The penultimate weekend of the college football regular season is here with the holidays right around the corner. As the slate winds down, several intriguing matchups that will directly impact division, conference and national title races are on tap here in Week 12.
No. 7 Michigan State will visit No. 4 Ohio State in what is essentially a College Football Playoff elimination game. No. 21 Arkansas and No. 2 Alabama will tee it up in Tuscaloosa and No. 3 Oregon will travel to Salt Lake City to take on No. 23 Utah. What’s more, this will be a big weekend for Heisman Trophy candidates looking to make their final cases for college football’s most prestigious individual award.
What should you watch this weekend? Here’s a viewer’s guide to help you navigate through the action.
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The best games
No. 7 Michigan State at No. 4 Ohio State — noon on Fox, fuboTV (Try for free): The Spartans will fall out of CFP and Big Ten East contention with a loss, and the Buckeyes can’t afford a second loss on top of its nonconference defeat at the hands of Oregon. Keep an eye on Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud and his talented receivers vs. a bad Spartans secondary.
No. 21 Arkansas at No. 2 Alabama — 3:30 p.m. on CBS, CBSSports.com and CBS Sports App: The Crimson Tide can wrap up the SEC West with a win over the Razorbacks. It’s also a perfect chance for the Crimson Tide running game, which has been a big disappointment this season, to get right before the stretch run. Arkansas already has one signature win this year over Texas A&M. Another one on Saturday will send shockwaves through the college football world.
No. 3 Oregon at No. 23 Utah — 7:30 p.m. on ABC, fuboTV (Try for free): The Utes are three-point favorites over the…