College Football Conference Championship Game Schedule
The complete schedule for all seven conference championships to be played next week.
Below is the schedule of conference championship games with TV schedule. Possible playoff berths could be decided in these games as well. All times Eastern.
Friday, Dec. 5
MAC: Bowling Green (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (10-2), 7 p.m., ESPN2 -- It's a rematch of last year's MAC title game with the Huskies looking to get revenge this time around against the Falcons. This is the fifth consecutive year that Northern Illinois will play for the MAC title, which it won in both 2011 and 2012. Bowling Green's victory last year was the first time it won the MAC Championship Game, in its first appearance since 2003.
Pac-12: No. 2 Oregon (10-1) vs. No. 11 Arizona (10-2), 9 p.m., Fox -- Most of the country expected Oregon to be playing in this game, but the same cannot be said of Arizona. The Wildcats are one of the biggest surprises in the country and will be playing for their first Pac-12 title since 1993. This will be the Ducks' first appearance in the Pac-12 Championship since it beat UCLA 49-31 in 2011.
Saturday, Dec. 6
C-USA: No. 24 Marshall (11-1) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4), Noon, ESPN2 -- Marshall's loss to Western Kentucky may have felt like a death blow to the team's access bowl hopes, but the Thundering Herd can still impress the committee with a victory against Louisiana Tech. It's the second successive season the Herd have played for the conference title, though they lost to Rice 41-24 last season. This will be Louisiana Tech's first appearance in the game since joining Conference USA last season.
SEC: No. 1 Alabama (10-1) vs. No. 17 Missouri (10-2), 4 p.m., CBS -- Alabama clinched the SEC West with Mississippi State's loss to Ole Miss and as a result the Crimson Tide will find itself in the SEC Championship Game for the 10th time in the game's 23-year history. That ties Alabama with Florida for most all-time appearances. Missouri will be making only its second appearance in Atlanta but that's a lot more impressive when you realize it's only Mizzou's third season in the SEC. Last year the Tigers fell to Auburn 59-42.
ACC: No. 3 Florida State (12-0) vs. No. 16 Georgia Tech (10-2), 8 p.m., ABC -- It might not have had the easiest time getting there, but Florida State will appear in the ACC Championship for the third-straight season and fourth time in five years. Georgia Tech makes its fourth appearance in the ACC Championship Game with those four appearances trailing only FSU and Virginia Tech (five apiece) for most all-time. This year's game will be a rematch of the 2012 contest. The Seminoles won that meeting 21-15.
Big Ten: No. 6 Ohio State (11-1) vs. No. 14 Wisconsin (10-2), 8:17 p.m., Fox -- This year's Big Ten Championship Game will be the fourth in conference history, and it will be the third time Wisconsin has appeared in the game. The Badgers won their first two appearances in 2011 and 2012. The one year Wisconsin didn't make the trip to Indianapolis (2013), it was Ohio State representing the Legends Division, and you surely remember OSU's title hopes dying at the hands of Michigan State last season. This year the Buckeyes will look to keep their playoff hopes alive, though they'll have to do so without quarterback J.T. Barrett, who suffered a broken ankle against Michigan.
MWC: Fresno State (6-6) at No. 23 Boise State (10-2), 10 p.m., CBS -- Fresno State returns to the Mountain West Championship for the second year in a row, though this time it will be considered the underdog. The Bulldogs will face a Boise State team that's not only playing for a Mountain West title, but a likely spot in one of the access bowls as the Group of 5 representative. This game will be a rematch, as Boise State defeated Fresno State 37-27 in Boise on Oct. 17.
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