. . The weekend Thanksgiving football festival is missing some of the dishes that have become mainstays. The pandemic's changed schedules and delayed seasons have taken off the table a number of rivalry games that have become a staple of the last weekend of November, including the Michigan-Ohio state and all of the state matchups from ACC and SEC schools like Clemson-South Carolina. The Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State is canceled. The same goes for the longstanding rivalry between Minnesota and Wisconsin for Paul Bunyan's ax. It is the first time since 1906 that the Gophers and Badgers have stopped playing. The three-day college football weekend is still pretty rife, with the Iron Bowl between No.. 22 Auburn and No.. 1 Alabama as the main event on Saturday and two games corresponding to ranked teams on Friday with an impact on playoffs and conference titles. No. 2 Notre Dame (CFP No.. 2) plays at No.. 25 North Carolina in a game that could destroy the Atlantic Coast Conference's hopes of getting two teams into the College Football Playoffs. In the Big 12, No.. 15 Iowa State is facing No.. 20 Texas. The Cyclones get a place in the conference title game with a win. A Longhorn win complicates matters and leaves all competitors with at least two league losses on the course and head-to-head tiebreakers across the field. The soccer feeding frenzy might not have everything you want, but there is still plenty to choose from this weekend. The choice: FRIDAY No.. 2 Notre Dame (minus 4) at No.. 25 North Carolina A couple of heavy casualties hit the tar heels long to make it to the ACC title game, but QB Sam Howell and his crew have a huge offense . . . NORTH CAROLINA 35-31. No. 15 Iowa State (plus 1 1/2) at No.. 20 Texas Cyclones are 3-17 against the Longhorns and will try. . .