The first normal week of college football is here since the end of the 2019 season. And what better weekend to have it than Week 1?
Each of the preseason AP Top 25 teams play this weekend, with action taking place all the way from Thursday through Sunday. No. 4 Ohio State and No. 10 North Carolina already got their games in on Thursday and Friday, respectively, but look for excellent matchups on Saturday in No. 19 Penn State at No. 12 Wisconsin, No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 14 Miami in Atlanta and No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 5 Georgia in the biggest game of the weekend.
It’s never too early to overreact to huge games, and college football’s opening weekend is chock-full of them, even outside those matchups. College Football Playoff contenders, Heisman candidates and national championship challengers will all reveal themselves this week, in one way or another.
Sporting News has you covered on how to watch all of it in Week 1’s top-25 action:
College football scores, results for Week 1
Here’s the full Week 1 schedule for the top-25 college football games, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.
(Nationally broadcast games bolded)
Thursday, Sept. 2
|No. 22 Coastal Carolina 52, The Citadel 14|
|No. 24 Utah 40, Weber State 17|
|No. 4 Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31|
|No. 25 Arizona State 41, Southern Utah 14|
Friday, Sept. 3
|Virginia Tech 17, No. 10 North Carolina 10|
Saturday, Sept. 4
|Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|No. 2 Oklahoma at Tulane (Norman, Okla.)*||Noon||ABC,|
|No. 19 Penn State at No. 12 Wisconsin||Noon||Fox,|
|Fresno State at No. 11 Oregon||2 p.m.||Pac-12|
|No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 14 Miami (Atlanta)||3:30 p.m.||ABC,|
|Miami (Ohio) at No. 8 Cincinnati||3:30 p.m.|
|No. 17 Indiana at No. 18 Iowa||3:30 p.m.||Big Ten Network,|
|Northern Iowa at No. 7 Iowa State||4:30 p.m.|
|No. 23 Louisiana at No. 21 Texas||4:30 p.m.||Fox,|
|San Jose State at No. 15 USC||5 p.m.||Pac-12|
|No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson (Charlotte, N.C.)||7:30 p.m.||ABC,|
|Florida Atlantic at No. 13 Florida||7:30 p.m.||SEC Network,|
|Kent State at No. 6 Texas A&M||8 p.m.||ESPNU,|
|Montana at No. 20 Washington||8 p.m.||Pac-12|
|No. 16 LSU at UCLA||8:30 p.m.||Fox,|
*Oklahoma-Tulane was moved from New Orleans to Norman, Okla., in the wake of Tropical Storm Ida.
Sunday, Sept. 7
|Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|No. 9 Notre Dame at Florida State||7:30 p.m.||ABC,|
Live updates, highlights from Week 11 top-25 games
All times Eastern
1:19 p.m.: Another big play from Penn State, this time from the defense:
12:59 p.m.: Big play in a scoreless game:
12:37 p.m.: Tulane isn’t just happy to be here.
12:27 p.m.: Also, for those who missed yesterday’s Virginia Tech upset of No. 10 North Carolina — the game-winner for the Hokies:
This remained an interception after review for Virginia Tech. Wacky, wacky play to pick off Sam Howell again and hold off a UNC comeback attempt.
— The Comeback (@thecomeback)
12:13 p.m.: TURNOVER MARDI GRAS BEADS!
12:11 p.m.: Spencer Rattler’s second pass of the day is an interception that leads to a Tulane touchdown!
Noon: Can’t have a highlights list without Lee Corso making his first in-person “College GameDay” pick:
“You can see my pick is easy, Clemson! … Not so fast my friends, THE YEAR OF THE DOG!”
Coach with the fake me out and he’s taking Georgia!
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay)