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So, college football hasn't been everything fans might have hoped for this season. The good news is that college basketball starts in just one week.

Thursday, Nov. 3

NFL (7:25-11 p.m., NFLN): Tune in for a big NFC South matchup, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are tied for second, host the first-place Atlanta Falcons.

Friday, Nov. 4

High-school football (7-10 p.m., WLOO): Fans are in for a major Rankin County clash when the Pearl Pirates host the Brandon Bulldogs for the regional title.

Saturday, Nov. 5

College football (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ESPNU): College football (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., SECN): MSU needs to upset Texas A&M to help its bowl hopes. ... College football (1-4 p.m., ESPN3): Prairie View hosts Alcorn State in a major SWAC clash.

Sunday, Nov. 6

NFL (3p.m.-6:30 p.m., FOX): The New Orleans Saints look to make it to two consecutive wins as they take on the San Francisco 49ers.

Monday, Nov. 7

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., ESPN): The Buffalo Bills take the cross-country road trip to face off against the 
Seattle Seahawks.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

College football (6:30-10 p.m., ESPN2): The last undefeated non-"power five" team, Western Michigan, travels to Kent State to make it to the New Year's Six Bowls.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

College football (7-11 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU): Check out a double dose of midweek MAC-tion as Akron hosts Bowling Green, and Northern Illinois hosts Toledo.

Next Friday and Saturday will be a sports binge-a-thon as college basketball begins and college football continues. Get plenty of rest this week. You'll definitely need energy to take in all the sports action.

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