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Underdog's Guide To This Weekend's Action: Local Bars, Restaurants, Sights & Sounds

This weekend is coming down to the wire. Navy and Houston are having a winner-take-all showdown in Texas and Temple must win against UConn or USF takes the East Division Crown. This weekend, get out and support your local college football team or alma mater. College football season will be over before you know it.

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The season is winding down, so let me give you a few suggestions so you can have the most epic college football experience possible.  Whether it's taking in some of the local sights and sounds, sampling some local cuisine, or the local brews.  We got your back!

Marshall Thundering Herd @ Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 11/27 at 11am CT - L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

Why should I go? The C-USA East Division is on the line and you'll get an early look at NFL prospect QB Brandon Doughty.

What to do before/after the game: Bowling Green, KY is the home to the National Corvette Museum, which, even if you don't like Corvettes, is something everyone should experience especially if you have your family in tow.  Check out Smokey Pig Bar B-Q and grab a pork shoulder sandwich, or head to Tidball's for live music and brews.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles @ Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 11/28 at 11am CT - Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

Why should I go? The C-USA West Division will be decided in Ruston, LA and there will be plenty of offense to keep you on your feet.

What to do before/after the game: Ruston is home to the Louisiana Military Museum.  I've been there myself and as a wartime veteran, I really enjoyed myself.  The museum highlights the prices paid by Louisiana born service members and has weapons, uniforms, aircraft, and war fighting vehicles from every major conflict in US history.  After you've been pumped full of wartime knowledge, have a drink in remembrance of our heroes at the Sundown Tavern.  The Reuben sandwich is fantastic and they have great drinks.  If your'e into dive bars, this is a place to check out.

Louisiana Ragin Cajuns @ Appalachian St. Mountaineers, 11/28 at 1pm CT- Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

Why should I go? Black Saturday is BACK!  Other than that, App State is a 24-point favorite.  Get ready for a beatdown.

What to do before/after the game: If you're hungry, the Coyote Kitchen is hands-down one of the best places to go for great food in Boone.  The Mexican-esque restaurant is best experienced by boat.  No not the maritime kind, the sort of naked burritos that they serve here are delicious.  I've heard rave reviews for the "Texicali" boat and the nachos are killer.  If you're a craft beer fanatic, head to Appalachian Mountain Brewery.  They have ales, blondes, IPAs, porters, and even ciders that have recently won awards at the US Beer Open.

South Alabama Jaguars @ Georgia Southern Eagles, 11/28 at 1pm CT - Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

Why should I go? The Eagles just made Georgia's life flash before it's eyes last week, losing close, 23-17.  Oh and strap in for the Matt Breida Show.  USA's 109th ranked defense is in trouble.

What to do before/after the game: Looking for a place for a great breakfast before the game?  Head to Sugar Magnolia Bakery & Cafe on Savannah Ave.  Great baked goods, plus, for a twist, the place is named after a Grateful Dead song.  Also check out Georgia Southern's Center for Wildlife Education while you're in town.  It's a great place to spend a couple of hours and experience the great flora and fauna of south Georgia.

Navy Midshipmen @ Houston Cougars, 11/28 at 11am CT - TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX

Why Should I go? This is arguably the biggest game of the weekend for Underdog football fans.  Both teams have great rushing offenses to go with college football's stingiest defenses.  This will also be one of the last chances you'll get to see Heisman Candidate Keenan Reynolds in action.

What to do before/after the game: Houston has an endless selection of bars, nightlife, and amazing restaurants.  The best thing to do here is to hook up with a local.  Nearby campus options are Calhoun's or Bacco (for the hoity-toity wine swillers).

If all else fails, holler at one of us here at UDD.  We'll be happy to point you to the nearest bar.