As is tradition, football is the most popular and loved sport to enjoy after a delicious Thanksgiving Day meal, sitting on the couch to watch some of the historic professional teams showcase magic for America.
As is tradition, football is the most popular and loved sport to enjoy after a delicious Thanksgiving Day meal, sitting on the couch to watch some of the historic professional teams showcase magic for America. For many years, the NFL has been the league where everyone anticipates the key matchup teams battle on turkey day. Several of the most popular teams will be featured this year from the early morning to prime time on the biggest networks. The following is a scheduled for the featured teams and games for turkey day, along with a brief preview and matchup about the each game and team. Following the NFL schedule, the top NCAA Division I schools will take to the gridiron to provide the Thanksgiving weekend a special feature of classic match-ups. This includes the biggest rivalries - Arkansas vs. LSU, Alabama vs. Auburn and Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State and Ohio State vs. Michigan. NFL Thanksgiving Day Schedule and match preview Thursday, November 28 11:30 a.m. FOX (CST) Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers These two rivals faced off already on Oct. 6 when the Packers won by a score of 22-9. Aaron Rogers and the offensive exploded, so fans are expecting another offensive show. As of Nov. 14, the Packers’ 2013 record stands at 5-4, while the Lions are 6-3. This great re-match is the perfect way to spend turkey day in 2013. 2:30 p.m. CBS (CST) Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders The Cowboys are currently tied with the Eagles at the top of the pack in the AFC East, while Oakland is in last place in the AFC West. The Cowboys may be favored to win, but the Raiders beat them by a score of 19-17 earlier this year in preseason. As of Nov. 14, the Cowboys’ 2013 record stands at 5-5, while the Raiders are 3-6. 7:30 p.m. NBC (CST) Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens These two teams already faced off this year. On Oct. 20, it was an incredibly close game with the Steelers winning by three points for a final score of 19-16. Can Big Ben lead his team to another delicious victory on Thanksgiving Day? As of Nov. 14, the Steelers’ 2013 record stands at 3-6, which puts them in last place in the AFC North. Baltimore is in third place with a win-loss record of 4-5. NCAA Division I-A Football Schedule 2013 Thursday, November 28 TIME (CST) MATCHUP TV 6:30 PM No. 24 Ole Miss at Mississippi St. ESPN 6:30 PM Texas Tech at Texas FOX Sports 1 Friday, November 29 TIME (CST) MATCHUP TV 11 AM Iowa at Nebraska ABC 11 AM Southern Methodist at Houston ESPN2 11 AM East Carolina at Marshall CBS Sports Network 11 AM Toledo at Akron ESPN3 12:30 PM Bowling Green at Buffalo ESPNU 1:30 PM Arkansas at No. 22 LSU CBS 2:00 PM Florida International at Florida Atlantic FOX Sports 1 2:30 PM No. 15 Fresno St. at San Jose St. CBS Sports Network 2:30 PM Miami (FL) at Pittsburgh ABC 2:30 PM Washington State at Washington FOX 6 PM Oregon State at No. 5 Oregon FOX Sports 1 7 PM South Florida at No. 18 UCF ESPN Saturday, November 30 TIME (CST) MATCHUP TV 11 AM No. 2 Florida State at Florida ESPN 11 AM No. 3 Ohio State at Michigan ABC 11 AM Kansas State at Kansas FOX Sports 1 11:21 AM Wake Forest at Vanderbilt ESPN3 11:30 AM Maryland at North Carolina State ESPN3 Noon Southern Miss at UAB 1 PM Air Force at Colorado State ESPN3 1 PM Colorado at Utah Pac-12 Network 1 PM Wyoming at Utah State 1 PM South Alabama at Georgia State ESPN3 2 PM Tulane at Rice 2 PM Brigham Young at Nevada CBS Sports Network 2:30 PM No. 1 Alabama at No. 6 Auburn CBS 2:30 PM Penn State at No. 19 Wisconsin 2:30 PM Georgia at Georgia Tech ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 2:30 PM Idaho at New Mexico State ESPN3 2:30 PM Boston College at Syracuse ESPN3 2:30 PM Northwestern at Illinois BTN 2:30 PM Louisiana Tech at UTSA 3 PM Ark. State at Western Kentucky ESPN3 3 PM Iowa State at West Virginia FOX Sports 1 3:30 PM Temple at Memphis 6 PM No. 7 Clemson at No. 11 South Carolina ESPN2 6 PM Notre Dame at No. 9 Stanford FOX 6 PM Tennessee at Kentucky ESPNU 6 PM Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3 6:45 PM No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 8 Missouri ESPN 8:30 PM Arizona at No. 17 Arizona State Pac-12 Network 9:15 PM New Mexico at Boise State ESPN2 9:30 PM San Diego State at UNLV ESPN2