College Football Week 1 TV Schedule ---> CLICK HERE!!!
Its finally here! The college football season begins again this weekend and there are a number of choice games that everyone can enjoy. And let's be honest there are also a few stinkers. If you click on the schedule above, you'll get everything you need in terms of your weekend calendar. Below, you'll find the key games that you should cue up in each time slot.
Thursday is the first day of college football and, Lord, its been a long time coming. At 6:00 the North Carolina Tarheels visit the #7 South Carolina Gamecocks. Everyone pray for lots of thrown visors. Later that evening, we have a resurgent Ole Miss Rebels team taking on the Vanderbilt Commodores, who look to maintain last years momentum en route to another beatdown at the hands of Georgia. Finally, at 11 pm the #24 USC Trojans and Tickle Me Kiffin visit the Hawaii Warriors. Raise your hand if you'll probably by a zombie at work on Friday (raises hand).
College football kicks off in earnest as the Buffalo Bulls go up against Urban "I'll Never Coach Again... Unless You Give Me 5 Million Dollars!" Meyer and the #2 Ohio State Buckeyes. The Toledo Rockets then visit Ganja Country to play Larry Muschamp and the #10 Florida Gators. Finally, the Rice Owls may or may not play Johnny Faux Pas and the #6 Texas A&M Aggies.
The mid-day schedule features a trio of likely blowouts as the Mississippi St. Bulldogs take on the #14 Oklahoma St. Cowboys, the Temple Owls (again with the Owls!) visit the highly overrated (as usual) # 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the Nicholls St. Colonels sacrifice themselves to the #3 Oregon Ducks for a million bucks or so. This is easily the weakest slate of the day and might be a good time to sleep off your early morning tailgate.
There are a couple of interesting SEC teams featured in this block. At 5:00, the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide will administer what, I can only assume, will be an epic beatdown on the Virginia Tech Hokies... but I'm ok if you wanna win this one Hokies! After that Bobby Petrino makes his return to college football as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers take on the Kentucky Wildcats in Nashville and Gus Malzahn makes his dirty, rotten, blatantly cheating debut as the Auburn Tigers host the Washington St. Cougars.
SATURDAY PRIME TIME
We all know that you're going to be watching the #5 Georgia Bulldogs whip up on the #8 Clemson Tigers at 8 pm. However, at halftime or if the best game of the day just gets too tense, you can flip over to the #13 LSU Tigers taking on the #20 TCU Horned Frogs. This is the best block of games of the day and everyone knows why...
SATURDAY LATE NIGHT
After the rest of the day's action has died down, you can rot your brain by watching College Gameday Final on ESPN or you can actually enrich your life by watching some more football. The #19 Boise St. Broncos pay a visit to the Washington Huskies in a rematch of the bowl meeting between the two last year and the #22 Northwestern Wildcats take on the Cal Bears. I recommend you save your remaining brain cells and watch the football.
Sunday serves up two nationally televised games. The first may be interesting as the Ohio Bobcats take on the #9 Louisville Cardinals. I've heard about how Teddy Bridgewater is the greatest QB evah! from ESPN... and I'm sure Ohio will make him look like it. I honestly can't recommend that you watch the Colorado Buffaloes play the Colorado St. Rams but I suppose if you're still hard up for football at this point, I won't begrudge you this indulgence.
Your only choice on this fine Labor Day evening is the #12 Florida St. Seminoles visiting the Pitt Panthers. FSU should win this game easily but it should still be a nice way to cap off a steady stream of college football to start the season.
And now it's time for the"WHO GIVES A DAMN?!?!?! REPORT" brought to you by former Ohio State President, E. Gordon Gee...
There are several games to be found on the Big Ten, Longhorn, and Pac-12 Networks this weekend. I choose not to include them on the main schedule spreadsheet because, frankly, WHO GIVES A DAMN? These games are as follows:
BIG TEN NETWORK:
Friday: Western Michigan Broncos @ Michigan State Spartans
Saturday: Southern Illinois Salukis @ Illinois Fighting Illini, UMass Minutemen @ #23 Wisconsin Badgers, Central Michigan Chippewas @ #17 Michigan Wolverines, Northern Illinois Huskies @ Iowa Hawkeyes
Saturday: Eastern Washington Eagles @ #25 Oregon State Beavers, Nevada Wolfpack @ #21 UCLA Bruins
Saturday: New Mexico State Aggies @ #15 Texas Longhorns
I assume anyone who might give a damn already knows what time these games are being played and, yeah, I'm pretty much done hearing about how the SEC plays too many cupcakes.
Enjoy your first weekend of college football, folks! It should be a great one. Until next time...