Thanksgiving Football Schedule 2016

By Kevin Kelley -

The Thanksgiving Football Schedule for the 2016 season has been set. The schedule includes all college football games and NFL games this holiday weekend.

Thanksgiving week is also Rivalry Week in college football. Some of the rivalry games on the Thanksgiving football schedule include Auburn at Alabama, Florida at Florida State, Georgia Tech at Georgia, Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, Michigan at Ohio State, Mississippi State at Ole Miss, Oregon at Oregon State, South Carolina at Clemson, and Washington at Washington State.

There are also some great NFL games on the slate, highlighted by three Thanksgiving Classic games: Minnesota at Detroit, Washington at Dallas, and Pittsburgh at Indianapolis.

2016 Thanksgiving Week Football Schedule (PDF)

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

MatchupTime (ET)TV / Online
Ohio 9, Akron 37:00 pmESPNU
Miami (OH) 21, Ball State 207:00 pmESPN3
Eastern Michigan 26, Central Michigan 217:00 pmESPN3

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016

MatchupTime (ET)TV / Online
NFL: Vikings at Lions12:30 pmCBS
NFL: Redskins at Cowboys4:30 pmFOX
LSU at Texas A&M7:30 pmESPN / ESPN3
NFL: Steelers at Colts8:30 pmNBC

Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

MatchupTime (ET)TV / Online
(20) Houston at MemphisNoonABC / ESPN3
NC State at North CarolinaNoonESPN / WatchESPN
NIU at Kent StateNoonCBSSN / Stream
Arkansas at Missouri2:30 pmCBS / Stream
Buffalo at Bowling Green2:30 pmESPN3
(19) Boise State at Air Force3:30 pmCBSSN / Stream
(16) Nebraska at Iowa3:30 pmABC / ESPN3
TCU at Texas3:30 pmFS1 / FSGo
(5) Washington at (23) Washington State3:30 pmFOX / FSGo
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss4:00 pmESPNews / WatchESPN
Toledo at (21) Western Michigan5:00 pmESPN2 / WatchESPN
Baylor vs. Texas Tech (at Arlington, TX)6:00 pmESPN / WatchESPN
Cincinnati at Tulsa8:30 pmESPNU / WatchESPN
Arizona State at Arizona9:30 pmESPN / WatchESPN

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

MatchupTime (ET)TV / Online
Arkansas State at UL LafayetteNoonASN / ESPN3
Georgia Tech at GeorgiaNoonSECN / WatchESPN
Illinois at NorthwesternNoonBTN / BTN2Go
Kansas at Kansas StateNoonFS1 / FSGo
Kentucky at (11) LouisvilleNoonESPN / WatchESPN
(3) Michigan at (2) Ohio StateNoonABC / ESPN3
Purdue at IndianaNoonESPNU / WatchESPN
Rutgers at MarylandNoonESPNews / WatchESPN
UCF at USFNoonCBSSN / Stream
Virginia at Virginia TechNoonESPN2 / WatchESPN
Syracuse at Pittsburgh12:30 pmACCN / ACCNExtra
FCS: Illinois State at Central Arkansas2:00 pmESPN3
FCS: Weber State at Chattanooga2:00 pmESPN3
FCS: Lehigh at New Hampshire2:00 pmESPN3
FCS: North Carolina A&T at Richmond2:00 pmESPN3
FCS: Saint Francis (Pa.) at Villanova2:00 pmESPN3
FCS: Charleston Southern at Wofford2:00 pmESPN3
Boston College at Wake Forest3:00 pmRSN / ACCNExtra
(13) Auburn at (1) Alabama3:30 pmCBS / Stream
Duke at Miami, FL3:30 pmESPN2 / WatchESPN
FIU at Old Dominion3:30 pmESPN3
Michigan State at (7) Penn State3:30 pmESPN / WatchESPN
Minnesota at (6) Wisconsin3:30 pmBTN / BTN2Go
Mississippi State at Ole Miss3:30 pmSECN / WatchESPN
(25) Navy at SMU3:30 pmESPNU / WatchESPN
Notre Dame at (12) USC3:30 pmABC / WatchESPN
San Jose State at Fresno State3:30 pmCBSSN / Stream
South Alabama at Idaho3:30 pmASN / ESPN3
(18) West Virginia at Iowa State3:30 pmFS1 / FSGo
Appalachian State at New Mexico State4:00 pmESPN3 / AggieVision
Nevada at UNLV4:00 pmESPN3
Oregon at Oregon State4:00 pmPac-12N / Stream
Troy at Texas State4:00 pmESPN3
Tulane at UConn4:00 pmESPNews / WatchESPN
FCS: Samford at Youngstown State5:00 pmESPN3
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee5:30 pmbeIN Sports / Stream
Charlotte at UTSA7:00 pmCampusInsiders
UCLA at California7:00 pmESPN2 / WatchESPN
WKU at Marshall7:00 pmESPNU / WatchESPN
FCS: San Diego at Cal Poly7:00 pmESPN3
East Carolina at Temple7:30 pmESPNews / WatchESPN
South Carolina at (4) Clemson7:30 pmESPN / WatchESPN
(17) Tennessee at Vanderbilt7:30 pmSECN / WatchESPN
(22) Utah at (9) Colorado7:30 pmFOX / FSGo
(15) Florida at (14) Florida State8:00 pmABC / ESPN3
North Texas at UTEP8:00 pmCUSA.TV
Rice at (24) Stanford8:00 pmPac-12N / Stream
Colorado State at San Diego State9:00 pmCBSSN / Stream
Utah State at BYU10:15 pmESPNU / WatchESPN
Wyoming at New Mexico10:15 pmESPN2 / WatchESPN
UMass at Hawaii11:00 pmOceanic PPV

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

MatchupTime (ET)TV / Online
Titans at Bears1:00 pmCBS
Jaguars at Bills1:00 pmCBS
Bengals at Ravens1:00 pmCBS
Cardinals at Falcons1:00 pmFOX
Giants at Browns1:00 pmFOX
Rams at Saints1:00 pmFOX
49ers at Dolphins1:00 pmFOX
Chargers at Texans1:00 pmCBS
Seahawks at Buccaneers4:05 pmFOX
Patriots at Jets4:25 pmCBS
Panthers at Raiders4:25 pmCBS
Chiefs at Broncos8:30 pmNBC

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Packers at Eagles8:30 pmESPN

Comments (3)

Here’s how I want the actual Thanksgiving holiday to look football wise next year:

12:00 – Florida State at Florida (SEC on CBS)
4:30 – TBA at Dallas (NFL)

12:30 – TBA at Detroit (NFL)
4:30 – UCLA at USC (CFB on Fox)

12:00 or 3:30 – Wisconsin at Minnesota (ESPN College Football)

8:30 – TBA (NFL)

7:00 – Mississippi at Mississippi State (ESPN College Football)

8:00 – Purdue VS. Indiana at Indianapolis (ESPN College Football)

7:30 – Texas A&M at LSU (ESPN College Football)

3:30 or 7:00 – South Florida at UCF (ESPN College Football or College Football on CBS) – depends on if it affects conference title race

7:00 – Texas Tech at Texas (CFB on Fox)
10:30 – Arizona at Arizona State or Colorado at Utah (CFB on Fox)

10:30 – MWC game TBD

7:00 or 10:30 – MWC game TBD (College Football on CBS or ESPN College Football)

So I want a lot more college football played on the actual holiday

ABC can alternate 2-year periods airing Minnesota-Wisconsin and Illinois-Northwestern on Thanksgiving.

CBS would alternate airing FSU at Florida, Clemson at SC, or Louisville at Kentucky every odd year in the early time slot – the even years would always be Georgia Tech at Georgia in the late afternoon time slot

Fox can alternate between an early slot Big 12 game in even years and a late afternoon slot Pac-12 game in odd years

So yeah CBS and Fox would have doubleheaders consisting of a college game and an NFL game

Penn St.,if coach Franklin,beefs up the same Def line that showed for ohio st,and Iowa,,THE FLOOD <—–<<<<<<<PENN ST,WILL SHOCK THE NATION!!!!!!this season,then next season,when he recruits a few dozers,and back end help,the lions will be the pride of the big ten.Franklin has been working with hands tied,and still we watched a young team grow.He is a great coach…Has a great team.Great season,and still growing.All around great games this turkey season..yuckeyes in columbus,NITTANY LIONS OVER sparty=Big ten EAST CHAMPS!!!!!!!!