College Football Weekend: Conference Championships – Kickoff times, TV Networks
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From Staff Reports
The final tickets of the 2021 College Football Playoffs will be punched this weekend as a total of 10 Conference Championships will be played today and tomorrow.
Locally, the big one is the Southeastern Conference Championship Game in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It’s top-ranked and unbeaten Georgia (12-0) against once-beaten and defending champion Alabama (11-1). Kickoff is at 4 p.m. and will be televised on CBS.
This is the 9th time the Georgia Bulldogs have reached the SEC title game. The Bulldogs have lost both times when facing Alabama in the SEC Championship, losing 32-28 in 2012 and 35-28 in 2018.
As of today, the College Football Playoff Rankings have Georgia at No. 1, followed by Michigan at No. 2, then Alabama and Cincinnati. Oklahoma State is at No. 5 and Notre Dame is No. 6. Only the top four teams make it to the playoffs.
And speaking of playoffs, two Georgia schools remain alive in college football championships. Kennesaw State (11-1) travels to East Tennessee State for a FCS Championships 2nd Round contest on Saturday while Valdosta State (10-1) hosts Bowie State in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.
Below is the Conference Championship games set for the weekend.
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
FRIDAY, DEC. 3
Western Kentucky (8-4) vs. UT San Antonio, 7 pm – CBS-SN
Oregon (10-2) vs. Utah (9-3), 8 pm – ABC
SATURDAY, DEC. 4
Big 12 Conference
Baylor (10-2) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), Noon – ABC
Kent State (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (8-4), Noon – ESPN
Mountain West Conference
Utah State (9-3) vs. San Diego State (11-1), 3 pm – FOX
Sun Belt Conference
Appalachian State (10-2) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (11-1), 3:30 pm – ESPN
Georgia (12-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 4 pm – CBS
American Athletic Conference
Houston (11-1) vs. Cincinnati (12-0), 4 pm – ABC
Big Ten Conference
Michigan (11-1) vs. Iowa (10-2), 8 pm – FOX
Atlantic Coast Conference
Pittsburgh (10-2) vs. Wake Forest (10-2), 8 pm – ABC
Kennesaw State (11-1) at East Tennessee State (10-1), 2 pm – ESPN+ (streaming)
FCS Championships 2nd Round
GEORGIA DIVISION II-III & NAIA
SATURDAY, DEC. 4
Bowie State (12-1) at Valdosta State (10-1), 1 pm – NCAA Div. II Quarterfinals
CBS-SN … CBS Sports Network