Thanksgiving Football Schedule 2018

By Kevin Kelley -

The Thanksgiving Football Schedule for the 2018 season has been set. The schedule includes all FBS and FCS college football games and NFL games this holiday weekend.

The football schedule this week kicks off on Tuesday, Nov. 20 with two games in the MAC at 7:00pm ET. Miami (Ohio) hosts Ball State and Western Michigan hosts Northern Illinois.

Thanksgiving Day kicks off at 12:30pm ET with an NFL contest, which features the Chicago Bears traveling to take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

Two more Thanksgiving Classic games follow. First, it’s the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Washington Redskins at 4:30pm ET, and then the New Orleans Saints welcome the Atlanta Falcons to “The Big Easy” at 8:20pm ET.

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

The bowl schedule and College Football Playoff pairings for the 2018-19 season will be announced on Sunday, Dec. 2.

2018 Thanksgiving Football Schedule (PDF)

Thanksgiving Football Schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

MatchupTime (ET)TV / Online
Ball State at Miami (Ohio)7:00 pmESPN+ / WatchESPN
NIU at Western Michigan7:00 pmESPNU / WatchESPN

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

MatchupTime (ET)TV / Online
NFL: Chicago at Detroit12:30pmCBS /
Mississippi Valley St. at Alabama St.3:00pmASU All-Access
Colorado State at Air Force3:30pmCBSSN /
NFL: Washington at Dallas4:30pmFOX / FSGo
(18) Mississippi State at Ole Miss7:30pmESPN / WatchESPN
NFL: Atlanta at New Orleans8:20pmNBC /

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018

MatchupTime (ET)TV / Online
Akron at Ohio12:00pmCBSSN /
Buffalo at Bowling Green12:00pmESPNU / WatchESPN
Central Michigan at Toledo12:00pmESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Kent State12:00pmESPN3
Houston at Memphis12:00pmABC / WatchESPN
Nebraska at Iowa12:00pmFOX / FSGo
(14) Texas at Kansas12:00pmFS1 / FSGo
Arkansas at Missouri2:30pmCBS /
Coastal Carolina at South Alabama3:00pmESPN+
East Carolina at Cincinnati3:30pmCBSSN /
Virginia at Virginia Tech3:30pmABC / WatchESPN
Oregon at Oregon State4:00pmFS1 / FSGo
(9) UCF at USF4:15pmESPN / WatchESPN
(6) Oklahoma at (13) West Virginia8:00pmESPN / WatchESPN
(16) Washington at (8) Washington State8:30pmFOX / FSGo

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018

MatchupTime (ET)TV / Online
(11) Florida at Florida State12:00pmABC / WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at (5) Georgia12:00pmSECN / WatchESPN
Marshall at FIU12:00pmFacebook
(4) Michigan at (10) Ohio State12:00pmFOX / FSGo
Purdue at Indiana12:00pmESPN2 / WatchESPN
(20) Syracuse at Boston College12:00pmESPN / WatchESPN
Texas Tech vs. Baylor (in Arlington, TX)12:00pmFS1 / FSGo
WKU at LA Tech12:00pmCBSSN /
Navy at Tulane12:00pmESPNU / WatchESPN
NC State at North Carolina12:20pmRaycom Sports / ESPN3
Wake Forest at Duke12:30pmRSN / ESPN3
Old Dominion at Rice1:00pmESPN+
NC Central at SC State1:30pm
Duquesne at Towson2:00pmESPN3
Elon at Wofford2:00pmESPN3
Georgia Southern at Georgia State2:00pmESPN+
New Mexico State at Liberty2:00pmESPN3
Stony Brook at Southeast Missouri2:00pmESPN3
Texas Southern at Prairie View A&M2:00pmPVAMU SN
Troy at Appalachian State2:30pmESPN+
Wyoming at New Mexico2:30pmATTSN / MWN
Delaware at James Madison3:00pmESPN3
Incarnate Word at Montana State3:00pmESPN3
Louisiana at ULM3:00pmESPN+
Southern Miss at UTEP3:00pmESPN+
Stanford at UCLA3:00pmPac-12N /
UAB at Middle Tennessee3:00pmESPN3
Arizona State at Arizona3:30pmFS1 / FSGo
Auburn at (1) Alabama3:30pmCBS /
Illinois at (19) Northwestern3:30pmBTN / BTN2Go
Maryland at (12) Penn State3:30pmABC / WatchESPN
Minnesota at Wisconsin3:30pmESPN2 / WatchESPN
(24) Pitt at Miami FL3:30pmESPN / WatchESPN
SMU at Tulsa3:30pmCBSSN /
Temple at UConn3:30pmESPNU / WatchESPN
Arkansas State at Texas State4:00pmESPN3
Rutgers at Michigan State4:00pmFOX / FSGo
San Diego at Nicholls4:00pmESPN3
Tennessee at Vanderbilt4:00pmSECN / WatchESPN
Grambling vs. Southern (in New Orleans)5:00pmNBCSN /
Lamar at Northern Iowa5:00pmESPN3
Charlotte at Florida Atlantic6:00pmStadium
Colorado at California7:00pmPac-12N /
Kansas State at (25) Iowa State7:00pmFS1 / FSGo
(15) Kentucky at Louisville7:00pmESPN2 / WatchESPN
North Texas at UTSA7:00pmESPN+
San Jose State at Fresno State7:00pmESPNU / WatchESPN
South Carolina at (2) Clemson7:00pmESPN / WatchESPN
ETSU at Jacksonville State7:30pmESPN3
(7) LSU at (22) Texas A&M7:30pmSECN / WatchESPN
(3) Notre Dame at USC8:00pmABC / WatchESPN
Oklahoma State at TCU8:00pmFOX / FSGo
Nevada at UNLV9:30pmCBSSN /
BYU at (17) Utah10:00pmFS1 / FSGo
(21) Utah State at (23) Boise State10:15pmESPN / WatchESPN
Hawaii at San Diego State10:30pmESPNU / WatchESPN

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Cleveland at Cincinnati1:00pmCBS
Jacksonville at Buffalo1:00pmCBS
New England at NY Jets1:00pmCBS
NY Giants at Philadelphia1:00pmFOX
Oakland at Baltimore1:00pmCBS
San Francisco at Tampa Bay1:00pmFOX
Seattle at Carolina1:00pmFOX
Arizona at LA Chargers4:05pmFOX
Miami at Indianapolis4:25pmCBS
Pittsburgh at Denver4:25pmCBS
Green Bay at Minnesota8:20pmNBC

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Tennessee at Houston8:15 pmESPN