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Quick Look at Three Friday College Football Showdowns

College football takes center stage Friday of Thanksgiving Day weekend, as the NFL steps aside until Sunday. Here is a quick look at three college football rivalries on tap the day after Turkey Day.

Texas Tech vs Texas

One is a battle in Texas when the Texas Tech Red Raiders visit the Texas Longhorns. The Longhorns are coming off a big win at West Virginia.

Texas is favored by 10 points and is 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread in their last three games favored by 10 points or more. Texas is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games overall and 3-1-1 ATS in its last 5 versus Big 12 opponents.

Texas Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last six Big 12 games, 1-5 ATS in its last six games overall and 0-4 ATS in its last four games versus opponents with a record above .500.

The visiting team in this matchup is 4-1 SU in the last five meetings, but Texas Tech is a very poor 1-6 ATS in the last 7 games in versus the Longhorns.

Pick: Longhorns to cover

California vs UCLA

The California Golden Bears visit the UCLA Bruins in a Pac-12 Friday showdown with both teams ending their regular seasons. The winner of this game will become bowl eligible while the loser ends its season completely.

Cal is currently 7-point chalk in this but 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS in their last four games on the road. UCLA is 5-0 SU and 3-2 ATS at home this season.

The host team in this matchup is 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings, while the dog has covered the number in 14 of the past 21 between the two rivals. However, at UCLA, the Golden Bears are a miserable 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games.

Pick: Cal to cover

Virginia Tech vs Virginia

The Virginia Tech Hokies visit the Virginia Cavaliers in a battle for bragging rights in the state. The Friday night kickoff has the Hokies as 7-point chalk.

The Hokies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against ACC opponents as well as in their last 7 games overall. On the road, Virginia Tech is a dismal 2-6 ATS in its last 8 away from home.

Virginia is 5-1 ATS in its last six games versus a team with a record above .500, but 2-5 ATS in its last seven games played during November.

Virginia Tech is 3-0 SU in the last three head to head matchups with Virginia, with a blowout win of 52-10 last season, but winning by just 3 points in 2015, and winning 24-20 in 2014.

Pick: Virginia Tech to cover

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