV show: alphabet

Reasons to watch: It’s a rematch of the Black Friday matchup the Tigers won 34-24. Memphis broke this game open in the fourth quarter and this is an opportunity for coach Mike Norvell to promote this team on New Year’s Eve. Luke Fickell and the Bearcats will have to adjust. The difference in the first matchup was turnovers. Cincinnati committed three, while Memphis had only one.

Conference-USA Championship Game

UAB (9-3) vs. FAU (9-3)

  • When: 1:30 pm ET on Saturday, December 7th
  • Where: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
  • TV show: CBS Sports Network

Reasons to watch: The Owls and Blazers have split the last two games of the C-USA Championship and it is a great matchup between Lane Kiffn and Bill Clark, coach of the year at Sporting News. The Florida Atlantic is averaging 34.1 ppg., Which is more than the Blazers are 25.0. This could be a hearing for both coaches for bigger jobs.

Mountain West Championship Game

Boise State (11-1) vs. Hawaii (8-4)

  • When: 16:00. ET on Saturday, December 7th
  • Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
  • TV show: ESPN

Reasons to watch: Boise State still has the chance to reach the New Year’s Six Bowl, but the Broncos will need help from Cincinnati in the AAC. Boise State is one of the best defensive players in FBS linebacker Curtis Weaver. Hawaii makes its first appearance in the MWC Championship game and will try to avenge a 59-37 loss to the Broncos in regular season. Cole McDonald had 251 yards and three TDs in the first meeting.

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