By Oscar C. Woodall, Jr. | HayWood Media
Once again, rivalry Saturday is upon us.
Throughout each college football season there are several Saturdays in which rivalry games are played. hence why such a day is called rivalry Saturday.
And this coming Saturday, November 27, there are a slew of college football rivalry games to be played, including the Louisville Cardinals hosting the Kentucky Wildcats 7:30 PM ET on ESPN, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hosting the Georgia Bulldogs noon ET on ABC, the Auburn Tigers hosting the Crimson Tide of Alabama 3:30 ET on CBS, the Florida Gators hosting the Florida State Seminoles noon ET on ESPN, the Virginia Cavaliers hosting the Virginia Tech Hokies 3:45pm ET on ACCN, the Syracuse Orangemen versus the Pitt Panthers 7:30 PM ET, on ACCN, the South Carolina Game Cocks versus the Clemson Tigers 7:30pm ET on SECN, the Michigan Wolverines hosting the Ohio State Buckeyes noon ET on FOX, the Oregon Ducks versus the Oregon State Beavers 3:30 PM ET on ESPN, the Arizona Wildcats hosting the Arizona State Sun Devils noon ET on PAC-12 network, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys hosting the Oklahoma Sooners 7:30 PM ET on ABC, the Vanderbilt Commodores versus the Tennessee Volunteers 3:45 PM ET on SECN, and, let’s not forget about the Grambling State Tigers versus the Southern Jaguars 5:00 PM ET on NBCSN.
However, there are a couple of things that make a college football game a heated rivalry game. One, is that, it usually features a battle between a state’s top two NCAA division one football programs. And two, given the geographical proximity of the two schools, the rivalry can be as hot as pigskin being grilled at a football tailgate party. For example, “You can’t help but live in Lexington and come across Louisville fans and you can’t help but live in Louisville and come across Kentucky fans, so we’re very close in proximity and we’re intertwined in a lot of ways within this state,” said Kentucky’s head football coach Mark Stoops, about the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry.