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Week 1 college football TV schedule and open thread: It's baaack

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It's nice to have a full day of football again.

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Finally, it is Saturday. Finally, it is game day.

We've still got quite a while to wait until Florida takes on New Mexico State at 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network, and it could be longer still if the predicted thunderstorms end up transpiring. So you will be filling your daylight hours will lots of non-Florida football.

Here are my picks for the two viewing windows before Florida plays.

Early (noon to 3:30 p.m. Eastern)

Stanford at Northwestern (noon, ESPN): It's smart kids vs. smarter kids! And, goodness, this window is bare, unless you like blowouts.

Afternoon (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern)

Penn State at Temple (3:30 p.m., ESPN): Temple coach Matt Rhule is a rising star in the sport, but James Franklin's Nittany Lions should be much improved in his second year in Happy Valley. Could be a really close game or a runaway win.

Louisville vs. Auburn (in Atlanta, 3:30 p.m., CBS): A 3:30 p.m. game on CBS in Week 1 is a lot of fun, first, but this is also the game in which Will Muschamp gets revenge on Louisville, or a different Louisville offense shows up a Muschamp defense as a double-digit underdog. You'll be talking about this one this week, I bet.

Sat, Sept 5, 2015
12:00 PM ET
CBSS
Colgate at Navy
12:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Norfolk State at Rutgers
12:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Richmond at Maryland
12:00 PM ET
BTN
Illinois State at Iowa
12:00 PM ET
FSN
South Dakota State at Kansas
12:00 PM ET
SECN
Tennessee-Martin at (17) Mississippi
12:00 PM ET
SECN
Louisiana-Monroe at (9) Georgia
12:00 PM ET
ESPN
(21) Stanford at Northwestern
12:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Wofford at (12) Clemson
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Youngstown State at Pittsburgh
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Maine at Boston College
2:00 PM ET
PAC12
Portland State at Washington State
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Howard at Appalachian State
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Presbyterian at Miami (OH)
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Albany at Buffalo
3:30 PM ET
ESPN
Penn State at Temple
3:30 PM ET
ABC
BYU at Nebraska
3:30 PM ET
RSRM
Morgan State at Air Force
3:30 PM ET
CBSS
Florida Atlantic at Tulsa
3:30 PM ET
ASN
Wagner at Rice
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Old Dominion at Eastern Michigan
3:30 PM ET
FOX
Virginia at (13) UCLA
3:30 PM ET
FSN
Sam Houston State at Texas Tech
3:30 PM ET
CBS
Louisville vs.
(Atlanta, GA)
(6) Auburn
3:30 PM ET
ESPNU
UTEP at (18) Arkansas
4:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Southern Illinois at Indiana
4:00 PM ET
TBA
North Dakota at Wyoming
4:00 PM ET
MWC
Savannah State at Colorado State
4:00 PM ET
SECN
Bowling Green vs.
(Nashville, TN)
(25) Tennessee
4:00 PM ET
SECN
Southeast Missouri State at (24) Missouri
5:00 PM ET
PAC12
Grambling State at Cal
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at South Alabama
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Towson at East Carolina
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Troy at NC State
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL)
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Florida A&M at South Florida
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Missouri State at Memphis
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Alabama A&M at Cincinnati
7:00 PM ET
TBA
Mississippi Valley State at New Mexico
7:00 PM ET
CUSA Network
Jackson State at Middle Tennessee
7:00 PM ET
ASN
Southern at Louisiana Tech
7:00 PM ET
PPV
Akron at (19) Oklahoma
7:00 PM ET
ESPN
(15) Arizona State vs.
(Houston, TX)
Texas A&M
7:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Louisiana-Lafayette at Kentucky
7:10 PM ET
PPV
South Dakota at Kansas State
7:30 PM ET
CBSS
UNLV at Northern Illinois
7:30 PM ET
FSN
Georgia Southern at West Virginia
7:30 PM ET
NBC
Texas at (11) Notre Dame
7:30 PM ET
ESPN
McNeese State at (14) LSU
7:30 PM ET
SECN
New Mexico State at Florida
8:00 PM ET
MWC
San Diego at San Diego State
8:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Tennessee Tech at Houston
8:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Texas State at (10) Florida State
8:00 PM ET
Cyclones.tv
Northern Iowa at Iowa State
8:00 PM ET
ABC
Wisconsin vs.
(Dallas, TX)
(3) Alabama
8:00 PM ET
PAC12
Eastern Washington at (7) Oregon
10:00 PM ET
FS1
Mississippi State at Southern Miss
11:00 PM ET
PAC12
Arkansas State at (8) USC
Sun, Sept 6, 2015
3:00 PM ET
FS1
Purdue at Marshall
Mon, Sept 7, 2015
8:00 PM ET
ESPN
(1) Ohio State at Virginia Tech