After a long, long offseason, college football is officially back! Fans around the country will be treated to games from Thursday through Monday as the NCAA rolls out the red carpet to spotlight their product in a big way. College football takes full advantage of a 3-day weekend combined with no NFL games to start the season out with a huge bang. Here's what to look forward to on the first full slate of games of the season.
Thursday Sept. 1st
Thursday games are more of the appetizer, something to watch but nothing that would fill a college football fans' hunger.
Again, it may not be much but it's football.
Other games of note: Appalachian State at #9 Tennessee, Oregon State at Minnesota.
Friday Sept. 2nd
While Thursday was something to just get us started, Friday offers us a big spotlight game.
In order for Kansas State to pull off the upset, they will have to rely on their offense to keep pace with Stanford. QB Jesse Ertz is back as starter after a season-ending injury on the first snap of the season last year, he along with their run game attack could cause problems for Stanford.
Other games of note: Colorado State vs. Colorado at Sports Authority field in Denver, Northwestern St at #23 Baylor and Furman at #12 Michigan State.
Saturday Sept. 3rd
And away we go! The first Saturday of College Football delivers in a big way with marquee matchups at every turn.
Heading into 3:30, we have not one but two big match-ups.
Other games of note: Bowling Green at #6 Ohio State, Hawaii at #7 Michigan, Rutgers at #14 Washington.
Sunday Sept. 4th
Monday Sept. 5th