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.

Thanksgiving Football Schedule 2018

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Ball State at Miami (Ohio) 7:00 pm ESPN+ / WatchESPN
NIU at Western Michigan 7:00 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
NFL: Chicago at Detroit 12:30pm CBS /
Mississippi Valley St. at Alabama St. 3:00pm ASU All-Access
Colorado State at Air Force 3:30pm CBSSN /
NFL: Washington at Dallas 4:30pm FOX / FSGo
(18) Mississippi State at Ole Miss 7:30pm ESPN / WatchESPN
NFL: Atlanta at New Orleans 8:20pm NBC /

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018

Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Akron at Ohio 12:00pm CBSSN /
Buffalo at Bowling Green 12:00pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Central Michigan at Toledo 12:00pm ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Kent State 12:00pm ESPN3
Houston at Memphis 12:00pm ABC / WatchESPN
Nebraska at Iowa 12:00pm FOX / FSGo
(14) Texas at Kansas 12:00pm FS1 / FSGo
Arkansas at Missouri 2:30pm CBS /
Coastal Carolina at South Alabama 3:00pm ESPN+
East Carolina at Cincinnati 3:30pm CBSSN /
Virginia at Virginia Tech 3:30pm ABC / WatchESPN
Oregon at Oregon State 4:00pm FS1 / FSGo
(9) UCF at USF 4:15pm ESPN / WatchESPN
(6) Oklahoma at (13) West Virginia 8:00pm ESPN / WatchESPN
(16) Washington at (8) Washington State 8:30pm FOX / FSGo

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018

Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
(11) Florida at Florida State 12:00pm ABC / WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at (5) Georgia 12:00pm SECN / WatchESPN
Marshall at FIU 12:00pm Facebook
(4) Michigan at (10) Ohio State 12:00pm FOX / FSGo
Purdue at Indiana 12:00pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
(20) Syracuse at Boston College 12:00pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Texas Tech vs. Baylor (in Arlington, TX) 12:00pm FS1 / FSGo
WKU at LA Tech 12:00pm CBSSN /
Navy at Tulane 12:00pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
NC State at North Carolina 12:20pm Raycom Sports / ESPN3
Wake Forest at Duke 12:30pm RSN / ESPN3
Old Dominion at Rice 1:00pm ESPN+
NC Central at SC State 1:30pm
Duquesne at Towson 2:00pm ESPN3
Elon at Wofford 2:00pm ESPN3
Georgia Southern at Georgia State 2:00pm ESPN+
New Mexico State at Liberty 2:00pm ESPN3
Stony Brook at Southeast Missouri 2:00pm ESPN3
Texas Southern at Prairie View A&M 2:00pm PVAMU SN
Troy at Appalachian State 2:30pm ESPN+
Wyoming at New Mexico 2:30pm ATTSN / MWN
Delaware at James Madison 3:00pm ESPN3
Incarnate Word at Montana State 3:00pm ESPN3
Louisiana at ULM 3:00pm ESPN+
Southern Miss at UTEP 3:00pm ESPN+
Stanford at UCLA 3:00pm Pac-12N /
UAB at Middle Tennessee 3:00pm ESPN3
Arizona State at Arizona 3:30pm FS1 / FSGo
Auburn at (1) Alabama 3:30pm CBS /
Illinois at (19) Northwestern 3:30pm BTN / BTN2Go
Maryland at (12) Penn State 3:30pm ABC / WatchESPN
Minnesota at Wisconsin 3:30pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
(24) Pitt at Miami FL 3:30pm ESPN / WatchESPN
SMU at Tulsa 3:30pm CBSSN /
Temple at UConn 3:30pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Arkansas State at Texas State 4:00pm ESPN3
Rutgers at Michigan State 4:00pm FOX / FSGo
San Diego at Nicholls 4:00pm ESPN3
Tennessee at Vanderbilt 4:00pm SECN / WatchESPN
Grambling vs. Southern (in New Orleans) 5:00pm NBCSN /
Lamar at Northern Iowa 5:00pm ESPN3
Charlotte at Florida Atlantic 6:00pm Stadium
Colorado at California 7:00pm Pac-12N /
Kansas State at (25) Iowa State 7:00pm FS1 / FSGo
(15) Kentucky at Louisville 7:00pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
North Texas at UTSA 7:00pm ESPN+
San Jose State at Fresno State 7:00pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
South Carolina at (2) Clemson 7:00pm ESPN / WatchESPN
ETSU at Jacksonville State 7:30pm ESPN3
(7) LSU at (22) Texas A&M 7:30pm SECN / WatchESPN
(3) Notre Dame at USC 8:00pm ABC / WatchESPN
Oklahoma State at TCU 8:00pm FOX / FSGo
Nevada at UNLV 9:30pm CBSSN /
BYU at (17) Utah 10:00pm FS1 / FSGo
(21) Utah State at (23) Boise State 10:15pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Hawaii at San Diego State 10:30pm ESPNU / WatchESPN

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00pm CBS
Jacksonville at Buffalo 1:00pm CBS
New England at NY Jets 1:00pm CBS
NY Giants at Philadelphia 1:00pm FOX
Oakland at Baltimore 1:00pm CBS
San Francisco at Tampa Bay 1:00pm FOX
Seattle at Carolina 1:00pm FOX
Arizona at LA Chargers 4:05pm FOX
Miami at Indianapolis 4:25pm CBS
Pittsburgh at Denver 4:25pm CBS
Green Bay at Minnesota 8:20pm NBC

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Tennessee at Houston 8:15 pm ESPN