It doesn’t get much better than eating turkey and watching College Football on Thanksgiving and through the weekend. Some years the holiday celebration is loaded with great match-ups. This year, the typically regional rivalries fall short of being ultra-important, but there are a number of contests that mean everything to the schools. Odds to Win 2018 College Football Championship: The Game.
From this year’s Thanksgiving Day Egg Bowl, The Game and across heartland to the west coast Civil War, the four-day weekend of college football is going to be filling.
Ole Miss at Mississippi State
The “Egg Bowl” once again lacks importance for both schools but it remains one of SEC’s most fiercest rivalries. Mississippi State is a considerable favorite in the game and is playing for a nine-win season, a rarity in Starkville.
Indiana at Purdue
This longstanding Big Ten rivalry of Purdue vs. Indiana means little inside of the College Football Playoff rankings or the overall national scene. But the Battle for the “Old Oaken Bucket” is a passion filled event in the Hoosier state.
Washington St at Washington
Both teams come into the “Apple Cup” contest with 9-2 records and 6-2 in conference play. Neither are involved in the battle for a spot in January’s Final Four but the game has serious recruiting implication moving forward.
Oregon St at Oregon
The Ducks have been a major disappointment this year. However, a win in this season’s “Civil War” would go a long way in healing season long wounds.
The Game – Ohio State at Michigan
The title is vanilla but the game is anything but. “The Game” pits the Ohio State Buckeyes against the Michigan Wolverines. Neither school has lived up to preseason expectations. Michigan is 8-3 overall while Ohio State comes into the Big House with a 9-2 mark. Ohio State is one of the two-loss teams that still remains a College Football Playoff hopeful, but they need a lot of help and a win on Saturday.
William Hill of the U.S. Odds to Win 2018 College Football Playoff: