We’ve seen the stories suggesting ways to navigate Black Friday 2017.
We have a few more particular to UCLA fans who plan to attend Friday night’s game against Cal:
* Discount coupons will be not be honored for any purchase of a new head football coach.
* Do not arrive at the Rose Bowl before dawn expecting to bust any doors down for early tailgating. There will be nobody to let you in the parking lots.
* Bring comfortable flip-flops, sunscreen and sunglasses for the hours before 5 p.m.. If you can not afford sunglasses, some free ones may be provided by basketball team members.
* Bring heavy blankets, ear muffs and mittens for the hours after 5 p.m. If you can not afford any of these, stop by Dicks Sporting Goods to take advantage of Black Friday sales.
* A bowl-eligible Victory No. 6 will come at a cost. Be prepared to overpay.
All rankings from the latest College Football Playoff poll:
THE LOCALS (with No. 11 USC (10-2, 8-1) in a bye week)
* UCLA (5-6, 3-5) vs. Cal (5-6, 2-6) at the Rose Bowl, Friday, 7:30 p.m., FS1 (Chris Myers, Evan Moore)
In the latest bowl projections by Sports Illustrated, Cal wins and goes to the Heart of Dallas Bowl on the Tuesday after Christmas, meaning UCLA stays home. The latest guesses at ESPN.com has Cal staying home and UCLA’s win putting it in either the Dec. 20 Frisco Bowl or Dec. 23 Birmingham Bowl, both which smell of desperation.
* Arizona (7-4, 5-3) at Arizona State (6-5, 5-3), Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Pac-12 Net (Roxy Bernstein, Yogi Roth, Jill Savage)
ASU’s Todd Graham is reportedly “coaching for his job” in this Territorial Cup. The home team has won the last four meetings. Arizona leads the overall series, 49-40-1.
* Oregon State (1-10, 0-8) at Oregon (6-5, 3-5), Saturday, 4 p.m., ESPN2 (Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey, Alex Corddry)
The Ducks lead the Civil War, 63-4-10, but lost the matchup last year.
* No. 13 Washington State (9-2, 6-2) at No. 17 Washington (9-2, 6-2), Saturday, 5 p.m., Channel 11 (Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Bruce Feldman)
The Huskies could win 10 games and have no dibs on the Pac-12 North because one of its two losses was to Stanford in Week 11 on 11/11.
* No. 21 Stanford (8-3, 7-2) vs. No. 8 Notre Dame, Saturday, 5 p.m., Channel 7 (Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor)
The Cardinal could fall out of the Top 25 after this but still win the Pac-12 North. Meanwhile, it wouldn’t be the first time this year that the Irish embarrass a Pac-12 foe.
* Colorado (5-6, 2-6) at Utah (5-6, 2-6), 7 p.m., FS1 (Guy Haberman, Petros Papadakis)
Each seeks a bowl-eligible sixth win, but both have lost two in a row. The Buffaloes have lost six of their last eight and the Utes have lost six of their last seven. Why would any deserve a bowl, then?
THE BEST OF THE REST
* Mississippi at No. 14 Mississippi State, 4:30 p.m., ESPN (Dave Flemming, Greg McElroy, Laura Rutledge)
* No. 2 Miami at Pittsburgh, 9 a.m., Channel 7 (Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams)
* Navy at Houston, 9 a.m., ESPN (Dave LaMont, Mack Brown, Jen Lada)
* Baylor at No. 12 TCU, 9 a.m., FS1 (Justin Kutcher, Mark Helfrich)
* Northern Illinois at Central Michigan, 9 a.m., CBSSN (Ben Holden, David Diehl)
* Missouri at Arkansas, 11:30 a.m., Channel 2 (Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor)
* South Florida at No. 15 Central Florida, 12:30 p.m., Channel 7 (Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath)
* New Mexico at San Diego State, 12:30 p.m., CBSSN (Jason Knapp, Randy Cross)
* Iowa at Nebraska, 1 p.m., FS1 (Mark Followill, Danny Kanell)
* No. 25 Virginia Tech at Virginia, 5 p.m., ESPN (Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden)
* Texas Tech at Texas, 5 p.m., Channel 11 (Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman)
(ESPN “College GameDay” will be at Auburn, Georgia, prior to Alabama-Auburn)
* No. 7 Georgia at Georgia Tech, 9 a.m., Channel 7 (Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill)
* No. 3 Ohio State at Michigan, 9 a.m., Channel 11 (Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt)
* Kansas at No. 19 Oklahoma State, 9 a.m. FS1 (Sean Kelley, Brian Baldinger)
* East Carolina at No. 20 Memphis, 9 a.m., ESPNU (Ray Ruocco, Ray Bentley)
* Florida State at Florida, 9 a.m., ESPN (Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman)
* Louisville at Kentucky, 9 a.m., SEC Network (Taylor Zarzour, ANdrew Ware, Olivia Harlan)
* Indiana at Purdue, 9 a.m., ESPN2 (Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra)
* Tulane at SMU, 9 a.m., CBSSN (John Sadak, Corey Chavous)
* Boston College at Syracuse, 9:20 a.m., ACC Network (Tom Werme, Dave Archer)
* Duke at Wake Forest, 9:30 a.m., ACC Network (Wes Durham, James Bates)
* UNLV at Nevada, noon, AT&T Sports/Root Sports
* No. 1 Alabama at No. 6 Auburn, 12:30 p.m., Channel 2 (Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson)
* No. 5 Wisconsin at Minnesota, 12:30 p.m., Channel 7 (Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich)
* No. 10 Penn State at Maryland, 12:30 p.m., Big Ten Network (Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen)
* No. 23 Boise State at Fresno State, 12:30 p.m., CBSSN (Rich Waltz, Jay Feely)
* North Carolina at North Carolina State, 12:30 p.m., ESPNU (Mike Couzens, John Congemi)
* Iowa State at Kansas State, 12:30 p.m., ESPN2 (Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones)
* West Virginia at No. 4 Oklahoma, 12:45 p.m., ESPN (Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay)
* No. 16 Michigan State at Rutgers, 1 p.m., Channel 11 (Brian Custer, Ben Leber)
* No. 22 Northwestern at Illinois, 1 p.m., FS1 (Justin Kutcher, A.J. Hawk)
* Vanderbilt at Tennessee, 1 p.m., SEC Network (Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport)
* Temple at Tulsa, 1 p.m., ESPNEWS (Jay Alter, Craig Haubert)
* No. 3 Clemson at No. 24 South Carolina, 4:30 p.m., ESPN (Joe Tessitore, TOdd Blackledge, Holly Rowe)
* Texas A&M at No. 18 LSU, 4:30 p.m., SEC Network (Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic)
* BYU at Hawaii, 6 p.m., CBSSN (Dave Ryan, Aaron Murray)
* Utah State at Air Force, 7:15 p.m., ESPN2 (Mike Corey, Mike Golic Jr.)