MIAMI, FL — No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 11 Michigan State and No. 13 Stanford are the AP ranked teams in action on Friday night as Week 1 on the college football schedule continues.
A total of eight games are listed for the night, with WatchESPN, ESPN3 and FoxSportsGO among the networks providing live free streaming coverage.
At Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, the fourth-ranked Wisconsin program will open its season against Western Kentucky, live on ESPN and WatchESPN, starting at 9:00 pm ET.
The Badgers are expected to be one of the teams challenging for the Big 10 title this season and head coach Paul Chryst will be hoping to his team can block out the early distractions and focus on the task at hand.
Some experts believe Wisconsin is ranked too high, and although a blow-out win against Western Kentucky wouldn’t necessarily introduce any new positive thoughts, a slopping win would give the media something to discuss.
Chryst will also begin the term without starting wide receiver Danny Davis, who has been suspended for the first two games of the season for his attachment to a felony sexual assault charge against teammate Quintez Cephus.
“Should further information become available that warrants a reevaluation of the length of the suspension, I will assess that information,” said Chryst.
“We have a high standard of conduct within our football program and we cannot accept behavior that is not consistent with that standard.”
Meanwhile, another team hoping to be in the mix for the Big 10 crown this season, Michigan State, will start its season against Utah State.
This game is live on the Big Ten Network, and live online streaming will be available as well, with the game time set for 7:00 pm at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
The 11th ranked Spartans will open the new term without starting cornerback Josiah Scott, who is out for about two months after suffering a non-contact injury in practice,
Head coach Mark Dantonio also noted that defensive end Dillon Alexander is sidelined as well with a foot issue.
The other AP ranked team in action on Friday night is the 13th ranked Stanford which hosts San Diego State at Stanford Stadium.
Kick-off time for this one is set for 9:00 pm ET, with Fox Sports 1 USA providing the television broadcast and FoxSportsGO streaming the action online.
All eyes will be on senior running back Bryce Love to see how he will progress this season as the season advances and the competition in the Pac-12 and out of conference increase.
Elsewhere, in college football action on Friday night, Colorado State hosts Colorado live on CBS Sports Network at 9:30 pm, following the earlier game between Western Michigan and Syracuse at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo at 6:00 pm.
In other games, Army travels to Duke, Monmouth goes to Eastern Michigan, while Nevada entertain’s Portland State.
College Football Games, TV Channels, Live Streaming
Friday, August 31
Syracuse at Western Michigan 6:00 pm CBSSN
Monmouth at Eastern Michigan 6:30 pm ESPN+
Utah State at Michigan State 7:00 pm BTN
Army at Duke 7:00 pm ESPNU, Watch ESPN
Portland State at Nevada 9:00 pm
San Diego State at Stanford 9:00 pm FS1, FoxSportsGO
WKU at Wisconsin 9:00 pm ESPN, WatchESPN
Colorado at Colorado State 9:30 pm CBSSN