Competitor week kicks off with the Egg Bowl on Thursday, but Friday offers a full range of college football games to whet your appetite for Saturday. With games set from noon ET to evening, you can spend Black Friday in the comfort of your home online shopping while watching – and possibly betting – college football.
Among Friday’s top storylines was number 21 San Diego State looking to hold onto its one-lose status as it heads into the finals. College football The Playoff Leaderboards, Texas and Nebraska are all looking to end their seasons on a positive note despite their disappointing record, No. 16 Iowa trying to do what they can to secure a spot. in the Big Ten Championship Game, No. 25 Arkansas tries to win Missouri their annual Thanksgiving weekend showdown, and No. 20 NC State hopes to hold off rival North Carolina as it heads for a first place bowl match.
While winning is all that matters to the standings, we’re interested in whether these teams include their spreads. Be sure to stick with CBS Sports throughout the day for college football coverage from the inaugural game on. Check out our expert picks for a packed Friday in Week 13.
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Boise State at 21 San Diego State
Noon | CBS, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App – When Boise State tries to run the ball, its attack becomes much less effective. The state of San Diego has enough manpower to restrain George Holani and disturb the game. The only opponents to reach 30 points against Aztec were Utah and Fresno State. If San Diego State can play the game to its terms in the final at home, the Aztecs will win. Prediction: San Diego State (+2.5) – Shehan Jeyarajah
Kansas State in Texas
Noon | fox, fuboTV (Try free) — Kansas State failed to score in the second half of their 20-10 loss to Baylor last week. Much of that is down to the Bears’ defense, but it’s a bad omen as the Wildcats gear up for the regular-season finals with quarterback Skylar Thompson’s condition uncertain. K-State coach Chris Klieman said this week that there is an “outside shot” Thompson will play. Assuming he doesn’t, Texas would win its six-game losing streak and take cover at home. The Wildcats wouldn’t be the same without Thompson. Prediction: Texas (-3) – David Cobb
Number 16 Iowa in Nebraska
1:30 pm | The Big Ten Network, fuboTV (Try free) — I was setting Iowa for this game, and then news of Adrian Martinez’s injury came. It becomes an easier decision from there. While Nebraska has fought hard throughout the season and is better than its record, it’s hard to count on them with a backup quarterback against an Iowa team that has so much to offer. I would take the Hawkeyes all the way to Iowa -3, depending on how far the roster has moved since the announcement of Martinez’s injury. Prediction: Iowa (+3.5) – Tom Fornell
Missouri at 25 Arkansas
3:30 pm | CBS, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App – Arkansas will mark its surprising season with a solid win over a suppressed Missouri defence. Simply put, this is a nightmare for a defense that can’t stop the nosebleeds, much less attack aggressively. Set points and enjoy the winning round. Prediction: Arkansas (-14) – Barrett Sallee
North Carolina at 20 State NC
7 p.m. | ESPN, fuboTV (Try free) — This will be fun. With an expected total of 62, Wolfpack and Tar Heels could surpass this number entering the fourth quarter. The difference in this game will be NC State’s defense, which could limit North Carolina on enough series that it won with a touchdown. UNC won bowler status, but NC State is looking for outside opportunities for a New Year’s Best Bowl game or top-tier bowl game. As long as this stays within a full touch down, go back to Packages. Prediction: NC State (-6) – Adam Silverstein
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