By Keagan Snively
For many football lovers, Thanksgiving break offers more than just a food hangover. The days following Thanksgiving are notoriously known for some of the biggest football games of the season.
For college football here in Texas, week 13 was a bloody battle. SMU fell to Navy on Saturday as the Mustangs to seek their sixth win and bowl game eligibility. The Horned Frogs pulled through a victory against Texas. The Baylor Bears held a tight win of 35-34 against Texas Tech, and LSU took the win against Texas A&M.
Some of the most crucial college games took place outside of Texas.
Perhaps the biggest game of the week was No. 3 Michigan at No. 2 Ohio State, which Ohio State took the win. This Thanksgiving weekend tradition was amplified by adding the fight for the playoffs. Michigan led the all-time series against Ohio State, 58-48-6, although Ohio State dominated last year in a 42 to 13 win over Michigan.
The No. 16 Auburn Tigers headed to Tuscaloosa to face the No.1 team, Alabama. Although Alabama had already punched their ticket to the SEC championship game, Auburn hoped to be the team that put a dent in their undefeated season, which Alabama took the win.
The Palmetto was seen on ESPN as No. 4 Clemson tried to stay in the playoffs. Clemson edged South Carolina last year 37 to 32 and held the all-time series against the Gamecocks, 67-42-4.
If you prefer the NFL over college football, the Dallas Cowboys took the win against the Washington Redskins, keeping their winning streak alive.
And if you are forced to watch the game because of a loved one, have faith because Eric Church performed the halftime show.