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Week 1 college football open thread: It’s back

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The 2019 college football season begins in earnest, with a lot of teams trying to catch up to Florida.

Cincinnati v Central Florida Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

There is a hurricane moseying toward the Bahamas (and, later, Florida) with 150 MPH sustained winds right now, and I’m under a mandatory evacuation order that begins at 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

But some of you folks probably want to watch all of Saturday’s college football in peace and together, and so I throw up this thread entirely for you and not for me.

Will Florida State be able to top Boise State in a game that suddenly became a home contest because of Hurricane Dorian? Can Ohio State continue its winning ways under new head coach Ryan Day? (Given the Justin Fields touchdown run before I even got this published, I’m going with yes.) Will Oregon knock off Auburn in one of the day’s marquee matchups? And where will the havoc that comes from teenagers playing against teenagers happen on this Saturday, if it does?

I wish — like, really, really wish — that I could spend this Saturday sitting back and watching these games with you. But I can’t.

So crack a few cold beverages, with or without alcohol, and enjoy these games for me, won’t you? It’s not often that every program in the country is trying to match Florida’s 1-0 record in Week 1.

College Football TV/Streaming Schedule — August 31, 2019

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Florida Atlantic at #5 Ohio State 12:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Northern Iowa at #21 Iowa State 12:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
South Alabama at #24 Nebraska 12:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Akron at Illinois 12:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Indiana vs. Ball State 12:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Howard at Maryland 12:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Indiana State at Kansas 12:00 PM Fox Sports Net FoxSportsGo.com
Toledo at Kentucky 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Ole Miss at Memphis 12:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Mississippi State vs. Louisiana 12:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
East Carolina at NC State 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
James Madison at West Virginia 2:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Rhode Island at Ohio 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Eastern Washington at #13 Washington 3:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Bucknell at Temple 3:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Duke vs. #2 Alabama 3:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Idaho at #15 Penn State 3:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Colgate at Air Force 3:30 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Holy Cross at Navy 3:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Eastern Michigan at Coastal Carolina 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Carolina vs. North Carolina 3:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Georgia State at Tennessee 3:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
East Tennessee State at Appalachian State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Northwestern at #25 Stanford 4:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Portland State at Arkansas 4:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Montana State at Texas Tech 4:00 PM Fox Sports Net FoxSportsGo.com
Virginia Tech at Boston College 4:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
#22 Syracuse at Liberty 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Sam Houston State at New Mexico 6:00 PM None None
Incarnate Word at UTSA 6:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Campbell at Troy 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UC Davis at California 6:30 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
VMI at Marshall 6:30 PM Stadium WatchStadium.com
Norfolk State at Old Dominion 7:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Alcorn State at Southern Mississippi 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Illinois State at Northern Illinois 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Monmouth at Western Michigan 7:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
SMU at Arkansas State 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Boise State vs. Florida State 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Nicholls at Kansas State 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Stephen F. Austin at Baylor 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#3 Georgia at Vanderbilt 7:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Georgia Southern at #6 LSU 7:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Middle Tennessee at #7 Michigan 7:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
#11 Oregon vs. #16 Auburn 7:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Miami (OH) at #20 Iowa 7:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Missouri at Wyoming 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Abilene Christian at North Texas 7:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Virginia at Pittsburgh 7:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Louisiana Tech at #10 Texas 8:00 PM Longhorn Network WatchESPN.com
Houston Baptist at UTEP 8:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at TCU 8:00 PM Fox Sports Net FoxSportsGo.com
Grambling at UL Monroe 8:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Weber State at San Diego State 9:00 PM None None
New Mexico State at #23 Washington State 10:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Southern Utah at UNLV 10:00 PM None UNLVRebels.com
Fresno State at USC 10:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com