College Football on Thursday:
-College Football “Week 1” officially kicks off when Oklahoma State hosts Central Michigan at 7:00 PM EST.
-Tennessee takes on Ball State in Knoxville at 7:00 PM EST. The Vols of the SEC East have had a very promising offseason, and hope to avoid a week one upset.
-West Virginia plays at Pittsburgh in the reinstatement of the Backyard Brawl at 7:00 PM EST. This is an exciting Power Five matchup, as one of college football’s fiercest regional rivalries will be revived in a non-conference format.
-Reigning ACC Atlantic division champion Wake Forest hosts VMI at 7:30 PM EST.
-James Franklin and Penn State travel to West Lafayette to take on Purdue in a high-profile conference game to start the season. The Big Ten schools will kick off at 8:00 PM EST.
-The Missouri Tigers of the SEC East welcome in Louisiana Tech at 8:00 PM EST.
-Minnesota hosts New Mexico State at 9:00 PM EST and Arizona State plays in-state foe Northern Arizona at 10:00 PM EST. Former Alabama quarterback Paul Tyson will battle Florida transfer Emory Jones for the right to be the Arizona State starting quarterback.
College Football on Friday:
-Michigan State hosts Western Michigan at 7:00 PM EST. Former Alabama cornerback and JUCO product Ronald Williams plays for the Spartans, along with former Florida edge rusher Khris Bogle and former Georgia corner Ameer Speed.
-Virginia Tech travels to Norfolk for a tricky game against a pesky in-state opponent in Old Dominion at 7:00 PM EST.
-Duke hosts Temple at 7:30 PM EST and Kansas hosts Tennessee Tech at 8:00 PM EST. No, these aren’t basketball games.
-Illinois and Indiana play in the third season-opening Big Ten conference bout. The game will kick off in Bloomington at 8:00 PM EST. Former Alabama defensive back Brylan Lanier plays for the Hoosiers, along with former Auburn running back Shaun Shivers and former Missouri quarterback Connor Bazelak.
-Colorado hosts TCU in a Power Five non-conference matchup at 10:00 PM EST. Former Alabama offensive lineman Tommy Brown will suit up for the Buffaloes.
There are only five more days left until Alabama football! These are the best college football games to watch in the meantime.