LSU vs. Florida St. rematch highlights Week 1 of CFB season


Florida programs are back on the college football map in Week 1 of the 2023 season.

Florida will visit Utah in a primetime game on Thursday, Aug. 31. The contest between the Southeastern Conference and Pac-12 powers begins five straight days of games, highlighted by a rematch of LSU vs. Florida State on Sept. 3.

Week 1 gets underway in earnest on Saturday, Aug. 26, with seven games, including Navy at Notre Dame in Dublin, Ireland.

Five games will be played on Sept. 1, highlighted by Louisville vs. Georgia Tech in Atlantic Coast Conference action at Atlanta.

The first full slate of football is on tap for Sept. 2, featuring a battle of the Carolinas in primetime. North Carolina will play South Carolina at a neutral site in Charlotte, N.C. West Virginia also visits Penn State in primetime on Sept. 2.

Also that day, Virginia will play its first game since the shooting deaths of three players — D’Sean Perry, Devin Chandler and Lavel Davis — which resulted in the cancellation of the Cavaliers’ final two games of the 2022 season. Virginia will play Tennessee in Nashville.

Deion Sanders debuts as head coach of Colorado as the Buffaloes visit TCU in a noon ET game on Sept. 2.

The contest between the Seminoles and LSU on Sept. 3 is a rematch of the thrilling 24-23 game won by FSU on Labor Day weekend last year. The Seminoles blocked an extra-point attempt with no time remaining to preserve the win in Brian Kelly’s debut as LSU head coach. This year’s tilt will be played in Orlando, Fla.

Week 1 culminates with Clemson at Duke on Labor Day, a primetime game.

–Field Level Media

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