College football TV schedule and game previews
Here's the complete college football television schedule on all major TV networks and previews of some of the top 25 games this week.
*All times Eastern
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Saturday, Dec. 3
Louisiana Lafayette at Louisiana Monroe, 3 p.m., ESPN3
Baylor at No. 16 West Virginia, 3:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 15 Florida, 4 p.m., CBS - SEC Championship Game (Atlanta)
Preview: For the fourth time in 11 years, No. 1 Alabama and No. 15 Florida square off in the SEC Championship. The Crimson Tide have won 24 straight games and are seeking their third consecutive and fifth total conference title under coach Nick Saban. The Gators, who fell to No. 14 Florida State by 18 points last weekend, are aiming for their first conference title since defeating the Crimson Tide in 2008.
Players to watch
- Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts is averaging 204.5 passing yards and 70 rushing yards per game and has 12 rushing touchdowns. The freshman has 33 total touchdowns, two shy of Blake Sims’ (2014) single-season record.
- Gators running back Jordan Scarlett has a team-best 778 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. The sophomore has two of his three 100-yard efforts in the last three games.
- Alabama is 25-14 against Florida but has split the eight SEC Championship battles.
- Undefeated squads playing in the SEC Championship are 7-4.
- Alabama has allowed more than 16 points four times during its nation-leading streak.
- The Crimson Tide are trying to win 13 games in consecutive seasons for the first time in school history.
- Alabama has 22 non-offensive touchdowns in its last 21 games.
- The Crimson Tide has forced a three-and-out on 74 of 155 drives (47.7 percent).
- Alabama wide receiver ArDarius Stewart has 18 catches for 283 yards and four touchdowns over his last two games.
- Florida finished 0-for-12 on third down against Florida State, its first time without a third-down conversion since 1998.
- The Gators are ranked 114th among 128 FBS schools in total offense (352.7 yards per game).
- Florida is 17-0 under head coach Jim McElwain when holding opponents under 21 points.
- The Gators rank first in the SEC in passing defense (158 yards per game).
Georgia State at Idaho, 5 p.m., ESPN3
Arkansas State at Texas State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2
San Diego State at Wyoming, 7:45 p.m., ESPN - Mountain West Championship Game
Preview: San Diego State is back to defend its Mountain West championship, having beating Air Force 27-24 in last year’s game. The Aztecs stumbled down the stretch, losing their last two games, including a loss to the Cowboys. Wyoming earned its first conference title game berth on the back of a remarkable turnaround, finishing 8-4 following its 2-10 record last season.
Players to watch
- Aztecs running back Donnell Pumphrey is third on the all-time FBS rushing list, just 217 yards behind Ron Dayne, and finished second in the FBS with 1,908 yards this season in addition to scoring 15 touchdowns.
- Wyoming receiver Tanner Gentry caught 62 passes for 1,132 yards and 11 touchdowns during the regular season.
- Wyoming played five games decided by 7 points or less, including a 34-33 win over the Aztecs two weeks ago.
- The Cowboys have a 19-17 lead over the Aztecs in all-time meetings.
- San Diego State Boasts the Mountain West’s best defense at 20.8 points per game.
- Wyoming leads the conference in scoring offense at 38.2 points per game.
- The Aztecs have allowed only nine rushing touchdowns all season, and have held opponents to 113.3 yards per game on the ground.
- Wyoming has the conference’s second-leading rusher in Brian Hill, who has 1,674 yards.
- Wyoming nose tackle Sidney Malauulu is doubtful with a foot injury.
- Cowboys linebacker D.J. May is out for the year with a torn pectoral muscle.
No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 23 Virginia Tech, 8 p.m., ABC - ACC Championship Game (Orlando, Florida)
Preview: The Virginia Tech Hokies are making their sixth appearance in the ACC title game, the most of any team in the conference. The No. 3 Clemson Tigers are making their fourth trip, and second in a row, with a virtually guaranteed spot in their second straight College Football Playoff on the line should they win.
Players to watch
- Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson leads the ACC with 3,626 passing yards and 34 touchdowns.
- Hokies wide receiver Isaiah Ford leads the team with 69 receptions and 949 yards and is tied for the team lead with seven touchdown catches.
- Clemson has won the last three meetings, including a 38-10 victory over Virginia Tech in the 2010 ACC Championship Game.
- The Hokies last win over Clemson came in 2007.
- Hokies quarterback Jerod Evans has thrown for 3,045 yards and tossed only five interceptions against 26 touchdowns while also leading the team with 713 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.
- Clemson ranks second in the ACC with 42 sacks and leads the ACC with 16 interceptions.
- Virginia Tech has three wins by a single field goal, while the Tigers are 4-1 in games decided by a touchdown or less.
- A Hokies win would match Florida State’s ACC-best total of four championship game victories.
- Tigers cornerback Adrian Baker is questionable with a knee injury.
- Hokies defensive back Greg Stroman is questionable with an ankle injury.
- Virginia Tech defensive end Jimmy Taylor is questionable with a hand injury.
No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 7 Penn State, 8 p.m., FOX - Big Ten Championship Game (Indianapolis)
Preview: No. 6 Wisconsin is making its fourth Big Ten Championship appearance in the event’s six-year history thanks to a six-game winning streak but needs a win and some help to keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive. Standing in the Badgers’ way of a third conference championship is No. 7 Penn State. The East-champion Nittany Lions are hoping a ninth straight win and a first conference title since 2008 might sway the committee their way.
Players to watch
- Badgers running back Corey Clement is averaging 103.6 rushing yards per game and has 13 rushing touchdowns. The senior has run for 100 yards in six of the last seven games and Wisconsin has won 14 of his 15 career 100-yard performances.
- Nittany Lions running back Saquon Barkley is averaging 101.6 rushing yards per game and has 15 rushing scores. The sophomore has a rushing touchdown in seven of the last eight games.
- Wisconsin is 9-8 against Penn State but the Nittany Lions have won four of the last five meetings.
- The Badgers have won 10 of their last 11 road games with the lone hiccup coming against No. 4 Michigan on Oct. 1.
- Wisconsin ranks third nationally in scoring defense (13.7 points per game) and rushing defense (100.8 yards).
- The Badgers have rushed for 200 yards in five of their last seven games after doing so once in the first five.
- Wisconsin, which recorded 18 interceptions over the previous two seasons, has a nation-best 21 this year, including 11 over the last three games.
- Penn State is averaging 40.4 points per game during its eight-game streak.
- Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley has 27 total touchdowns, including six rushing, and just five interceptions.
- Penn State has not allowed a touchdown over the last two games.