College Football Schedule This Week | 2022 Week 11
Tulane–UCF leads our picks for the best college football games this week.
With Alabama and Clemson going down and SMU–Houston being on the Scorigami cutting edge, Week 10’s college football games had a little something for everyone. Between a reeling Alabama trying to get its season back on track along with unbeatens like Georgia, Michigan, and TCU looking to stay undefeated, Week 11 looks to have more of the same.
For this week’s edition of the CableTV.com College Football Watch Guide, let’s break down Week 11’s best games.
CableTV.com’s Game of the Week
Tulane at UCF | ESPN2
On the football side, Tulane’s top-ranked defense faces off against UCF’s excellent rushing offense in a game that’ll have big implications for Tulane’s chase for a league title. Tulane sports a perfect 5–0 conference record but closes its season against the no. 2, no. 3, and no. 4 teams in the American Athletic Conference.
On the non-football side, this watch guide’s always a pro-mascot zone, and Tulane’s Angry Wave continues this storied tradition:
Why is it so angry? Why is it shaking its wave fist angrily at the world? If Tulane carries its current momentum into a New Year’s Six bowl game, we won’t be the only ones asking these questions.
Ohio at Miami (OH) | ESPN2
The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is known for its parity, which operates as a cross between Squid Game and the six-minute fight scene from They Live.
To wit: Ohio went a dismal 3–9 last season with a three-game losing streak by a combined 11 points. This season? Ohio’s tied for first place in the MAC East Division, and they beat Buffalo—who co-leads the division—in a thorough 45–24 win.
Nearly anyone can win the MAC with the right breaks, which makes it great for fans and exasperating for coaches. (And Akron knows “red light means go” sounds weird but swears that’s the rule, and they’re definitely not lying to climb the standings.)
Alabama at Ole Miss | CBS
Play a song on a Mr. Krabs-sized violin for Alabama—they’ve lost two games this season by a combined four points, and folks in Tuscaloosa are already stocking up on pitchforks.
But considering the last time Alabama had two mid-season losses was in 2010, we can understand why fans are feeling dismayed. (That said, we also stand by our “every Alabama win’s the same, every Alabama loss is hilarious” policy.)
After losing to Tennessee, Alabama took out its post-loss blues on Mississippi State in a 30–6 win. They’ll look to do the same against Ole Miss, but on paper, Lane Kiffin’s squad has the personnel to make it a closer game.
Southern Miss at Coastal Carolina | ESPNU
Coastal Carolina’s triple-option offense has everything we want from a mid-major team. Namely, it’s powered by pure deception, and its aesthetic is “street urchin who earns a healthy five figures running Three Cup Monte scams on the streets of Paris”:
Best college football schedule this week
Below is a table featuring our 10 most anticipated college football matchups in Week 11. For a complete list of games and channels, head to the NCAA’s college football TV schedule and times page.
|Ohio at Miami (OH)||Tuesday, November 8||7:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Colorado at USC||Friday, November 11||9:30 p.m.||FS1|
|Missouri at Tennessee||Saturday, November 12||12:00 p.m.||CBS|
|Purdue at Illinois||Saturday, November 12||12:00 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Alabama at Ole Miss||Saturday, November 12||3:30 p.m.||CBS|
|Nebraska at Michigan||Saturday, November 12||3:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Louisville at Clemson||Saturday, November 12||3:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|UCF at Tulane||Saturday, November 12||3:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|TCU at Texas||Saturday, November 12||7:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Southern Miss at Coastal Carolina||Saturday, November 12||7:30 p.m.||ESPNU|
Data effective as of post date.