HOUSTON, TX, Sporting Alert – College football continues on Saturday with a very healthy schedule as some of the country’s best programs get their season underway.
Highlighting the list of games on the fixture for Week 1 is an AP Top 25 clash between No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 15 Houston at NRG Stadium in Texas.
Live coverage of this contest will be on ABC and WatchESPN, with the kickoff time setting at 12:00 PM.
Also on ABC and WatchESPN later on in the night, defending College Football Playoff champion and preseason No. 1 Alabama will start the defence of its title against No. 20 USC at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex.
The Crimson Tide enjoyed a very productive campaign on their way to the national title a term ago and head coach Nick Saban is confident that his team will be ready for what is expected to be a tough opener at the neutral site.
At 9:00 PM at the Jordan-Hare Stadium, No. 2 Clemson opens its season against Auburn and live coverage will be on ESPN and WatchESPN.
Clemson opened the eyes of many during last season’s run to the final of the College Football Playoff before losing to Alabama, and big things expected from the ACC side, which will once again be led by returning junior quarterback Deshaun Watson.
At the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, No. 18 Georgia will play host to No. 22 North Carolina and it will be live on ESPN and WatchESPN at 5:30 PM.
In another notable game, No. 5 LSU and the star rusher Leonard Fournette will travel to open their season against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, with the kickoff time set at 3:30 PM and live broadcasting on ABC and WatchESPN.
Elsewhere, No. 16 UCLA will face Texas A&M on CBS at Kyle Field in College Station, No. 6 Ohio State faces Bowling Green, No. 7 Michigan tackles Hawai’i, while No. 14 Washington opens against Rutgers.
College Football Schedule Week 1
Saturday, September 3
Matchup Time (ET) TV, Streaming Online
Georgia Tech vs. Boston College (in Ireland) 7:30 am ESPN2, WatchESPN
Boise State at UL Lafayette 12:00 PM ASN, ESPN3
Bowling Green at (6) Ohio State 12:00 PM BTN, BTN2Go
EKU at Purdue 12:00 PM ESPNews, WatchESPN
Fordham at Navy 12:00 PM CBSSN
Hawaii at (7) Michigan 12:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Howard at Maryland 12:00 PM BTN, BTN2Go
Missouri at West Virginia 12:00 PM FS1, FS Go
(3) Oklahoma vs. (15) Houston (at NRG Stadium) 12:00 PM ABC, WatchESPN
South Alabama at Mississippi State 12:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
Western Michigan at Northwestern 12:00 PM ESPNU,WatchESPN
Liberty at Virginia Tech 12:30 pm ACCN, WatchESPN
Villanova at Pittsburgh 1:30 pm ACCNExtra
Abilene Christian at Air Force 2:00 pm MWN
Rutgers at (14) Washington 2:00 pm Pac-12N, Pac-12.com
Kent State at Penn State 3:30 pm BTN, BTN2Go
(5) LSU vs. Wisconsin (at Green Bay) 3:30 pm ABC, WatchESPN
Miami, OH at (17) Iowa 3:30 pm ESPNU, WatchESPN
Murray State at Illinois 3:30 pm BTN, BTN2Go
Richmond at Virginia 3:30 pm ACCNExtra
SE Louisiana at (21) Oklahoma State 3:30 pm FSN, FS Go
Texas State at Ohio 3:30 pm CBSSN
(16) UCLA at Texas A&M 3:30 pm CBS, CBSSports.com
Louisiana Tech at Arkansas 4:00 pm SECN, WatchESPN
UC Davis at (24) Oregon 5:00 pm Pac-12N, Pac-12.com
(18) Georgia vs. (22) North Carolina (at Atlanta) 5:30 pm ESPN, WatchESPN
Austin Peay at Troy 6:00 pm ESPN3
Florida A&M at Miami, FL 6:00 pm ACCNExtra
NC Central at Duke 6:00 pm ACCNExtra
Savannah State at Georgia Southern 6:00 pm ESPN3
Southern Illinois at Florida Atlantic 6:00 pm CUSA.TV
Western Carolina at East Carolina 6:00 pm ESPN3
VMI at Akron 6:30 pm ESPN3
Alabama A&M at Middle Tennessee 7:00 pm CUSA.TV
Alabama State at UTSA 7:00 pm KMYS-CW 35
Rhode Island at Kansas 7:00 pm Jayhawk TV
San Jose State at Tulsa 7:00 pm CBSSN
SE Missouri State at Memphis 7:00 pm ESPN3
SMU at North Texas 7:00 pm ASN
South Carolina State at UCF 7:00 pm ESPN3
Southern at ULM 7:00 pm ESPN3
Towson at USF 7:00 pm ESPN3
Southern Miss at Kentucky 7:30 pm ESPNU, WatchESPN
UMass at (25) Florida 7:30 pm SECN, WatchESPN
EWU at Washington State 8:00 pm Pac-12N, Pac-12.com
Fresno State at Nebraska 8:00 pm BTN, BTN2Go
New Mexico State at UTEP 8:00 pm beIN SPORTS
Northern Iowa at Iowa State 8:00 pm Cyclones.tv
South Dakota State at (13) TCU 8:00 pm FSN, FS Go
Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech 8:00 pm FSN, FS Go
(20) USC vs. (1) Alabama (in Arlington) 8:00 pm ABC, WatchESPN
New Hampshire at San Diego State 8:30 pm TBA
(2) Clemson at Auburn 9:00 pm ESPN, WatchESPN
Arizona vs. BYU (at Glendale) 10:30 pm FS1, FS Go
Northern Illinois at Wyoming 10:30 pm CBSSN
Northern Arizona at Arizona State 10:45 pm Pac-12N, Pac-12.com