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College Football Kickoff: TV/Streaming schedule guide for Week 1

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The season starts now!

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Kicking off the action will be the North Carolina vs South Carolina game where we'll get to see how much the Ol Ball Coach has invested in this season and we'll get to see the incredibly talented Pharoh Cooper (he of the phenomenal twitter handle @KingTutt_chdown). How difficult Mizzou's matchup with the Gamecocks will be decided by how effectively the influx of defensive linemen bolster that porous defense.

I'll probably check in on Jim Harbaugh's first game as a Michigan Man and his khaki pants but I think Utah's defense will prove too much for the Wolverines. From there I'll switch over to peep on Gary Patterson's fantastic 4-2-5 defense as they take on Mizzou's bowl opponent Minnesota before I pretend to go to sleep.

Thursday, September 3rd

Florida International at UCF 5:00 pm CBSSN
North Carolina vs. South Carolina (Charlotte) 5:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPNespn3 Skycam
Oklahoma State at Central Michigan 6:00 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Southeastern LA at Northwestern State 6:00 pm ALT2 / CSCA *4 / MASN2 / ASN (.pdf affiliates) / Video
Alcorn at Georgia Tech 6:30 pm FSN AffiliatesFS Go Videoespn3 *4
Villanova at UConn 6:30 pm SNY / espn3 *4
Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt 7:00 pm SEC Network / WatchESPN
Michigan at Utah 7:30 pm FS1 / FS Go Video (multiple feeds)
Fort Lewis at Montana State 8:00 pm ALT / Cowles Media (cable) / (ABC / FOX) MT
TCU at Minnesota 8:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPNespn3 Skycam
Duke at Tulane 8:30 pm CBSSN
UTSA at Arizona 9:00 pm PAC-12 NetworkPAC-12 Video
Colorado at Hawaii 11:59 pm CBSSN

If you're more of a visual person

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Wake Up It's College Football Saturday!

Some part of me will be curious if South Dakota State will have any difficulty taking down Kansas but I'll probably skip the morning slate of games while visiting a few tailgates ahead of the SEMO game.

Saturday, September 5th
Colgate at Navy 11:00 am CBSSN / $CSLive Video
Illinois State at Iowa 11:00 am BTNBTN2Go Video
Louisiana Monroe at Georgia 11:00 am SEC Network / WatchESPN
Norfolk State at Rutgers 11:00 am ESPN News / WatchESPN
Richmond at Maryland 11:00 am ESPNU / WatchESPN
South Dakota State at Kansas 11:00 am FSN AffiliatesFS Go Video
Stanford at Northwestern 11:00 am ESPN / WatchESPN
UT Martin at Ole Miss 11:00 am SEC Network Alternate / WatchESPN
Wofford at Clemson 11:30 am ACC Networkespn3 *4
Portland State at Washington State 1:00 pm PAC-12 NetworkPAC-12 Video

Peak Football!

Obviously the premiere game of the afternoon schedule is the SEMO at Mizzou game at 3:00 pm CDT but before I tune in for that barnburner I'll probably watch actually barners when Auburn meets Louisville at 2:30 on CBS (streaming free!). I've decided to adopt Auburn as my SEC West team because I'm a big fan of the innovative things they do on offense and I'm intrigued about how Will Muschamp handles Bobby Petrino's motorcycle gang.

Another option is the BYU vs Nebraska game because a BYU victory would set up a transitive victory for Mizzou later in the season and because Taysom Hill is a freakishly athletic quarterback that reminds me a bit of Brad Smith.

Auburn vs. Louisville (Atlanta) 2:30 pm CBS / CBS Video
BYU at Nebraska 2:30 pm ABC / espn3
Florida Atlantic at Tulsa 2:30 pm CBSSN
Morgan State at Air Force 2:30 pm RSRM / RSNW / RSSW+
Penn State at Temple 2:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Sam Houston State at Texas Tech 2:30 pm FSN AffiliatesFS Go Video
UTEP at Arkansas 2:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Virginia at UCLA 2:30 pm FOX / FS Go Video
Wagner at Rice 2:30 pm SNY / CSCA / ASN (affiliates TBA) / CST (cable)
Bowling Green at Tennessee (Nashville) 3:00 pm SEC Network / WatchESPN
Southeast Missouri at Missouri 3:00 pm SEC Network Alternate / WatchESPN
Southern Illinois at Indiana 3:00 pm ESPN News / WatchESPN
Grambling at California 4:00 pm PAC-12 NetworkPAC-12 Video

The Late Slate!

The evening shift has Alabama and Wisconsin facing off in Jerry World but there's also a sneak peak at Mizzou's next opponent when Arkansas State goes to the Coliseum to take on USC and because I'm a masochist I'll stay up to watch some of it.

By the way, no matter who loses the Texas/Notre Dame game, everyone wins.

Akron at Oklahoma 6:00 pm FSN PPV (updated 09/02)
Alabama A&M at Cincinnati 6:00 pm FSCN / FSOH / espn3
Arizona State vs. Texas A&M (Houston) 6:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPNespn3 Skycam
Central Washington at CSU Pueblo 6:00 pm ALT2
Louisiana Lafayette at Kentucky 6:00 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Georgia Southern at West Virginia 6:30 pm FSN AffiliatesFS Go Video
McNeese State at LSU 6:30 pm SEC Network Alternate / WatchESPN
New Mexico State at Florida 6:30 pm SEC Network / WatchESPN
Texas at Notre Dame 6:30 pm NBC / NBC Video
UNLV at Northern Illinois 6:30 pm CBSSN
Alabama vs. Wisconsin (Dallas) 7:00 pm ABC / espn3
Eastern Washington at Oregon 7:00 pm PAC-12 NetworkPAC-12 Video / SWX (cable)
Texas State at Florida State 7:00 pm ESPN News / WatchESPN
Cal Poly at Montana 8:00 pm ALT / (Cowles KSBY) (cable) / (ABC / FOX) MT / Video
Prairie View at Texas Southern 8:00 pm RSSW+
Mississippi State at Southern Miss 9:00 pm FS1 / FS Go Video
Arkansas State at USC 9:30 pm PAC-12 NetworkPAC-12 Video