Alabama, Alabama, Alabama.
Like death and taxes.
As a new college football season kicks off this weekend, the consensus #1 team in all the land is indeed Alabama Crimson Tide. Led by coach Nick Saban, the boys from Tuscaloosa are odds on favorites, again, to win their 12th National Championship and 5th under the tutelage of Saban. In Week 1, Alabama kicks off their campaign against USC on Saturday night in a helluva Saturday night game.
Its not the only great match-up for Week 1 as games kicked off on Thursday and will end on Labor Day night with the new, traditional Monday Night opener.
Here is the schedule for this weekend’s match-ups!
|7:30 a.m.||Boston College vs. Georgia Tech in Dublin||ESPN2|
|Noon||Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Boise State||Comcast SportsNet (in D.C. area)|
|Noon||No. 15 Houston vs. No. 3 Oklahoma||ABC|
|Noon||No. 7 Michigan vs. Hawaii||ESPN|
|Noon||Northwestern vs. Western Michigan||ESPNU|
|Noon||Purdue vs. Eastern Kentucky||ESPNews|
|Noon||No. 6 Ohio State vs. Bowling Green||Big Ten Network|
|Noon||Mississippi State vs. South Alabama||SEC Network|
|Noon||Navy vs. Fordham||CBS Sports Network|
|Noon||West Virginia vs. Missouri||Fox Sports 1|
|Noon||Maryland vs. Howard||Big Ten Network|
|12:30||Virginia Tech vs. Liberty||ACC Network/WDCA-20 in D.C. area|
|2||No. 14 Washington vs. Rutgers||Pac-12 Network|
|3:30||Texas A&M vs. No. 16 UCLA||CBS|
|3:30||Wisconsin vs. No. 5 LSU in Green Bay, Wis.||ABC|
|3:30||Penn State vs. Kent State||Big Ten Network|
|3:30||Illinois vs. Murray State||Big Ten Network|
|3:30||No. 17 Iowa vs. Miami (Ohio)||ESPNU|
|3:30||Ohio vs. Texas State||CBS Sports Network|
|4||Arkansas vs. Louisiana Tech||SEC Network|
|5||No. 24 Oregon vs. UC Davis||Pac-12 Network|
|5:30||No. 18 Georgia vs. No. 22 North Carolina in Atlanta||ESPN|
|7||Tulsa vs. San Jose State||CBS Sports Network|
|7||South Florida vs. Towson||Comcast SportsNet (in D.C. area)|
|7:30||Kentucky vs. Southern Miss||ESPNU|
|7:30||No. 25 Florida vs. U-Mass.||SEC Network|
|8||No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 20 Southern Cal in Arlington, Tex.||ABC|
|8||Nebraska vs. Fresno State||Big Ten Network|
|8||Washington State vs. Eastern Washington||Pac-12 Network|
|9||Auburn vs. No. 2 Clemson||ESPN|
|10:30||Arizona vs. BYU in Glendale, Ariz.||Fox Sports 1|
|10:30||Wyoming vs. Northern Illinois||CBS Sports Network|
|10:45||Arizona State vs. Northern Arizona||Pac-12 Network|
7:30 Texas vs. No. 10 Notre Dame ABC
Monday (Labor Day)
8 No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 11 Ole Miss in Orlando ESPN