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The USM Golden Eagles and the UM Rebels can get bowl-eligible if both can win this weekend. But the way this football season has gone, it seems more likely both will lose and stay home.

Thursday, Nov. 24

NFL (3:30-7 p.m., FOX): Dak Prescott joins a Thanksgiving Day tradition, leading the Dallas Cowboys against their rival, the Washington Redskins.

Friday, Nov. 25

NHL (noon-2:30 p.m., NBC): The top team in the Metropolitan Division, the New York Rangers, take on the No. 2 Pittsburgh Flyers. ... College football (3-6:30 p.m., ESPNews): If the Golden Eagles can win against Louisiana Tech, USM will be bowl eligible for a second straight year.

Saturday, Nov. 26

College football (2:30-6 p.m., SECN): The Egg Bowl features the UM Rebels playing for bowl eligibility and the MSU Bulldogs looking to play spoiler.

Sunday, Nov. 27

NFL (12-3:30 p.m., FOX): The New Orleans Saints get their shot at the top pick from the 2016 NFL Draft, Jared Goff, and the Los Angeles Rams.

Monday, Nov. 28

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., ESPN): Green Bay travels to face former MSU star Fletcher Cox and the Philadelphia.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

College football (6:30-7 p.m., ESPN): Tune in for the penultimate "College Football Playoff: Top 25" before the final week of the season featuring conference title games.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

College basketball (7-9 p.m., ESPN3): The UM men's team hosts Middle Tennessee. ... College basketball (8-10 p.m., ESPN3): The JSU men's team travels north to face Memphis in some midweek hoops action.

Some teams might make a bowl game this year with a 5-7 record thanks to the Academic Progress Rate, but none of those teams will be from the state of Mississippi.

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