ORLANDO, FL — The 2018-19 College Football campaign is already up and running and we will provide the schedule of games with live television and online streaming options for Saturday (1).
Defending national champion and No. 1 preseason ranked Alabama, along with No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Georgia and No. 5 Ohio State, will all bow into action on the first day of September.
WatchABC, WatchESPN, FoxSportsGO, ESPN Plus, ESPN3 and NBCSports.com – are a few of the live streaming online options to follow all the action this weekend.
ESPN family of networks, as well as, Fox Sports 1 USA, CBS Network, NBC, Fox USA and the Big Ten Network – are some of the television channels providing live broadcast.
Alabama will begin the defense of its College Football Playoff title on a neutral ground at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL, against Louisville.
Live coverage of this game will be available on ABC and streaming on WatchESPN, starting at 8:00 pm ET.
The big news ahead of the start of this game is that Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban has decided to use both his quarterbacks – Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa – in the season opener on Saturday.
Tagovailoa and Hurts have both been performing well in practice, with Saban revealing last week that they have received equal reps.
“I think we have two guys that are weapons and they’ve both played well, so the plan is to play both guys in the game,” Saban told ESPN’s Chris Fowler in an interview.
“So the only issue is who plays first, and we’ll decide that when the time comes.”
Although admitting his willingness to play both his star quarterbacks, Saban didn’t go into specifics about playing times.
Meanwhile, second-ranked Clemson will take on Furman at Memorial Stadium live on ACC Network Extra with this game set to begin at 12:20 pm ET.
Last year’s beaten finalist and third-ranked Georgia will start the season at Sanford Stadium in Athens against Austin Peay live on ESPN and streaming on WatchESPN.
Game time is set for 3:30 pm.
Elsewhere, No. 5 Ohio State will get its season going without head coach Urban Meyer, who begins his three-game university-imposed suspension, when it hosts Oregon State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
Meyer was slapped with a three-game suspension for his part in the alleged domestic dispute between ex-assistant coach Zach Smith and his ex-wife Courtney.
WatchESPN will have live streaming coverage of this game and ABC will provide the television coverage, starting at 12:00 pm.
In other games this weekend, No. 7 Oklahoma entertains Florida Atlantic at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA, No. 6 Washington and No. 9 Auburn will battle in one of the two ranked-vs-ranked matches on Saturday.
No. 12 Notre Dame and No. 14 Michigan will face-off in the other clash at Notre Dame Stadium.
College Football Week 1: Television Schedule and Live Stream
Saturday, September 1
Oregon State at No. 5 Ohio State 12:00pm ABC
Florida Atlantic at No. 7 Oklahoma 12:00pm FOX
Houston at Rice 12:00pm CBSSN
Coastal Carolina at South Carolina 12:00pm SECN
James Madison at NC State 12:00pm ESPNU
Kent State at Illinois 12:00pm BTN
Ole Miss at Texas Tech 12:00pm ESPN | WatchESPN
Southern at No. 16 TCU 12:00pm FSN | FoxSportsGO
No. 23 Texas at Maryland 12:00pm FS1 | FoxSportsGO
Texas State at Rutgers 12:00pm BTN
Villanova at Temple 12:00pm ESPNews | WatchESPN
Furman at No. 2 Clemson 12:20pm ACCN | ESPNCE
Alcorn State at Georgia Tech 12:30pm RSN | ESPNCE
UMass at Boston College 1:00pm ACCNExtra | ESPNCE
Howard at Ohio 2:00pm ESPN Plus
Stony Brook at Air Force 2:00pm
Appalachian State at No. 10 Penn State 3:30pm BTN
Austin Peay at No. 3 Georgia 3:30pm ESPN | WatchESPN
Central Michigan at Kentucky 3:30pm ESPNU | WatchESPN
Marshall at Miami (Ohio) 3:30pm ESPN Plus
NIU at Iowa 3:30pm BTN
UAlbany at Pitt 3:30pm ACCNExtra | ESPNCE
No. 6 Washington at No. 9 Auburn 3:30pm ABC
Washington State at Wyoming 3:30pm CBSSN
No. 17 West Virginia at Tennessee 3:30pm CBS
Eastern Illinois at Arkansas 4:00pm SECN
North Carolina at California 4:00pm FOX
UNLV at No. 15 USC 4:00pm Pac-12N
UT Martin at Missouri 4:00pm SECNA
No. 22 Boise State at Troy 6:00pm ESPNews | WatchESPN
Delaware State at Buffalo 6:00pm ESPN3 | ESPNCE
Elon at USF 6:00pm ESPN3
Fordham at Charlotte 6:00pm ESPN Plus
North Carolina A&T at East Carolina 6:00pm ESPN3 | ESPNCE
Old Dominion at Liberty 6:00pm ESPN3
Richmond at Virginia 6:00pm ACCNExtra
SC State at Georgia Southern 6:00pm ESPN Plus
Central Arkansas at Tulsa 7:00pm ESPN3
Cincinnati at UCLA 7:00pm ESPN
Grambling State at Louisiana 7:00pm ESPN3 | ESPNCE
Indiana at FIU 7:00pm CBSSN
Jackson State at Southern Miss 7:00pm ESPN Plus
LA Tech at South Alabama 7:00pm ESPN Plus
Mercer at Memphis 7:00pm ESPN3
Nicholls at Kansas 7:00pm ESPN | WatchESPN
Southeast Missouri at Arkansas State 7:00pm ESPN Plus
VMI at Toledo 7:00pm ESPN3 | ESPNCE
South Dakota at Kansas State 7:10pm ESPN3
No. 14 Michigan at No. 12 Notre Dame 7:30pm NBC | NBCSports.com
Charleston Sou. at Florida 7:30pm SECN
Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt 7:30pm SECNA
Northern Arizona at UTEP 7:30pm ESPN3 | ESPNCE
SMU at North Texas 7:30pm Stadium
Stephen F. Austin at No. 18 Mississippi State 7:30pm ESPNU
Abilene Christian at Baylor 8:00pm FSN
Akron at Nebraska 8:00pm FOX
Bowling Green at No. 24 Oregon 8:00pm Pac-12N
Incarnate Word at New Mexico 8:00pm ESPN3 | ESPNCE
Louisville at No. 1 Alabama 8:00pm ABC | WatchESPN
South Dakota State at Iowa State 8:00pm Cyclones.TV
Idaho at Fresno State 10:00pm
UTSA at Arizona State 10:30pm FS1 | FoxSportsGO
BYU at Arizona 10:45pm ESPN
Navy at Hawaii 11:00pm CBSSN