The following are the list of NCAA college football games streaming live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN on the opening weekend of fixtures on Saturday (5).
There have been a lot of trials and tests leading up to the season opener, but Alabama head coach Nick Saban believes his squad is ready to put that all behind them come Saturday night.
All eyes will be on the field to see whether the Crimson Tide have found players ready to step up and replace some big names who have departed, including the likes of Amari Cooper, Blake Sims and TJ Yeldon.
“This game is what this team has worked all offseason for,” the experienced and versatile head coach said.
“We’ve talked a lot about establishing an identity, and now is the time to create the identity of this team.”
The Crimson Tide which finished with a 12-2 overall record last season and went 7-1 in SEC league fixtures, will start favourites to get their 2015 campaign with a victory, but Saban believes it will be a tough battle.
Wisconsin, which returns a number of players on both offense and defense, leads the series 1-0, but will be seeking to win their first game away from home against a Top-3 side in 30 years.
“This is obviously a very good team that we are playing; they won 11 games last year,” Saban said. “They’ve got a significant number of starters returning, including five or six on offense and five or six on defense.
“They have their quarterback back and their runner, even though that wasn’t their star, he gained almost 1,000 yards a year ago.
“Wisconsin has a couple of offensive linemen, good tight ends, and they are a very, very good defensive team, one of the top defensive teams in the country.”
Alabama will try to extend its impressive record at opening the season on neutral grounds. This will be the sixth time under Saban that the club will open at a neutral site and the program has won each of the previous five such matches.
Also streaming live on ESPN3 on Saturday, No. 15 Arizona State will take on Texas A&M at the NRG Stadium in Houston.
College Football Week 1 Fixtures
Streaming Live On ESPN3 and More
Saturday, September 5
Louisiana Monroe vs #9 Georgia SECN
Tennessee-Martin vs #17 Ole Miss SECN, WatchESPN
#21 Stanford vs Northwestern ESPN, WatchESPN
Wofford vs #12 Clemson LIVE ESPN3
Youngstown State vs Pittsburgh ESPN3
Maine vs Boston College ESPN3
Portland State vs Washington State 1:00 PM PAC12
Albany vs Buffalo 2:30 PM ESPN3
Presbyterian College vs Miami (OH) 2:30 PM ESPN3
Howard vs Appalachian State 2:30 PM ESPN3
UTEP vs #18 Arkansas 2:30 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
Louisville vs #6 Auburn 2:30 PM CBS
Virginia vs #13 UCLA 2:30 PM FOX
BYU vs Nebraska 2:30 PM ABC, WatchESPN
Old Dominion vs Eastern Michigan 2:30 PM ESPN3
Penn State vs Temple 2:30 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Southeast Missouri State vs #24 Missouri 3:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
Bowling Green vs #25 Tennessee 3:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
Grambling State vs California 4:00 PM PAC12
Bethune-Cookman vs Miami (FL) 5:00 PM ESPN3
Troy vs NC State 5:00 PM ESPN3
Towson vs East Carolina 5:00 PM ESPN3
Gardner-Webb vs South Alabama 5:00 PM ESPN3
Florida A&M vs South Florida 6:00 PM ESPN3
Missouri State vs Memphis 6:00 PM ESPN3
Alabama A&M vs Cincinnati 6:00 PM ESPN3
Akron vs #19 Oklahoma 6:00 PM
#15 Arizona State vs Texas A&M 6:00 PM ESPN, ESPN3, WatchESPN
Texas vs #11 Notre Dame 6:30 PM NBC
McNeese State vs #14 LSU 6:30 PM SECN, WatchESPN
#20 Wisconsin #3 Alabama 7:00 PM ABC
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Texas State #10 Florida State 7:00 PM ESPNN, WatchESPN
Eastern Washington vs #7 Oregon 7:00 PM PAC12
Tennessee Tech vs Houston 7:00 PM ESPN3
Mississippi State vs Southern Mississippi 9:00 PM FOXS1
Arkansas State vs #8 USC 10:00 PM PAC12