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But that’s not the only Ohio team battling for a conference championship. Cincinnati plays Memphis in the AAC championship Saturday. It’s a huge game for the No. 20 Bearcats, who lost 34-24 to No. 17 Memphis last week. The conference title and a possible trip to the Cotton Bowl are on the line. That game kicks off at 3:30 Saturday on ABC.
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But wait, there’s more! Miami University is playing in the MAC championship against Central Michigan. It’s the first time in a decade the Redhawks have made the MAC title game. That showdown starts at noon on ESPN2.
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So, if you’re counting, that’s noon Saturday until about midnight with great football for fans in Ohio.
But then there’s Sunday. The Battle of Ohio. Browns vs. Bengals.
Throw out the records (both teams would actually like you to do that), this is a mean rivalry. While the Bengals got their first win last week, their mission now is to keep their rivals out of the playoffs. The 5-7 Browns are still clinging to playoff hopes, and it’s a must-win game for them. Game time is 1 p.m. Sunday on CBS, WHIO Channel 7. WZLR radio (95.3, 101.1) has the Browns’ announcers, while WLW, WEBN and WTUE have the Bengals’ announcers.
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And if you haven’t gotten enough football (do we ever get enough?), The Battle of Ohio is followed on CBS by the biggest game in the NFL: the 10-2 New England Patriots and the 8-4 Kansas City Chiefs.
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That’s a lot of football, and, if you’re like us, it will come after watching Ohio’s high school championships (hello, Anna, Trotwood and Marion Local on Friday.
So stock up on food and drink, get your comfy cushions for your couch, and make sure your remote control’s batteries are fully charged. It’s going to be a great football weekend.