College Football Week 1: Games To Watch
Football is finally back! College football returns on Saturday, August 24 when the Florida Gators meet the Miami Hurricanes.
Week 1 will kick off at 7 p.m. EST from Orlando, Florida at the Camping World Stadium with ESPN showcasing the TV coverage.
Following this, we get a taste of the Pac-12 against the Mountain West when Arizona travels to Hawaii.
This game will begin at 10:30 p.m. EST and will be aired on CBS Sports Network.
However, if you are really eager for college football, the season officially begins with FCS teams Villanova vs Colgate at noon on Saturday, August 24 on CBS Sports Network.
This game is followed by Youngstown State vs Samford and will kick off at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
Here is a look at the most notable Week 1 clashes to start the season:
Thursday, Aug. 29
- UCLA at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. EST, ESPN from Nippert Stadium
- Georgia Tech at Clemson, 8 p.m. EST, ACC Network from Memorial Stadium
- Texas State at Texas A&M, 8:30 p.m. EST, SEC Network from Kyle Field
- Utah at BYU, 10:15 p.m. EST, ESPN from LaVell Edwards Stadium
Friday, Aug. 30
- Wisconsin at South Florida, 7 p.m. EST, ESPN from Raymond James Stadium
- Utah State at Wake Forest, 8 p.m. EST, ACC Network from BB&T Field
- Purdue at Nevada, 9:30 p.m. EST, CBS Sports Network from Mackay Stadium
- Oklahoma State at Oregon State, 10:30 p.m. EST, FS1 from Reser Stadium
Saturday, Aug. 31
- Florida Atlantic at Ohio State, 12 p.m. EST, FOX from Ohio Stadium
- Ole Miss at Memphis, 12 p.m. EST, ABC from Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
- South Alabama at Nebraska, 12 p.m. EST, ESPN from Memorial Stadium
- South Carolina vs. North Carolina, 3:30 p.m. EST, ESPN from Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)
- Duke vs. Alabama, 3:30 p.m. EST, ABC from Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA)
- Northwestern at Stanford, 4 p.m. EST, FOX from Stanford Stadium
- Virginia Tech at Boston College, 4 p.m. EST, ACC Network from Alumni Stadium
- Boise State vs. Florida State, 7 p.m. EST, ESPN from TIAA Bank Field (Jacksonville, FL)
- Georgia at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. EST, SEC Network from Vanderbilt Stadium
- Oregon vs. Auburn, 7:30 p.m. EST, ABC from AT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)
- Georgia Southern at LSU, 7:30 p.m. EST, ESPNU from Tiger Stadium
- Middle Tennessee at Michigan, 7:30 p.m. EST, Big Ten Network from Michigan Stadium
- Fresno State at Southern California, 10:30 p.m. EST, ESPN from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Sunday, Sept. 1
- Houston at Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m. EST, ABC from Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Monday, Sept. 2
- Notre Dame at Louisville, 8 p,m. EST, ESPN from Cardinal Stadium
Several questions will emerge from Week 1:
- How will Clemson’s QB Trevor Lawrence do in his second season? Can the Tigers handle being preseason No. 1?
- How will Ohio State do without Urban Meyer?
- Can Michigan finally make the jump to first place?
- Can Georgia overtake and dominate over LSU and Alabama?
- Is Oklahoma that good?
- Will Notre Dame repeat and get to the semifinals?
- Are Oregon and Texas A&M worthy?
Several of these questions we will see come the end of Week 1, however, let’s hope for some surprises.
Written by Edgar Gomez
Photo credit to ClemsonFB via Twitter