Thanksgiving Football Schedule 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

The Thanksgiving Football Schedule for the 2020 season has been set. The schedule includes all FBS college football and NFL games this holiday weekend.

The football schedule this week kicks off on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 26) with an NFL contest, which features the Houston Texans traveling to take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. The game will be televised by CBS at 12:30pm ET.

One more Thanksgiving Classic game follows at 4:30pm ET on FOX. That matchup features the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Washington Football Team. The prime time NFL game this year, Baltimore at Pittsburgh, has been postponed to Sunday at 1:15pm ET on NBC.

Thanksgiving Day football wraps up with one college football game in the Mountain West Conference. The New Mexico Lobos travel to take on the Utah State Aggies at 7:00pm ET on FS1.

Football on Black Friday begins at Noon ET with two matchups — Iowa State at Texas and UMass at Liberty. Seven additional games are scheduled for Black Friday.

Saturday features a full slate of college football action, while Sunday includes 13 NFL games. The Thanksgiving Week Football Schedule concludes with a Monday Night Football matchup featuring Seattle at Philadelphia.

Thanksgiving week is also Rivalry Week in college football. However, due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, some of the rivalry games will not be played this season. Some of  the remaining matchups include Alabama at Auburn, Mississippi State at Ole Miss, Oregon State at Oregon, Stanford at Cal, UCF at USF, and Washington State at Washington.

The College Football Bowl Schedule is slated to begin on Saturday, Dec. 19, which is also conference championship weekend this year. The College Football Playoff pairings for the 2020-21 season will be announced on Sunday, Dec. 20.

*Due to game postponements and cancellations, this schedule is subject to change without notice. Schedule last updated: Nov. 28, 2020 – 7:55pm ET

2020 Thanksgiving Football Schedule (PDF)

Thanksgiving Football Schedule 2020

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020

Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
NFL: Houston at Detroit 12:30pm CBS
NFL: Washington at Dallas 4:30pm FOX
New Mexico at Utah State 7:00pm FS1

Friday, Nov. 27, 2020

Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
(13) Iowa State at (17) Texas 12:00pm ABC
UMass at Liberty 12:00pm ESPN3
Nebraska at (24) Iowa 1:00pm FOX
(2) Notre Dame at (19) North Carolina 3:30pm ABC
UCF at USF 3:30pm ESPN
Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan 4:00pm CBSSN
Stanford at California 4:00pm FOX
Wyoming at UNLV 4:00pm FS1
(15) Oregon at Oregon State 7:30pm ESPN

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020

Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Ball State at Toledo 12:00pm ESPN3
Bowling Green at Ohio 12:00pm ESPN+
Georgia Southern at Georgia State 12:00pm ESPN3
Kent State at Buffalo 12:00pm CBSSN
Kentucky at (6) Florida 12:00pm ESPN
Maryland at (12) Indiana 12:00pm ESPN2
NC State at Syracuse 12:00pm ACCN
NIU at Western Michigan 12:00pm ESPN+
Penn State at Michigan 12:00pm ABC
SMU at East Carolina 12:00pm ESPN+
Texas Tech at (23) Oklahoma State 12:00pm FOX
Vanderbilt at Missouri 12:00pm SECN
Miami (Ohio) at Akron 1:00pm ESPN3
UTEP at Rice 1:00pm ESPN3
Florida Atlantic at MTSU 1:30pm CBSSN
(20) Coastal Carolina at Texas State 3:00pm ESPN+
Louisiana at ULM 3:00pm ESPN3
North Texas at UTSA 3:00pm Stadium
South Alabama at Arkansas State 3:00pm ESPN3
(22) Auburn at (1) Alabama 3:30pm CBS
(8) Northwestern at Michigan State 3:30pm ESPN
Pitt at (3) Clemson 3:30pm ABC
Troy at Appalachian State 3:30pm ESPN2
Louisville at Boston College 4:00pm ACCN
Mississippi State at Ole Miss 4:00pm SECN
Rutgers at Purdue 4:00pm FS1
San Jose State at Boise State 4:00pm FOX
San Diego State at Colorado 5:00pm Pac-12N
Duke at Georgia Tech 7:00pm RSN/ESPN3
Kansas State at Baylor 7:00pm ESPN2
LSU at (5) Texas A&M 7:00pm ESPN
Memphis at Navy 7:00pm CBSSN
(9) Georgia at South Carolina 7:30pm SECN
Utah at Washington 7:30pm ABC
TCU at Kansas 8:00pm FS1
Arizona at UCLA 8:00pm FOX
Virginia at Florida State 8:00pm ACCN
Nevada at Hawaii 11:00pm Spectrum PPV/NSN

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020

Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Las Vegas at Atlanta 1:00pm CBS
LA Chargers at Buffalo 1:00pm CBS
NY Giants at Cincinnati 1:00pm FOX
Tennessee at Indianapolis 1:00pm CBS
Cleveland at Jacksonville 1:00pm CBS
Carolina at Minnesota 1:00pm FOX
Arizona at New England 1:00pm FOX
Miami at NY Jets 1:00pm CBS
NFL: Baltimore at Pittsburgh 1:15pm NBC
San Francisco at LA Rams 4:05pm FOX
New Orleans at Denver 4:05pm FOX
Kansas City at Tampa Bay 4:25pm CBS
Chicago at Green Bay 8:20pm NBC

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Seattle at Philadelphia 8:15pm ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
WKU at Charlotte 10:30am CBSSN

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